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THE WESTERN NEW YORK PEACE CENTER'S
ALLIED ORGANIZATIONS / OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE
WEEKLY UPDATE
March 6 to 12, 2015
A Compilation of News and Upcoming Events of Interest to the Local Progressive Community
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SAVE THE DATE: SUNDAY, AUGUST 23
“Cruise For Peace Aboard The Miss Buffalo II”
Sunday, August 23, 2015
Boarding Time: 6:00 p.m. / Cruise: 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.
Dock Location: Entrance of Erie Basin Marina
79 Marine Drive
Buffalo NY 14202-4225
Think August! The WNY Peace Center cordially invites you to join us on a fun-filled fundraising cruise aboard the Miss Buffalo II! Enjoy
the view of the Buffalo skyline, a beautiful summer sunset, and fresh summer breezes! Live entertainment, cash bar.
All the proceeds from this fundraiser will be Dedicated Funds for the Peace Center’s technology and office needs.
Admission is $35. Space is LIMITED (185 spots total).
TO RESERVE AND PURCHASE TICKETS:
Email for more information: Cruise4Peace@wnypeace.org
Purchase via PayPal by going to the WNY Peace Center Main Page: http://www.wnypeace.org/
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Peacemakers,
Please send your news and event notices to weeklynews@wnypeace.org by Thursday, March 12 to ensure their inclusion in the March 13 to
19 Weekly Updates.
Also, don't forget to read our WNY Peace Center News/Events email blast on Wednesdays!
Any comments or suggestions to help improve our weekly newsletters, and to make them more effective as a local activist resource and
community calendar are GREATLY appreciated.
Thank you for supporting this newsletter! :-)
- Jeff O'Connell

SPECIAL NOTICE: Starting on April 1 (yes, seriously, heh heh), both Weekly Updates (Wednesday and Friday) will be going through
another format change that will SIGNIFICANTLY shorten both email blasts. The text-only email version will be significantly condensed,
but the PDF version (downloadable via the Peace Center's new Scribd account: https://www.scribd.com/wny8peace8center ) will be more
detailed and complete, with the graphical layout of a “genuine” newsletter.
An ongoing project to archive past and present Weekly Updates, Peace Center newsletters, and many more historical documents in this
manner will be undertaken for 2015-2016. We hope you will find this change to be convenient AND useful! :-)
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TABLE OF CONTENTS:
I. Notable Events This Week
II. Keep The Date Open
III. Allied Organizations News & Events
IV. Other Items Of Note
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I. NOTABLE EVENTS THIS WEEK (Listed in order of date):
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1. FRIDAY, MARCH 6 TO SATURDAY, MARCH 7
“White Boy Othello”
8:00 to 11:00 p.m. (Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays)
The Subversive Theatre Collective (Manny Fried Playhouse)
Great Arrow Building (3rd Floor)
255 Great Arrow Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Directions: http://www.subversivetheatre.org/directions/index.htm
LAST WEEK!!! DON'T MISS!!!
This is not ancient history. This is not a historical curiosity. This is not an academic discussion. This is not something you read a hundred
textbooks to understand. This is here. This is now. This is in your face. This is not on the other side of the world. This is just down the
block. This is burning. This is suffocating. This is a punch in the gut. This is WHITE BOY OTHELLO.
ADMISSION: $25 General / $20 For Students, Seniors, and Subversive Theatre members. Thursday night performances are “Pay What
You Can.”
For more information, or to purchase/reserve tickets, contact us or order online at:
Phone: (716) 408-0499
Email: info@subversivetheatre.org
Online Purchase: http://www.subversivetheatre.org/buy_tickets2.htm
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2. SATURDAY, MARCH 7

“Genesee Valley Citizens For Peace (GVCP) Monthly Meeting”
1:00 p.m. (Lunch) / 1:30 p.m. (Meeting)
Omega Restaurant
4182 Lakeville Road
Geneseo, NY
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3. SATURDAY, MARCH 7
“Sun Safety – Solar Power”
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Niagara Power Project Power Vista
5777 Lewiston Road
Lewiston, NY 14092
This event is sponsored by the New York Power Authority.
For more information, contact Teresa Martinez at (716) 286-6652 or teresa.martinez@nypa.gov
Press Release: http://www.nypa.gov/Press/2015/022415a.html
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4. SUNDAY, MARCH 8
“Vicki Ross: Peaceful Conflict Resolution”
4:00 p.m. (Program) / 6:00 p.m. (Potluck)
Riverside-Salem Environmental Cottage
3449 West River Road
Grand Island, NY 14072
Join us as Vicki Ross helps us answer “Why Don't You Feel Good?” Peaceful conflict resolution and healthy communication and
cooperation, along with self-esteem and empathy building, will go a long way towards helping us feel better. And having our lives go better
– we will be happier and healthier, both as individuals and as a society.
Flyer: https://www.scribd.com/doc/257584803/Why-Don-t-You-Feel-Good
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5. MONDAY, MARCH 9
“Sierra Club (Niagara Group) Energy Committee Meeting”
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church Of Buffalo

Alliance Room (2nd Floor)
695 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY
All are welcome to join use as we work for renewable energy solutions to climate change.
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6. MONDAY MARCH 9
“Worker's World Monday Night: Roundtable Discussion In Celebration Of International Women's Day”
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
IAC-Buffalo Office
712 Main Street
Room 113-B
Buffalo, NY
March 8 is International Women's Day. It recognizes the global solidarity of working and oppressed women and hails their struggles.
Although concealed by capitalist governments, political figures and the media, this day has working-class and socialist roots. European
socialists - who were fighting for women workers' economic and political rights - founded it in 1910.
Discussion co-sponsored by IAC-Buffalo and Workers' World.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1054612627888241
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7. TUESDAY, MARCH 10
“Film Screening: 'Why We Fight, Part 1: Prelude To War' (1942)”
7:00 p.m.
El Buen Amigo
114 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Academy-Award winning director Frank Capra’s “Why We Fight” series, produced for the U. S. War Department during World War II, is
being presented at El Buen Amigo, 114 Elmwood Avenue, Buffalo, New York. The first in the seven-film series, “Prelude to War (1942),”
will be shown from 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 10th, 2015. It covers the differences between democracy and fascism, Imperial Japan’s
aggression in Manchuria, and Fascist Italy’s assault on Ethiopia, which presented challenges to global peace the League of Nations was
unable to respond to. Walter Huston, who played the role of U. S. Ambassador Joseph Davies in “Mission To Moscow,” previously shown
at El Buen Amigo, narrates Capra’s “Prelude to War.”
“Fraud, Famine, & Fascism: The Ukrainian Genocide Myth From Hitler To Harvard,” (2011, [1987]), by Douglas Tottle, a Canadian tradeunionist, labor journalist, and labor historian, will be available, among other books on political subjects.
Sponsored by the Buffalo branch of U.S. Friends Of Soviet People (http://usfriendsofthesovietpeople.org/).
An educational and cultural exchange organization.

Film Websites:
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prelude_to_War
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035209/
“Why We Fight” Series Wikipedia Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why_We_Fight
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8. TUESDAY, MARCH 10
“Alan Lockwood: 'Effects Of Climate Change On Public Health' ”
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Amherst Community Church
77 Washington Highway
Snyder, NY
Alan Lockwood is a retired MD and UB Professor Emeritus in the Neurology Department. In addition to over 200 scientific publications
including on environmental toxins, Alan authored a book about the health effects of the coal industry titled “The Silent Epidemic: Coal and
Hidden Threat to Health”. Recognized as an expert in his field, Alan has testified before Congress on the public health impacts of fossil fuel
emissions.
The program will be preceded by the NFC-ADK General Meeting Education Workshop (6:30 p.m.), and Happy Half-Hour (7:00 to 7:30
p.m.). The event is free and open to the public. NOTE: Please park in rear and enter through back door.
Hosted by the Niagara Frontier Chapter of Adirondack Mountain Club (http://adk-nfc.org/).
For more information, scroll down to the “Re-Energize Buffalo” section below.
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9. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
“Tim Shannon”
5:30 p.m.
The Filling Station @ Larkvinville
745 Larkin Square
Buffalo, NY 14210
The Larkin Square Author Series, in conjunction with Talking Leaves Books, hosts Tim Shannon, local author of “Da's Shillelagh” and
“Da's Legacy,” historical fictions about Buffalo Irish.
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10. THURSDAY, MARCH 12
“Indigenous Women's Initiatives (IWI) Talking Circle”
12:00 to 3:00 p.m.

Network of Religious Communities
1272 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
Please bring an organic snack to share at noon and the Circle will open at 12:30 p.m. Parking and entrance in the rear of the building. Come
on out to join us!
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II. KEEP THE DATE OPEN (Events are listed in order of date):
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1. TUESDAY, MARCH 17
“St. Paddy's Green Drinks Friendraiser”
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Filling Station @ Larkvinville
745 Larkin Square
Buffalo, NY 14210
Spring is right around the corner and there is so much going on in Buffalo related to green business, it's going to be a roaring St. Patrick's
Day Green Drinks coming up. Open to the Public, with a suggested $5 contribution. Snacks will be served, and a Cash Bar will be present.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/955293321149107/
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2. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
“Film Screening: 'Conditions & Terms May Apply' ”
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Burning Books
420 Connecticut Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
Among the film's praises from various reviewers: “A much-needed wake-up call.” “Truly scary.” “Eye-opening.” “Riveting.” “Deeply
insightful.” “Mandatory viewing.” “A must-see.” “One of the most important films made in years.”
Presented by the Buffalo Committee Against State Repression.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1613428148880083/
Event Poster: http://tinyurl.com/ovwureo
For Film Websites, scroll down to the “Burning Books” section.
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3. TUESDAY, MARCH 24
“Festival Of Faiths”
7:00 p.m.
Congregation Shir Shalom
4660 Sheridan Drive
Williamsville, NY
An opportunity to learn about your neighbor’s religious tradition. At least 8 different religious traditions will be represented at the event.
Sponsored by the Network Of Religious Communities.
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4. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
“Kazi Toure & The United Freedom Front”
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Burning Books
420 Connecticut Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
Kazi Toure was imprisoned for his role in 20 bombings combating Apartheid in South Africa and US Imperialism in Central America. The
United Freedom Front has been considered " undoubtedly the most successful of the leftist [guerrilla groups] of the 1970s and '80s and
struck powerful blows to South African Airways, Mobil, IBM, Union Carbide, & various courthouses and US Military targets.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555008704777815/
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5. THURSDAY, MARCH 26
“Protecting Our Public Schools By Circling Bennett High”
4:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Bennett High School (P.S. 200)
2885 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
For more information, check the Facebook Event Page at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1542548426012208/
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6. THURSDAY, MARCH 26
“Screening: 'Reel Injun' (2009)”
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Burning Books

420 Connecticut St.
Buffalo, NY 14213
“Reel Injun" is an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a
century of cinema. A discussion will follow the film.
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V. ALLIED ORGANIZATIONS NEWS AND EVENTS
Association For India's Development (AID)-Buffalo (AB)
Buffalo Adjunct Movement (BAM)
Buffalo Barn Raisers (BBR)
Buffalo Save The Kids (BSTK)
Burning Books (BB)
Citizens For Regional Transit (CFRT)
Citizen Action (CA)
Clean Air Coalition Of WNY (CACWNY)
Coalition For Economic Justice (CEJ)
Food Not Bombs (FNB)
Gas Free Seneca (GFS)
Genesee Valley Citizens For Peace (GVCP)
Ignite The Youth / Tribe X / Black Souljahz
Indigenous Women's Initiatives (IWI)
International Action Center Buffalo (IAC)
Nekanęhsakt: Friends of Ękwehęwę (NFOE)
Network Of Religious Communities (NRC)
Partnership For The Public Good (PPG)
Peace Action NYS (PA)
Peace Education Fund (PEF)
Prisoners Are People, Too, Inc. (PAPT)
Re-Energize Buffalo (REB)
Riverside-Salem Environmental Cottage (RS)
Sierra Club-Niagara (SC)
Subversive Theatre (ST)
Syracuse Peace Council (SPC)
Talking Leaves Books (TL)
VOICE-Buffalo (VB)
We Are Seneca Lake (WASL)
WNY Muslims (WNYM)
Women In Black (WIB)
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ASSOCIATION FOR INDIA’S DEVELOPMENT (AID)-BUFFALO (AB)
More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256497899/Association-for-India-s-Development-Buffalo-Chapter
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Main Website: https://sites.google.com/site/aidbuffalochapter/home
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Buffalo.AID
Twitter: https://twitter.com/AID_BUFFALO
AID Worldwide: http://www.aidindia.org/main/
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BUFFALO ADJUNCT MOVEMENT (BAM!)
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ARTICLES FROM THE NATIONAL ADJUNCT WALKOUT DAY ACTION AT THE UNIVERSITY AT BUFFALO ON
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 25:
“UB Adjunct Professors 'Walkout' In Wage Protest (YNN Buffalo: February 25, 2015)
http://www.twcnews.com/nys/buffalo/news/2015/02/25/ub-adjunct-professors-protest.html
“UB Professors Participate In National Adjunct Walkout Day” (UB Spectrum: February 26, 2015)
http://www.ubspectrum.com/article/2015/02/ub-professors-participate-in-national-adjunct-walkout-day
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ARTICLE: “On National Adjunct Walkout Day, Professors Call Out Poverty-Level Wages & Poor Working Conditions” (Democracy
Now!: February 25, 2015)
http://www.democracynow.org/2015/2/25/on_national_adjunct_walkout_day_professors
“Adjuncts Deem National Walkout Day A Success” (Inside Higher Ed: February 26, 2015)
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2015/02/26/adjuncts-deem-national-walkout-day-success
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Buffalo Adjunct Movement (BAM), a coalition of adjunct professors and graduate students working in various colleges in Western New
York (including the University At Buffalo, Canisius College, Buffalo State College, D'Youville College, and many more) advocating for
fair pay and working conditions for all teachers in higher education, regardless of status.
For more info about BAM!:
Phone: (716) 725-2193
Email: buffaloadjunctmovement@gmail.com
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004142538281&fref=ts
Twitter: https://twitter.com/BuffaloAdjuncts
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BUFFALO BARN RAISERS (BBR)
More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256497901/Buffalo-Barn-Raisers-BBR
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OFFICIAL WEBSITE (featuring March 2015 Calendar Of Events): http://www.buffalobarnraisers.com/

FACEBOOK PAGE: https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloBarnRaisers/
BARN RAISER PHOTOS (2014 & Earlier): http://www.buffalobarnraisers.com/2013-and-earlier/
SUBMIT AN EVENT: http://www.buffalobarnraisers.com/event-form/
REQUEST AN EVENT: http://www.buffalobarnraisers.com/request-an-event/
CONTACT EMAIL: buffalobarnraisers@gmail.com
Links To Other Community Calendars, Activities, & Organizations (Newspapers, Non-Profits, Workshops, Etc.):
http://www.buffalobarnraisers.com/links/
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BUFFALO SAVE THE KIDS (BSTK)
More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256497902/Buffalo-Save-the-Kids-BSTK
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BSTK Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/BuffaloSTK
STK National Website: http://savethekidsgroup.org/
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BURNING BOOKS (BB)
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
“Film Screening: 'Conditions & Terms May Apply' ”
7:00 to 8:30 p.m.
Description from the film's Wikipedia page:
“ 'Terms and Conditions May Apply' is a documentary that discusses how corporations and the government utilize the information that users
provide when agreeing to browse a website, install an application or purchase goods online. Made in 2013 by Cullen Hoback, it discusses
the language used in user-service agreements on the web, how they collect information, and the usage of the information.
“It criticizes companies such as Google, Facebook and LinkedIn for having poorly worded and misguiding privacy policies/terms of service,
using language in long documents that allows them to collect user information and legally provide it to third-party users. The film aims to
warn people about the risks of clicking 'I Agree' after scrolling through pages of uninviting text.”...”
Among the film's praises from various reviewers: “A much-needed wake-up call.” “Truly scary.” “Eye-opening.” “Riveting.” “Deeply
insightful.” “Mandatory viewing.” “A must-see.” “One of the most important films made in years.”
Presented by the Buffalo Committee Against State Repression.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1613428148880083/
Event Poster: http://tinyurl.com/ovwureo

Film Websites:
Official Website: http://tacma.net/
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2084953/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Terms_and_Conditions_May_Apply
Rotten Tomatoes (86% Approval Rating!): http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/terms_and_conditions_may_apply/
Official Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzyafieRcWE
Interview with Cullen Holback on The Lip TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzyafieRcWE
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25
“Kazi Toure & The United Freedom Front”
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Kazi Toure was imprisoned for his role in 20 bombings combating Apartheid in South Africa and US Imperialism in Central America. The
United Freedom Front has been considered " undoubtedly the most successful of the leftist [guerrilla groups] of the 1970s and '80s and
struck powerful blows to South African Airways, Mobil, IBM, Union Carbide, & various courthouses and US Military targets.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1555008704777815/
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THURSDAY, MARCH 26
“Screening: 'Reel Injun' (2009)”
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Burning Books
420 Connecticut St.
Buffalo, NY 14213
“Reel Injun" is an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a
century of cinema. A discussion will follow the film.
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"U.S. Out Of My Living Room - European Tour"
We're at the very beginning stages of booking dates throughout several non-Commonwealth European countries for a US Out Of My Living
Room European tour! We're gathering together a great group of local organizers and are looking for more to get on board. If you know of
anyone in Europe, please encourage them to get in touch with us about it.
Even if you don't know anyone in Europe, you can help spread the word by "sharing" and "liking" this Facebook page:
https://www.facebook.com/lesliejamespickeringeurope/
With your help we will be bringing word of Burning Books and our fight against federal surveillance and state repression across the
Atlantic!

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"Become A Friend Of Burning Books!"
If you'd like to help ensure that the kind of crucial, radical and empowering ideas that Burning Books has fostered remain alive and kicking,
please take a moment to sign up for Friends of Burning Books at: http://burningbooksbuffalo.com/become-a-friend-of-burning-books/
Burning Books
420 Connecticut Street
Buffalo, NY 14213
Phone: (716) 881-0791
Main Website: http://www.burningbooksbuffalo.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Burning-Books/263128823706195/
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CITIZEN ACTION (CA)
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Citizen Action WNY
49 Virginia Place
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 855-1522
Fax: (716) 855-1521
Main Website: http://citizenactionny.org/category/regions/western-new-york/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CitizenActionofWesternNewYork
Brian Trzeciak (Community Organizer): btrzeciak@citizenactionny.org
Paul Perez (Community Organizer): pperez@citizenactionny.org
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CITIZENS FOR REGIONAL TRANSIT (CFRT)
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WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18 AND THURSDAY, MARCH 19
“Spring It On Fundraising Campaign”
In two weeks, Citizens for Regional Transit will be participating in the Spring It On Fundraising Campaign sponsored by the United Way of
Buffalo and Erie County. For 24 hours on March 18 and 19, donations will be accepted at a secure web site. Please plan to make a donation
so that CRT can continue our efforts to improve and expand public transportation in the Buffalo-Niagara Region.
Event Poster: http://tinyurl.com/pshe99g
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CFRT seeks to educate the public, public officials, their authorities and agencies in the Buffalo-Niagara region about the benefits of a

comprehensive transportation system including an expanded Metro Rail.
Citizens For Regional Transit
Market Arcade Building
617 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14203
Official Website: http://www.citizenstransit.org
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Citizens-for-Regional-Transit/154931124558712
Twitter: https://twitter.com/WNYTransit
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CLEAN AIR COALITION OF WESTERN NEW YORK (CACNYC)
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CLEAN AIR COALITION FEATURED IN SLATE MAGAZINE!
ARTICLE: “America’s Unfair Rules Of The Road: How Our Transportation System Discriminates Against The Most Vulnerable,” by
Corinne Ramey (Slate: February 27, 2015)
“At the easternmost edge of Lake Erie, where the lake meets the Niagara River, the Peace Bridge connects the United States and Canada.
The two-thirds-of-a-mile-long bridge is one of the busiest border crossings between the two countries, connecting Canada’s Fort Erie with
Buffalo, New York. Every day, an average of more than 15,000 vehicles, about 3,400 of which are trucks, drive over its steel girders.
“In the shadow of the bridge sits a small neighborhood called the West Side, where the asthma rate is more than four times the national
average [http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/asthmadata.htm], and residents report a host of other health issues. Advocates say the thousands of
trucks driving overhead spew harmful diesel emissions and other particulates into their community. The pollutants hover in the air, are
absorbed into buildings and houses, and find their way into the lungs of neighborhood residents, who are primarily people of color. “It’s
constant asthma problems on the West Side,” says Sharon Tell, a local resident.
“Idling trucks, with their engines running, are a regular presence on residential streets. 'You see them park on our streets now, and sleeping
overnight,' she says. 'It’s so much, and we’re right there.' Tell is one of several residents who wore an air monitor funded through an
Environmental Protection Agency grant. Her device collected more than 1.8 times [http://www.skcinc.com/prod/761-200.asp] the EPA
recommended limit of particle pollutants. Tell could only wear the monitor for eight hours during a single day—the cost of conducting the
air quality test is prohibitively expensive—but the result was deeply alarming. According to the EPA’s standards, the recommended limit on
particle pollutants should not be 'exceeded more than once per year on average over 3 years.'
“Far from addressing the community’s concerns, plans are now afoot to expand the Peace Bridge. A proposed expansion of the bridge’s onand off-ramps will further encroach into the neighborhood’s streets. Residents say their concerns about the constant truck traffic and its
deleterious health consequences are being consistently ignored. 'We have to move past the point where your zip code determines the quality
of your life,' says Virginia Golden, a Buffalo resident and activist....”
Read more at:
http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/politics/2015/02/america_s_transportation_system_discriminates_against_minorities_and_
poor.html
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More Information on CACWNY: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256497903/Clean-Air-Coalition-of-WNY-CACWNY

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The Clean Air Coalition of W.N.Y.
52 Linwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
Phone: (716) 852-3813
Fax: (716) 852-2741
Email: info@cacwny.org
Main Website: http://www.cacwny.org/
Blog: http://www.cacwny.org/press/blog-2/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Clean-Air-Coalition-of-WNY/125963472695
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COALITION FOR ECONOMIC JUSTICE (CEJ)
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Coalition For Economic Justice
237 Main Street, Suite 1200
Buffalo, NY 14203
Contact Andy Reynolds and Rev. Kirk Laubenstein at:
Phone: (716) 892-5877
Fax: (716) 852-3802
Email: info@cejbuffalo.org
Main Website: http://www.cejbuffalo.org/
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/kpb7wmh
Twitter: https://twitter.com/cejbuffalo/
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FOOD NOT BOMBS (FNB)
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Every Monday and Saturday Of The Month
1:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Lafayette Square
Buffalo, NY
Cooking occurs at the following locations:
Mondays (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.):
Unitarian-Universalist Church Of Buffalo
695 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Saturdays (10 a.m. to 1 p.m.):

Hostel Buffalo-Niagara
667 Main Street
Buffalo, NY
More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256497905/Food-Not-Bombs-FNB
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Email: BuffaloFNB@gmail.com
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/BuffaloFNB/
Twiiter: https://twitter.com/buffalofnb
Food Not Bombs websites:
http://www.foodnotbombs.net/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Food_Not_Bombs
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GAS FREE SENECA (GFS)
More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256497906/Gas-Free-Seneca-GFS
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Official Website: http://gasfreeseneca.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/GasFreeSeneca?ref=stream
Shale Shock Media YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/ShaleShock/videos
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GENESEE VALLEY CITIZENS FOR PEACE (GVCP)
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SATURDAY, MARCH 7
“GVCP Monthly Meeting”
1:00 p.m. (Lunch) / 1:30 p.m. (Meeting)
Omega Restaurant
4182 Lakeville Road
Geneseo, NY
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Genesee Valley Citizens For Peace (GVCP)
P.O. Box 363
Geneseo, NY 14554
Phone: (585) 624-3673
Website: http://www.gvcp.org/

Founded 1972: "Human Race, Not Arms Race"
GVCP is proud to be affiliated with PANYS.
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IGNITE THE YOUTH (ITY)
More information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256497907/Ignite-the-Youth-IGY
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Phone: (716) 913-2379
Email: IgniteTheYouthBUFFALO@gmail.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/YOUTH_IGNITION
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IgniteTheYouthBuffalo
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC20zxMNqveNrYLAtP2nHaKg
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INDIGENOUS WOMEN'S INITIATIVES (IWI)
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S***W ISLAND HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY RENAMED BY THE CITY OF BUFFALO!!!
On Friday, February 20, 2015, in his 10th annual State Of The City address, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown officially announced the name
change of “S****w” Island to Ga-Knee-Go-Yeh (“Unity”) Island.
Featured in the below photo (left to right) are Monty Hill (Tuscarora), Michael Kimelberg (Seneca), Agnes Williams (Seneca), Jodi Lyn
Maracle (Mohawk), SNI President Maurice John (Tonawanda Seneca Mascot Spokesperson), Alvin Parker, and Justin Schraff (Seneca) in
attendance for Change the Name.
Photo courtesy of Indigenous Women's Intiatives: http://tinyurl.com/ox4jhd9
ARTICLE: “Squaw Island To Be Renamed With Seneca Word For Unity” (WBFO-FM: February 22, 2015)
http://news.wbfo.org/post/squaw-island-be-renamed-seneca-word-unity
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THURSDAY, MARCH 12
“IWI Talking Circle”
12:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Network of Religious Communities
1272 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209

Please bring an organic snack to share at noon and the Circle will open at 12:30 p.m. Parking and entrance in the rear of the building. Come
on out to join us!
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“IWI Interviews On Crossroads”
Listen in to “Crossroads” (produced by the Network Of Religious Communities) on the fifth Sunday of the month for interviews with
Indigenous Peoples. Co-produced by IWI.
The next IWI episodes will be broadcast on March 29, May 31, August 30, and November 29.
These stations will broadcast “Crossroads” on those Sundays at these times (click links for livestreaming):
6:00 a.m.:
WBUF (92.9 FM): http://929jackfm.com/listen-live/popup/
6:30 a.m.:
WMSX (96.1 FM): http://mix96buffalo.com/listen-live/popup/
7:00 a.m.:
WBLK (93.7 FM): http://wblk.com/listen-live/popup/
WYRK (106.5 FM): http://wyrk.com/listen-live/popup/
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FRIDAY, APRIL 17
“Storytellers Conference Social”
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.
Native American Community Services of Erie and Niagara Counties Inc.
1005 Grant Street
Buffalo, New York 14207
Come join us for a night of singing, drumming, and dancing at our annual Storytellers Conference social, jointly hosted by University at
Buffalo's Native Graduate Association (NGA), SUNY Buffalo State's Native American Student Organization (NASO), and Native
American Community Services (NACS). Held in the YWCA room next to NACS. Potluck dinner, please bring a dish to pass.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/302458886631450/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
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SATURDAY, APRIL 18
“11th Annual Indigenous & American Studies Storytellers Conference”

8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
University At Buffalo
North Campus (108 O'Brian Hall)
Amherst, NY 14260
(Re)Writing Sovereignty: Visions of Change for the 21st Century.
As we enter the 11th year of the Storytellers Conference, we reflect upon how scholarship and activism has transformed within the field of
Native American Studies, especially as the current global crises encourage the recognition of multiple voices, perspectives, ideologies, and
epistemologies.
The visionary leadership of John Mohawk, Barry White, and Oren Lyons for Native American Studies at the University at Buffalo produced
an inclusive framework for interrogating how histories and knowledges intersect with current realities in the spaces of the community and
the university. We look to maintain this tradition in the coming conference and see this year’s meeting as a celebration and renewal of our
predecessors’ work and commitment to community, story, and scholarship.
This year, we welcome our main speaker Audra Simpson (Kahnawake Mohawk), one of the leading Haudenosaunee scholars of this
century. Simpson critiques the current definitions and articulations of sovereignty in order to create a pragmatic approach to decolonization
in our communities.
Our conference continues to embrace the interdisciplinary strengths of Native American Studies, Transnational Studies, and allied
scholarship while we contemplate their varied meanings. By utilizing these decolonial strategies, we are able to empower new narratives
and (re)write sovereignty in order to restore balance in our global realities.
Sponsored by the UB Native Graduate Association (https://www.facebook.com/pages/UB-Native-Graduate-Association/115746445154451?
fref=nf).
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1423760074583291/?ref_dashboard_filter=calendar
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For More Information about IWI events and activities, contact:
Agnes Williams
Indigenous Women's Initiatives
1272 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
Office Hours: Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday afternoons or by appointment
Email: info@iwinitiatives.org
Phone: (716) 332-6988
Fax: (716) 332-6998
Main Website: http://www.iwinitiatives.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/IndigenousWomensInitiatives/
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INTERNATIONAL ACTION CENTER BUFFALO (IAC)
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MONDAY MARCH 9
“Worker's World Monday Night: Roundtable Discussion In Celebration Of International Women's Day”
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
IAC-Buffalo Office
712 Main Street
Room 113-B
Buffalo, NY
March 8 is International Women's Day. It recognizes the global solidarity of working and oppressed women and hails their struggles.
Although concealed by capitalist governments, political figures and the media, this day has working-class and socialist roots. European
socialists - who were fighting for women workers' economic and political rights - founded it in 1910.
When Russian women walked out of the textile factories and onto the streets of St. Petersburg on International Women's Day a few years
later, it was earthshaking. They joined hungry women who were attacking grocery stores and bakeries to protest exorbitant food prices.
Their joint mass protest demanded "Peace, land and bread." Grabbing soldiers' rifles, they called out, "Put down your bayonets. Join us!"
Their fervor grew; soon 90,000 protesters were in the streets. Their militant actions sparked the struggle that toppled the oppressive czarist
regime, paving the way for workers' revolution.
Discussion co-sponsored by IAC-Buffalo and Workers' World.
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1054612627888241
The next Worker's World Monday Nights will happen on March 23, April 6, and April 20.
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Find us on Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/buffalo.iac?fref=ts ) or subscribe to our Western NY listserv for event notices by emailing
us at iacbuffalo@peoplesmail.net
IAC Buffalo
712 Main Street (neat Tupper Avenue)
Room 113-B
Buffalo, NY
Phone: (716) 604-9515
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NEKANęHSAKT: FRIENDS OF ĘKWEHęWę (NFOE)
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ARTICLES ON THE LANCASTER R******S CONTROVERSY AND MARCH 3RD HEARINGS
Below are various articles and videos that deal before and after with the recent hearings, held at the Lancaster School Board on March 3,
2015, regarding the offensive and racist term that currently serves as the official Lancaster High School football team name and mascot.

Apologies for including the term's full name in the article titles below, as published by the Buffalo News and WKBW-TV.
BEFORE THE HEARING:
LTE: “Offensive Mascot Doesn't Honor Native Americans” (Buffalo News: February 4, 2015)
http://buffalonews.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/letter-offensive-mascot-doesnt-honor-native-americans-20150205
“Lancaster Banner Highlights Upcoming Fight Over 'Redskin' Mascot” (Buffalo News: February 17, 2015)
http://buffalonews.com/city-region/lancaster-banner-highlights-upcoming-fight-over-redskin-mascot-20150217
OPINION: “There's No Excuse For Lancaster To Cling To Nickname” (Buffalo News: February 28, 2015)
http://buffalonews.com/columns/donn-esmonde/theres-no-excuse-for-lancaster-to-cling-to-nickname-20150228
“Lancaster Mascot Name Debate Continues This Week” (WIVB-TV: March 1, 2015)
http://wivb.com/2015/03/01/lancaster-mascot-name-debate-continues-this-week/
“Pro-Redskins Group Brings In Out-Of-Town Native Americans Who Support Redskins Mascot” (Buffalo News: March 2, 2015)
http://buffalonews.com/city-region/lancaster/pro-redskins-group-brings-in-out-of-town-native-americans-who-support-redskins-mascot20150302
THE DAY OF THE HEARING:
“Debate Over Redskins Name Heats Up With Charges, Counter-Charges” (Buffalo News: March 3, 2015)
http://buffalonews.com/city-region/lancaster/debate-over-redskins-name-heats-up-with-charges-counter-charges-20150303
“Redskins Supporters Collect 2,500 Signatures” (WKBW-TV: March 3, 2015)
http://www.wkbw.com/news/mascot-controversy-in-lancaster
“Forum On Nickname Draws Hundreds In Lancaster” (Buffalo News: March 3, 2015)
http://buffalonews.com/city-region/lancaster/forum-on-nickname-draws-hundreds-in-lancaster-20150303
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S***W ISLAND HAS BEEN OFFICIALLY RENAMED BY THE CITY OF BUFFALO!!!
On Friday, February 20, 2015, in his 10th annual State Of The City address, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown officially announced the name
change of “S****w” Island to Ga-Knee-Go-Yeh (“Unity”) Island.
Featured in the below photo (left to right) are Monty Hill (Tuscarora), Michael Kimelberg (Seneca), Agnes Williams (Seneca), Jodi Lyn
Maracle (Mohawk), SNI President Maurice John (Tonawanda Seneca Mascot Spokesperson), Alvin Parker, and Justin Schraff (Seneca) in
attendance for Change the Name.
Photo courtesy of Indigenous Women's Intiatives: http://tinyurl.com/ox4jhd9
ARTICLE: “Squaw Island To Be Renamed With Seneca Word For Unity” (WBFO-FM: February 22, 2015)
http://news.wbfo.org/post/squaw-island-be-renamed-seneca-word-unity
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TUESDAY, MARCH 17

“Nekanęhsakt: Friends of Ękwehęwę Meeting”
5:30 P.M.
Burning Books
420 Connecticut St.
Buffalo, NY 14213
All meetings happen on the 1st and 3rd Tuesdays of the month at Burning Books.
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THURSDAY, MARCH 26
“Screening: 'Reel Injun' (2009)”
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Burning Books
420 Connecticut St.
Buffalo, NY 14213
“Reel Injun" is an entertaining and insightful look at the Hollywood Indian, exploring the portrayal of North American Natives through a
century of cinema. A discussion will follow the film.
Film Websites:
Official Website: http://www.reelinjunthemovie.com/site/
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reel_Injun
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1484114/
Independent Lens (PBS): http://www.pbs.org/independentlens/reel-injun/
Official Trailer: http://tinyurl.com/ophkfyx
National Film Board Of Canada Page: http://onf-nfb.gc.ca/en/our-collection/?idfilm=56400
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SATURDAY, APRIL 11 TO THURSDAY, APRIL 16
“Nuclear Proliferation Treaty Walks”
An event walk coordinated with Indigenous Women's Initiatives (IWI) on the subject of nuclear proliferation in Cattaraugus County. More
details will be available soon.
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Nekanęhsakt: Friends Of Ękwehęwę
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/nekanehsakt
Tumblr: http://nekanehsakt.tumblr.com/
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NETWORK OF RELIGIOUS COMMUNITIES (NRC)
TUESDAY, MARCH 24
“Festival Of Faiths”
7:00 p.m.
Congregation Shir Shalom
4660 Sheridan Drive
Williamsville, NY
An opportunity to learn about your neighbor’s religious tradition. At least 8 different religious traditions will be represented at the event.
Sponsored by the Network Of Religious Communities.
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TUESDAY, MAY 12
“35th Annual Appreciation Dinner Of The Network Of Religious Communities”
6:00 p.m.
Salvatore’s Italian Gardens
6461 Transit Road
Depew, NY
The main speaker will be the Rev. Darius Pridgen, President of Buffalo Common Council and Pastor of True Bethel Baptist Church.
For tickets and information call 716-882-4793 ext 201
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More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256497908/Network-of-Religious-Communities-NRC
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Network Of Religious Communities
1272 Delaware Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14209
Open Monday to Friday: 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Phone: (716) 882-4793
Main Website: http://www.religiousnet.org/
Facebook: http://tinyurl.com/mvhrz87/
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PARTNERSHIP FOR THE PUBLIC GOOD (PPG)
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Sam Magavern
Co-Director, Partnership For The Public Good
237 Main Street, Suite 1200
Buffalo, NY 14203
Phone: (716) 852-4191, Ext. 117
Email: sam@ppgbuffalo.org
Website: http://www.ppgbuffalo.org/
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PEACE ACTION NEW YORK STATE (PA)
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MONDAY, APRIL 25 TO TUESDAY, APRIL 26
“PANYS Annual Meeting”
New York City (Location To Be Announced)
This meeting will take place right after the International Peace and Planet Conference for a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable
World that will take place on Friday, April 24th and Saturday, April 25th in New York City.
This International Peace and Planet Conference will be held on the eve of the Non-Profileration Treaty Review Conference. It is being
organized on the basis of five themes: Nuclear weapons abolition; Move The Money (cutting military spending to prevent wars and fund
essential human needs); Climate Change and Environmental Justice; the new era of global military tensions and wars; and Racism and
Militarism.
Through plenaries and workshops, the Conference Program will allow people to share information and analyses, build and further integrate
our movements for the longer term, and increase our impact on the NPT Review Conference. In addition to the five themes, a youth track is
being organized.
On Sunday, April 26th – the day before the 2015 NPT Review Conference begins – peace activists will gather by the thousands in the streets
of New York City for an international rally and march to the United Nations. On the streets and in front of the U.N., activists from around
the world – with 2,000 from Japan, including Hibakusha (survivors of the atomic boimbings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) – will make our
demands for a nuclear-free world, for racial, economic, social, and environmental justice, and for an end to military crises and wars.
The Peace & Planet website is an excellent way to find out all the details of these April actions:
http://www.peaceandplanet.org/mobilization/.
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Alicia Godsberg
Executive Director
Peace Action Fund of New York State (PANYS)
Phone: 646-723-1749
Email: alicia@panys.org
Main Website: http://panys.org/
NYS Chapters: http://panys.org/WordPress/about-us/chapters-and-affiliated-allies/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/groups/15446992366/
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PEACE EDUCATION FUND (PEF)
More information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256497910/Peace-Education-Fund-PEF
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Official Website: http://wwwfundpeace.org/
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PRISONERS ARE PEOPLE, TOO, INC. (PAPT)
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"Prisoners Are People Too, Inc. Monthly Meeting"
Every Fourth Monday of the Month
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Pratt-Willert Community Center
422 Pratt Street
Buffalo, NY 14204
The next meeting will happen this week on Monday, March 23.
This program is supported by The Circle of Supporters for Reformed Offenders and Friends of BaBa Eng.
For more information, contact:
Karima Amin
Phone: (716) 834-8438
Email: karima@prisonersarepeopletoo.org
George BaBa Eng
Email: georgebaba_eng@yahoo.com
Prisoners Are People Too, Inc. Main Website: http://www.prp2.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PrisonersArePeopleTooInc/
Visit our website for more information about Restorative Justice. Go to the “Brother BaBa Speaks” page: http://www.prp2.org/BrotherBaBa-Speaks.html
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RE-ENERGIZE BUFFALO (REB)
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ARTICLES (in order of date):
“Heat & Cool Efficiently With A Geothermal Heat Pump; Upcoming NYS Conference On Geothermal Energy” (February 10, 2015)
http://renewnrg.blogspot.com/2015/02/conference-heat-and-cool-efficiently.html
“Fracking News” (February 15, 2015)
Various Articles On Radioactive Waste, New Pollutants, Flawed Research, Company Fined Millions, Etc.
http://renewnrg.blogspot.com/2015/02/fracking-news.html
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COMMUNITY EVENTS THIS WEEK:
SATURDAY, MARCH 7
“Sun Safety – Solar Power”
10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Niagara Power Project Power Vista
5777 Lewiston Road
Lewiston, NY 14092
Believe it or not, there will be warmer weather before too long. If nothing else, the sun will be out more. Or so we hope.
To get ready, the New York Power Authority on March 7 - the day before the switch over to Daylight Saving Time - will host a program
today called “Sun Safety-Solar Power” at the Niagara Power Vista in Lewiston.
As part of the program, children will be invited to draw a poster as part of the national SunWise with Shade Poster Contest – a collaboration
of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the Shade Foundation – a children’s skin cancer education and prevention organization.
Posters can also be dropped off at the Vista. All posters entered could be among those featured on the websites of the participating agencies.
Prizes will be awarded, including a trip to Washington, D.C, for the national winner.
This event is sponsored by the New York Power Authority.
For more information, contact Teresa Martinez at (716) 286-6652 or teresa.martinez@nypa.gov
Press Release: http://www.nypa.gov/Press/2015/022415a.html
TUESDAY, MARCH 10
“Alan Lockwood: 'Effects Of Climate Change On Public Health' ”
7:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Amherst Community Church
77 Washington Highway
Snyder, NY

Alan Lockwood is a retired MD and UB Professor Emeritus in the Neurology Department. In addition to over 200 scientific publications
including on environmental toxins, Alan authored a book about the health effects of the coal industry titled “The Silent Epidemic: Coal and
Hidden Threat to Health”. Recognized as an expert in his field, Alan has testified before Congress on the public health impacts of fossil fuel
emissions.
According to Alan, “Climate Change is the greatest public health threat of this century”. Reducing greenhouse gas emissions will prevent
hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks and reduce our national health care expenditures. It is imperative for the general public to be
informed about the dire impacts of burning fossil fuels, so they can pressure leaders and policy makers to shift to renewable sources of
energy, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and create policies to benefit the well-being of humans and the planet.
Alan lives in Buffalo, and is a graduate of Cornell University and its Medical College. He is also on the Board of Directors of Physicians for
Social Responsibility, studying the public health impacts of pollution, climate change and nuclear proliferation. This Nobel Peace Prizewinning group works towards a healthier and safer world.
In addition, Alan is a Clean Air Ambassador with http://www.earthjustice.org, and is involved with court cases and policy decisions. Earth
Justice’s slogan is: “Because the Earth Needs a Good Lawyer”.
We are grateful to Alan for sharing his time and expertise with ADK.
The program will be preceded by the NFC-ADK General Meeting Education Workshop (6:30 p.m.), and Happy Half-Hour (7:00 to 7:30
p.m.). The event is free and open to the public. NOTE: Please park in rear and enter through back door.
Hosted by the Niagara Frontier Chapter of ADK (http://adk-nfc.org/).
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UPCOMING COMMUNITY EVENTS:
TUESDAY, MARCH 17
“St. Paddy's Green Drinks Friendraiser”
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
The Filling Station @ Larkvinville
745 Larkin Square
Buffalo, NY 14210
Spring is right around the corner and there is so much going on in Buffalo related to green business, it's going to be a roaring St. Patrick's
Day Green Drinks coming up.
GreenWorks Buffalo Niagara are co-hosting this one with The Good Neighborhood, we want to bring people together and drum up energy
around Designing to Live Sustainably D2LS second annual competition, a unique competition for those who have an idea for implementing
a green or sustainable project in Buffalo, NY. This is your chance to talk to the organizers, get to know what it's all about, and enter to win!
Open to the Public, with a suggested $5 contribution. Snacks will be served, and a Cash Bar will be present.
RSVP to melanie@buffalo-energy.com to enter for the first free drink lottery (we have some drink tickets to give away).
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/955293321149107/

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Main Website: http://renewnrg.blogspot.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ReEnergizeBuffalo/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/ReEnergizeBflo/
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RIVERSIDE-SALEM ENVIRONMENTAL COTTAGE (RS)
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All programs are held on Sundays from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. (with a potluck to follow) at the Riverside-Salem Environmental Cottage (3449
West River Road, Grand Island, NY 14072), unless otherwise indicated.
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MARCH 8
“Vicki Ross: Peaceful Conflict Resolution”
Join us as Vicki Ross helps us answer “Why Don't You Feel Good?” Peaceful conflict resolution and healthy communication and
cooperation, along with self-esteem and empathy building, will go a long way towards helping us feel better. And having our lives go better
– we will be happier and healthier, both as individuals and as a society.
Flyer: https://www.scribd.com/doc/257584803/Why-Don-t-You-Feel-Good
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SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT FOR SATURDAY, MARCH 28
A memorial for Iris Alexander will be held this day at 3:00 p.m. at Parkside Lutheran Church (2 Wallace Avenue, Buffalo, NY 14214)
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SUNDAY, MARCH 29
“Film Screening: 'Food Chains' ”
This screening is in honor of National Farmworker Awareness Month. Several RS people and colleagues have worked with the Coalition of
Immokalee Workers (CIW) over the years. We hope that IPN, LASC, CEJ, RMM, WOYP, IWI, PEF and any others who are interested in
this subject will help to spread the word about the screening.
Here is info from the film's website: www.foodchainsfilm.com.
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Riverside-Salem Environmental Cottage (UCC/DC)
3449 West River Road
Grand Island, NY 14072

Phone: (716) 773-1426
Email: cathy@riversidesalem.org
Main Website: http://riversidesalem.org/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Riverside-Salem-Environmental-Cottage/77651998977/
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SIERRA CLUB-NIAGARA (SC)
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MONDAY, MARCH 9
“Energy Committee Meeting”
6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church Of Buffalo
Alliance Room (2nd Floor)
695 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY
All are welcome to join use as we work for renewable energy solutions to climate change.
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TUESDAY, MARCH 24
“Group Meeting”
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Daemen College
Dun Scotus Hall (Room 252)
4380 Main Street
Amherst, NY 14226
Packed with discussion of current environmental issues. Meet other people and learn about ongoing issues and local campaigns. All
meetings are open to the public, so come join us. We look forward to meeting you.
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MONDAY, APRIL 6
“Climate & Clean Energy Writers Group”
6:00 to 7:30 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Church Of Buffalo
Alliance Room (2nd Floor)
695 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY

As part of a public education and outreach project of the Sierra Club Niagara Group Energy Committee, our Climate and Clean Energy
Writers Group meets monthly (on the first Monday of the month) to encourage a stronger voice for local advocates in the regional dialogue
on climate change and renewable energy. We hear a short presentation on a relevant topic, discuss energy related news, letters and articles,
and encourage each other to write for publication on topics of interest.
We are seeking writers of all ages and are very interested in getting the word out via various media, including print and the internet.
You are encouraged at any time to write letters to the editor, op eds, blogs – any way to express your opinion about climate and clean
energy issues.
There is no process required. If you would like us to help you with fact checking or editing, or any form of encouragement, please contact
billnowa@gmail.com
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ARTICLES ON SOMERSET WIND ENERGY PROJECT:
“Frequently Asked Questions – Wind Power”
https://www.scribd.com/doc/256494152/F-A-Q-Wind-Power
“Potential Wind Energy Project Stirs Passions In Somerset” (Buffalo News: Sunday, February 15)
http://www.buffalonews.com/city-region/potential-wind-energy-project-stirs-passions-in-somerset-20150208
LTE: “Wind Farms Don't Hurt Property Values,” by Janet Goodsell (Buffalo News: February 20, 2015)
http://www.buffalonews.com/opinion/letters-to-the-editor/letter-wind-farms-dont-hurt-nearby-property-values-20150220
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“Capital Energy Newsletter”
For news on energy issues in New York State, presented by Capital New York (http://www.capitalnewyork.com), go to:
http://www.capitalnewyork.com/tags/capital-energy
Sign up for the regular email newsletter (and other CNY newsletters) here): http://www.capitalnewyork.com/newsletters
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Sierra Club Niagara Group
Main Website: http://niagarasierraclub.wordpress.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/190113647727688/
Newsletter: http://niagarasierraclub.com/newsletter/
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SUBVERSIVE THEATRE (ST)
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FRIDAY, MARCH 6 TO SATURDAY, MARCH 7

“White Boy Othello”
8:00 to 11:00 p.m. (Thursdays, Fridays, & Saturdays)
The Subversive Theatre Collective (Manny Fried Playhouse)
Great Arrow Building (3rd Floor)
255 Great Arrow Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Directions: http://www.subversivetheatre.org/directions/index.htm
LAST WEEK!!! DON'T MISS!!!!
This is not ancient history. This is not a historical curiosity. This is not an academic discussion. This is not something you read a hundred
textbooks to understand. This is here. This is now. This is in your face. This is not on the other side of the world. This is just down the
block. This is burning. This is suffocating. This is a punch in the gut. This is WHITE BOY OTHELLO.
For the fifth installment of our Black Power Performance Series, Subversive Theatre unapologetically presents our original adaptation of
Shakespeare’s incendiary classic OTHELLO. By ‘flipping-the-script,’ pitting a white Othello opposite a black ensemble, our version seeks
to add to the already-explosive discussion of racial injustice in America today.
WHITE BOY OTHELLO slips defiantly back and forth between Shakespeare’s original text and much more Twenty-First Century forms of
street language to offer a leaner, meaner, edgier, and unrelentingly urgent re-imagination of this timeless masterpiece. Developed
collectively by the ensemble, the cast adds their own real life stories to root this production firmly in here and now and build a reality that is
all too rare in theatre.
Adapted and directed by Subversive Theatre’s Founder & Artistic Director Kurt Schneiderman, this production proudly features the acting
talents of Jeffrey Coyle as “Othello,” Dee Perry as “Iago,” Candace M. Whitfield as “Desdemona,” Verniece Turner as “Emilia,” and Greg
Howze as “Cassio.”
The ensemble also includes Shabar Rouse, Leon Copeland, Marcus Thompson, Tashani Wiggins, and Mary Kate Lodick, with set design by
Joshua Robinson and lighting design by Hasheen DeBerry.
ADMISSION: $25 General / $20 For Students, Seniors, and Subversive Theatre members. Thursday night performances are “Pay What
You Can.”
For more information, or to purchase/reserve tickets, contact us or order online at:
Phone: (716) 408-0499
Email: info@subversivetheatre.org
Online Purchase: http://www.subversivetheatre.org/buy_tickets2.htm
ABOUT OUR BLACK POWER PERFORMANCE SERIES:
Each year we set aside one performance slot for a play that offers a radical perspective on race, resistance, and re-imagination. Now in its
fifth year, our Black Power Performance Series has grown into a crucial component of Subversive Theatre’s overall mission to make
provocative art that speaks to the burning issues of our time.
This program began in 2011 with our production of Oyamo’s I AM A MAN under the direction of Annette Daniels-Taylor. It continued
with our 2012 production of Lorraine Hansberry’s Civil Rights Era masterpiece A RAISIN IN THE SUN under the direction of Victoria
Perez* who returned the next season to direct August Wilson’s final play RADIO GOLF. Most recently we were honored to feature Katori
Hall’s controversial new work THE MOUNTAINTOP directed by Gary Earl Ross* in 2014.

In 2015, as outrage against racial injustice boils all across our nation on a scale not seen in decades, we feel our newest installment is more
urgent, more timely, and more important than ever. Come and find out for yourself.
Subversive Theatre Event Page: http://www.subversivetheatre.org/productions/othello/teaser.htm
Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/1521726158094309/?ref=2&ref_dashboard_filter=upcoming
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The Subversive Theatre Collective
Manny Fried Playhouse
Great Arrow Building (3rd Floor)
255 Great Arrow Avenue
Buffalo, NY
Directions: http://www.subversivetheatre.org/directions/index.htm
Phone: (716) 408-0499
Email: info@subversivetheatre.org
Website: http://www.subversivetheatre.org/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Subversive-Theatre-Collective/57600382770/
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SYRACUSE PEACE COUNCIL (SPC)
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Syracuse Peace Council
2013 East Genesee Street (2nd Floor)
Syracuse, NY 13210
Phone:(315) 472-5478
Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (We're often here later - call before coming if outside regular office hours)
Website: http://www.peacecouncil.net/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Syracuse-Peace-Council/19823264540/
Recent Newsletters (HTML and PDF formats): http://www.peacecouncil.net/pnl/
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TALKING LEAVES BOOKS (TL)
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EVENTS THIS WEEK:
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11
“Tim Shannon”
5:30 p.m.
The Filling Station @ Larkvinville
745 Larkin Square

Buffalo, NY 14210
The Larkin Square Author Series, in conjunction with Talking Leaves Books, hosts Tim Shannon, local author of “Da's Shillelagh” and
“Da's Legacy,” historical fictions about Buffalo Irish.
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UPCOMING EVENTS:
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 18
“Roger Faulring”
5:00 p.m.
Main Street Store
We reconvene our Reading Economy book club with facilitator Roger Faulring of Consilience Asset Management to discuss Nassim
Nicholas Taleb's “Black Swan.”
Press Release: https://www.scribd.com/doc/257803769/Press-Release-Talking-Leaves-Books-Reading-Finance-Book-Club-Resumes-201503-18
“Clay Risen and Greg Bauch”
7:00 p.m.
Resurgence Brewing Company
1250 Niagara Street
Buffalo, NY
The second event in the series Buffalo, Books & Beer, featuring NY Times reporter Clay Risen, author of “American Whiskey, Bourbon
and Rye: A Guide to the Nation's Favorite Spirits,” and local comic Greg Bauch, author of the comic novel “Frank Dates.”
THURSDAY, MARCH 19
“Sarah Layden”
7:00 p.m.
Main Street Store
Indiana author and former Syracuse reporter Sarah Layden, whose debut literary thriller “Trip Through Your Wires” has just been
published, stops by to read from the book and talk about her writing career.
Press Release: https://www.scribd.com/doc/257805720/Press-Release-Sarah-Layden-2015-04-19
THURSDAY, MARCH 26
“Ed Doughtery”
7:00 p.m.
Main Street Store
Poet Ed Dougherty, who teaches in the Southern Tier at Corning Community College, reads from new work in the “Raiders of Niagara”
series.

TUESDAY, MARCH 31
“Open Reading: Writing & Well-Being Workshop”
5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Main Street Store
We host an open reading sponsored by the Mental Health Association of Erie County's Writing & Well-Being Workshop.
“Jeff Schober, John Grandits, and David Coleman”
5:30 p.m.
The Filling Station @ Larkinville
745 Larkin Square
Buffalo, NY 14210
The Larkin Square Author Series hosts a local mystery author night featuring Jeff Schober, John Grandits, and David Coleman, all with
mysteries set in Western New York, and published by local No Frills Press.
THURSDAY, APRIL 2
“Sarah Yaw & Laura Donnelly”
7:00 p.m.
Main Street Store
Central New York authors Sarah Yaw and Laura Donnelly bring their reading tour of Western New York here to read from their recent
award-winning publications - Yaw's fiction “You Are Free To Go,” and Donnelly's poetry “Watershed” both were published as the award
for winning publication contests. We plan to have a discussion about literary publishing contests as part of this event, with local presses and
winners (TBA) joining the conversation.
Press Release: https://www.scribd.com/doc/257803771/Press-Release-Sarah-Yaw-Laura-Donnelly-2014-04-02
MONDAY, APRIL 6
“Lois Weis”
7:00 p.m.
Main Street Store
UB Distinguished Professor in the Graduate School of Education Lois Weis will sign copies of her latest book, “Class Warfare: Class, Race,
& College Admissions In Top-Tier Secondary Schools.”
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Talking Leaves Books
3158 Main Street
Buffalo, NY 14214
Phone: (716) 837-8554
Fax: (716) 837-3861
Email: tleaves@tleavesbooks.com
Website: http://www.tleavesbooks.com/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/talkingleavesbooks/

"Independent and idiosyncratic since 1971"
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VOICE-BUFFALO (VB)
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VOICE Buffalo-Gamaliel
345 Franklin Street
Buffalo, NY 14202
Phone: (716) 842-6571
Main Website: http://www.voice-buffalo.org/
VOICE Buffalo-Gamaliel Website: http://www.voice-buffalo.org/_spotlight_VB_PM_2013.html
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WE ARE SENECA LAKE
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We are joining together to protect Seneca Lake, our families, and the Finger Lakes from Crestwood’s gas storage facility. We invite you to
join us!
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
About Crestwood/Inergy: http://www.wearesenecalake.com/about-inergy/
About The Seneca Lake Defenders: http://www.wearesenecalake.com/seneca-lake-defendes/
Pledge To Protect Seneca Lake: http://www.wearesenecalake.com/pledge-protect-seneca-lake/
Media Resources: http://www.wearesenecalake.com/media/
Photos Of Past Actions: http://www.wearesenecalake.com/photos/
Videos Of Past Actions: http://www.wearesenecalake.com/video/
CONTACT INFORMATION
Home Website: http://www.wearesenecalake.com/
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/WeAreSenecaLake
Donate: http://www.wearesenecalake.com/donations/
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WNY MUSLIMS
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WNY Muslims
4011 Bailey Avenue
Buffalo, NY 14226
Phone: (716) 923-4386
Email: wnym@wnymuslims.org

Main Website: http://wnymuslims.org/
WNY Muslims Blogs: http://wnymuslims.org/all-blogs/
“The Echo” Newsletter: http://wnymuslims.org/newsletter/
Facebook: http://facebook.com/wnymuslims
Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/wnymuslims
YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/wnymuslims
Vimeo Channel: http://vimeo.com/wnymuslims
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VI. OTHER ITEMS OF NOTE
Anima Foundation
Because, I Love Peace
Breaking The Silence
Buffalo Marijuana Movement
Compassionate Vigil For Peace In Israel & Palestine
Ferguson Action
Free Jalil Muntaqim
Helping Hands
Laura Aiisha: “We Stand Strong” - Official Music Video
No/Know Drones Network
The Public
The Safe and Fair Evaluation (S.A.F.E.) Parole Act
This & That (Erie, PA)
Update From Gaza: Noor Harazeen
Upstate Coalition To Ground The Drones & End The Wars
U.S. Friends Of Soviet People (Buffalo Chapter) Free Bi-Monthly Screenings
Women In Black
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ANIMA FOUNDATION
More information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256498901/Anima-Foundation
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Email: animafoundation.usa@gmail.com
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/Project.Amina/timeline?ref=page_internal
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BECAUSE, I LOVE PEACE
Please support Dr. Sarah AK Ahmed, of Baghdad, Iraq, and her project "Because, I Love Peace," founded in April 2013 to promote
reconciliation and understanding between Americans and Iraqis through letter exchanges!
Official Website: http://becauseilovepeace.org/

Please "LIKE" Because, I Love Peace on Facebook, and ask what you can do to support Sarah's project!
https://www.facebook.com/Becauseilovepeace/
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More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256501180/Because-I-Love-Peace
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BUFFALO MARIJUANA MOVEMENT
More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256558304/Buffalo-Marijuana-Movement
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Online Petition: https://www.change.org/p/buffalo-common-council-support-the-buffalo- marijuana-act
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Buffalo-Marijuana-Movement/1485123945109987
Facebook Group Page: https://www.facebook.com/groups/1621460288081273/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LegalizeBuffalo
Contact Zaney At:
Phone: (716) 218-9877
Email: Buffalomarijuanamovement@gmail.com
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BREAKING THE SILENCE
More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256501280/Breaking-The-Silence
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Official Website: http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/
Email: info@breakingthesilence.org.il
Database: http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/testimonies/database/
Videos: http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/testimonies/videos/
Publications: http://www.breakingthesilence.org.il/testimonies/publications/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/btsisrael/
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/shovrim/
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COMPASSIONATE VIGIL FOR PEACE IN ISRAEL AND PALESTINE
Every Sunday
2:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Elmwood Avenue and Bidwell Parkway
Buffalo, NY
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More information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256502045/Compassionate-Vigil-for-Peace-in-Israel-Palestine
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FERGUSON ACTION
More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256502639/Ferguson-Action
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Offical Website: http://fergusonaction.com/
Official Vimeo Channel: http://vimeo.com/user34967565
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FREE JALIL MUNTAQIM
More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256502709/Free-Jalil-Muntaqim
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Email: freejalilmuntaqim@gmail.com
Website: www.freejalil.com
Informational Brochure: http://www.jerichony.org/images21/FREE_JALIL_TRIFOLD.pdf
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HELPING HANDS
More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256502754/Helping-Hands
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LAURA AIISHA : “WE STAND STRONG” - OFFICIAL MUSIC VIDEO
https://vimeo.com/104307433
More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256502880/Laura-Aiisha-We-Stand-Strong-Music-Video
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NO/KNOW DRONES NETWORK / UPSTATE COALITION TO GROUND THE DRONES AND THE END THE WARS
More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256502950/No-Know-Drones-Upstate-Coalition-To-Ground-the-Drones
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THE PUBLIC

WNY’s true alternative media source, offering an honest and entertaining look at a fast-changing region and the whole spectrum of its
culture.
Official Website: http://www.dailypublic.com/
Official Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Public/547945485335903
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THE SAFE AND FAIR EVALUATION (S.A.F.E.) PAROLE ACT
More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256503087/Safe-Fair-Evaluation-S-A-F-E-Parole-Act
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Websites:
http://www.parolereform.org/
http://www.parolereformnow.org/safe/
http://open.nysenate.gov/legislation/bill/S5374-2011/
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THIS AND THAT
"This & That" is published now and then for the Erie area progressive community. Always good to double-check dates and times. View
online at http://www.nwpapeace.org/
Event submissions should have "T&T" in subject line. Send to: moonkat2014@gmail.com
In-Depth Calendar for March 4 to May 18, featuring Events, Local News, and other information: http://eriebluegreen.blogspot.com/
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UPDATE FROM GAZA: NOOR HARAZEEN
More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256503140/Update-From-Gaza-Noor-Harazeen
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Websites:
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/updatefromgaza/
YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/Updatefromgaza/
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pub/noor-harazeen/97/461/b46/
Crowdfunding Page: https://www.igiveonline.com/campaigns/make-palestinian-english-channel-for-gaza/
Contact Info For Noor:
Email: noorharazeen@icloud.com
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Noor_Harazeen/
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U.S. FRIENDS OF SOVIET PEOPLE (BUFFALO BRANCH) FREE BI-MONTHLY SCREENINGS
Second & Fourth Tuesdays Of The Month
7:00 p.m.
El Buen Amigo
114 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY
NEXT SCREENING: TUESDAY, MARCH 10
“Why We Fight, Part 1: Prelude To War” (1942)
The event is FREE. Refreshments, including popcorn, will be served. Parking in the area is free during the evening.
Film Websites:
Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prelude_to_War
IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0035209/
“Why We Fight” Series Wikipedia Entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Why_We_Fight
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More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256503180/U-S-Friends-of-Soviet-People-FREE-Bi-Monthly-Screenings
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WOMEN IN BLACK (WIB)
Every Saturday from 12 to 1 p.m.
Bidwell Parkway at Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, NY
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More Information: https://www.scribd.com/doc/256503274/Women-In-Black