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Current Activities

TONIGHT! Tues 3/28, 6-8 pm: Happy Hour for Peace!

Tues 3/28, 6-8 pm:
Relax with neighbors and other BFP members!
Join us for free pizza, specials on drinks, and good company. All welcome!
@Brazen Head, 228 Atlantic Ave between Court and Boerum Place


Are You Going To Washington on Sat April 29th?
Join Thousands Marching For
Climate, Jobs, Justice and Peace!

Mar 27, 2017

A giant march to demand action on climate change will take place on Saturday, April 29th in Washington DC. Tens of thousands are expected to converge on the capitol in what is shaping up as a giant protest against the Trump/GOP cutbacks to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), dismantling of air and water regulations and threats to withdraw from international agreements designed to roll back climate change.



Brooklyn For Peace
is working to help make the April 29th march a big success. We will be setting up tables and handing out flyers to alert the community and ask for participation. We are also securing a bus for members, friends and supporters which will leave at 6:00 am on that day and return that night at 9:00 pm. Round trip fare is $55.00; lower fare is available for people who are unemployed or unable to afford the full fare.

Seats are limited—get on board now! Details here: bit.ly/429flyer.


Thurs 3/30, 7 pm: Peace Activism in the Era of Trump, Putin, & NATO

What are the opportunities and challenges for U.S. peace activists in the current period?
What can we learn from the European peace movement?
Speakers:
Reiner Braun, Co-President, International Peace Bureau
Joseph Gerson, American Friends Service Committee
Where: Brooklyn Friends Meeting House,

110 Schermerhorn St, between Boerum and Smith, downtwn Brooklyn

Discussion will focus on these questions:
1. What specific opportunities and challenges does the Trump administration pose for peace activists in the USA?
2. Are there lessons from the European peace movement that can help US activists deal with the Trump agenda?
3. How is the developing Trump foreign policy impacting the U.N. negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons?
Co-sponsors: BFP; Peace and Social Action Committee of the Brooklyn Monthly Meeting (Quakers), Rosa Luxemburg Foundation
Endorsed by: NYC War Resisters League
Admission Free; Donations Requested


SAVE THE DATE—Tuesday April 4th
Party Hearty With BFP!

URGENT!
Write or Call Congress Now—
Take Trump’s Hand Off The Nuclear Button!

Mar 2, 2017

A new resolution is circulating in Congress. H.R. 669 is called “Restricting the First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act.” The act would require a congressional declaration of war in order to use nuclear weapons, except in response to an incoming nuclear attack, effectively blocking Trump from starting a nuclear war on a whim or because someone hurts his feelings on Twitter.

With Trump’s call for a nuclear build-up (as if the U.S. didn’t already possess enough of these earth-destroying weapons) and his oft-stated calls for possibly using them, not to mention his total ignorance on matters of nuclear arms control, it is imperative to support and pass this bill.

Here are two things you can do to help advance this bill—

  1. Sign a petition being circulated by CREDO.  The petition calls for support of H.R. 669 and is directed to Congress.  You can sign the petition here.
  2. Call, write, email or FAX a letter to your House member, urging them to support and work for passage of H.R. 669. If you don’t know who your House Representive is, find them here: bit.ly/find-repThat link will also give you contact information: phone numbers, mail addresses, FAX numbers as well as sending an online e-mail message. Note that the best method with the greatest impact is a written letter or FAX. The phone numbers are often busy and don’t deliver as much impact as a written letter which is given great attention.

If you already know your House member, you can Congress  at (877) 762-8762. But, .again, a written letter is the most effective.

Go here to see a sample letter.

Join Us! Sun 2/19, noon–4 pm:”I Am A Muslim Too!”
Rally at Times Square

Sunday Feb 19, 12 noon–4 pm:
(48th St & Broadway)
Let’s stand up together for our Muslim brothers and sisters in support of equality and tolerance.
Organized by: The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and the Nusantara Foundation with support from over 150 partner organizations including the Muslim Community Network.
Speakers include Russell Simmons, Imam Shamsi Ali, Rabbi Marc Schneier, Daisy Khan, Linda Sarsour and Debbie Almonstaser
Family friendly event!
Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace
 
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