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.

Operating as usual

#VaccinesWork #VaccinesSaveLives
05/13/2021

#VaccinesWork #VaccinesSaveLives

#VaccinesWork #VaccinesSaveLives

05/13/2021
Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center

https://fb.watch/5scdTanlsM/
#EnvironmentalJustice - #DefendTheSacred; with Lor Seneca & ShyAnne John; Darelyn Spruce, Seneca; Kelly Maracle, Mohawk (joining midway); and Vicki Ross, current WNYPC Executive Director {til June 1}, and Interfaith Peace Network Peaceful Conflict Resolution Consultant)
Topics Discussed:
- Gnonyoh: ShyAnne John, Seneca & Oneida
- Song: Darelyn Spruce, Seneca
- #NoPipelines!. #StopLine3, MayDay for Mother Earth; Onondawaga Protectors Environmental Justice Trip
- #NoNAPL, proposed fracked gas pipeline cash grab from National Fuel
- #OilAddiction, #DivestFromFossilFuels. West Valley Nuclear Waste clean-up. lobby legislators for covered cleanup, extensive monitoring
- Seat at the table
- #JustTransition. STAMP project, hydrogen production takes water
- Canawaugus solar project threat
#PassCCIA - lobby NYS Assemblyleader Crystal People-Stokes
- what are ways that people can help?

05/12/2021
Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center

https://fb.watch/5s7t7eRuwE/
Immigrant & Refugee Justice (and Taskforce); with Dr. Anna Ireland Mongo, Director of Programs @Jericho Road Community Health Center; Deidra EmEl, currently Office Mgr/Coordinator of WNYPC and incoming WNYPC Executive Director; and Vicki Ross, current WNYPC Executive Director {til June 1}, and Interfaith Peace Network Peaceful Conflict Resolution Consultant)
Topics discussed:
- what is the status of Immigrant & Refugee Justice in Buffalo at the moment?
- how can the Immigrant & Refugee Justice Taskforce help?
- what about ICE activities and WNYPC's IRJ Taskforces Stop Ice Terror vigil Thursdays 5-6pm at Delaware & Chippewa?
- what are the prospects for the future for immigrants and refugees in Buffalo? in the US?
- what are the biggest current challenges for Jericho Road?
- what are ways that people can help the situations of I?

LASC is a taskforce of WNY Peace Center. Along with IFCO, we are helping Global Health Partners on a Cuba project.Cuba h...
05/11/2021
Vaccination Syringes for Cuba

LASC is a taskforce of WNY Peace Center. Along with IFCO, we are helping Global Health Partners on a Cuba project.
Cuba has developed five internationally recognized candidate COVID-19 vaccines, with two in Phase III clinical trials as of April 2021. Cuba has about 11.3 million people, but they are producing 100 million doses of vaccine. Cuba is Short of Syringes needed for its vaccination goals. Because of the U.S. blockade of Cuba, in place since 1961, they cannot access equipment, medications, supplies if the vendor or the transportation company is US-owned, has a US subsidiary or does business with the US.
Checks should be payable to Global Health Partners (with “Syringe Campaign” in the memo) Global Health Partners ATTN: Syringe Campaign 39 Broadway, Suite 1540 New York, NY 10006
www.ghpartners.org/syringes4cuba

JOIN OUR CAMPAIGN TO SPUR CUBA’S FIGHT AGAINST COVID!

With @Onondawaga Protectors & @Environmental Justice Taskforce trip to #MayDayforMotherEarth!! W ~20-25 canoe/kayak did ...
05/10/2021

With @Onondawaga Protectors & @Environmental Justice Taskforce trip to #MayDayforMotherEarth!! W ~20-25 canoe/kayak did 23 Miles (6-8 hours) with another 25 the shorter 1 1/2 hour trip, all with prayers/intentions to #DefendTheSacred. Migwich @HonortheEarth #MniWachoni

With @Onondawaga Protectors & @Environmental Justice Taskforce trip to #MayDayforMotherEarth!! W ~20-25 canoe/kayak did 23 Miles (6-8 hours) with another 25 the shorter 1 1/2 hour trip, all with prayers/intentions to #DefendTheSacred. Migwich @HonortheEarth #MniWachoni

Please tell @POTUS to #StopLine3!!; @JMorganchase @Citibank @WellsFargo to #DivestLine3 #DivestEnbridge; and all #NYSAss...
05/10/2021

Please tell @POTUS to #StopLine3!!; @JMorganchase @Citibank @WellsFargo to #DivestLine3 #DivestEnbridge; and all #NYSAssemblypersons to #PassCCIA!! Our #JustTransition depends on it!!

Please tell @POTUS to #StopLine3!!; @JMorganchase @Citibank @WellsFargo to #DivestLine3 #DivestEnbridge; and all #NYSAssemblypersons to #PassCCIA!! Our #JustTransition depends on it!!

05/09/2021

MayDay for Mother Earth on Mother’s Day

BAN KILLER DRONES webinar Sun 5/9, 11a-12:30p Eastern Time (US)DRONE PROLIFERATION, BORDER SURVEILLANCEand the PERSECUTI...
05/08/2021

BAN KILLER DRONES webinar Sun 5/9, 11a-12:30p Eastern Time (US)
DRONE PROLIFERATION, BORDER SURVEILLANCE
and the PERSECUTION of DRONE WHISTLEBLOWER DANIEL HALE.
Register, & receive a confirmation email w link:
http://ow.ly/XQuJ50EGTFj

BAN KILLER DRONES webinar Sun 5/9, 11a-12:30p Eastern Time (US)
DRONE PROLIFERATION, BORDER SURVEILLANCE
and the PERSECUTION of DRONE WHISTLEBLOWER DANIEL HALE.
Register, & receive a confirmation email w link:
http://ow.ly/XQuJ50EGTFj

While we 10 leave for MayDay, MayDay action in MN, you can help with divestment to #StopLine3. Chase, Wells Fargo, & Cit...
05/07/2021

While we 10 leave for MayDay, MayDay action in MN, you can help with divestment to #StopLine3. Chase, Wells Fargo, & Citi are most responsible. Contact their mgmt to convey what you think, close your account, more ...!! @HonorEarth

While we 10 leave for MayDay, MayDay action in MN, you can help with divestment to #StopLine3. Chase, Wells Fargo, & Citi are most responsible. Contact their mgmt to convey what you think, close your account, more ...!! @HonorEarth

Please submit comments on the proposed budget to councilstaff@buffalony.gov by  5 PM today!! &comment publicly Mon, 5pm ...
05/07/2021

Please submit comments on the proposed budget to [email protected] by 5 PM today!! &comment publicly Mon, 5pm on Zoom; use:
Webinar ID: 861 4463 0355
Passcode: 751249. Thanks @PPGBuffalo

http://ow.ly/usex50EHm4u

Please submit comments on the proposed budget to [email protected] by 5 PM today!! &comment publicly Mon, 5pm on Zoom; use:
Webinar ID: 861 4463 0355
Passcode: 751249. Thanks @PPGBuffalo

http://ow.ly/usex50EHm4u

Mon 5/10, 5pm, Bflo Com Council public hearing re budget. $ to Fear Inc vs. People&Planet? For written comments: council...
05/07/2021

Mon 5/10, 5pm, Bflo Com Council public hearing re budget. $ to Fear Inc vs. People&Planet? For written comments: [email protected] by Fri, MAY 7, 5PM. To comment (3min) during the live meeting, log Zoom
Webinar ID: 861 4463 0355
Passcode: 751249
http://ow.ly/pdfO50EGTdR

Mon 5/10, 5pm, Bflo Com Council public hearing re budget. $ to Fear Inc vs. People&Planet? For written comments: [email protected] by Fri, MAY 7, 5PM. To comment (3min) during the live meeting, log Zoom
Webinar ID: 861 4463 0355
Passcode: 751249
http://ow.ly/pdfO50EGTdR

7pm, Wednesday, May 5, 2021  Not too late to register!CUBA:CONFRONTING COVID AND THE US BLOCKADEOn Cuba’s successes in f...
05/05/2021
Cuba: Confronting COVID and the US Blockade | Rochester Committee on Latin America

7pm, Wednesday, May 5, 2021 Not too late to register!
CUBA:CONFRONTING COVID AND THE US BLOCKADE
On Cuba’s successes in fighting COVID at home and abroad, and its progress in producing vaccines against the virus; and how to end our 60 year old economic war against the Cuban people.
With info on IFCO’s 31st Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba this coming fall, taking people and COVID related medical aid to the island; and on Cuban scholarships that train young people from humble backgrounds in the US as doctors who return home to medically under-served communities.
Our speakers are GAIL WALKER, Executive Director of Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization / Pastors for Peace, and DR SAMIRA ADDREY, Graduate of ELAM, the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba and Coordinator of IFCO’s Medical School Project
Preregistration will be required to join the event. A link to more info and "register button" at:
https://rocla.org/.../cuba-confronting-covid-and-the-us.../
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Cuba: Confronting COVID and the US Blockade A Zoom presentation for Upstate New York - Wednesday May 5th - 7pm ET

Onondawaga Protectors fundraiser today 5/5 Noon-6pm at 1299 West Ave, Bflo! For trip to #StopLine3 in MN. Ribbon Skirts,...
05/05/2021

Onondawaga Protectors fundraiser today 5/5 Noon-6pm at 1299 West Ave, Bflo! For trip to #StopLine3 in MN. Ribbon Skirts, art, ++ raffle; Beanie's spaghetti; silent auction, social at 6pm.
http://ow.ly/TQKJ50EEY1k

Onondawaga Protectors fundraiser today 5/5 Noon-6pm at 1299 West Ave, Bflo! For trip to #StopLine3 in MN. Ribbon Skirts, art, ++ raffle; Beanie's spaghetti; silent auction, social at 6pm.
http://ow.ly/TQKJ50EEY1k

Cuba: Confronting COVID & the US Blockade IFCO/Pastors for Peace   with @GailWalker_IFCO today 7-9pm, On zoom. Register ...
05/05/2021

Cuba: Confronting COVID & the US Blockade IFCO/Pastors for Peace with @GailWalker_IFCO today 7-9pm, On zoom. Register w/LASC & more at
http://ow.ly/SHru50EEYj9

Cuba: Confronting COVID & the US Blockade IFCO/Pastors for Peace with @GailWalker_IFCO today 7-9pm, On zoom. Register w/LASC & more at
http://ow.ly/SHru50EEYj9

Onondowaga Protectors fundraiser tomorrow 5/5 Noon-6pm at 1299 West Ave, for our Environmental Justice trip to MN to #St...
05/05/2021

Onondowaga Protectors fundraiser tomorrow 5/5 Noon-6pm at 1299 West Ave, for our Environmental Justice trip to MN to #StopLine3. Ribbon skirts, art, more being auctioned
http://ow.ly/TJzr50EEXOR

How is it that the public has almost no time to comment? Could it be our opinions are not wanted/needed?? Get your thoug...
05/04/2021

How is it that the public has almost no time to comment? Could it be our opinions are not wanted/needed?? Get your thoughts/opinion on record now!!

05/02/2021
Cuba: Confronting COVID & the US Blockade (IFCO/P4P) » WNY Peace Center

Please sign the petition below to help #EndTheBlockade on #Cuba!!

And join us w @GailWalker_IFCO on #CincoDeMayo at https://wnypeace.org/wp/event/15472/

#CubaPorLaVida #CubaPorLaSalud

https://t.co/EG5rnOBuFO

Written by on May 2, 2021. Posted in « All Events Cuba: Confronting COVID & the US Blockade (IFCO/P4P) May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm EDT « Onondawaga Protectors Fundraiser Demythologizing the Work of Freedom » On zoom. Join LASC, ROCLA, and more for Pastors for Peace: End Sanctions on Cuba, NOW! Prer...

05/02/2021

Just like our Fair Fines + Fees Coalition - Buffalo
has been saying!! This is key to #communitysafety!! #BlackLivesMatter
Thanks for sharing it, The Buffalo News!!

Column: Don't let police stop motorists for minor offenses - Los Angeles Times

Today join us as we join Open Buffalo at MLK Park Buffalo, 12-3pm, celebrating the success of the Community Restoration ...
05/01/2021

Today join us as we join Open Buffalo at MLK Park Buffalo, 12-3pm, celebrating the success of the Community Restoration Initiative and info to Know Your Rights re newly legalized pot, records expungement, etc. CU there! https://www.facebook.com/events/294612005508392

Today join us as we join Open Buffalo at MLK Park Buffalo, 12-3pm, celebrating the success of the Community Restoration Initiative and info to Know Your Rights re newly legalized pot, records expungement, etc. CU there! https://www.facebook.com/events/294612005508392

Erie Co's Dr. Gale Burstein said the co has  > 1,000 doses of 'Teen Vaccine' reserved for our 16 and 17 year olds, & wil...
04/30/2021

Erie Co's Dr. Gale Burstein said the co has > 1,000 doses of 'Teen Vaccine' reserved for our 16 and 17 year olds, & will be hosting three clinics on May 1 to distribute the Pfizer vaccine to teens ( & also offer Moderna vaccines to parents & family).

Erie Co's Dr. Gale Burstein said the co has > 1,000 doses of 'Teen Vaccine' reserved for our 16 and 17 year olds, & will be hosting three clinics on May 1 to distribute the Pfizer vaccine to teens ( & also offer Moderna vaccines to parents & family).

04/29/2021

Good evening everyone,
Unfortunately we will not be able to go live because of technical difficulties. We will record our Peace Jammers reading their essays/poetry and showing off their art. Then will post to our facebook for everyone to see!
Thank you

Our PeaceJam Group gathers in person today at 4PM, and the group will present it's Global Call to Action  on Facebook Li...
04/29/2021

Our PeaceJam Group gathers in person today at 4PM, and the group will present it's Global Call to Action on Facebook Live: Ending Racism and Hate, through poems, essays, and art!

http://ow.ly/LfKW50EAOwj

Our PeaceJam Group gathers in person today at 4PM, and the group will present it's Global Call to Action on Facebook Live: Ending Racism and Hate, through poems, essays, and art!

http://ow.ly/LfKW50EAOwj

Talking Peace 2nd hour (on WNYPC & Think Twice Radio pages) was taped/posted yesterday. Honor Mother Earth/#Sto...
04/29/2021

Talking Peace 2nd hour (on WNYPC & Think Twice Radio pages) was taped/posted yesterday. Honor Mother Earth/#StopLine3! W Water Protectors Lor Seneca, Darelyn Spruce, Nate Buckley @Nekanehsakt, Vicki Ross. (Airs WBNY 91.3FM at 1pm Monday, May 3)
https://www.facebook.com/WesternNewYorkPeaceCenter

Talking Peace 2nd hour (on WNYPC & Think Twice Radio pages) was taped/posted yesterday. Honor Mother Earth/#StopLine3! W Water Protectors Lor Seneca, Darelyn Spruce, Nate Buckley @Nekanehsakt, Vicki Ross. (Airs WBNY 91.3FM at 1pm Monday, May 3)
https://www.facebook.com/WesternNewYorkPeaceCenter

04/29/2021
Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center

https://fb.watch/59KQ7QgedM/
Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center
Honor Mother Earth/#StopLine3
with Lor Seneca of and with Onondawa'ka Water Protectors; Nate Buckley, of Nekanehsakt; Darelyn Spruce; and Vicki Ross, WNYPC Executive Director, and Interfaith Peace Network Consultant)
Topics discussed:
- what is Honor the Earth and what is their Mother's Day event?
- why do we need to Stop Line 3?
- what are the problems with pipelines (including NAPL in WNY)?
- what is the WNYPC Environmental Justice Expedition coming up?
- how can people support these initiatives?

04/28/2021
Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center

https://fb.watch/59GHrP93Fq/
Talking Peace with the WNY Peace Center
Today's show: The WNY Peace Center - Through the Years;
with Wayne Alt, a initial/founding member of WNYPC, and longstanding volunteer; Maxine Insera, WNYPC and Latin American Solidarity Committee volunteer; Deidra EmEl, currently Office Mgr/Coordinator of WNYPC and incoming WNYPC Executive Director; and Vicki Ross, current WNYPC Executive Director {til June 1}, and Interfaith Peace Network Peaceful Conflict Resolution Consultant)
Topics discussed:
- how did the WNY Peace Center's founding as part of MLK's Clergy & Laity Concerned come about?
- what have been major efforts and successes of the WNYPC over the years?
- what have some of the particular challenges and obtacles in the past? today?
- what does the WNYPC work on today? plan for in the future?
- how can people get more involved?

Talking Peace (Livestreaming on WNYPC & Think Twice Radio pages) today 7: 20pm EST. WNYPC Thru The Years! W Way...
04/28/2021

Talking Peace (Livestreaming on WNYPC & Think Twice Radio pages) today 7: 20pm EST. WNYPC Thru The Years! W Wayne Alt & Maxine Insera; Deidra EmEl, incoming Executive Director; and Vicki Ross, ExecDir to 6/1 (Airs WBNY 91.3FM at 1pm Monday, May 3)
https://www.facebook.com/WesternNewYorkPeaceCenter

Talking Peace (Livestreaming on WNYPC & Think Twice Radio pages) today 7: 20pm EST. WNYPC Thru The Years! W Wayne Alt & Maxine Insera; Deidra EmEl, incoming Executive Director; and Vicki Ross, ExecDir to 6/1 (Airs WBNY 91.3FM at 1pm Monday, May 3)
https://www.facebook.com/WesternNewYorkPeaceCenter

Register in Advance for Zoom or in person for Deconstructing the Idolatry of White Supremacy:Embracing a Trinitarian Ide...
04/28/2021

Register in Advance for Zoom or in person for Deconstructing the Idolatry of White Supremacy:Embracing a Trinitarian Identity as Solidarity With Others, w SimonMary A. Aihiokhai, Ph.D, on April 29th at 12PM.

Register in Advance for Zoom or in person for Deconstructing the Idolatry of White Supremacy:Embracing a Trinitarian Identity as Solidarity With Others, w SimonMary A. Aihiokhai, Ph.D, on April 29th at 12PM.

LASC and ROCLA invite you to our continuing "zoom coffeehouse" series, linking communities across the hemisphere.  We ho...
04/27/2021
Cuba: Confronting COVID and the US Blockade | Rochester Committee on Latin America

LASC and ROCLA invite you to our continuing "zoom coffeehouse" series, linking communities across the hemisphere. We hope you can help us spread the news.

7pm, Wednesday, May 5, 2021

CUBA:CONFRONTING COVID AND THE US BLOCKADE

On Cuba’s successes in fighting COVID at home and abroad, and its progress in producing vaccines against the virus; and how to end our 60 year old economic war against the Cuban people.

With info on IFCO’s 31st Friendshipment Caravan to Cuba this coming fall, taking people and COVID related medical aid to the island; and on Cuban scholarships that train young people from humble backgrounds in the US as doctors who return home to medically under-served communities.

Our speakers are GAIL WALKER, Executive Director of Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization / Pastors for Peace, and DR SAMIRA ADDREY, Graduate of ELAM, the Latin American School of Medicine in Havana, Cuba and Coordinator of IFCO’s Medical School Project

Preregistration will be required to join the event. A link to more info and "register button" at:

https://rocla.org/events/cuba-confronting-covid-and-the-us-blockade/

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

LASC is the Latin America Solidarity Committee, a taskforce of the Western New York Peace Center. Our sister group, ROCLA, is the Rochester Committee on Latin America. For now we have meetings together, by zoom, on the first Wednesdays of each month.

Cuba: Confronting COVID and the US Blockade A Zoom presentation for Upstate New York - Wednesday May 5th - 7pm ET

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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, s*x, gender, gender identity, national origin, color, disability, age, s*xual 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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(716) 332-3904

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Have you or someone you know been traumatized by police brutality (either directly or indirectly)? If so please take a moment to fill out this survey. The mental health community is looking for ways to support victims of police brutality and we want to know what YOU want!
Please join us for our 2021 Gender Taskforce Meeting! -----> Feb 06th at 3:30 pm . . . . . . . . The Gender Justice Taskforce of the WNY Peace Center promotes respect, dignity, and justice for all genders. We fight for the equitable distribution of power, knowledge, and resources regardless of s*x, gender, s*xual orientation, class, race, or ethnicity. We will be meeting over zoom- information to follow.
Are there any MLK Day events planned?
I just wanted to share something with you. I'm sixty five years old and just found out something that hit me to the core. One of my favorite sons, my brother who is sixty nine and a teacher was shocked when I told him what it was about. Well I tell you. I've been singing and dancing to the song Electric Avenue for decades, blissfully unaware it was about apartheid. What rock was I living under. I found out a few days ago and been having the song swimming in my head feeling like a complete uncaring idiot and crying to a joy that used to bring me so much joy. Will I ever feel the same way again. It's hard for me to write this. Embarrassing to the max, but I need to admit it. The end of apartheid was wonderful but there's just so much Injustice still in this world and there's still so much inequality. Sure there are laws on the books, but that doesn't change what's in people's heads. So much isn't taught in the school. So much that doesn't effect a certain tribe so to speak isn't even included in their thought process. Until everything and everyone cares about everyone everywhere, I'm afraid we still have so much farther to go.
Good morning, can you please let me know if tonight's seminar with Cornell West via Zoom is going to be recorded for those who cannot watch it live? Thank you.
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