NFJC WNY

NFJC WNY ..a human relations organization dedicated to bridging differences by building a just and inclusive community through education, advocacy, and engagement.
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The NFJC of WNY, Inc. has nearly a sixty year tradition of working with schools, businesses, organizations and faith centers to confront racism, bias, and discrimination of all forms. Through our outreach programs, events, workshops, and retreats we seek to provide participants with the tools they need to build an inclusive community. This allows us to touch the hearts and minds of thousands annually within our community!

Mission: The National Federation for Just Communities of WNY Inc. (NFJC) is a human relations organization dedicated to overcoming racism, bias, and discrimination by building understanding, respect, and trust through education, advocacy, and community involvement.

"Today, the two dominant labels in use are Hispanic and Latino, with origins in the 1970s and 1990s respectively.(A char...
08/14/2020
Latinx Used by Just 3% of U.S. Hispanics. About One-in-Four Have Heard of It.

"Today, the two dominant labels in use are Hispanic and Latino, with origins in the 1970s and 1990s respectively.
(A chart showing most Latino adults have not heard of the term Latinx; few use it) More recently, a new, gender-neutral, pan-ethnic label, Latinx, has emerged as an alternative that is used by some..."
https://www.pewresearch.org/hispanic/2020/08/11/about-one-in-four-u-s-hispanics-have-heard-of-latinx-but-just-3-use-it/

The term Latinx has emerged in recent years as a gender-neutral alternative to the pan-ethnic terms Latino, Latina and Hispanic. However, awareness of Latinx is relatively low among the population it is meant to describe.

"...an opportunity for individual business leaders to publicly support and participate in the fight against “biased poli...
08/14/2020
For executives, a pledge for racial equity | MIT Sloan

"...an opportunity for individual business leaders to publicly support and participate in the fight against “biased policing, electoral disenfranchisement, and economic exclusion.”

Former WeWork executive Craig Robinson wants you to sign the Business for Racial Equity Pledge. Here’s why.

Join the conversations!
08/08/2020

Join the conversations!

"Anti-racist work means acknowledging that racist beliefs and structures are pervasive in all aspects of our lives—from ...
08/04/2020
All Students Need Anti-racism Education

"Anti-racist work means acknowledging that racist beliefs and structures are pervasive in all aspects of our lives—from education to housing to climate change—and then actively doing work to tear down those beliefs and structures."...

Schools across the nation are committing to the all-important work of anti-racism. Schools with predominately white or privileged students should be no exception.

Way to go Crayola !!
08/01/2020

Way to go Crayola !!

07/29/2020

Words do matter and make a difference. Think about what we're really saying when talking about "disadvantaged" or "underprivileged" hmmm are we inadvertently labeling one group over another? What about using the word "under-resourced" instead? Ways we might want to be more inclusive without labels...

Virtual camp for kids grades 7-12. Sponsored by National Fuel, Camp will teach students about the many Diversity & Inclu...
07/28/2020

Virtual camp for kids grades 7-12. Sponsored by National Fuel, Camp will teach students about the many Diversity & Inclusion
issues that affect our region. Through presentations, activities, and dialogue sessions, the NFJC will help students process what they are seeing in the news and on social media, and we will
empower them to affect meaningful and positive change. Participants will grow their leadership skills as they connect with other youth from across the region, and they will learn tools they can use to build stronger and healthier communities in their schools and neighborhoods. visit: www.nfjcwny.org for more info or call- 716-853-9596

Shared by our friends Network of Religious Communities
07/24/2020

Shared by our friends Network of Religious Communities

"As a Black female professional, this VP of strategy explains how she had to fight every day to be seen, heard, taken se...
07/22/2020
How industries can deliver transformational change for Black professionals

"As a Black female professional, this VP of strategy explains how she had to fight every day to be seen, heard, taken seriously, and viewed as competent and capable. Here are three things companies can do to change that for others."...

As a Black female professional, this VP of strategy explains how she had to fight every day to be seen, heard, taken seriously, and viewed as competent and capable. Here are three things companies can do to change that for others.

07/20/2020
BJ

From our NFJC Board Member BJ Stasio...thank you for sharing the info about this important milestone

Please share with you networks thank you BJ

You're Invited: Join Us for a Zoom Celebration of the ADA's 30th Anniversary this coming Tuesday
Dear Fellow Self-Advocates and Friends,

The 30th Anniversary of the ADA is right around the corner and to mark the occasion we are hoping you will join SANYS, along with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and OPWDD Commissioner Theodore Kastner, to reflect on what the ADA has meant for us as people with disabilities and unveil a social media campaign to further raise awareness about disability rights. This live event will be open to the public and the media.
The theme of our celebration is "ADA30: It’s Personal" because we feel that although the ADA is far reaching in its scope, it is also very personal to each and every person with a disability. The event will be moderated by our own B.J. Stasio and several of our members will be sharing their stories live as panelists on the call.
So please mark your calendar for Tuesday, July 21 from 1:00 PM-1:45 PM
The Celebration will be streamed live on the Lieutenant Governor's page at https://www.facebook.com/ltgovhochulny/ , on SANYs page https://www.facebook.com/SelfAdvNYS/ and on OPWDD’s page https://www.facebook.com/NYSOPWDD/
We hope you will tune in on Tuesday as we celebrate this landmark law that has improved so many of our lives in ways too numerous to mention. We also hope you'll join us in raising awareness by sharing your own personal stories about what the ADA has meant to you. Be sure to use the hashtags #ADA30ItsPersonal and tag @NYSOPWDD @ltgovhochulny and @SANYS so our message reaches as many people as possible.
See you on Tuesday!

Self Advocacy Association of New York State

07/17/2020
We asked our Faith Leaders...

A candid discussion with our area Faith Leaders asking one singular question- can we talk about race and not be political?

07/10/2020
Another opportunity to increase the dialogue...
07/08/2020
Online forum will explore racial equity and anti-racism on July 14

Another opportunity to increase the dialogue...

The UB Community Health Equity Research Institute and Buffalo Center for Health Equity will sponsor a live, online forum on July 14 titled “Why Racial Equity and Anti-Racism?” Running from 1 to 3 p.m. (via Zoom), the forum will feature noted speakers and panelists from Western New York a...

Join us next week for this important conversation.
07/07/2020

Join us next week for this important conversation.

"As leaders, CEOs and directors can set the tone of how their companies deal with racial inequities inside their compani...
07/07/2020
Practical Tips: How CEOs And Directors Can Lead On Racial Injustice

"As leaders, CEOs and directors can set the tone of how their companies deal with racial inequities inside their companies, and by extension, in America at large..."

CEOs and directors are uniquely positioned to set the tone of how their companies deal with racial inequities inside their companies, and by extension, in America at large. Some pragmatic tips.

Thank you NFJC Youth for speaking your truths- your voice matters and makes a difference!
06/30/2020

Thank you NFJC Youth for speaking your truths- your voice matters and makes a difference!

Thank you FC Buffalo Soccer Team and Unite by Night for creating this opportunity to make a strong statement of support ...
06/30/2020

Thank you FC Buffalo Soccer Team and Unite by Night for creating this opportunity to make a strong statement of support in the fight against racism.

We will have soccer news soon enough (days, not weeks) but we've been working on a community initiative for some time and we're truly inspired to announce it today.

We've worked with minority-owned, Minneapolis-based Stimulus Athletic to make a fundraising jersey for two new initiatives. We are working with Unite by Night and NFJC WNY to fund diversity education and training sessions in our area, and also have begun to develop new scholarships in honor of our diverse alumni that will benefit local high school players from our people of color community.

PLEASE read all about it here. Words die without action: https://www.fcbuffalo.org/a-different-kind-of-change-kit/

Mental and Social Health awareness- " The combination of disability and skin color amounts to a double bind"...
06/28/2020
Black and Disabled People at Risk in Police Encounters

Mental and Social Health awareness- " The combination of disability and skin color amounts to a double bind"...

Encountering police during a mental-health crisis should not be 'a death sentence,' advocates say

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Please share with you networks thank you BJ You're Invited: Join Us for a Zoom Celebration of the ADA's 30th Anniversary this coming Tuesday Dear Fellow Self-Advocates and Friends, The 30th Anniversary of the ADA is right around the corner and to mark the occasion we are hoping you will join SANYS, along with Lieutenant Governor Kathy Hochul and OPWDD Commissioner Theodore Kastner, to reflect on what the ADA has meant for us as people with disabilities and unveil a social media campaign to further raise awareness about disability rights. This live event will be open to the public and the media. The theme of our celebration is "ADA30: It’s Personal" because we feel that although the ADA is far reaching in its scope, it is also very personal to each and every person with a disability. The event will be moderated by our own B.J. Stasio and several of our members will be sharing their stories live as panelists on the call. So please mark your calendar for Tuesday, July 21 from 1:00 PM-1:45 PM The Celebration will be streamed live on the Lieutenant Governor's page at https://www.facebook.com/ltgovhochulny/ , on SANYs page https://www.facebook.com/SelfAdvNYS/ and on OPWDD’s page https://www.facebook.com/NYSOPWDD/ We hope you will tune in on Tuesday as we celebrate this landmark law that has improved so many of our lives in ways too numerous to mention. We also hope you'll join us in raising awareness by sharing your own personal stories about what the ADA has meant to you. Be sure to use the hashtags #ADA30ItsPersonal and tag @NYSOPWDD @ltgovhochulny and @SANYS so our message reaches as many people as possible. See you on Tuesday! Self Advocacy Association of New York State
Unite by Night in action on behalf of NFJC WNY!!! Great North Buffalo flashlight walk!!❤️🌎🇺🇸🗽🌈☮