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Middle Eastern Music —
at our Evening for the People of Yemen!

Please join us for
– An Evening for the People of Yemen.
– Thursday, January 25th at 7:00 pm at The Commons.

Join us for a cultural evening with Arabic music and drama plus discussion featuring guest speakers who will inform on the background of the war in Yemen and the crisis confronting the Yemen people on the ground.

HADI ELDEBEK will perform on his oud.
MOHAMAD ELDEBEK, will join his brother on percussion.

Among our artists and experts on the dais will be musicians HADI and MOHAMAD ELEDEBEK who will be performing music from the Middle-East. These brothers are accomplished musicians, educators, and cultural entrepreneurs from Lebanon who are based in NYC. They have taught and performed around the world at venues like Carnegie Hall, Kennedy Center, National Center for Performing Arts in Beijing, and more. They are both TED residents.

Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world, has descended into hunger and disease, the result of intense bombing and blockades by the Saudi Arabian coalition. United States arms dealers reap enormous profits by supplying weapons and munitions to the Saudis in addition to logistics. Meanwhile, 10,000 innocents have died, millions teeter on the edge of starvation and cholera stalks the land.

We will solicit contributions to deliver food to Yemen via Action Against Hunger (actionagainsthunger.org).

–You can make a contribution right now at Brooklyn For Peace’s fundraising page for the people of Yemen: bit.ly/bfp2yemen.

–For more details visit our FB events page >> http://bit.ly/yemen-fbevent

An Evening for the People of Yemen

Please join us for
– An Evening for the People of Yemen.
– Thursday, January 25th at 7:00 pm at The Commons.

Join us for a cultural evening with Arabic music and drama plus discussion featuring guest speakers who will inform on the background of the war in Yemen and the crisis confronting the Yemen people on the ground.

Playwright Karen Malpede
Actress Kathleen Chalfant

Among our artists and experts on the dais will be ecofeminist playwright KAREN MALPEDE who will perform her new playlet (written just for this evening). Joining her will be Tony nominee KATHLEEN CHALFANT, known for her brilliant performance in the Broadway show, Angels In America, among many other endeavors.

Yemen, one of the poorest countries in the world, has descended into hunger and disease, the result of intense bombing and blockades by the Saudi Arabian coalition. United States arms dealers reap enormous profits by supplying weapons and munitions to the Saudis in addition to logistics. Meanwhile, 10,000 innocents have died, millions teeter on the edge of starvation and cholera stalks the land.

 

 

An Evening for the People of Yemen

★★★ HAVE A HEART FOR YEMEN! ★★★

An Evening of Drama, Music and Discussion–
Thursday, January 25th at 7:00 pm at The Commons Cafe
Come. Listen. Learn. Discuss. Help.

  • Playwright Karen Malpede and Tony-nominee Kathleen Chalfant will perform Malpede’s playlet, Yemen During Dinner. 
  • Enjoy live Arabic music with Hadi and Mohamad Eldebec, two musicians, educators, and cultural entrepreneurs from Lebanon
    who are based in NYC.
  • Partake in discussion with Yemeni analyst and human rights activist, Ibraham Qatabi. What is the U.S. role in supporting war against Yemen?
  • Hear about the humanitarian crisis in Yemen from Amnesty International’s director of its NY (UN) Office, Sherine Tadros.
  • Free Admission — All are welcome!
  • Contributions will be accepted to deliver humanitarian aid to the people of Yemen through Action Against Hunger.
    To make a contribution right now please visit our fundraising page here: bit.ly/bfp2yemen

More Info HERE.

Poor People’s Campaign Launched
In NYC and Nationwide

December 11, 2017

Dozens of activists, representing a broad swathe of the city’s labor, community, peace and justice organizations, gathered to kick off the New York City part of the Poor People’s Campaign, a nation-wide effort to unite tens of thousands of people across the country to challenge the evils of systemic racism, poverty, the war economy, and ecological devastation.

The Poor People’s Campaign was a hallmark of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s activism. It brought hundreds of thousands into action and focused the nation’s attention on endemic poverty, racism and injustice. Today’s meeting was called because many feel that a new campaign is needed as Dr. King’s job is far from finished.

There was wide agreement on the need for progressive people to organize as a united movement, with a focus on how issues are related rather than distinct. Michael Zweig of US Labor Against War, and Claudia de la Cruz of Popular Education Project led the lively discussion held at the Communication Workers of America offices in lower Manhattan.

Plans call for a series of educational and cultural events, mass meetings, and civil disobedience in the coming months. Mother’s Day 2018 will mark the beginning of forty days of moral resistance culminating in a mass demonstration in Washington DC in June.

Watch this page for more information as this new movement takes shape.

         

Mon 12/11: Let Yemen LIve!
Protest at US and Saudi missions to the UN

Join Peace Action NY State, Granny Peace Brigade, NYC War Resisters League, Veterans for Peace NYC Chapter 034 and others to demand an end to U.S. support and assistance to the Saudi-led war on Yemen.

See it and RSVP on Facebook.

10:30 am: Gather at Ralph Bunche Park, 43rd Street & 1st Avenue, Manhattan

12:00 pm: March up 1st Avenue to 45th Street. Some will engage in civil disobedience and respectfully refuse to disperse from entrances to the US and Saudi Missions. Even if you choose not to risk arrest, your presence as a witness is important!

The demands of this action are to:
lift the blockade and allow food and medical assistance to be delivered;
cease all attacks on schools, hospitals, water treatment plants, and civilians;
end US military assistance, including refueling, to Saudi Arabia;
and urge all sides to refrain from war crimes and pursue a negotiated end to civil war.

If you can’t be at the U.N., take these 2 actions:

sign this petition by MPower Change to tell Congress to stop fueling the Saudi-led war on Yemen by co-sponsoring HCR 81,

sign this petition by the Yemen Peace Project to tell Congress to oppose attacks on Hudaydah port, a lifeline for millions

A Night To Remember—
Our Pathmakers To Peace Gala Dinner

November 30, 2017

It was a night to remember. So said….everyone who attended this year’s Pathmaker To Peace gala dinner. Sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace, it brought some 200 people together at Brooklyn Height’s historic Plymouth Church. The church was a center of anti-slavery abolitionist action under its great minister, Henry Ward Beecher.

And the Pathmakers award goes to…Leslie Cagan, a true Pathmaker To Peace.

Enjoying drinks and a great buffet, we assembled to honor those activists who had championed and blazed paths for the movement for peace and justice. This year’s honorees were—

Linda Sarsour, Palestinian-American human rights activist and co-chair of the historic Women’s March in 2017 that brought a million people to Washington to protest the election of Trump and his proposed agenda.

Leslie Cagan, for her lifetime of activism in the movements for peace (a founder of United For Peace And Justice) and environment (an organizer of the enormous People’s Climate March in NYC).

UPROSE, an organization of climate and social justice activists led by women of color. It’s organizing young people as future leaders of the progressive movement and is based in Brooklyn’s Sunset Park.

Many remarked, upon leaving the church, that this was a memorable evening indeed and that during these ominous times of Donald Trump, it provided a very needed uplift and boost to our spirits as it showed that our movement is alive and well and is fighting back .

The evening’s resounding message, echoed throughout and without: “We’re moving forward! And we’re not going back!”

To see all the photos from the evening’s festivities just CLICK HERE.

To see a video of the presentations, CLICK HERE.

 
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