The WNY Peace Center's 54th annual dinner will include keynote Mark Colville speaking on "Ending Nuclear Weapons for People & the Planet." Additionally, the following awards will be given out:
√ World-renown Haudenosaunee diplomat and educator Oren Lyons, Faith Keeper of the Turtle Clan, consultant to the UN, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award (in person);
√ Shero Cariol Horne will receive the Alt-imate Activist Award (her son will accept on her behalf, as she'll be accepting her third award of the week in Dallas);
√ Ladaisha Williams, a former PeaceJammer and one of Open Buffalo's graduates, will receive the Emerging Leaders Award;
√ Colville, one of the “courageous and dedicated” Kings Bay Plowshares, will receive the Peace Education Award on behalf of all the Kings Bay Plowshares 7; and
√ Chuck Culhane, chair of the WNYPC's prisoners' rights taskforce and “tireless advocate for criminal justice reform,” will receive the Phoenix Award.
This event begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center.
The WNY Peace Center has been working together for peace and justice at home and abroad since 1967, when it was started as part of Dr. King's Clergy And Laity Concerned/Clergy And Laity Against the War. It was the People's Choice for Best Activist Organization in WNY for 2020 (per Buffalo Spree).