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April is National Poetry Month

Amanda Gorman is a 24-year-old poet, and the youngest poet to speak at an inauguration in U.S. history. She graduated from Harvard University and she is a social justice advocate whose poems highlight issues of oppression, feminism, race, and marginalized groups of people. She advocates for social change through poetry.

Remembering The Rwandan Genocide

All in all, the people are Rwanda are still healing and grieving from the genocide that happened in their country. They are awaiting justice to be served on those responsible, they are trying to find peace in their lives by making the best out of a tragic situation, and a lot of them have turned into social justice advocates in order to ensure nothing like this happens again.

Sister Karen Annual Event: HERSTORY ft. Cariol Horne

The SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence is excited to announce their annual fundraising event, “Herstory: The Cost of Nonviolence,” which will once again be live and in-person. This year’s speaker is Cariol Horne. A reception will follow.

Cariol is a former Buffalo police officer who was the inspiration for the Duty-to-Intervene law passed by the City of Buffalo in 2020.  Known as “Cariol’s Law” it requires officers to step in if another officer is thought to be using excessive force on a suspect.

In her presentation, Cariol will tell her story of the incident where she acted to protect an arrestee from a fellow police officer Her intervention resulted in termination from the Buffalo Police Department and a loss of benefits just months before she was eligible for retirement. She will share the long journey of seeking justice for herself and for those she has vowed to serve and protect.

Like Sister Karen’s life, Cariol’s personal story is a testament to the power of one person to create a more just and peaceful community. We hope you will join us for what promises to be a compelling and captivating presentation!

Tickets are $25 each and are available by calling 716.893.0808, on the website at, or at the door.