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.

Flowers 4 Sen Gillibrand 2/14, 11:15am; & way more! 2-10-17

Dear Friends, 716-332-3904

Another “frequent update!” to let you know about numerous important events – especially this week. Please especially notice

* Flowers for Sen. Gillibrand! February 14 @ 11:15 am – 12:00 pm. Sen. Gillibrand has the best voting record of all regarding Trump’s proposed #swampcabinet!! Please come to a TRUTHFUL TUESDAYS thank-you for valentine Sen. Gillibrand!! Flowers provided, and you can bring your own thank you cards, notes, and signs! We’ll gather in Larkin Building’s West Lobby (at Van Rensselaer & Exchange). Parking at east side of lot on other side of Exchange St. See you there!!

Also, here’s more info on:

* Huddle: Coalition Building and Action Planning, Sun, Feb 12, 1:30pm at 1272 Delaware Ave (entrance & pkg round back). We’ll start out with an overview of what’s happening locally, as well as national days of action that have been called for. Followed by break-out sessions by issue, tentatively following our taskforces, to be adjusted by group interest. Then we’ll come back together for report-backs, and next steps! Especially good for reps of various local peace & justice groups, and new activists. All are welcome. (Signing up on our FB event page is helpful but not required.) Parking will be insufficient so, after the NRC parking is filled, we can go to Unity Church across the street, and especially Lancaster etc. for street parking. CARPOOLING IS RECOMMENDED (AS IS PUBLIC TRANSPORT AND WALKING).

And

* 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.

NO (Today!+) to NAPL, Collins; Yes Huddle, WNYPC, Solidarity!

Dear Friends, 716-332-3904

Here’s another of our “frequent updates!” TODAY (and every day as usual), there are plenty of ways to do our respective parts in solidarity and love for each other, the common good, and the Creation

*Feb 7, 4pm (note time change!), No Ban, No Wall Rally at Chris Collins’ Lancaster Office; 2813 Wherle Drive., Lancaster/Williamsville. Truthful Tuesdays. Signs welcome!

Feb 7, 8, & 9, 6pm No Nothern Access Pipeline! – NAPL public hearings.
*Tues Feb 7, St Bonaventure Doyle Hall, 3261 W State Rd, Bonaventure 14778. Carpool from Burning Books 420 Connecticut St at 3:30pm sharp.
*Wed Feb 8, Iroquois HS, 2111Girdle Rd, Elma 14059. Carpool Burning Books 5pm sharp.
*Thurs Feb 9, Niagara Co Com Col, 3111 Saunders Settlement Rd, Rm E-140, Sanborn 14132. Carpool Burning Books 420 CT St, 4:45pm sharp.
Please come out to help stop this dangerous exploit by National Fuel before its too late! For more info, go to niagarasierraclub.com/issues/northern-access-pipeline/ including to submit written comments. Water is Life!! (Bflo Supports Standing Rock regular meeting changed to this!)

* Huddle: Coalition Building and Action Planning, Sun, Feb 12, 1:30pm at 1272 Delaware Ave (entrance & pkg round back). Both break-out sessions by issue as well as movement-building! Especially good for reps of various local peace & justice groups, and new activists. All are welcome. (Signing up on our FB event page is helpful but not required.)

* WNYPC quarterly membership meeting Sat., Feb 18, at 2pm at 1272 Delaware Ave (entrance & pkg round back): Come review, reassess, and help us plan! Potluck as well.

More than 2,000 came out to the No Ban. No Wall. March for Immigrant Refugee & Muslim