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!

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06/27/2021

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A great resource for our community...
06/25/2021

A great resource for our community...

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“How do we create more anti-racist schools? That’s the question we've been looking at....to bring about policy changes a...
06/24/2021
Three Strategies for Advancing Antiracist Practices - MindShift

“How do we create more anti-racist schools? That’s the question we've been looking at....to bring about policy changes and create positive outcomes for students."

For educators looking to root their curricula in antiracism, these three teachers from Joe Truss' Dismantling White Supremacy in Schools Conference share learning journeys, reflections, and lesson plans from their classrooms.

"Diversity and inclusion are much more than two buzzwords. They hold the key to the creativity that the post-pandemic wo...
06/24/2021
Diversity is a catalyst for innovation

"Diversity and inclusion are much more than two buzzwords. They hold the key to the creativity that the post-pandemic world needs to collectively prosper."

Diversity and inclusion are much more than two buzzwords. They hold the key to the creativity that the post-pandemic world needs to collectively prosper.

06/23/2021

Shared by our friends and partners happening this weekend:

Taste of the African Diaspora
Sunday, June 27th - Noon - 2pm
Cosponsored by the Bishop Holly Chapter of the Union of Black Episcopalians, The Buffalo Peacemakers & St. Paul's Episcopal Church
4 Cathedral Park, Buffalo, NY 14202
Rain or Shine

African, Caribbean & African American soul food, music & fellowship.
A chance to gather after a long time apart...

For information, contact Gabrie'l - [email protected]

Understanding and knowing the facts..."revealed more than three-quarters of offenders of anti-Asian hate crimes and inci...
06/22/2021
Viral images show people of color as anti-Asian perpetrators. That misses the big picture.

Understanding and knowing the facts..."revealed more than three-quarters of offenders of anti-Asian hate crimes and incidents, from both before and during the pandemic, have been white, contrary to many of the images circulating online."
Let's avoid perpetuating any stereotypes..."such dangerous misconceptions about who perpetrates anti-Asian hate incidents can have "long-term consequences for racial solidarity."

A new analysis reveals misconceptions about perpetrators, victims, and the general environment around anti-Asian hate incidents. These can have "long-term consequences for racial solidarity," researcher Janelle Wong said.

Calling all aspiring youth performers!  Shared by our friends and partners Shea's Performing Arts Center
06/22/2021

Calling all aspiring youth performers! Shared by our friends and partners Shea's Performing Arts Center

Calling all aspiring youth performers! Shared by our friends and partners Shea's Performing Arts Center

06/19/2021

Shout out to Greater Buffalo United Accountable Healthcare Network for the Pop-up Vaccination Clinic and to the African American Cultural Centerfor getting us moving!

What a great afternoon with our community and friends Buffalo Collegiate Mayor Byron W. Brown Eva Doyle Evans Bank Roswe...
06/19/2021

What a great afternoon with our community and friends Buffalo Collegiate Mayor Byron W. Brown Eva Doyle Evans Bank Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center The Buffalo Urban League celebrating Juneteenth!

https://youtu.be/3ntwTslAYXwIn preparation for the upcoming Juneteenth Holiday, the NFJC has pulled a great video we sho...
06/17/2021
Juneteenth clip 2021

https://youtu.be/3ntwTslAYXw
In preparation for the upcoming Juneteenth Holiday, the NFJC has pulled a great video we shot last year talking about the meaning of the celebration. Fast forward one year and it is now a State AND Federal Holiday!

Juneteenth Celebration 2021

Looking forward to seeing many of our friends and community partners!
06/17/2021

Looking forward to seeing many of our friends and community partners!

Looking forward to seeing many of our friends and community partners!

A resource for looking at best practices for social media posts using a DEI lens..
06/16/2021
Best Practices for Inclusive Social Media - Ragan Communications

A resource for looking at best practices for social media posts using a DEI lens..

Best Practices for Inclusive Social Media Ensure social posts align with diversity, equity and inclusion principles Creating social media content that’s sensitive to diversity, equity and inclusion is more than posting images with a mix of racial and gender identities. There are subtleties in how ...

"Actionable" ways to recognize Juneteenth...
06/16/2021
How companies can celebrate Juneteenth

"Actionable" ways to recognize Juneteenth...

D&I consultant Akilah Cadet offered actionable ways to celebrate the holiday, including internal and external messaging and programming ideas.

Looking forward to seeing our friends and partners Buffalo Collegiate and the community on June 18th!
06/12/2021

Looking forward to seeing our friends and partners Buffalo Collegiate and the community on June 18th!

Looking forward to seeing our friends and partners Buffalo Collegiate and the community on June 18th!

Shared by our friends and partners...
06/12/2021

Shared by our friends and partners...

Keeping our community safe...
06/10/2021

Keeping our community safe...

Keeping our community safe...

A community event to join in...
06/10/2021

A community event to join in...

A community event to join in...

06/04/2021
Great program shared by our friends and partners:On June 6th at 3pm, Nekanehsakt: Friends of Ekwehewe is sponsoring a vi...
05/28/2021

Great program shared by our friends and partners:
On June 6th at 3pm, Nekanehsakt: Friends of Ekwehewe is sponsoring a virtual presentation of Witness to Injustice. Witness to Injustice is a unique interactive presentation and teaching tool that helps participants deepen their understanding about the European colonization of Turtle Island and the denial of Indigenous peoples’ nationhood throughout U.S. history up to the present time. Using participatory education to explore the shared history that non-Native people rarely learn in school or other settings, Witness to Injustice aims to foster truth, understanding, and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the part of the world now known as the United States; with a focus on the territory stewarded by the Onondowaga People and other Haundenosaunee peoples.
Fee: $15- Your fee will be used to support the facilitation of this exercise.
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpf-uopzkiG9dqNWcGGsvS0Fq_MVnybr15

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

Great program shared by our friends and partners:
On June 6th at 3pm, Nekanehsakt: Friends of Ekwehewe is sponsoring a virtual presentation of Witness to Injustice. Witness to Injustice is a unique interactive presentation and teaching tool that helps participants deepen their understanding about the European colonization of Turtle Island and the denial of Indigenous peoples’ nationhood throughout U.S. history up to the present time. Using participatory education to explore the shared history that non-Native people rarely learn in school or other settings, Witness to Injustice aims to foster truth, understanding, and respect between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the part of the world now known as the United States; with a focus on the territory stewarded by the Onondowaga People and other Haundenosaunee peoples.
Fee: $15- Your fee will be used to support the facilitation of this exercise.
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIpf-uopzkiG9dqNWcGGsvS0Fq_MVnybr15

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

Supporting and inspiring our next generational leaders...
05/27/2021

Supporting and inspiring our next generational leaders...

Supporting and inspiring our next generational leaders...

“As soon as I realize that somebody has a different point of view, I acknowledge my own shortcomings…. It invites the ot...
05/26/2021
Want to Become a Better Leader? Question Your Assumptions - [email protected]

“As soon as I realize that somebody has a different point of view, I acknowledge my own shortcomings…. It invites the other person to commit to openness, too.”

Wharton’s Adam Grant and Dean Erika James share five ways executives can rethink their assumptions about what it means to be a good business leader.

“Ally” is a popular word in the workplace these days...you shouldn’t approach allyship as a one-size-fits-all endeavor."...
05/25/2021
6 Ways to Be an Active Ally to Black Women at Work

“Ally” is a popular word in the workplace these days...you shouldn’t approach allyship as a one-size-fits-all endeavor."
"There is overwhelming evidence that one group in particular has it harder in the workplace: Black women." read on...

First, recognize that allyship isn’t a one-size-fits-all endeavor.

https://twitter.com/michaelharriot/status/1396955765643096064"Remember all that solidarity for racial equity when everyb...
05/25/2021
Michael Harriot on Twitter

https://twitter.com/michaelharriot/status/1396955765643096064
"Remember all that solidarity for racial equity when everybody got “woke” last summer?

Remember when all those companies pledged millions in support for social justice?

They don’t either."

“Remember all that solidarity for racial equity when everybody got “woke” last summer? Remember when all those companies pledged millions in support for social justice? They don’t either. https://t.co/EUE7vACSAF”

05/24/2021

Join us this Tuesday as we honor the life of #GeorgeFloyd

“Even though there is a correlation between ethnicity and [diversity], heritage and traditions such as language, race, e...
05/22/2021
Multicultural audiences feel underrepresented in media

“Even though there is a correlation between ethnicity and [diversity], heritage and traditions such as language, race, ethnicity and nationality are just as important in defining identity..."
“People want to see representation, and not just a tick of a box, but authentic representation of culture and diverse talent,”...

A study by NBCUniversal, Magna and Identity shows audiences demand more intersectional representation.. From Campaign US

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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!!❤️🌎🇺🇸🗽🌈☮