Weekly Announcements

Today 9/12 Maya Faces w BJungels; 9/13 Sheik Ghassan; PJN Fest Sat!; more

Dear Friends, 50th year 716-332-3904; 716-931-3520 9/12/17

Please come out to Hallwalls (341 Delaware Ave, 14202) at 7:30 this evening for the exciting world premiere of Maya Voices from a Smoking Mirror, a film by the renowned Bill Jungels, videographer, and Christine Eber, Anthropologist. Bill will be on hand to introduce and answer questions about the inspiring Indigenous community in Chiapas, Mexico, that the film illuminates. maya-faces-in-a-smoking-mirror/

You’ll also really enjoy and be inspired by:
-From Trauma to Healing; Including Peacemaking work of the Abrahamic Reunion in the Holy Land, with Sheik Ghassan Manasra, 7pm Weds 9/13, at the WNYPC/NRC, 1272 Delaware Ave (entrance and parking

DACA protest; See Maya Faces Tues; Meet Sheik Ghassan Weds; PJN Fest Sat 9/16

Dear Friends, 50th year 716-332-3904; 716-931-3520 9/8/17

Many thanks to the 150 who came out Weds to protest Trump’s DACA assault and supporters thereof at immigration offices- first to the immigration office that supported DACA recipients, and then to the one that will participate in their deportation if we do not stop it; also to the many who came out to the Community Mayoral Forum; People’s Oversight Meeting, and our Environmental Justice Taskforce Meeting – all the following day!!

Next week will also be especially busy, with
-the world premiere of Maya Voices from a Smoking Mirror, a film about the inspiring Indigenous community in Chiapas, Mexico on Tuesday, 9/12, 7:30pm at Hallwalls, with director renowned Bill Jungels on hand to introduce and for Q&A;
-From Trauma to Healing; Including Peacemaking work of the Abrahamic Reunion in the Holy Land, with Sheik Ghassan Manasra, 7pm Weds 9/13, at the WNYPC/NRC, 1272 Delaware Ave (light refreshments; entrance and parking round back);
-the Peace-Justice-Nonviolence Festival & Walk, with special activities for Children and Youth; an inspiring event with more than 150 partners, Sat 11am-4:30pm 9/16. See below and wnypeace.org/calendar for more detail.

Lastly, please buy your tickets, send in an ad and/or donations for the silent auction etc, for our 50th Annual Dinner with the trail-blazing star and executive producer of Democracy Now!,

50th Annual Dinner with: AMY GOODMAN!, Democracy Now!, Nov 3

Dear Friends,
As you know, the WNY Peace Center is celebrating its 50th year, and our Annual Dinner will be even more special than usual. We’re exciting to announce – and confirm the leaks 😉 – that our keynote speaker will be the trail-blazing beacon of Democracy Now!,

************ AMY GOODMAN!!!! **************

Amy Goodman is the host and executive producer of Democracy Now!, a national, daily, independent, award-winning news program airing on over 1,400 public television and radio stations worldwide.

Amy has won many awards. The Nieman Foundation for Journalism at Harvard honored Goodman with the 2014 I.F. Stone Medal for Journalistic Independence Lifetime Achievement Award. She has co-authored 6 NYTimes best-sellers. The Independent of London called Amy Goodman and Democracy Now! “an inspiration,” and we do too!!

The 50th Annual Dinner will be held on Friday, Nov. 3, this year (a bit earlier than usual due to Ms. Goodman’s schedule). Doors will open at 5pm, at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.

So click here to to
– buy a ticket, or even a table;
– renew your membership to get a discount on your ticket;
– contribute toward the student/ltd income tickets; and/or
– book a vendor table.
Please also email wnypcvolunteers@wnypeace.org for info about putting ads, messages, and mementos in the program book.