Wayne’s 60 years of working for Peace and Justice had its roots with his activist parents, Irvin and Anna Alt, and he was greatly influenced by his progressive pastors.
Wayne has served on the statewide Justice and Witness Ministry committee of the United Church of Christ. In 1972 Caesar Chavez spoke at his church and shared in the planting of a peace tree. This began Wayne’s interest and involvement with migrant farm workers. Since then Wayne has led the movement for his church to propose NY farmworker rights resolutions to the United Church of Christ state conference. From 2005-2011 Wayne served on the board of the New York State Rural & Migrant Ministry and he continues to work with farm worker legislation.
In 1990 Wayne and others began a task force of the Western NY Peace Center, called the Latin American Solidarity Committee. Wayne has served as a LASC representative on the Coalition for Economic Justice.
Over the years Wayne has served as Financial as well as Personnel Chair of the Peace Center board. He continues to actively participate in contacting Legislators, New York state Congress Persons as well as federal elected officials in matters of Peace and Justice.
Wayne has three grown children - Tamah, Sarah and Daniel and is the grandfather to two adult grandsons. Wayne and his wife, Peg, live in the Town of Tonawanda.

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