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!

03/18/2021

The 2021 NFJC Re-Envisioned Community Heroes Awards will recognize individuals (adult or youth), corporations and institutions in Western New York that have made an impact on our community during these challenging times. This year's Community Heroes will be selected based upon the impact they have had on Western New York in the face of those challenges, including the pandemic, recent civil unrest, and continuing social and economic disparities, as well as how their contributions reflect the mission of the National Federation for Just Communities of WNY of building bridges.

03/18/2021

Thank you Martha Malkiewicz for honoring our Community Heroes! Looking forward to the show this Friday and Saturday- www.nfjcwny.org

Excellent community resource and informational toolkit
03/09/2021
Unite by Night

Excellent community resource and informational toolkit

Sharing this info and these resources from our friends at the NFJC WNY for Black communities, Hispanic communities, Faith communities, as well as Public Health toolkits and more.

Black Church COVID-19 Toolkit: https://faithcommunityvaccinetoolkit.org/black-faith-community

Partnering with the Ad Council and COVID Collaborative on their COVID-19 Vaccine Education Initiative is the official launch of the Black Faith Community Toolkit. Here you will find answers to frequently asked questions, Bible and Sermon guides, shareable social media graphics and other downloadable resources for your congregants or networks. You can also find a guide on how to host your own virtual education event on COVID-19 vaccine education for your congregation or members.

Way to go NFJC WNY  youth! Thanks 7 Eyewitness News WKBW  for amplifying their voices!
03/09/2021

Way to go NFJC WNY youth! Thanks 7 Eyewitness News WKBW for amplifying their voices!

Looking forward to the conversation this evening!
03/08/2021
7 Eyewitness News WKBW

Looking forward to the conversation this evening!

We hope you'll join us on 7ABC at 7pm for this important conversation, followed by a panel discussion on 7Plus with members of the NFJC WNY

Shared by our friends Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties Inc.
03/05/2021

Shared by our friends Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties Inc.

An educational and inspirational exhibit to visit right here in WNY...
03/05/2021
The Black Doll Exhibit

An educational and inspirational exhibit to visit right here in WNY...

Saturday, March 6, 2021 Monday, March 8, 2021 Tuesday, March 9, 2021 Wednesday, March 10, 2021 Thursday, March 11, 2021 Friday, March 12, 2021 Saturday, March 13, 2021

Happening Sat. March 6th- National Deaf Youth Day...
03/05/2021

Happening Sat. March 6th- National Deaf Youth Day...

Important conversation to have and hear...
03/05/2021

Important conversation to have and hear...

From our friends at the NFJC WNY: You are invited to a critical national conversation.

Tuesday, March 9 at 7pm ET/6pm CT/4pm PT for an important call with Bishop T.D. Jakes, award-winning gospel artist Tamela Mann, Dr. Marcella Nunez-Smith, chair of the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force, Dr. Carlos del Rio of the Emory School of Medicine, key national faith leaders, and others guests from around the country to discuss the COVID-19 Vaccines and what YOU need to know..

RSVP today! bit.ly/faithandvaccines.

What: Conversation with Faith Leaders and Medical Experts about the COVID-19 Vaccines
When: Tuesday, March 9, 2021 at 7pm ET/6pm CT/4pm PT
RSVP at bit.ly/faithandvaccines

You don't want to miss this conversation powered by the Ad Council, Black Coalition Against COVID-19, BlackDoctor.org, Choose Healthy Life, and Values Partnerships.

Get vaccine answers and RSVP for Tuesday's conversation.

03/02/2021
Poster contest promotion

The Countdown is on to vote for your favorite Poster Artist- just 6 more days till the contest closes!

Visit www.nfjcwny.org to cast your vote for your favorite Poster Artist!

Remembering their voices silenced way too soon...
02/26/2021
Ibram X. Kendi on Twitter

Remembering their voices silenced way too soon...

“Today Elijah McClain would have turned 25 years old. In August 2019, police officers in Aurora, Colorado, approached Elijah as he walked home from a convenience store. A 911 caller framed him as a "suspicious person." Like Trayvon, like so many, Elijah never made it home.”

Understanding the numbers...
02/24/2021
Racial Justice Concerns Persist Months After Floyd's Death

Understanding the numbers...

Americans' belief that race relations is the top problem facing the country remains higher at the start of 2021 than it was before George Floyd's death and the subsequent protests that galvanized a racial justice movement.

Buffalo Jewish Community Relations Council
02/23/2021
Buffalo Jewish Community Relations Council

Buffalo Jewish Community Relations Council

Do you live in these zip codes and are vaccine eligible? 14201,14204,14208,14209,14211,14212,14213,14214,14215 and 14222. Starting Wed Feb 23 at 8 am, you can make an appointment at the new mass vaccination site on East Delavan Ave, Delavan-Grider Community Center 877 E. Delavan Ave. Go here: or call (833) 697-4829. Please Share. NFJC WNY, NAACP Buffalo Branch Group, Network of Religious Communities, George Nicholas.

02/23/2021
Poster program promo

https://youtu.be/jBEj3Ji2HPU
Kids, Parents, Teachers, Administrators- join us tomorrow for our first ever Poster Program!

Visit bit.ly/HeroesRead21 to join in on the Poster Arts Program on Tues. Feb. 23rd at 11:00 AM!

Shared by our friends at  Niagara University
02/23/2021

Shared by our friends at Niagara University

“Audiences today actively seek out programs that highlight people who resemble them and experiences that reflect their o...
02/22/2021
Nielsen Launches New Tool to Measure Diversity on TV

“Audiences today actively seek out programs that highlight people who resemble them and experiences that reflect their own,”

Gracenote Inclusion Analytics will provide proprietary metrics, including an identity group’s share of screentime relative to their real-life population numbers.

Thanks WGRZ - Channel 2, Buffalo for the shout out!  Scott Levin it was great to chat with you!
02/19/2021
Get 2 Know Rene Petties Jones

Thanks WGRZ - Channel 2, Buffalo for the shout out! Scott Levin it was great to chat with you!

She grew up in North Buffalo and even attended City Honors. Now she heads up the National Federation for Just Communities of WNY, an organization dedicated ...

Thank you SheCan for allowing me to share my thoughts with all of you..
02/18/2021

Thank you SheCan for allowing me to share my thoughts with all of you..

Just wanted to share some terrific advice from this month's Woman of the Month: Rene Petties-Jones. We are so fortunate to have Rene in our SheCAN! community and in Western New York.

Be sure to read all the words, it's a message we need to all hear...#GoogleDoodle
02/18/2021
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Be sure to read all the words, it's a message we need to all hear...
#GoogleDoodle

https://www.eventbrite.com/c/black-history-month-virtual-events-cwyhygw/?_hsenc=p2ANqtz-8n1LK9Ruy5bIhg_yJnENiC9dAY_oVD6-...
02/10/2021
Black History Month: Virtual Events That Celebrate and Honor Black Culture | Eventbrite

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Black History Moment... Here are some great online resources to educational and conversation opportunities.

In this curated collection, Eventbrite is putting a spotlight on virtual events that will not only teach you about Black history, but will showcase Black excellence in its many forms: food, film, comedy, music, literature, and more.

Thank you NFJC Board members for sharing these community initiatives- check them out!
02/09/2021

Thank you NFJC Board members for sharing these community initiatives- check them out!

Thank you for the shout out and looking forward to our collaborative work together with NFJC!
02/08/2021

Thank you for the shout out and looking forward to our collaborative work together with NFJC!

The Diverse-Is-She Team, on behalf of SheCAN! is so pleased to recognize Rene Petties-Jones as a woman who embodies and represents the beauty and spirit of diversity in the Western New York community as a “Spotlight Woman of the Month” in celebration of February for Black History Month.

Our WNY student artists have created some fantastic art for our upcoming Community Heroes Awards. Due to overwhelming re...
02/06/2021
Heroes Poster Contest

Our WNY student artists have created some fantastic art for our upcoming Community Heroes Awards. Due to overwhelming response, we are asking YOU to help us pick a winner(s) Visit https://woobox.com/cwuatk to vote for YOUR favorite. The winning artist(s) will receive a special prize! Voting is open until March 8th.

The more we know... as part of Black History Month, education is key and what better way to start than someone with ties...
02/04/2021
Shirley Chisholm: We Must Reject Stereotypes -

The more we know... as part of Black History Month, education is key and what better way to start than someone with ties to our region.
And to quote "In the end, anti-black, anti-female, and all forms of discrimination are equivalent to the same thing – anti-humanism."
Words we should live by today.

As a kid growing up in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn, I remember the days when Congresswoman Shirley Chisholm would visit the district.

an evening of reflection...
01/28/2021

an evening of reflection...

"Have you taken a close look at the photos that you use...."?? You can best believe others have...
01/27/2021
How to bring more diversity and inclusion to your PowerPoint deck - PR Daily

"Have you taken a close look at the photos that you use...."?? You can best believe others have...

A failure to find photos that represent the diversity of your community risks losing your audience. Here’s how to find better images. Have you taken a close look at the photos that you use for your PowerPoint presentation slides? You can bet your audience has. What do they see? Do many of the face...

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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!!❤️🌎🇺🇸🗽🌈☮