Weekly Announcements

The #StillResisting Weekend was amazing!! Huge thanks to SO MANY!

Dear Friends!                 716-332-3904; 716-931-3520         1/31/18
The #StillResisting Weekend was amazing!! Huge thanks to the 35 cosponsors for sharing, and to the ~5,000 who participated!!

We had
– a wonderful time with our friends Science Demands Action (/Buffalo March for Science) at great sign-making parties on Friday and Sunday, with scores of participants;

– a day to remember gathering and going on the #StillResisting Bus to Women’s March in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the US Women’s Movement (on this 100th year after we women won the right to vote!). Many thanks to Maureen Milligan and the stalwart bus-full!! We did it!;

– 4,500-5,000 –yes!!- at the Sunday Women’s Solidarity March!! (police estimate). Not only was the turnout record-breaking, the Spirit and principles very evident, the speakers fantastic, and the support overwhelming, but the message also came through loud and clear – Equality, Empowerment and SOLIDARITY!!
Attendees and reporters seemed crystal clear the we were there to #UnitetheStruggles in Truth and Love. #wepersistBUF!! While there was a few unhelpful and/or unrepresentative message(s) – ie too much about particular persons and/or too nasty – and some of the signs were x-rated (the family nature of the event was thrilling; sorry that we didn’t ask people to bear that in mind in sign-making); we’ll keep on improving our events in every way possible. We do keep learning!
More than anything, it was a tribute to Women’s Ways ~ Peace Ways; to
WNY and our burgeoning justice and peace movement, and to Solidarity. Si, se puede! We Shall Overcome!!

Once again, so grateful to
– Jill Yagwoneest Clause, Tuskarora;
– the Women’s Resistence Revivial Chorus with Drea D’Nur and ensemble.
Our Inspired and Inspiring Speakers! (see topics above under Route):
Tanya Loughead, Chair of WNYPC Gender Justice
Mayor Byron Brown
Karima Amin, Founder/Director of Prisoners Are People Too
Betty Jean Grant, former Co Legislator, Director of We Are Women Warriors
Cariol Holloman-Horne, community activist (former Buffalo Police Officer)
Kelly Ann Kowalski, Director of Food for All
Andrea Ó Súilleabháin, Ass’t Director of Partnership for the Public Good.

The other elected officials attending as well as Mayor Brown, who spoke to vouch for their solidarity with our #UnitetheStruggles #PowertothePolls Women’s Solidarity Movement:
– Lt Gov Kathy Hochul
– Congressman Brian Higgins
– Assemblyman Sean Ryan

And the wonderful co-sponsors! Activists of Buffalo, Bee Social, Buffalo for Freedom, Buffalo AntiRacism Coalition Official; @Buffalo Parent-Teacher Organization (BPTO), Burning Books; Buffalo Democratic Socialists of America, Citizen Coalition for Wildlife and Environment, Food For All, Indigenous Women’s Initiatives, Interfaith Peace Network of WNY, Liberty Union Progressives, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence, NYCLU Western Regional Office, Open Buffalo, Partnership for the Public Good,Pax Christi WNY (Pax Christi), Peacejam Buffalo, Planned Parenthood of Central and Western New York Action Fund, Prisoners Are People Too, Inc., @Puerto Rican Committee for Community Justice, Rise Collaborative, Riverside Salem Environmental Cottage, Science Demands Action – Buffalo March for Science, Sierra Club Niagara Chapter, Sister District for Western New York, a NYPAN Chapter, StandUp WNY, Stronger Together WNY, Corp., Temple Beth Zion, UB School of Social Work, Unitarian Universalist Church of Buffalo, Veterans For Peace VFP 128, We Are Women Warriors, @WNY Coalition of Peace-Justice-Nonviolence Advocates (Peace, Justice & Nonviolence Festival and Walk 2017). Yes 35 …. #unitethestruggles

POWER WITH !!!!         NOT POWER OVER!!!!

DEMOCRACY NOW! Now broadcast on WBNY, 91.3 FM! And Upcoming Events

Dear Friends! 716-332-3904; 716-931-3520 1/31/18
The renewal of Rev. Dr. King’s POOR PEOPLE’S CAMPAIGN is a source of inspiration for us at the WNY Peace Center as we #unitethestruggles.
Join us:
– Mon, Feb 5, for a film on Rosa Parks.
5:30-7:30 at Burning Books, 420 Connecticut Ave, Buffalo;
– 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;
– Mon, Feb 26, for the film “10,000 Black Men named George” on the Union activist Asa Philip Randolph’s efforts to organize the black porters of the Pullman Rail Company in 1920s America. 6-8pm at the Central Public Library, 1 Lafayette Sq, Buffalo.

Hasta pronto!

ANOTHER VICTORY: DEMOCRACY NOW! IS NOW BEING BROADCAST MONDAY-FRIDAY, 8AM-9AM (LIVE) ON WBNY 91.3FM. Hear it over the radio or streaming live at wbny.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.

Below are
– more event listings (see also calendar & facebook page);
– Taskforce items and campaigns; and
– regularly scheduled events – all in that order.
And be sure to go to wnypeace.org/calendar for more event listings – there’s plenty more and additions are frequent! …..

Coming Soon: WNY Peace Center Spring Membership Fling (Bringing in the Spring) Sat February 17, 3pm.
Details below!

No hate, no fear as we are #StillResisting. #UnitetheStruggles !
Peace, Thanks, Solidarity, and yes Love. #loveisloveBUF <3 ------------------------------------------------------- * EVENT LISTINGS Thurs, 2/1 - 4pm Planning meeting for actions supporting Justice for Meech Davis; at PUSH’s Grant St Neighborhood Center, 271 Grant St., Buffalo. - 6-8:30pm; Showing of “Backpack Full of Cash,” a film about the impact of charter schools; tonight at 322 Amherst St. in Buffalo from 6-8:30. Refreshments will be served. 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). Sun, 2/4 Riverside-Salem UCC/DC Sunday. Followed by potluck. Sundays, 4-7pm. Annual Meeting. Environmental Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island Monday, 2/5 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/. Saturday, 2/17: 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! Also (worry-free) pot-luck. And bring your own “Spring-iest” plate to use! You can sign up at facebook.com/MembershipFling Save the Date: Not-Our-President’s Day event on Monday 2/19.

#StillResisting perSisters – Women’s Solidarity March ~5K! Truth Commission 1/25!

Dear Friends! 716-332-3904; 716-931-3520 1/24/18

The #StillResisting Weekend was amazing!! Huge thanks to the 35 cosponsors for sharing, and to the ~5,000 who participated!!

We had
– a wonderful time with our friends Science Demands Action (/Buffalo March for Science) at great sign-making parties on Friday and Sunday, with scores of participants;

– a day to remember gathering and going on the #StillResisting Bus to Women’s March in Seneca Falls, the birthplace of the US Women’s Movement (on this 100th year after we women won the right to vote!). Many thanks to Maureen Milligan and the stalwart bus-full!! What a time!;

– 4,500-5,000 –yes!!- at the Sunday Women’s Solidarity March!! (police estimate). Not only was the turnout record-breaking, the Spirit and principles very evident, the speakers fantastic, and the support overwhelming, but the message also came through loud and clear – Equality, Empowerment and SOLIDARITY!!
Attendees and reporters seemed crystal clear the we were there to #UnitetheStruggles in Truth and Love.