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Coalition members are primarily organizations and some individual organizers who are working on a campaign or providing services for those impacted by any aspect of the criminal justice system, and aligns with the coalition mission and principles. Others who align with our principles but don’t fall into one of these categories are welcome to work with the coalition in various capacities, but can’t be listed as official members.

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The Burial of Injustice

October 30, 2020 @ 3:15 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0

Action at the Erie County Holding Center, 3:15 pm, lead by VOICE Buffalo and the Live Free coalition. This is one you won’t want to miss! Please meet at 3:15 in Niagara Square.

Driving Protestors: Please convene at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1080 Main Street Buffalo, at 2:30pm. You will receive a marker for your car and further instruction. At 3:00pm, we will leave Holy Trinity Lutheran and drive to Niagara Square. Cars will fill and peacefully drive continuously around Niagara Square, following traffic lights and driving safely, until the protest is complete (around 4:30pm). When you arrive at Holy Trinity Lutheran, you will also be given information for how you can tune in to the live stream of the rally in front of the Holding Center. We will have legal observers and volunteer marshals present.

Rally Protestors: Please meet us in the middle of Niagara Square at 2:50pm. We will march from Niagara Square to the steps of the Erie County Holding Center at 3:10. At 3:15 We will speak to the Injustices committed by the Sheriff’s Department, Honor the Lives Lost, Call for specific and immediate change within the Holding Center, and denounce their proposal to relocate to the Alden Correctional Facility. We will have legal observers and volunteer marshals present. We WILL be social distancing. Please wear a mask and dress warm. This protest will take place rain or sunshine.

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If you are able to volunteer, please email Christian Parra at


October 30, 2020
3:15 pm - 5:00 pm UTC+0
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Erie County Holding Center
60 Centre St
Buffalo, NY 14213 United States
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