WNYPC 50th wAmy Goodman – tix @door 5pm Fri; activist Todd Miller tomorrow
The WNY Peace Center’s 50th Annual Dinner with Amy Goodman is coming up the day after tomorrow!! On-line ticket (actually reservation) sales are over, but you can come ahead at 5pm when doors open to buy – limited – tickets then.
The Dinner, Nov 3 (5-9:30pm; Buffalo-Niagara Convention Center), will be memorable – truly a historic event. And we need to gather, connect, and build a movement now more than ever – with increasing violence and militarism, our friends and neighbors under attack, and a swampier swamp than ever – so don’t miss it!
Ms. Goodman will be signing copies of her new best-seller Democracy Now! Twenty Years of Covering the Movements Changing America. (See The Public/Geoff Kelly’s Amy Goodman interview! in the Oct 25 edition of the paper.)
Awards to Ken Sherman & Riverside Salem UCC/DC – and a surprise media person – will be given. And more…. Music with Saxman Slim to start and Ismail & Co. for after-celebration (right there of course with our friends at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center). There’s free parking for all at the Fernbach Ramp.
Don’t forget the Basket Raffle and Silent Auction! We’ll also have special DVDs of our dear Pete Seeger’s performance and sharing at our 2013 Annual Dinner at what was his last fully public performance – we’ll be giving them as a thank-you
And again, physical tickets are not being distributed.
Don’t miss truth-teller Amy Goodman! And check out democracynow.org!
We’ve held on to 50 signs in the #loveisloveBUF campaign that will also be available at the dinner!! Many thanks for those who’ve put out signs and/or donated to keep the campaign going. (Yes, we distributed about 1000 altogether in about 2 – separate – weeks!)
Donations for Puerto Rico, Cuba, and Mexico are still being collected; @ the Belle Center is still collecting as are so many others. We also recommend: Paypal address: email@example.com
The address above is for the Mutual Aid Community Soup Kitchens run by Giovanni Roberto, friend of MaryAnne Grady Flores (UpstateDroneAction.org and Puerto Rico activist), feeding up to 1,000 meals a day in Cayay.
They have other community sites in other towns like Guaynabo and Caguas.
The Mariafund.org is another fund governed by many grassroots community groups.
Note UB Latin American Law Student Association Q&A; and super Todd Miller speaking engagement at Burning Books (w/WNYPC 😉 – both tomorrow! See below.
Below are event listings; campaigns; and regularly scheduled events – all in that order. And be sure to go to our calendar at wnypeace.org/calendar for more event listings – they are there and new ones keep right on coming! …..
You can always find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram!
So keep your deep slow breathing up, and draw vision and inspiration from the WNY Peace Center’s 50th Annual Dinner, building Rev. Dr. King’s Beloved Community!! #loveisloveBUF
Thurs, Nov 2, 5:30-7pm. UB Latin American Law Student Association Q&A with law professors Nicole Hallett and Rick Su, with local info from Justice for Migrant Families. Send questions for panelists at firstname.lastname@example.org. Food will be provided. 107 O’Brien Hall UB North Campus.
Thurs, Nov 2, 7pm-9pm, journalist/activist Todd Miller. “Storming the Wall” book tour. WNYPC co-sponsoring with Burning Books; event at Burning Books 420 Connecticut St. Todd Miller fb event pg.
Fri, Nov 3. WNYPC 50th Annual Dinner with Amy Goodman, Buffalo Niagara Convention Center. See above and wnypeace.org/50th.
Sun, Nov 5. Collective Awards Banquet, WNY Muslims and Allies. Go to wnypeace.org/wny-muslims-collective-awards-banquet/
Sat, Nov 11. Celebrate Peace instead of War!! 11am at the Homeless Jesus outside St. Paul’s Cathedral, Sheldon Sq at Main & Church Sts, Buffalo.
Tues, Nov 14, Kathy Kelly will speak!! 7pm Buffalo State College, Bulger Communications Center, Rm South 2, 2nd Floor.
THE CARIOL HORNE WHISTLEBLOWER FUND
The Western New York Peace Center has created a fund for the purpose of supporting police officers who face reprisals from their department from choosing to strictly uphold their oath to protect and serve the community. gofundme.com/cariol-horne-whistleblower-fund. The Peace Center has named this fund after Cariol Horne who saved the life of a citizen, but was fired just prior to earning her 20 year pension. Our goal is to encourage good police officers in following their moral conscience if and when it conflicts with the infamous blue wall of silence ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_wall_of_silence).
As you know, people desperately need our help because of the devastation caused by “natural” disasters (read fossil-fuel-burning-generated Climate Catastrophe). You can contribute as follows:
Puerto Rico– Belle Center, 104 Maryland St. Bflo 14201
716-845-0485 (tax deductible). Water, clothes, blankets, other supplies being collected for shipment; as well as $.
Cuba———Alliance for Global Justice/Irma Relief, 418 W. 145th St.. New York, NY 10031(for tax deductible)
(Not tax deductible, IFCO/Irma Relief (same address) Phone: 212-926-5757
And Chiapas is in danger of more quakes. You can donate, via Paypal, a Los Topos: email@example.com
Please give generously – the situations continue to be terrible for many!!
Gender Justice Taskforce
If you believe that discrimination against all women should be eliminated please support enacting the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) in the city of Buffalo. Follow this link for more information: https://cities4cedaw-buffalo.org/ and contact your district’s councilperson to urge them to support this ordinance too.
Darius G. Pridgen- Ellicott District- 716-851-4980
Christopher P. Scanlon- South District- 716-851-5169
David A. Rivera- Niagara District- 716-851-5125
Joel P. Feroleto- Delaware District- 716-851-5155
Richard A. Fontana- Lovejoy District- 716-851- 5151
David A. Franczyk- Fillmore District- 716-851-4138
Joseph Golombek, Jr.- North District- 716-851-5116
Ulysees O. Wingo, Sr.- Masten District- 716-851-5145
Rasheed Wyatt- University District- 716-851-5165
Economic Justice Taskforce
Please 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
Resist Militarism! Taskforce
See event listings above.
Check out the wonderful Nonviolent Direct Action and Civil Resistance of the Seven arrested in the Rich Man’s War, Poor People’s Blood action at Hancock Air National Guard Base upstatedroneaction.org/
Please support Roots Action’s call for a ban of weaponized drones:
Please call your Senators and Congresspersons to urge them to:
– vote in favor and cosponsor if possible Senator Markey’s Bill # 200 and House Bill, Rep Lieu # 669, to Restrict First Strike with Nuclear Weapons; and
– support signing on the Ban the Bomb Treaty being discussed now at the UN.
And lastly, please sign on to Credo Action’s Stop Police Militarization petition here.
Immigrant & Refugee Justice Taskforce
Events/meetings on 11/2, 11/4, and retreat Nov. 10-12. See wnypeace.org calendar
Please call your NYS Assembly Members and ask them to support NYS ASSEMBLY Bill #4050. The GreenLight NY 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, still desperately needs personal hygiene products 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 the Church at 716-885-9443, or go to http://pslucc.org/
REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle
Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Sunday, Nov. 5: PILGRIMAGES with Jon & Cathy Rieley-Goddard and all of us. Followed by potluck. Sundays, 4-7pm. **Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island** Yes – at the Cottage (now corrected).
Also: Western Association Meeting: Lunch at 1:00; worship and business 2:00-4:30; Place: ***New Covenant United Church of Christ, 459 Clinton Street, Buffalo. Cost is $8.00.
Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center Radio Show on 91.3FM, WBNY
Mondays, 1-3pm. Vicki Ross hosting. With Jay Egg, Geothermal Heating & Cooling. Go to wbny.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.
Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors/Nekanesakt
1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8pm. All are welcome.
Interfaith Peace Network
1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month, breakfast pot-luck 8-9:30am, NRC, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY 14209 (entrance and parking round back).
Environmental Justice Taskforce
Protest the Shipments of VERY Dangerous Radioactive Liquid from Canada.
Fridays 2-3pm, Front Park, Buffalo.
Fridays – 1st and 3rd of the month; 6pm: Stop The Violence Coalition,
United Way Building, Delaware and Summer Sts.
Saturdays, Noon-1pm: Women In Black. Nonviolence vigil, Bidwell and Elmwood.
More listings on website (wnypeace.org) and in previous email posts.
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Many thanks, peace, solidarity, and yes – Love. We shall overcome!!