1yr Anniv of Meech’s Death in police custody today … ; Cariol Court Fri; 2/17 Member Fling
Dear Friends! 716-332-3904; 716-931-3520 2/7/18
#PowerWITH-NOTPowerOver is a basic principle for a just and peaceful society as we #unitethestruggles. Our government and its agents must operate that way as well. Please join us today –
Weds, Feb 7 – for
4:30-5:45pm One year anniversary of death of unarmed Wardell “Meech” Davis in police custody. 74 Franklin St, Buffalo Police Central Booking. Rally for Police Accountability,
7-9pm Film: Sir! No Sir! With discussion re this inspiring documentary on antiwar movement in the military during the war on Vietnam. At Burning Books, 420 CT St. (Sponsors Veterans For Peace, BB, WNYPC).
– Fri, Feb 9, 9:30am Cariol Horne Court Support; Buffalo City Court, 60 Delaware Ave, Judge Hannah’s courtroom. Stand with a s-hero being victimized by misuse of power by Sheriff’s personnel and DA’s office.
Please plan to come to our Bringing in the Spring Membership Fling for inspiration, education, action, and fun on Sat, 2/17, 3-5pm at the WNYPC (1272 Delaware Ave, entrance & parking round back). No-worries potluck, music, #unitethestruggles.
For lots more ways to participate through community building events and campaigns, please go to wnypeace.org/weeklynews
Peace, Thanks, Solidarity, & yes Love. #PowerWITH-NOTPowerOver
Weds, Feb 7, 4:30-5:45pm Rally for Police Accountability, 74 Franklin St, Buffalo Police Central Booking. One year anniversary of death of unarmed Wardell “Meech” Davis in police custody.
Weds, Feb 7, 7-9pm Film: Sir1 No Sir! With discussion. At Burning Books, 420 CT St;
Fri, Feb 9, 9:30am Cariol Horne Court Support; Buffalo City Court, 60 Delaware Ave, Judge Hannah’s courtroom. Stand with a s-hero being victimized by misuse of power by Sheriff’s personnel and DA’s office;
Sun, 2/11 Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Sunday. Followed by potluck. Sundays, 4-7pm. Grand Island Environments, with Dave Reilly & Nicole Gerber. Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island
Monday, 2/12, Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center Radio Show on 91.3FM, WBNY. Mondays, 1-4pm. Jim Anderson & Vicki Ross co-hosting. This Monday re Veterans For Peace, more – call in! Go to wbny.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.
– Mon, Feb 12, for the film “At the River I Stand” on the last two months of Rev. Dr. King’s life and the sanitation workers’ strike. 6-8pm at the Central Public Library, 1 Lafayette Sq, Buffalo (#PoorPeoplesCampaign).
WNY Peace Center Bring in the Spring Membership Fling, Sat February 17, 3pm, WNYPC/NRC, 1272 Delaware (entrance & parking round back). All are welcome! (though only members vote). At the Bring in the Spring Membership we’ll review, pre-view, and get your input. Tour the taskforces, get involved! Find out about the #PoorPeoplesCampaign. Also share a (worry-free) pot-luck. And bring your own “Spring-iest” plate to use! You can sign up at facebook.com/MembershipFling
Monday 2/19. 1:30-2:30pm #RuleofLaw March! (subtext Stand with Mueller); 2/19, start 1:30pm at Lafayette Presbyterian Church; walk (starting 1:45pm) north on Elmwood one block to Delevan, east on Delevan to Main, Main to 90 Eastwood Place, arriving est 2:20; closing rally on Main tba, ending 2:30pm.
Portraits of Struggle Photography
January 26 – February 24 2018; Flux Gallery (1st Floor), CEPA, 617 Main Street, Buffalo, NY 14203. Global Justice Ecology Project and Langelle Photography. Orin Langelle’s new exhibit, *Portraits of Struggle*, captures the efforts of people striving for justice all over the globe (incl in Chiapas, @World Bank & G-8 protest, Indigenous struggles, more).
For more events on the WNYPC calendar go to wnypeace.org!
TASKFORCE ITEMS AND CAMPAIGNS
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
EDUCATION & HUMAN RIGHTS TASKFORCE PEACEJAM has started at Lafayette HS Community School Saturdays 10:30-11:30am. Come for Inspiration, Education, and Action.
ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE TASKFORCE
Action Alert re Stone Dam Road Pipeline: go to wnypeace.org/environmental-justice/
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
IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE JUSTICE TASKFORCE
Calls are still needed to your NYS Assembly Members to 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 see Dec 11 online presentation mentioned above or 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.
LATIN AMERICAN SOLIDARITY COMMITTEE (LASC)
|Stand with Sen. Sanders: Rebuild Puerto Rico
The situation is still dire in Puerto Rico. Please go to the link below to see what you can do to Stand with Puerto Rico (and Sen Sanders).
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—Go to hispanicheritagewny.org for a full report on ways to help.
We also recommend:
Mutual Aid Community Soup Kitchens Paypal address: firstname.lastname@example.org run by Giovanni Roberto, friend of MaryAnne Grady Flores (UpstateDroneAction.org and Puerto Rico activist].
The Mariafund.org is another fund governed by many grassroots community groups.
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 Please give generously – the situations continue to be terrible for many!!
Chenalhó, Chiapas—Humanitarian crisis
This article in the National Catholic reporter gives a brief overview of the situation.
If you would like to help, go to weaving-for-justice.org
PRISONER’S RIGHTS TASKFORCE
Join us in promoting the H.A.L.T. Solitary Confinement campaign. Please call your State Senators and Congresspersons and ask them to cosponsor and vote for the bills A. 3080 / S. 4784.
Ways you can help:
RSVP for the upcoming Advocacy Day, March 13, to demand passage of the HALT Solitary Confinement Act: https://goo.gl/z22oVf
Sign the petition to support the HALT Solitary Confinement Act: https://goo.gl/HLwqbK
Encourage your organization to endorse the HALT Solitary Confinement Act: https://goo.gl/forms/FM2F6DZAcPZp1co32
RACIAL JUSTICE TASKFORCE
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
Join the hundreds of Buffalonians who make up the #BuffaloLLEP movement, asking Mayor Byron Brown to make low-level marijuana arrests Buffalo’s lowest level enforcement priority (LLEP).
People across the U.S. recognize what a destructive failure the 40-year “war on drugs” has been. In Buffalo, the news hasn’t sunken in yet, though, as those living in communities of color & low-income areas are still disproportionately targeted by law enforcement for marijuana arrests. Join the #BuffaloLLEP movement to stop these unfair & harmful enforcement tactics!
Each Police District has a Chief and Community Police Meeting. We encourage people to go to them and communicate freely on issues of concern. D District is scheduled for Feb 7, 11am-Noon. 699 Hertel Avenue. Temporary: 205 Esser Avenue. (To check on meeting because of weather 716- 851-4413)
RESIST MILITARISM! TASKFORCE
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.
Please sign on to Credo Action’s Stop Police Militarization petition here.
REGULARLY SCHEDULED EVENTS in the One Movement, One Struggle
Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Sunday. Followed by potluck. Sundays, 4-7pm. Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.
Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center Radio Show on 91.3FM, WBNY. Mondays, 1-4pm. Jim Anderson & Vicki Ross co-hosting. Call-in show! Go to wbny.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.
Buffalo Supports Standing Rock Water Protectors/Nekanesakt. Indigenous support group/allies. 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month, 6:30-8pm. At Burning Books, 420 CT Ave. 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. Email Charley Bowman email@example.com with your phone number for him to call and let you know whether (weather 😉 the vigil will take place that particular Friday. Or just show up and bring your own sign if you’re not sure others will be there!!
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. Signs also available. (and you don’t need to be a woman or dress in black 😉
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!!