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Follow up to NYC Millions March/Black Lives Matter!
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Dec.16, 2014

Follow up to Millions March/NYC: Black Lives Matter!

Play and to learn song from the Peace Poets:

“I still hear my brother crying ‘I can’t breathe’…
Now I’m in the struggle crying “I can’t leave’ “

TONIGHT!! (note that there are 3 events tonight:
1.
Thurs Dec 18, 6-9 pm: (iin Bed-Stuy)
This Is What Resistance Looks Like: A Teach-In

Panel discussion: overview of police accountability organizing around the city
Breakout sessions: training sessions that will include ways for people to plug into existing work around mass mobilizations, cop watch trainings, and policy & legislative campaigns
Co-sponsors: Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC), Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM), Brooklyn NAACP and NAACP Legal Defense Fund
@ Brooklyn Movement Center, 375 Stuyvesant Ave, between Bainbridge & Decatur (A/C to Utica)
RSVP: rsvp@brooklynmovementcenter.org
Childcare available (by request only)

2. Thurs Dec 18, 6:30 to 9:00 pm: in Downtown Brooklyn
at Founders Hall, St Francis College, 180 Remsen St between Court and Clinton
Join Hands with V.O.Y.C.E. (Voice of Youth Changes Everything)
Assemblyman Karim Camara –
Abundant Life Church
and Concerned Community Members for an
EMERGENCY YOUTH TOWN HALL 
Be heard. Organize. ACT… AGAINST POLICE BRUTALITY!
Moderated by

Assemblyman Karim Camara
Facilitated by
Ife Charles
Deputy Director of Center for Court Innovation/
Crown Heights Mediation Center
Featuring Panelists
Kevin Powell
President / Co-founder of BK Nation
Khaair Morrison
Operations Director / Co-founder of V.O.Y.C.E.
Shaina Harrison
Director of Youth Programming for New Yorkers Against Gun Violence

3. Thurs 12/18, 6-8:30 pm
: in Sunset Park
Real Talk:
Where Is the Solidarity?
From Ferguson to New York
@Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 7420 4th Ave,
Sunset Park, Brooklyn
See it on Facebook.
Sponsor: Campaign to Take on Hate in NYC
Speakers include Linda Sarsour (Arab American Association of NY)
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Marching For Justice in NYC

Dec 14, 2014

Brooklyn For Peace and Fort Greene Peace, as well as friends and allies, gathered at the Barclay’s Arena yesterday at noon. From there, several dozen marched up Flatbush Avenue and down Fulton Street with signs that remembered the many neighbors who have been killed over the years in Brooklyn by police infected with the virus of racism. The marchers then boarded the subway, bound for Manhattan’s Washington Square to join the tens of thousands assembled there for the massive march that transformed the day into one for the history books.

Brooklyn For Peace sign; "Indict, Convict, Punish."

The march was a historic outpouring  — thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets demanding an end to racist police violence and seeking justice for those who died at the hands of officers who are never held accountable for their illegal actions.
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Palestinian olive oil: a perfect holiday gift!

During this holiday season, give gifts of Palestinian olive oil as a way to initiate conversation with friends and family about conditions in Palestine.

Support Palestinian farmers and families by purchasing fairly-traded olive oil from small farmer cooperatives in the West Bank.
Purchasing and giving Palestinian Olive Oil is a constructive and tangible way in which we can help to alleviate poverty and build peace.

How to purchase:
Price: $15 per 500 ml bottle. A portion of the purchase price is donated to tree replanting and other development projects in the West Bank. Proceeds also support the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.=

Pick up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope:
To arrange for pick-up times and locations, contact us at is.pales@brooklynpeace.org, or call 718-624-5921. (Sorry, we cannot mail to you.)
Provide your name, phone number, email, and desired number of bottles, and where you prefer to pick up your order (Boerum Hill orPark Slope). We will confirm your order, and set a date/time for you to pick up.
If you can’t pick up, we can arrange delivery. Email us or call 718-624-5921.
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Brooklyn For Peace Turns Thirty — And We Celebrate!
Gala Honors Noam Chomsky As PathMaker To Peace.

Nov 15, 2014

Oh what a night! An evening to come together, to celebrate, to find old friends, to eat and drink, to listen, to ask, to learn. An evening to remember!
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It was Brooklyn For Peace’s annual Pathmakers To Peace gala and there were two very good reasons for the gathering of several hundred people to be there –

First, they came to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of Brooklyn For Peace, a most remarkable organization that has been been fighting the good fight for peace and justice for three decades and that is declaring its readiness to continue that struggle as long as the plagues of war, inequality, economic distress, environmental deterioration and social injustice require its attention.

Secondly, they came to witness our Pathmaker To Peace award, this year given to honor the life-long work of  Noam Chomsky, one of the brilliant minds of our times: linguistics professor, scientist, social critic and fierce advocate for peace and social justice.


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Pathmaker To Peace honoree, Noam Chomsky, addresses an
eenthusiastic crowd at Brooklyn For Peace’s annual gala.
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Forum In Fort Greene Examines
ISIS, Syria, Iraq & U.S. War.

Nov 11, 2014

Over sixty people crowded into the historic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Fort Greene for a forum on Syria, Iraq, ISIS and U.S. military involvement in, what could be, a new ‘endless’ war in the region.

The forum featured three speakers who presented their views and talked about the history that has led to the present crisis there. After the presentations, the audience was invited to participate in a question and answer session.

The forum was initiated by Fort Greene Peace and co-sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace. Ed Goldman of Fort Greene Peace welcomed the guests and Melissa Corbett , BFP’s Program Coordinator, facilitated the event.

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Brooklyn For Peace Goes All Out for UNICEF
In Park Slope’s Halloween Parade!

Oct 31, 2014

Thanks to the hard work of BFP’s UNICEF Committee and its chair, Monroe Allison, a team of volunteers staffed tables at five different locations in Brooklyn’s popular Park Slope Halloween Parade. As thousands thronged the neighborhood’s streets, they were greeted by UNICEF tables where BFPers handed out the well-known orange collection boxes. Parents and kids took the boxes and trick or treated by asking for donations so that “kids could help other kids all over the world.”

Hawking the boxes, which were taken eagerly, one volunteer shouted out “Parents — here’s a wonderful lesson to impart to your kids on Halloween. Have them collect money so that UNICEF can help children the world over who are suffering from war, poverty and hunger.”

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