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Iara Lee: Cultures of Resistance Film Premiere

Iara Lee: Cultures of Resistance Film Premiere

 Iara Lee: Cultures of Resistance Film Premiere 

Does each gesture really make a difference? Can music and dance be weapons of peace? In 2003, on the eve of the Iraq war, director Iara Lee embarked on a journey to better understand a world increasingly embroiled in conflict and, as she saw it, heading for self-destruction. After several years, travelling over five continents, Iara encountered growing numbers of people who committed their lives to promoting change. This is their story. CULTURES OF RESISTANCE explores how art and creativity can be ammunition in the battle for peace and justice.

Iara Lee, a Brazilian of Korean descent, is an activist, filmmaker, and founder of the Caipirinha Foundation, which supports projects to secure peace with justice.

ECMC Tops Off Kidney Transplant Center

ECMC Tops Off Kidney Transplant Center

Steelworkers “topped off” the frame for a $27 million Regional Center of Excellence for Transplantation & Kidney Care at Erie County Medical Center that is part of a consolidation of transplant and dialysis programs with Kaleida and Great Lakes Health.

In a symbolic ceremony commemorating the end of the first phase of the 18-month project, crews hoisted a 31-foot steel girder to the top of the building. ECMC employees signed the girder over the last three weeks.

The center is part of a five-year, $150 million project on ECMC’s Health Campus that when complete will provide good-paying jobs and health-focused economic development centered in a section of Buffalo that has seen too little of both.

What I Like About Mary Queen of Angels School - Part 2

What I Like About Mary Queen of Angels School - Part 2

Following is one of several stories written by members of the Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Writers’ Club. Members of the club were asked to write a brief essay about why they enjoy Mary Queen of Angels School, or their fondest MQA memory. For more information about the school, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace in Cheektowaga, please visit www.mqangels.com. 

By Brittany W., Grade 6

I have been going to Mary Queen of Angels for seven years. Over the years at Mary Queen of Angels, the whole school is basically a second family to me.

My favorite activities are dancing, yoga, playing on the playground and sports. MQA is my favorite school that I have ever gone to!

Mary Queen of Angels is a family and faith-centered environment where I can learn something new every day.

 

Could "Ungrowth" Be Healthy for WNY?

Could "Ungrowth" Be Healthy for WNY?

BUFFALO, N.Y. - The U.S. Census Bureau recently released results of the 2010 census for New York, and the numbers show that population in all eight Western New York counties continues to decline. The City of Buffalo lost 10.7% of its population since the 2000 census, down to 261,310. Erie County’s population (919,040) is down 3.3%.

Local media unanimously reported this decline in population as a negative. (See the complete WGRZ report here.) Erie County Executive Chris Collins has said before: "We must grow or die."

But is the news all that bad?

Newfane Student Suspended for Activism

Newfane Student Suspended for Activism

Nicolette Saraf, of Newfane NY, was suspended today from Newfane High School for three days. She was suspended for participating in a nationwide effort to raise awareness for children who have no shoes, going just one day for those who go a lifetime, with no shoes. The TOMS brand is known for donating a new pair of shoes to a child in need for each pair of shoes you purchase. TOMS even has some vegan shoes, of which I am the proud owner. I guess it's like wearing activism on my feet, and today for Nicolette, wearing her activism meant not wearing any shoes. For that, she was suspended for three days. Three days that she will miss class work, assignments, and vital instruction from her teachers.

What I Like About Mary Queen of Angels School - Part 1

What I Like About Mary Queen of Angels School - Part 1

Following is one of several stories written by members of the Mary Queen of Angels Regional Catholic School Writers’ Club. Members of the club were asked to write a brief essay about why they enjoy Mary Queen of Angels School, or their fondest MQA memory. For more information about the school, located at 170 Rosewood Terrace in Cheektowaga, please visit www.mqangels.com. 

By Amber W., Grade 8

Mary Queen of Angels has been a loving home of mine for four years! These four years have been unforgettable and a heart-warming journey.

The school offers educational opportunities and I enjoy the sports and the exciting clubs! The teachers always support you and help you succeed in your goals. 

My friends and I have a strong friendship because of the school. The students love the opportunities and guidance our school brings.

Seven Years on Mars: A Talk by a Member of Mars Rover Imaging Team

Seven Years on Mars: A Talk by a Member of Mars Rover Imaging Team

The Spirit and Opportunity rovers have reshaped our vision of Mars with their stunning images and fascinating discoveries. Amazingly, the rovers, which were designed to operate for three months, have now been exploring the surface of the Red Planet for over seven years.

Join NASA Mars Exploration Rover team member Melissa Rice for a behind-the-scenes look at the images, science and human creativity that have made the mission such a success. Using remarkable photos taken by the "Pancam" instrument, she'll share the inside story of the mission - from the launches right up to the latest pictures returned from the Martian surface.