Justice, Solidarity, Nonviolence, & Love

Weekly Update, August 17, 2016

Click here to view the WNY Peace Center Weekly Update in its new format! WNYPC WU August 17 2016

WNYPC WU August 17 2016

In this week’s edition:

Mark your calendar: Annual Peace – Justice – Nonviolence Festival on Sun., Sept. 11, 2016.

Sign the Petition! Tell our Congress to block $1.15 B in weapons for Saudi Arabia.

Tell President Obama: We support a U.S. no-first-use policy for nuclear weapons.

Tell Wendy’s we stand in solidarity with farm workers! Sign the petition.

… AND MORE!

Weekly Update – August 9, 2016

WNY Peace Center Weekly Update – August 9, 2016 Contact: 716-332-3904

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Dear Friends and Members,
Take action!
Stand in Solidarity with Prisoners! Support the SAFE Parole Act. See Prisoners’ Rights Taskforce just below.
Peace!

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Prisoners’ Rights Taskforce
The Prisoners’ Rights Taskforce and other organizations are going to gather in support of the SAFE Parole Act and in memory of the recent death of John MacKenzie. Mr. MacKenzie was imprisoned for 41 years. A model prisoner, he took his own life when he was denied parole. Senator Tim Kennedy, a supporter of the SAFE Parole Act, may be there to speak.Wednesday August 10, 4pm. NYS Division of Parole, 465 Main St., Buffalo.

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Racial Justice Taskforce
Community Speak Out on Ethical Peace Officers
Training and culture can be changed, who is hired and how breaches are handled must be changed too. This is the third in a series,

Stand with Farm Workers: Boycott Wendy’s!

Stand in Solidarity with Farm Workers: Boycott Wendy’s!
Farm workers are among the most abused and exploited workers in the United States. For 23 years the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW), has marched, picketed, and fasted for justice for farm workers in Florida.
Their efforts have convinced many corporations to join the Fair Food Program, a partnership that has eliminated modern-day slavery and sexual violence in the Florida tomato fields, improved farmworker wages for the first time in decades, and guaranteed basic protections for workers.
Most of the major fast-food chains now participate in the FFP including McDonalds,