On September 21st, Buffalo joins cities across the nation and the world to rally for peace and put an end to racism and poverty, and environmental destruction. During the course of that week, supporters are organizing 165 international marches, rallies, vigils, fasts, festivals and other forms of nonviolent action, as part of Campaign Nonviolence Week. The effort is being coordinated and promoted by Campaign Nonviolence.
Buffalo’s Peace and Nonviolence festival will take place in the Delaware Park Rose Garden on September 21st from 1-5 PM. This rally is designed as an intercultural, interfaith celebration that will include music, stories, dance, art, and discussion. There will also be live music, food, vendors, children’s and art activities, dance, speak-outs, information tables, and a peace walk at 3:30 pm.
You don’t have to be part of an organization to join in. At the same time, there will be a host of organizations on-hand to promote the effort. Those organizations include WNY Peace Center, Interfaith Peace Network, Pax Christi, Sr. Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence, Catholic Diocese of WNY, Women Against Violence Everywhere, Stop The Violence Coalition, Voice Buffalo, and Buffalo Peacemakers.
These individuals and groups are asking that you take a public stand against violence in our community, in our nation, and across the planet. If you believe that we can come together to peacefully combat war, racism, poverty, and environmental destruction, then consider being a part of this effort to create a powerful voice in Buffalo.