Peace on Earth Week Events

Monday April 21st:

Farmworkers in our Backyard and South of the Border

Buffalo State Students for Peace
CEJ (Coalition for Economic Justice
LASC (Latin American Solidarity Committee, a task force of the WNY Peace Center)

Presenters: Macrilina Cardenas-Alacrcon from Mexico Solidarity Network and local farmworkers' representatives will discuss FTAA and its impact on our area as well as the Mexican farmers' situation and migration.

Monday, April 21, 2003
7 - 9 pm Caudell Hall Lounge
Buffalo State Campus

call WNY Peace Center for more information 2123 Bailey, Buffalo, NY 14211

Tuesday April 22nd:

Tent-in for the Allegheny National Forest
Where: Lafayette Square, Downtown Buffalo, NY
When: Tuesday, April 22nd from 9am-11pm

Set up tents

Highland Forest Resources, owned by National Fuel, has logged hundreds of acres in the Allegheny National Forest as part of the East Side Project (the largest logging project east of the Mississippi). They also logging timber and salvage logging sales in the National Forest. National Fuel also owns Seneca Resources, an oil/gas drilling company, who has drilling operations in the Allegheny. These are OUR public lands, not welfare for logging and oil/gas corporations.

In the Allegheny National Forest 20,000 acres are logged annually, is crisscrossed by 3,000 miles of roads, has more oil/gas wells then all other National Forests combined and for those reasons and more We call for a day of action to protect the Allegheny National Forest and protest the abusive practices of National Fuel and demand they stop logging and drilling our public lands

For more information contact Joe at urthedevil@hotmail .com or call 833-2721

Or visit the Allegheny Defense Project website

Wednesday April 23rd:

Want to do something for Earth Week?

Stand up for environmental health and justice next Wednesday!

What: National Day of Action for Clean Air at Kodak - Buffalo event

Where: CVS, Harlem Sheridan Plaza, on the corner of Harlem and Sheridan Rd.

When: Wednesday April 23rd, 12:00 noon

Students and community members from across the country are gearing up to take part in the first ever National Day of Action for Clean Air at Kodak on April 23rd in almost 20 cities around the country. We need YOUR help to make this a success by coming to the local event!


Kodak is not only New York State's number one manufacturing polluter, but also one of the nation's top polluters of cancer-causing chemicals, including dioxin and methylene chloride. A recent report published by the US Public Interest Research Group found that Rochester, NY, home to Kodak experienced the greatest overall releases of cancer-causing chemicals between 1987-2000 due to Kodak's pollution. Kodak has a long history of environmental violations, contamination of the Rochester community, dumping of hazardous wastes in Kodak Park, and advocacy for the weakening of environmental regulations.

Concerned citizens around the country will be organizing events inside and outside of drug store chains that sell Kodak film. The main goal is to be visible at stores throughout the country.


Please let us know if you can distribute flyers in your community and want to help organize this critical event.


You can contact Josh Gallagher at 839-7424 or contact Citizens' Environmental Coalition at 885-6848 or

Please let us know if you can attend!

Friday April 25st:

Ralph Nader and Patti Smith in Buffalo

Canissius College Koessler Center (corner of Main and Delavan)

Doors open at 5:30pm main program at 7pm

Click here to purchase tickets or find the nearest ticket location

Saturday April 26th

On the 26the the Green Party is having a get together of Western New York Greens at the Youth Hostel in Buffalo at 667 Main Street from 9am to 4:30pm. A parallel Childrens' Conference will also take place. We'll be working on Green Issues, and Discuss the Future of the Green Party in NY State and how to elect Green Candidates to office, locally and statewide.

The Conference is actually a 14 county All member conference. Please rebroadcast. It's a "Calling All Greens and Greens at Heart" Conference and is open to anyone with an interest in the New York State Green Party.