April-May, 2004


Sundays in BOLD; other events of interest in italics.  Unless otherwise indicated, Sundays are 4-6 p.m. at the Cottage, 3449 West River Road, Grand Island; for info: Shirley (646-9834) or June (773-1426), jlicence@buffalo.edu.


April 9               Good Friday Service at St. Stephen’s RC Church on Grand Island, 12:15 p.m.


April 11            EASTER – Health Care Sunday


April 15             Dr. Deborah Richter, “Care for the Sick,” Montante Cultural Center, 8 p.m.  Dr. Richter is past president of Physicians for a National Health Program.  (Info: Hon. John LaFalce, 888-2138).


April 16             “Blue Vinyl” film showing (co-sponsored by RS) at UB, Screening Room, Center for the Arts, 7 p.m.


April 18            Spring clean-up day.  [VOICE Talent Show, 1-4 p.m., Macaroon’s Nite Club, 518 Dick Rd., Depew]


April 19             “Plan Colombia,” a LASC video forum led by William Predmore, Professor of Latin American History, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Daemen College Wicks Center, 4380 Main St., Buffalo (info: 894-2013).


April 25           ECUMENICAL ENVIRONMENTAL SABBATH:  Re-chipping the Path, Earth Charter, Toxic Dumping (Hazardous Waste Siting), 2-4 p.m.   Soup, bread, fruit, coffee/tea provided.


April 28             Multi-Faith Forum:  “Prescription Drugs: Untangling the Knot,” 12-1:30, Trinity Episcopal Church, 371 Delaware ($2 w/o lunch; $6 with lunch –RSVP 882-4793 by April 21, please).


April 29             “Environmental Crime,” a Quality Quest Coalition presentation by Michael Phelps, police officer with NYS DEC; 7:00 p.m., Eco-Island (Staley Rd. near West River on Grand Island).


April 30             El Buen Amigo & Latin American Cultural Association (LACA) honor Audrey & Jim Mang, 7 p.m. at El Buen Amigo, 114 Elmwood Ave., Buffalo.  Suggested donation is $25 ($12 for low-income).  Proceeds benefit LACA and WNY Peace Center.  For ad in program book (copy due by April15) or info: LACA at 883-6343.


May 1                “Justice and the Environment,” celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Ecumenical Task Force of the Niagara Frontier [ETF], with Roger Cook, Joann Hale, Joan Malone & other R-Sers, 9 a.m. to noon, Regis Room of Student Center at Canisius College.


May 2              NO CHURCH at Cottage; instead:  Western Area Meeting, St. James in Hamburg (1-5:30 p.m., focus on job loss in Western New York, with Dr. Edith Rasell from National UCC in Cleveland).


May 6                Public Hearings at Lewiston-Porter High School on Toxic Waste Siting, 6 p.m. (info: 745-7637, Chas. Lamb).


May 9              BUSINESS MEETING and Video on William Sloane Coffin.


May 10, 14        VISIONS FOR A BETTER WORLD (Peace Center) and JUST BUFFALO host Susan Rich, “Writing Wrongs:” Monday, 7-9 p.m. (writing workshop), & Thursday, 7:30 p.m. (reading our writing) evening at the Hibiscus Room of Just Buffalo, 512 Tri-Main Bldg., 2495 Main St. (for info: 832-5400 or 894-2013).


May 15              (Tentative) Anti-Racism Workshop, Part II, at Cleveland Heights Church (info: Amos Acree, 652-5040).


May 16            Tim McCorry,  “Behind the USA PATRIOT Act: The Implications for U.S. Citizens,” a discussion of the law’s impact on terrorism and on civil liberties.  McCorry is Chair of the WNY Bill of Rights Defense Campaign and teaches in the Sociology Department at Buffalo State College.


May 23            Manny Fried, “Then and Now:  A Personal History”


May 30            FIFTH SUNDAY:  Memorial Day –  “Reflections Against War,” Poetry Reading arranged by Chuck Culhane and Aimee Goldberg  at 1272 Delaware Avenue.