At a luncheon at the Buffalo Convention Center on 1/16, Trocaire’s Director of Marketing and Public Relations Emily Burns Perryman’s nonprofit Unite by Night was recognized by the national Federation for Just Communities of WNY (NFJCWNY) as a “Community Leader.” These Community Leader awards are presented for significant contributions to the region through community engagement, activism, and professional life, exemplifying the NFJCWNY’s core mission of promoting goodwill, understanding, respect, and trust.
Unite by Night was founded in 2017 by Perryman and three friends, aiming to collaborate, communicate and use their creativity and professional skills to help support local nonprofits that align with their values. They believe in the value of diversity and inclusion efforts, having frank but respectful conversations about divisive topics to identify common ground, and fighting against racism, bias and discrimination. The organization recently partnered with the Brew Bus Buffalo to launch Buffalo Public Art Tours in 2019, with all ticket profits donated to the SSJ Sister Karen Klimczak Center for Nonviolence. To learn more check out: www.unitebynight.com