Weekly Announcements

Mar 4, Noon-1:30 Peoples Education Justice; Drone Resisters Acquitted!; more!

Dear Friends, 716-332-3904 or 716-931-3520 for more info

Wanted to notify you all that the People’s March for Education Justice tomorrow will just be Noon-1:30pm. Bundle up – it’ll be cold but we’ll have our love, devotion to our children, and solidarity to keep up warm:

* People’s March for Education Justice – Sat, March 4, Noon-1:30pm. See under Peaceful Conflict Resolution below, or go to https://www.facebook.com/events/1852721354984691/

You also need to know that FOUR DRONE RESISTERS WERE AQUITTED OF ALL CHARGES IN A GREAT VICTORY FOR NONVIOLENT DIRECT ACTION AND AGAINST WEAPONIZED DRONES IN DEWITT (OUTSIDE SYRACUSE) NY. See below for the entire press release, or tune in to our radio show (1-3pm at 91.3FM, WBNY, see Regularly Scheduled Listings at end of missive below) to hear former codefendant James Ricks tell about the case and the issue!

And please join us this Sunday, March 5, at 2pm at the Jewish Community Center, 787 Delaware (& Summer), for Hands Across the JCC. Assemblyman Sean Ryan and the Jewish Community Center of Greater Buffalo will host “Hands Across The JCC”, a community event to show solidarity with the Western New York Jewish community in the wake of recent anti-Semitic acts of hate directed at Jewish community centers and cemeteries across the country. We’ll unite against acts of hatred by locking arms together.

Donating for sanctuary; No NAPL Today! (2/24); many events – Solidarity!

Dear Friends,

Our “frequent announcements” includes that, one of our two recently declared Sanctuary Churches, Pilgrim St-Luke’s needs to put in showers for people staying there! Please send your contribution (payable) to:

Pilgrim St-Luke UCC
335 Richmond
Buffalo, NY 14222

with Sanctuary Care in the memo. Or go to their website here to donate on line. Also any plumbers who would be willing to work pro bono or at a discount should contact Rev. Justo Gonzalez (716-989-9207; or pastor@lovefaithjustice.org).

Membership mtg 2/18; #Justice4India; and more 2-16-17

Dear Friends, 716-332-3904

Many thanks to the 150 or so people who came out for our Huddle: Coalition Building and Action Planning, this past Sunday. We had a very productive meeting with lots of collaboration. Groups were formed tailored to the interests of those assembled, with work already starting up! Andare!

Please join us for our

* WNYPC quarterly membership meeting Sat., Feb 18, at 2pm at 1272 Delaware Ave (entrance & pkg round back): Come review, reassess, and help us plan! New taskforces, new energy, and renewed hope in the face of Crisis = Opportunity. You can renew your membership on line, at the meeting, or by mail. Potluck as well.

* MPP – Major Progress Program: A Benefit Concert for the WNY Peace Center! Sun, March 12, 4-7pm, Sportsmen’s Tavern, 326 Amherst St., Buffalo. ($10). Paul Yates, George Puleo, Greg Opalinski, Paul Swisher, David Kane, Myron Deputat, Jack Prybyeski, Jim Linsner, Frank Pusateri, and special guest the Dooleys.

We’re grateful too for the many extremely persuasive testimonies at No Northern Access Pipeline! – NAPL public hearings! You can still send in written testimony until Feb 24! For more info, go to niagarasierraclub.com/issues/northern-access-pipeline/.

Peace/Salam/Shalom/Shanti! Nya weh/Asanti/Gracias/Tashakor/Thanks!!

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IMMIGRANT & REFUGEE JUSTICE TASKFORCE

Sat., Feb 18, from Noon to 2pm. NO HUMAN IS ILLEGAL: solidarity rally, against expansion of ICE powers and raids. Starts at 130 Delaware Ave, Buffalo, NY 14202 Upstate residents will march in solidarity with our undocumented neighbors, and for anyone detained pending lengthy deportation proceedings, especially those detained in isolation. Rallies simultaneously happening in Syracuse (213 South Salina St) and Geneva (433 Exchange St). Organized by Indivisible Seneca Falls

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LATIN AMERICAN SOLIDARITY COMMITTEE

Mon, Feb. 27, 7-9pm. Peace Coffeehouse: Politics, health, and social justice in South America – reports from recent local projects; report-backs are from students who were on-site. Sponsored by WNY Peace Center, LASC, and Peace Action-Canisius.
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RACIAL JUSTICE TASKFORCE

Tues, Feb 21, REMEMBER INDIA CUMMINGS. 5-6:30pm. Press Conference; Candlelight vigil at Sunset. Erie County Holding Center. Please come out in her memory. #JusticeforIndia, #sayhername.