NFJC WNY

NFJC WNY ..a human relations organization dedicated to bridging differences by building a just and inclusive community through education, advocacy, and engagement.

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!

A wonderful community builder shared by our friends and partners!
10/08/2021

A wonderful community builder shared by our friends and partners!

A wonderful community builder shared by our friends and partners!

It was a wonderful evening to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti and the International Day of Non-Violence with friends from the C...
10/03/2021

It was a wonderful evening to celebrate Gandhi Jayanti and the International Day of Non-Violence with friends from the Council of Heritage and Arts of India and other community partners.

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/why-ableism-can-no-longer-be-excluded-from-the-diversity-and-inclusio...
09/29/2021
Why ableism can no longer be excluded from the diversity and inclusion conversation

https://www.msn.com/en-us/lifestyle/lifestyle-buzz/why-ableism-can-no-longer-be-excluded-from-the-diversity-and-inclusion-conversation/ar-AAOWVKN?ocid=entnewsntp
"Disability and visible differences shouldn't be represented because they have to be, but because brands want to showcase (their) beauty."

In an industry obsessed with physical appearances, aesthetic taste often becomes a smokescreen for discrimination against disabled bodies. But, designers who stick to traditional model archetypes risk losing relevance.

"Humor has historically been one of the ways that our communities process the most difficult issues that we face."Happen...
09/29/2021

"Humor has historically been one of the ways that our communities process the most difficult issues that we face."
Happening this weekend-
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"Humor has historically been one of the ways that our communities process the most difficult issues that we face."
Happening this weekend-
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Friends-You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. GreatNonprofits-a review sit...
09/25/2021
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This says it all "how to be a true anti-racist ally"  read on...
09/24/2021
No more white saviours, thanks: how to be a true anti-racist ally | Nova Reid

This says it all "how to be a true anti-racist ally" read on...

In order for true diversity to flourish, we need to first become unswervingly anti-racist. That means doing more than watching a few documentaries or reading some books, says Nova Reid. Consciously ‘unlearning’ racism is the crucial first step

https://www.learningforjustice.org/frameworks/digital-literacyA guide to help teach kids how to be good digital citizens...
09/24/2021
Digital Literacy

https://www.learningforjustice.org/frameworks/digital-literacy
A guide to help teach kids how to be good digital citizens...

Digital and Civic Literacy Skills The internet is an amazing tool for teaching and learning. But, before we can teach students to harness its power and become good citizens of the web, we need to understand the intricacies of how it works and how it can be manipulated to mislead and even harm users....

09/19/2021

So glad to have been included in this fun festival today. What a great afternoon for an outing! Congrats Jasmine Chen and WNY Chinese Chamber of Commerce on such a successful event. So glad you're back this year and included the NFJC!

...and a great Saturday too!  Thanks to the generous support of our Citation Sponsors, we're able to offer this to even ...
09/18/2021

...and a great Saturday too! Thanks to the generous support of our Citation Sponsors, we're able to offer this to even more in the community. Happening this Monday at 12 Noon- join us! It's not too late to support our Citation event. Visit www.nfjcwny.org to show your support for our honorees and the NFJC.

...and a great Saturday too! Thanks to the generous support of our Citation Sponsors, we're able to offer this to even more in the community. Happening this Monday at 12 Noon- join us! It's not too late to support our Citation event. Visit www.nfjcwny.org to show your support for our honorees and the NFJC.

What a great day at NFJC, thanks to an anonymous donor, we were able to set up a mini learning lab in the NFJC AND share...
09/18/2021

What a great day at NFJC, thanks to an anonymous donor, we were able to set up a mini learning lab in the NFJC AND share some technology with the Stop The Violence Coalition! Happy Friday everyone! StopTheViolenceCoalition

Happening Wednesday...
09/15/2021
Truth to Table: Disability Awareness

Happening Wednesday...

Greetings, All too often the disability community is left out of inclusion movements. Together, we can change that. On Wednesday, September 15th at 2...

Instead of this_____, try saying that______.Read on to learn more:Thanks to our friends and community partners Public He...
09/03/2021
CDC’s Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication

Instead of this_____, try saying that______.Read on to learn more:
Thanks to our friends and community partners Public Health and Health Professions - University at Buffalo for sharing!

CDC’s Health Equity Guiding Principles for Inclusive Communication emphasize the importance of addressing all people inclusively and respectfully.

“Race shouldn’t just be taught at home with families. It should be taught in school because we come to school to learn a...
09/03/2021
Here’s what Black students have to say about 'critical race theory' bans

“Race shouldn’t just be taught at home with families. It should be taught in school because we come to school to learn and learning about yourself is a part of the school experience..."

Black students across the country have a lot to say about policy changes that would bar educators from teaching about racism in schools.

Rescheduled date happening tomorrow!
08/27/2021

Rescheduled date happening tomorrow!

Rescheduled date happening tomorrow!

There's even a version for younger ones...
08/26/2021
Kool & The Gang - Pursuit Of Happiness (Rap Version)

There's even a version for younger ones...

Animation Director: Patrick SmithProduced and Directed by Mama Googa "Pursuit of Happiness (Rap Version)"Kool & The Gang featuring Balawa Muhammad, Walt Ande...

What a great message of Peace, Inclusion, and Building Community! (and we have a great Buffalo connection too :) ) City ...
08/26/2021
Kool & The Gang - Pursuit Of Happiness

What a great message of Peace, Inclusion, and Building Community! (and we have a great Buffalo connection too :) ) City Honors School

Music video by Kool & The Gang performing Pursuit Of Happiness. (P) 2021 KTFA Entertainment Inc.http://vevo.ly/VBp9YJ

Thank you to our Community Partners Buffalo Jewish Community Relations Council for sharing theses resources.
08/25/2021

Thank you to our Community Partners Buffalo Jewish Community Relations Council for sharing theses resources.

Thank you to our Community Partners Buffalo Jewish Community Relations Council for sharing theses resources.

08/24/2021

Looking forward to celebrating our honorees on Oct. 15th!

https://twitter.com/learnforjustice/status/1429581655858192393GLSEN  "have developed guides and webinars for students, e...
08/23/2021
GLSEN Back to School 2021

https://twitter.com/learnforjustice/status/1429581655858192393
GLSEN "have developed guides and webinars for students, educators and caregivers. Whether you are an LGBTQ student or an adult hoping to enrich their school experience, consider these resources."
https://glsen.org/back-to-school-2021

Returning to school—whether it’s in-person, virtual, or a mix of both—means navigating new opportunities and challenges. This upcoming school year, GLSEN’s work to create safe, affirming, and inclusive schools for LGBTQ+ youth continues to be critical as we all return to the classroom.

Thank you Buffalo Jewish Community Relations Council for sharing this important information as our kids begin the new sc...
08/23/2021

Thank you Buffalo Jewish Community Relations Council for sharing this important information as our kids begin the new school year!

Please share this important virtual meeting for Multilingual Families about Back to School Information Sessions. Date: Tuesday August 24 at 5:30 p.m. NFJC WNY, International Institute of Buffalo, Jewish Family Services of Western New York

Congratulations to NFJC WNY President Rene Petties-Jones for being recognized by Buffalo Business First as a Power 200 W...
08/13/2021

Congratulations to NFJC WNY President Rene Petties-Jones for being recognized by Buffalo Business First as a Power 200 Women for 2021. She joins a great list of women who are dedicated to making WNY a better place for all- we're so proud she's leading the efforts for NFJC!

Congratulations to NFJC WNY President Rene Petties-Jones for being recognized by Buffalo Business First as a Power 200 Women for 2021. She joins a great list of women who are dedicated to making WNY a better place for all- we're so proud she's leading the efforts for NFJC!

A wonderful community event shared by our friends and partners happening next Sunday!
08/09/2021

A wonderful community event shared by our friends and partners happening next Sunday!

A wonderful community event shared by our friends and partners happening next Sunday!

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/30/opinion/politics/racism-discrimination-employment-work.html?smid=url-share"I want to ...
08/07/2021
Opinion | What Should I Do With My White Privilege at Work?

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/30/opinion/politics/racism-discrimination-employment-work.html?smid=url-share
"I want to remind you that you are definitely not the only person looking around after last year’s big summer of “racial reckoning” and asking whether anything has actually changed, aside from a training or public statement here and there."

My employer paid lip service to equality. Then it promoted me while displacing several highly qualified and experienced Black women. What should I do?

Numbers don't lie: "Diverse companies are 70% more likely to capture new markets. Diverse companies are 87% better at ma...
08/04/2021
Diversity and Inclusion Best Practices for Your Workforce

Numbers don't lie:

"Diverse companies are 70% more likely to capture new markets.

Diverse companies are 87% better at making decisions due to bringing a diverse perspective and skill sets to the table.

Inclusive teams are nearly two times more innovative because they collaborate better with one another.

Companies with a highly inclusive culture have almost three times more cash flow per employee because employees are more engaged and take better care of customers."

Diversity IS good for business and communities- check in with the NFJC for more info...

Is your organization doing enough?

Thank you NFJC WNY Board member Gretchen Geitter and the welcoming hosts Buffalo Bills for having our NFJC team a part o...
08/02/2021

Thank you NFJC WNY Board member Gretchen Geitter and the welcoming hosts Buffalo Bills for having our NFJC team a part of your practice session today. What a great opportunity and a beautiful day! Your leadership truly helps WNY build community! Go Bills!

Thanks for increasing doctor's access for our youth in the community Say Yes Buffalo !!
07/31/2021

Thanks for increasing doctor's access for our youth in the community Say Yes Buffalo !!

Is your child in need of a physical before school starts? Hit us up!

"...brands providing the correct tools for people with a range of disabilities and leveraging the might of marketing to ...
07/26/2021
How marketers are speaking to people with disabilities like never before

"...brands providing the correct tools for people with a range of disabilities and leveraging the might of marketing to spread the word."

Here’s a positive and powerful post-lockdown trend: brands providing the correct tools for people with a range of disabilities and leveraging the might of marketing to spread the word. Hallmark Cards, AccessiBe and Understood.org have all embraced the ’by and for’ mentality of debuting new pro...

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360 Delaware Ave Ste 106
Buffalo, NY
14202

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(716) 853-9596

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NFJC President: Lana Benatovich- [email protected]

First Time Last Time Program: Award winning youth service program that serves as an alternative to incarceration for 16—21 year old first time offenders. First Time/Last Time provides counseling, guidance, and appropriate referrals to its participants to help prevent future involvement in the Criminal Justice System.

Contact: Susan Croglio (Director) [email protected]


Youth Programs: USSA, The “community build: Institute for Inclusion”, Sheriff / Youth Live-in Camp and more:

Contact: Marc Rummenie (Director) [email protected]

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7pm-8:15pm Fighting for Our Vote - Virtual Webinar with SANYS, NAACP, and the League of Women Voters Explore the progress that our country and our state have made towards full citizenship for all. Panelists include BJ Stasio, SANYS President, Jennifer Wilson, Deputy Director of the League of Women Voters NYS, and L. Nathan Hare, Director Community Action Organization of WNY. To register for the Webinar, click here: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z0muKXHwRTe3gbDktek
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!!❤️🌎🇺🇸🗽🌈☮