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April 18, 2017
Please remember to come out to the Bissonette Event tomorrow; to help sustain the NAPL victory and campaign and to put the National Days of Action on your calendars!
Thank you for all you do!
2017 BISSONETTE EVENT: CUBA – US: OPEN THE DOOR!
Wednesday April 19 @ WNY Peace Center / Network of Religious Communities Building, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo (entrance and parking around back).
Fundraiser for Pastors for Peace ( ifconews.org). With a report on congressional action regarding USA-Cuba relations, by speakers from IFCO-Pastors for Peace.
Social and refreshments 6pm; talk 7pm. Tickets: $10 in advance; $12 at door; $5 student; $20 patron. Organized by the Latin American Solidarity Committee of the WNYPC (www.LASCwny.org).
The Buffalo March for Science
Saturday, April 22 @ 1:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Begins 1:00 pm at Soldier’s Circle, march up Lincoln Parkway, and end in a Rally and Science Festival in Delaware Park (area behind the Art Gallery and near Shakespeare in the Park).
See science writer, Elizabeth Schiavoni’s blog post: https://www.lifesciencewritingsolutions.com/single-post/2017/03/07/The-Buffalo-March-for-Science and we will be reaching out with future details as they come.
Talking Peace 91.3FM, WBNY
Monday April 24 @ 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Talking Peace radio show with the WNY Peace Center
With Avery Edwards, Vicki Ross, special guests. Re National Days of Action, Non-violent direct action. Go to wbny.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.
Nonviolent Direct Action Training
Tuesday, April 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Explore strategies; discuss principles and spirit; and practice de-escalation techniques
Dear Friends, wnypeace.org 716-332-3904 716-931-3520
Many thanks for those who collaborated or came out to make our All-Day-MLK on April 4 such a memorable time. We have more opportunities coming up to get informed and inspired as we grow a movement! Please join us as you can. We especially draw your attention to three events:
Tues, April 11, 6:30-8pm, Town Hall on Budget: How the Proposed Trump Budget will impact WNY. Speakers include Assemblyman Sean Ryan and ___ [your name here]. Hamburg Central High School – Auditorium; 4111 Legion Drive – Hamburg (Village). More info below!
Sat, April 15, 1-2:30pm, Tax March/Rally. Solidarity event for National day of action. Niagara Square Rally (1pm); then march to IRS, Federal Office Bldg., 130 South Elmwood Ave; around that block and back to Niagara Square. Speakers include Wayne Alt, WNYPC (lifelong activist!); Samantha Nephew, Citizen Action; and many more. See more below.
Weds, April 19, Cuba – US, Open the Door! Pastors for Peace. 6pm social and refreshments, 7-9pm program. Latin American Solidarity Committee of the WNYPC. Fundraiser for Pastors for Peace (ifconews.org), At WNY Peace Center/ Network of Religious Communities Building, 1272 Delaware Ave (entrance and parking round back). $10 in advance; $12 at the door. $5 for students. $20 for patrons. More info below.
Many other worthy events are coming up. Please check them out at wnypeace.org on the calendar. Some also appear below, in chronological order, with campaigns and list of regular events at end. *Of note, Subversive Theater’s “The Trial of Trayvon Martin” is a stellar and original production (see subversivetheatre.org). Don’t miss it!*
We’ll see you- hopefully soon – at one event or another! Many thanks!!
We shall overcome!! Si, se puede!! Peace, Solidarity, and yes Love.
Sunday, April 2
3-5pm. 10th Anniversary of the Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence
“On the Edge of Violence and Nonviolence: The Challenging Words of
Judaism, Christianity, and Islam”, presented by Dr. Chris Stanley,
Professor of Theology, St. Bonaventure University. Reception following.
$25 fundraiser for the Center. Columba-Brigid Church, 75 Hickory St,
4-6pm. Riverside-Salem UCC/DC progressive program and potluck. This week
White Privilege exploration. 3449 West River Road, Grand Island.
7-9pm. Environmental Justice Taskforce: Transitioning NY State to 100%
Renewables by 2030. Special event with phenomenal guests!
Speakers: Mark Dunlea, Chair of the Green Education and Legal Fund (GELF)
will present update on state efforts around renewable energy.
Betta Broad, Outreach Director, New Yorkers for Clean Power will talk
about Electric Vehicles (EV) in New York State.
At Network of Religious Communities, 1272 Delaware Ave, Buffalo NY.
Entrance and parking are around the back.
Monday, April 3
10-6pm. Environmental Justice day-long broadcast, hosted by Jack Kanack,
Weather Medic. On 91.3FM WBNY, livestreaming at wbny.buffalostate.edu,
and/or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/ (re-broadcast of 3/20
7pm LASC planning session. Join us at El Buen