Hear our Interview with Dr. Michael Mann

Here’s your opportunity to hear – for the first time or again – our interview with Dr. Michael E. Mann!

Dr. Mann is was a key researcher in putting for the “hockey stick” graph that first clarified that global warming was happening. He and his group shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore, and he was named one of Bloomberg’s 50 most Influential People in the World in 2013. He spoke in DC in last week’s March for Science, and is one of the most important voices in working to counter climate catastrophe.

Dr. Mann was kind enough to join us on our radio show, Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center, on 91.3FM, WBNY, on Monday April 24. To listen, click http://geographyplanning.buffalostate.edu/MichaelMann.m4

Hosts Avery Edwards and Vicki Ross; Weather Medic Jack Kanack, and Environmental Justice Taskforce Chair Charley Bowman were also on the show. We discussed the National Days of Action, Climate Change/Climate Catastrophe, Non-violent direct action, and the way our many issues are interconnected.

The show is Mondays, 1-3pm – please join us any week. To hear it, go to wnby.buffalostate.edu or http://tunein.com/radio/WBNY-913-s27549/.

Dr. Mann also spoke at our 4/29  People’s  Climate March, in solidarity with the climate marches taking place in DC and all over the country. Local leaders and youth also spoke. The more-than-500 who came out were energized by Dr. Mann’s words, as well as by the Indigenous traditions and statements shared by Maria Maybee and Agnes Williams, Seneca. Congressman Brian Higgins and other local activists also spoke. (See http://wnypeace.org/wp/2017/05/01/climatemarch-great-beautiful/ posting archived on this website.)

PLACE CHANGE: Health Care Die-In tomorrow @Walden Pond Park

Dear Friends 50th Year 716-332-3904 716-931-3520

This Thursday’s die-in HAS BEEN MOVED TO WALDEN POND PARK (WALDEN AVE & RANSON RD, LANCASTER, NY 14086) rather than Congressman Chris Collins’ office. It’s still at 4:30-5:30pm tomorrow/Thurs, 5/11. Chris Collins and others who voted for the AHCA took coverage away from the most vulnerable to pay for tax breaks for the rich.

Thanks for the great turnout and spirit at the Immigrants Solidarity March/Rally last Saturday! While we’ll finally have a breather on National Days of Action, there’s still plenty to do every day. See events and campaigns below, and on our website (wnypeace.org) and Facebook page.

We’re hoping too that you’ve put our 50th Annual Membership Meeting and Pot/Snack-Luck, 2pm on Saturday, May 20, at the WNYPC/NRC, 1272 Delaware (entrance & pkg round back), on your calendar. Assessing, planning, and connecting is vital to our struggle and progress. And let’s pace ourselves!

Many Thanks, Peace, Solidarity, and yes Love. Cresley, Kate, Peggy, Vicki, and All

Sat. May 6 Immigrants Solidarity March

Immigrants Solidarity March – National Day of Action
Saturday, May 6, Rally, 1pm

Show and share the Buffalove of our welcoming community for all our brothers and sisters!! Health care is included – it’s part of caring!

Please dress warmly, and waterproof yourself and your signs! (and/or bring umbrellas  ;-)! The Love and Solidarity in our hearts will counter the weather and the threats in the political environment. Details below. Please share and come!

Gather at Massachusetts Ave Playground (by Winter St) and walk, with speakers, music (incl Ismail & Co), and inspiration! Rally at 1pm, with walk at 1:30 up Lawrence to Hampshire to Grant St – where we’ll stop at West Side Bazaar – on to Lafayette (with a brief talk at Lafayette High School), past Colonial Circle’s General Bidwell, down Richmond to finish at Pilgrim-St. Luke’s UCC, a declared sanctuary church. There’ll be a welcome at the church with tabling, SNACK-LUCK, etc. as well. The #Buffalo25 will be representing. Pilgrim-St Luke’s UCC also is a shelter for any or all throughout the event, especially to get out of the weather. Bienvenidos/Karibu/Bienvenu!

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Understanding I.C.E and Border Patrol in WNY – Local efforts to protect immigrants
7-9 pm Monday May 22, 2017.  Network for Religious Communities, 1272 Delaware Ave.  parking behind building.   Sponsored by LASC and WNY Peace Center

We need to hold Customs and Border Protection practices accountable, and to control any harmful and aggressive operations in our border-zone communities. Guest speakers include
John Lory Ghertner MD (Migrant Support Services Wayne County, and Greater Rochester Coalition for Immigration Justice) and Peter Mares (Rural and Migrant Ministry).