No Nukes Vigil tomorrow (Sat 8/12) 1pm, Bidwell & Elmwood; more!
Dear Friends, 50th year 716-332-3904; 716-931-3520 8/11/17
As megalomaniacs nuke-rattle over North Korea, Guam, and more; without sense and without reverence for life, please join us tomorrow:
No Nukes Vigil: Sat, Aug 12, 1-2pm. Bidwell Park, Bidwell Pkwy & Elmwood Ave, Buffalo. Come stand against war and war-mongering; and stand for a peaceful and Nuclear Free Future. Signs welcome; some on hand. (Directly follows Women In Black Nonviolence vigil, Noon to 1pm every Sat, same spot.) Sponsored by the Interfaith Peace Network and the WNY Peace Center.
Also, please continue to STOP The Attempts to repeal and/or de-fund the Affordable Care Act (ACA, aka Obamacare) by calling our US senators and reps. And call our state senators and ask them to support The New York Health Act, the bill to guarantee health care to all New Yorkers, passed the NY State Assembly for the third consecutive year in 2017. Call now to help #PassNYHealth in the State Senate. Contact info is on our website wnypeace.org/governmental-contact-info/). Learn more nyhcampaign.org
We’re so excited about our Sept 16, 4th Annual Peace-Justice-Nonviolence Festival & Walk! Currently sponsored by 150 groups! To sign your group up as a partner, contact Tom Casey firstname.lastname@example.org; as a sponsor ($), contact Paul McQuillen email@example.com; as a tabler, Sr. Maureen Harris firstname.lastname@example.org. We’ll start at 11am with tabling and Special Children & Youth Workshop with the Anne Frank Project; continue with an interfaith intercultural program and C&Y play at 1pm; Walk at 1:45pm. All at Canalside!! Music, food, fun and inspiration! All are welcome!!
Please go to the calendar page as well as our Facebook page for additional information and events. We shall overcome!!
Environmental Justice Taskforce
Many thanks to attendees, speakers, musicians, and organizers of Indigenous Peoples Nuclear Free Future Day. It was a very moving celebration the 10th Anniversary of the Declaration of Rights of Indigenous People, including Joanne Shenandoah, Oneida, and Darelyn Spruce, Seneca. Congressman Brian Higgins spoke eloquently on the wisdom we can gain from Indigenous ways, as well as about Stopping the Solid and Liquid Nuclear Waste being transported over our bridges and byways. Jim Anderson’s calling from Nagasaki and the Toro Nagashi ceremony at dusk – remembering victims of Nuclear weapons and activities – were also much appreciated. Thanks, too, to the Buffalo History Museum, and of course Nya weh to the Indigenous Women’s Initiatives. Gunununkwa – may Love envelope you.
Fire Howard Canvass Kickoff.
Mon, Aug 14, 5:30-8:30pm. American Legion, 3354 Delaware Avenue, Tonawanda. By going door to door, you can be a part of our community rejecting the leadership of a Sheriff who sides with white supremacists and with over twenty human lives lost on his watch. This is where the rubber meets the road. You can make the difference! We need to recruit over 200 canvassers to hit our goal. Organized by SURJ. Sign up now! https://www.facebook.com/events/1902036513384022/
To sign up for other shifts – use this link:
WNYPC 50th Annual Dinner Committee Meeting
Weds, Aug 16, 6-7:30pm, WNYPC/NRC, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo (entrance & parking round back of building). Come out to help with this monumental event, to be held Fri, Nov 3, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center; with a superb surprise nationally known keynote speaker! If you haven’t heard it leaked yet, and it hasn’t been announced yet, come out to the meeting to find out who’s coming and get in on the ground floor.
USA vs. Jabar & Bowers
Weds, Aug 16, 7-9pm, at Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St, Buffalo. Hear Steve Jabar’s story and fight for justice; having the US Government work against him and fellow activist Debbie Bowers who set up a radio station for peace and human rights in Iraq.
Resist Militiarism! Taskforce
Support Roots Action’s call for a ban of weaponized drones. Our government is setting up killer drone bases all over the country and all over the world. The 107th Attack Squadron at Niagara Falls Air Reserve Station is slated to begin assassinations from there by the end of the year, possibly the end of the summer. It is past time to grow the opposition to these horrors. Ban Weaponized Drones:
Immigrant & Refugee Justice Taskforce
Please call your NYS Assembly Members and ask them to support NYS ASSEMBLY Bill #4050. The subject Greenlight program restores access to drivers’ licenses to all community members, to avoid abusive immigration enforcement. For more info, please go to
https://www.facebook.com/GreenLightNY/; Green Light Petition
Vive la Casa, shelter for people awaiting documents and/or sanctuary, desperately needs toiletries, razors, toothbrushes, sanitary napkins/maxipads, storage shelves, baskets for storage and of course, CASH.
(Checks to Jericho Road/VIVE) 50 Wyoming St., Buffalo, NY 14211, 892-4354.
Please support the Sanctuary Church, Pilgrim St. Luke’s UCC, (Utica and Richmond, Buffalo, NY 14222), with CASH to support the construction of showers.
For more info, call Rev. Justo Gonzales, (989-9207 or 885-9443).
Credo Action (associate to wireless telecommunications co) Petitions:
#In order for us to fight back on Trump’s war on immigrants, we must expose the financial institutions that are backing his hate and build a massive public outcry demanding that they cut all ties to Trump’s racist regime and get out of the dirty business of deportations and mass incarceration. As shareholders, account holders and consumers, we have the power to force banks like JPMC to act.
#Donald Trump is making good on his dangerous campaign promise to the fossil fuel industry to open up wide swaths of the Gulf of Mexico for oil and gas exploration and drilling.
Trump’s plan to aggressively expand offshore drilling threatens our ocean and coastal regions with oil spills, pipelines and a worsening of the climate crisis.
But we can stop it. The Interior Department’s Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) is accepting public comments for the next few days regarding these oil and gas leases in the Gulf, so we must speak out now to stop these reckless attacks on our climate and environment.
REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle
Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Progressive program and potluck.
Sundays, 4-7pm. Programs vary, and include a go-round, discussion, sharing, and potluck. Special Food session! Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.
Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center Radio Show on 91.3FM, WBNY
Mondays, 1-3pm. Special guest Matt Meyer, National Co-Chair of the Fellowship of Reconciliation and speaker Aug 23 re Oscar Lopez Rivera & anti-colonial struggle for Puerto Rico; more! Go to wbny.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.
Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors/Nekanesakt
Every other Tuesday, 6:30-8pm – next is Tues, August 15. Meeting with discussion, action planning, and striving for the Good Mind. Burning Books, 420 Connecticut St. Sponsors include Indigenous Women’s Initiatives, NACS, Burning Books, Sierra Club, WNYPC.
Environmental Justice Taskforce
Protest the Shipments of VERY Dangerous Radioactive Liquid from Canada.
Fridays 2-3pm, Front Park, Buffalo.
Fridays, 6pm: Stop The Violence Coalition, United Way Building, Delaware and Summer Sts.
Saturdays, Noon-1pm: Women In Black. Nonviolence vigil, Bidwell and Elmwood.
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Many thanks, peace, solidarity, and yes – Love. We shall overcome!!