WNY Peace Center

WNY Peace Center The WNY Peace Center: Waging Peace Since 1967 The WNY Peace Center, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit membership organization dedicated to the promotion of peace through justice at home and abroad.
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The organization works to achieve its purpose through task-forces created to address particular issues and areas. For nearly four decades, the Peace Center has proudly established itself as a force for progressive social change in Western New York and beyond. The organization came into existence in 1967, formed in opposition to the Vietnam War as a chapter of Dr. Martin Luther King’s Clergy and Laity Concerned.

Mission: Peace through justice at home and abroad.

Operating as usual

One of our favorite quotes by nonviolence activist Barbara Deming, from On Revolution and Equilibrium: “We can put more ...
10/21/2020

One of our favorite quotes by nonviolence activist Barbara Deming, from On Revolution and Equilibrium: “We can put more pressure on the antagonist for whom we show human concern. [...] We put upon him two pressures – the pressure of our defiance of him and the pressure of our respect for his life – and it happens that in combination these two pressures are uniquely effective.” #CollectiveNonviolentAction

TOMORROW NIGHT at 7:15 tune into the FB page for the livestream taping of #TalkingPeace with the #WNYPC! We will host a ...
10/21/2020

TOMORROW NIGHT at 7:15 tune into the FB page for the livestream taping of #TalkingPeace with the #WNYPC! We will host a continuation of our First Steps: #CollectiveNonviolentAction series. Please review the preparatory materials if possible at bit.ly/wnypeace_cna!

We highly recommend 'A Force More Powerful', a documentary series on one of the 20th century’s most important and least-...
10/21/2020

We highly recommend 'A Force More Powerful', a documentary series on one of the 20th century’s most important and least-known stories: how nonviolent power overcame oppression and authoritarian rule. It includes six cases of movements, and each case is approximately 30 minutes long.

You can find the full film on our website at bit.ly/wnypeace_cna

#CollectiveNonviolentAction #Election2020

10/21/2020
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On Wednesday, October 21st, children asylum seekers, their families, and immigration advocates from both sides of the border and tuning in live will protest inhumane and unlawful dismantling of the asylum system and the subsequent consequences it has had on children. We will march from downtown Nogales, Sonora to the port of entry for a moment of prayer offered by children asylum seekers. The children will then lead the group from the port of entry to the border wall where supporters and advocates on the U.S. side of the wall will receive them and listen to their testimonies. The binational #SaveAsylum coalition, made up of migrants and civil society, condemn the Trump Administration's anti-asylum policies that have subjected children and their families to live in danger and uncertainty in Nogales and beyond.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9XJ0RcX5YkE

Not only did ICE kidnap and abuse these children, they can't return 545 to their parents. They forced them away and can'...
10/21/2020
Lawyers: We can't find parents of 545 kids separated by Trump administration

Not only did ICE kidnap and abuse these children, they can't return 545 to their parents. They forced them away and can't locate them to re-unite

Why isn't everybody outraged. If they stole some white babies in Buffalo they would be forced out of the city. Demand ICE not be allied to operate in WNY for starts.

About two-thirds of the 1,000-plus parents separated from their kids under a 2017 pilot program were deported before a federal judge ordered that they be found.

#ElectionInterference is illegal. #CountEveryVote please! Tell #McDonalds #Verizon #Walmart #Dell #KraftHeinzCo #America...
10/21/2020
Trump readies thousands of attorneys for election fight

#ElectionInterference is illegal. #CountEveryVote please! Tell #McDonalds #Verizon #Walmart #Dell #KraftHeinzCo #AmericanAir #SonyPictures #CBS #Google to stop doing business with the #JonesDay law firm. #Election2020

Dozens of lawyers from three major firms have been hired. Thousands of volunteer attorneys and poll watchers across the country have been recruited.

The truth is this #ChildSeparation is criminal abuse. Applying for asylum is a legal right. Stop #ChildSeparation. Stop ...
10/21/2020
Lawyers: We can't find parents of 545 kids separated by Trump administration

The truth is this #ChildSeparation is criminal abuse. Applying for asylum is a legal right. Stop #ChildSeparation. Stop #ChildrenInCages.

About two-thirds of the 1,000-plus parents separated from their kids under a 2017 pilot program were deported before a federal judge ordered that they be found.

Cornel West: ‘George Floyd’s public lynching pulled the cover off who we really are’ @guardian https://t.co/pRxMeHPEaTWe...
10/20/2020
Cornel West: 'George Floyd's public lynching pulled the cover off who we really are'

Cornel West: ‘George Floyd’s public lynching pulled the cover off who we really are’ @guardian https://t.co/pRxMeHPEaT

We need this man’s wisdom and guidance. Please join us on November 9th for An Evening with Dr. Cornel West.

As the US philosopher and civil rights activist looks ahead to the presidential election, he discusses Joe Biden, Black Lives Matter and why Barack Obama was more Kenny G than John Coltrane

Nekanęhsakt: Friends of Ękwehęwę meeting TONIGHT at 6:30pm. We will have phone conference: 605-475-4825 (Access Number: ...
10/20/2020

Nekanęhsakt: Friends of Ękwehęwę meeting TONIGHT at 6:30pm. We will have phone conference: 605-475-4825 (Access Number: 1075707)

Some updates:
Syracuse to take down the Columbus statue downtown - Many thanks to the Ononadaga Nation and NOON and all others who worked with Ben Walsh to make that decision. https://www.syracuse.com/news/2020/10/walsh-to-remove-columbus-statue-rename-downtown-circle.html

Land Back Lane in 6 Nations is still defending their territory please read up on recent developments and support them by donating here https://www.gofundme.com/f/legal-fund-1492-land-back-lane OR e-transfer account to send it directly to the camp at [email protected].

Ontario Provincial Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of 1492 Land Back Lane spokesperson https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/caledonia-landbacklane-warrant-skyler-williams-1.5743620?__vfz=medium%3Dsharebar&fbclid=IwAR1bQj4dbFLZYbVsrgRfyv5u54NivzlFsbR9p6xf3jTu8wOUeyaI5xpdCF4

Bella Ciao Buffalo ([email protected]) - a group of Italian and Sicilian Buffalonians committed to anti-racist organizing for collective liberation; issued this statement on Indigenous People’s Day Short Video on Facebook “We have a choice now, fellow Paisans. Will we stand in disgrace with the ghost of Columbus and continue to align with fascists? Or will we choose to own our impact of harm done to Indigenous, Black, and People of Color? Sign our petition at bit.ly/domorebuffalo. Read our statement at bit.ly/notinournamebuffalo and use our toolkit at http://bit.ly/bellaciaotoolkit”

Watch tonight’s episode with WNYPC Board Member Valentino Dixon, exhonoree, artist, and activist! (Who’s also celebratin...
10/20/2020
Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel

Watch tonight’s episode with WNYPC Board Member Valentino Dixon, exhonoree, artist, and activist! (Who’s also celebrating his birthday today!) 🙏✊🏽✌🏾🌍🌳👐🏽💕✨💖🖼💜

Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel - Official Website for the HBO Series https://t.co/Qx5MSrBeBD

Learn more about the HBO series Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel.

Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition
10/20/2020

Erie County Restorative Justice Coalition

Happy Sunday! We hope you enjoyed the day. Yesterday was the WNY Women's March and it was a day of justice and unity. It was a day where we marched in unison with several other people across the US to promote social change. If you would like to see more about the day's event's check out the WNY Peace Center's page. #circlecities #womensmarch

Join Niagara University for their #SocialJusticeSpeakerSeries every Tuesday on Zoom from 1:30-3:00 PM. This week hear Dr...
10/20/2020

Join Niagara University for their #SocialJusticeSpeakerSeries every Tuesday on Zoom from 1:30-3:00 PM.

This week hear Dr. Edward Onaci speak on on “Exploitation, Not Reparation: What 21st Century Activists Can Learn from the Endurance of Racial Capitalism and the Valiant Struggles Against it.” Dr. Onaci teaches courses on African American history, modern U.S. history, women's global political struggles, social movements and music in Africa and its diaspora, and more at Ursinus College. He is the author of Free the Land: The Republic of New Afrika and the Pursuit of a Black Nation-State.

Visit http://bit.ly/NU_sjss2020 for the full schedule, livestream links, and meeting passwords. Enjoy speakers Shane Burley, Tish O’Dell, Aric McBay, amongst others to discuss topics such as Fascism and Antifa, Black Liberation, Rights of Nature, and Just Healthcare.

#RacialJustice

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10/19/2020
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December 2nd, 2020 is the 40th anniversary of the death of Dorothy Kazel, OSU, Maura Clarke, MM, Ita Ford, MM and Jean Donovan. They were brutally murdered by U.S.-supported Salvadoran military for their ministry and dedication to those living in poverty. They were called "subversives" because they accompanied refugee families who had fallen victim to the escalating violence and oppression that eventually led to civil war.
http://www.share-elsalvador.org/roses-in-december.html?

10/19/2020

Federal judge strikes down Trump plan to slash food stamps for 700,000 unemployed Americans - The Washington Post https://www.washingtonpost.com/ #EconomicJustice

Today is National #LGBTCenter Awareness Day! In WNY, we are fortunate to have the WNY Pride Center which works “to make ...
10/19/2020

Today is National #LGBTCenter Awareness Day! In WNY, we are fortunate to have the WNY Pride Center which works “to make our community a safe, healthy, and satisfying place for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer people to live, work, and establish their families.”

They provide a variety of services including advocacy, healthcare, education, and community resources. See more about the important work of the WNY Pride Center here: pridecenterwny.org

Today’s #TalkingPeace episode features special guest Dominique Calhoun, community activist, along with:1-2 pm Nicky Thom...
10/19/2020

Today’s #TalkingPeace episode features special guest Dominique Calhoun, community activist, along with:
1-2 pm Nicky Thompson, Seneca, Onondawaga Protectors
2-3pm Colleen Kristich, Partnership for the Public Good

Tune in to WBNY 91.3 FM (or wbny.buffalostate.edu) for insights on peace and justice. TP is pre-recorded at #ThinkTwice Studios! With host Vicki Ross, WNYPC Executive Director.

Thanks Anya Kester Photography for these great pix of a day   to remember, with thanks, solidarity, and of course #Unarm...
10/19/2020

Thanks Anya Kester Photography for these great pix of a day to remember, with thanks, solidarity, and of course #UnarmedTruth and #unconditionallove! #womensrightsarehumanrights #bipoclivesmatter #blacklivesmatter #peacethrujustice #PeopleAndPlanet

Please plan to join Riverside Salem at 4 pm for an excellent film and conversation. Everyone is welcome - via Zoom (see ...
10/18/2020

Please plan to join Riverside Salem at 4 pm for an excellent film and conversation. Everyone is welcome - via Zoom (see details below).

Watch Part 1 of David Attenborough’s: A Life on Our Planet. It is fairly long, so it will be split it up – watch half this week and the second half next week. This will give us some time to reflect and discuss what we see.

Topic: Riverside Salem Weekly Gathering
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#HALTsolitary Meeting starting on Zoom soon! A lot has been happening, such as:- Passage, on Oct 8, of a resolution supp...
10/18/2020

#HALTsolitary Meeting starting on Zoom soon!

A lot has been happening, such as:

- Passage, on Oct 8, of a resolution supporting the HALT bill by the Erie County Legislature
- a Senate hearing On Sep 22 at which Jerome and I testified
- Finalization of a Fiscal Impact Analysis of HALT, now being prepared for publication by PPG
- A meeting, as part of work within the Free The People coalition, with Sean Ryan’s legislative aide

We’ll discuss all these, and actions to take between now and the end of the year.

The draft agenda can be found at https://docs.google.com/document/d

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Topic: #HALTsolitary / WNYCAIC monthly meeting

Time: Oct 18, 2020 02:00 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Many thanks to the hundreds who came out yesterday! And to our great speakers (see our FB video). We continue to #UniteT...
10/18/2020
WNY Peace Center hosts women's march Saturday in Niagara Square

Many thanks to the hundreds who came out yesterday! And to our great speakers (see our FB video). We continue to #UniteTheStruggles! #WomensRightsAreHumanRights

WNY Peace Center Hosts Women's March Saturday in Niagara Square: https://www.wgrz.com/article/news/local/wny-womens-march-to-be-physically-distanced-in-2020/71-a6383dec-2cf5-4e77-aafa-5a9d8ac3832f

Organizers say their message focused on ending violence against women.

10/17/2020

Women’s March

Today is #BlackPoetryDay, a day to honor past and present Black poets. The day also commemorates the birth of the first ...
10/17/2020

Today is #BlackPoetryDay, a day to honor past and present Black poets. The day also commemorates the birth of the first published Black poet in the United States: Jupiter Hammon was born in Long Island, New York, on October 17, 1711.

Today would like to feature the work of Jillian Hanesworth, poet and #AtypicalSocialWorker from Buffalo, NY. Check out more of her work and activities at facebook.com/PoetJillianHanesworth, instagram.com/poet_jillian_hanesworth, instagram.com/atypicalsocialworker, and openbuffalo.org/who-we-are/type:staff/profile:jillian-hanesworth/

*** COME HEAR JILLIAN'S SPOKEN WORD TODAY AT THE WOMEN'S MARCH! 2pm at Niagara Square, Buffalo. ***

Image credit to Steve Rosenthal. See his video of Jillian performing Revolution here: https://vimeo.com/425229900

Saturday evening (post-Women’s March), check out the #RootedInResistance virtual concert on YouTube! Register at bit.ly/...
10/17/2020

Saturday evening (post-Women’s March), check out the #RootedInResistance virtual concert on YouTube! Register at bit.ly/soawrooted.

Featuring: Rebeca Lane, Brooklyn Dreamwolf with JenDog Lonewolf and YaliniDream, Francisco Herrera, Colleen Kattau, and Emma’s Revolution. Hosted by Lumi and Lu Aya from the Peace Poets!

#LatinAmericanSolidarity #LASCwny

Today is #GlobalCatDay. You may already know that we at the WNYPC are animal lovers. Today we want to share with you som...
10/16/2020

Today is #GlobalCatDay. You may already know that we at the WNYPC are animal lovers. Today we want to share with you some of our hardworking #PeacePets!

Thursday October 15, 2020: Fifteen supporters in a carefully Covid masked and distanced courtroom witnessed Father Steve...
10/16/2020
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Thursday October 15, 2020: Fifteen supporters in a carefully Covid masked and distanced courtroom witnessed Father Steve Kelly receive a sentence of 33 months. 160 people listened in to the proceedings on the audio link.
Judge Wood held up a 7 inch thick sheath of hundreds of letters she had received in support of Steve and said she had read and considered all of them. However, she then proceeded to rule against all the arguments he had submitted disputing the probation department's assessment of his record and their recommendations for a substantial sentence. She ruled that the activists had shown disregard for human life by entering a deadly force zone and failed to show acceptance of responsibility.
The prosecutor, Gil Gillully, expressed horror at property destruction by the defendants while remaining deeply oblivious to the threat of total global destruction by Trident’s nuclear weapons.

The other four defendants, Mark Colville, Clare Grady, Martha Hennessy, and Carmen Trotta, are now scheduled for sentencing on Nov. 12 and 13, with Covid conditions possibly causing further postponements. Liz McAlister was sentenced to time served via video from her home in Connecticut in June. She had served 17 months in the Camden and Glynn County jails

www.kingsbayplowshares7.org

Kings Bay Plowshares – Two to be Sentenced Oct. 15 for Trident Disarmament Action Against Nuclear Weapons Write Judge Wood – No Prison During COVID Sentencing Updates Sign Petition 2nd Anniversary Celebration Video April 4, 2020   May 16 Webinar   Get Involved Locally to Support the Treaty on ...

10/15/2020
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Please share and get in touch with Paul Curtin at [email protected] by 10/31/20 if you have any stories about children witnessing their parent's arrest, home search, etc. Such experiences are most often traumatic and norms need to be developed to protect the children. Your help would be much appreciated!

We need community input. Please share with your networks.
Children need BPD policy changes too.
The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. in conjunction with The Osborne Association is looking for parents who have been arrested in front of their children, for adult children who witnessed their parent’s arrest, or witnessed police search their homes to share their experiences. The information you share will be used to develop child sensitive arrest policies and training for the BPD. First-hand accounts are critical in developing policies and proper training for police. If you would be willing to share your experiences and your thoughts as to needed reform in the above areas please contact Paul Curtin, Esq. at [email protected] no later than October 31, 2020.

Today is officially the last day to be counted, per the Supreme Court. Take the 2020 Census | U.S. Census Bureau https:/...
10/15/2020
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Today is officially the last day to be counted, per the Supreme Court.

Take the 2020 Census | U.S. Census Bureau https://www.2020census.gov/

#Census2020 #GetCounted #WeCount

Learn about the 2020 Census - how to respond, and why it matters. Shape your future. START HERE.

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1272 Delaware Ave
Buffalo, NY
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The WNY Peace Center works for peace and justice at home and abroad. We bring these words to life through the actions of taskforces. These taskforces are initiated by our membership, and approved by the Coordinating Board of Directors. Taskforces include: Economic Justice; Education & Human Rights; Environmental Justice; Gender Justice; Immigrant &; Refugee Justice (IRJ); Latin American Solidarity Committee (LASC); Prisoners' Rights; Resist Militarism!; Racial Justice Social media policy (please refer to these guidelines when posting/commenting on the WNY Peace Center FB page): "Avoid hostile or harassing communications in any posts on the Western New York Peace Center page. Harassment is any offensive conduct based on a person's race, sex, gender, gender identity, national origin, color, disability, age, sexual orientation, veteran status, marital status, religion or any other status protected by law. Hostile, rude, overly frequent, and/or harassing posts can result in a person's being blocked from the WNY Peace Center page. We want to keep the discussion productive and focused on the issue being raised. We hope the page and associated pages can be used for healthy and positive dialog on our many issues, topics and visions."

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Monday 14:00 - 16:00
Tuesday 14:00 - 16:00
Thursday 14:00 - 16:00

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Talking Peace with the Western New York Peace Center Your comments and questions are appreciated https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2743759329200520
Talking Peace with the Western New York Peace Center Your comments and questions are appreciated https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=2748216588754110
We need community input. Please share with your networks. Children need BPD policy changes too. The Legal Aid Bureau of Buffalo, Inc. in conjunction with The Osborne Association is looking for parents who have been arrested in front of their children, for adult children who witnessed their parent’s arrest, or witnessed police search their homes to share their experiences. The information you share will be used to develop child sensitive arrest policies and training for the BPD. First-hand accounts are critical in developing policies and proper training for police. If you would be willing to share your experiences and your thoughts as to needed reform in the above areas please contact Paul Curtin, Esq. at [email protected] no later than October 31, 2020.
Vicki Ross and Deidra Emel are talking to phone guest: Rolanda Ward
Vicki Ross and Deidra Emel are talking to phone guest: Jalonda Hill
Talking Peace with the Western New York Peace Center is on the air. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1229025684162506
Talking Peace with the Western New York Peace Center is on the air. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=1229025684162506
Talking Peace with The Western New York Peace Center Your comments, questions and likes are appreciated.
Is defined the bpd jam cancelled again?
Vigil Saturday 7 pm Federal Court Building Downtown Buffalo RIP RGB.
Nice article about our comrade Martin Gugino