Marching For The Future Of Our World. Marching For Peace And Planet.
► To see photos and videos of the day’s events gohere.
Apr 26, 2015
They filled Union Square North by the thousands – a beautiful sight! With banners, posters, balloons and colorful costumes, thousands assembled to listen to speakers and prepare to march to the United Nations. They came to make demands on the world’s leaders who would be assembling this month in NY at the UN headquarters to discuss and debate the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT). The demand would be simple: Make the treaty work! Forty-five years after its signing, proliferation of these earth-killing weapons is a tragic fact of 21st century life and the threat of nuclear war continues to hang heavily over the fate of humankind.
The BFP contingent, spirited and loud,
in the Peace And Planet march to the United Nations.
1 pm RALLY: Union Square North: Look for BFP in front of Barnes and Noble
2 pm: MARCH to the United Nations Click here for speakers and performers at the Rally and Festival. 3-6 pm: FESTIVAL at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
(E. 47th St and 2nd Ave)
Use Facebook event to spread the word!
Join activists from around the world, with over a thousand from Japan, including Hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) to demand a nuclear-free, peaceful, just, and sustainable world.
Why is it important to be there on Sunday?
Listen to Pete Seeger:
Help our contingent in the Peace and Planet mobilization to be beautiful and uplifting.
Bring our message to the world which will be watching!
Parents: Encourage your child to make their own poster for the March.
Join us at Union Square, 1 pm, on Sunday April 26.
Look for BFP banner on Unions Sqaure North, in front of Barnes and Noble. March with us to the United Nations.
Bring your poster to our table at the Festival. Art work will be displayed in and around our table, and photographed for posting on our website. All participants will receive a peace button and a certificate of participation. See the Flyer.
Brooklyn For Peace members were out at the borough’s Central Library yesterday on the first really beautiful day of the season. People were out too – strolling, jogging, bike riding and shopping at the Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket.
A table had been set up promoting the April 26th march from Union Square to the United Nations. The marchers will demand a total ban on nuclear weapons and a sustainable, peaceful and just world from the world’s leaders who will be assembling to discuss the 1970 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT).
Some seventy residents filed into the Brooklyn Friends meeting hall on Schermerhorn Street last night to hear speakers discuss the twin specters of the age we live in: nuclear weapons and their proliferation and nuclear energy and the threat it poses as solutions to climate change are sought.
Joseph Gerson, activist and author, speaking at last night’s forum. To see
all of last night’s photos, go here.