PathMakers to Peace honors individuals and organizations who have played a leadership role in forging new pathways to the elimination of war as well as the social and economic injustices which lead to war.
Join us to honor:
Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, for her leadership of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival
Rebecca Vilkomerson, for her leaderhip as Executive Director of Jewish Voice for Peace
Make the Road NY, for their work to achieve dignity and justice for immigrant and working cass communities
Action Alert: Your Call Needed! End U.S. Complicity in Yemen War 5 of 6 Brooklyn Reps Have Signed On!
Action Alert: Your Call Needed to End US Complicity in Yemen War!
Support H.Con.Res 138! Last week Reps Ro Khanna (D-CA), Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Adam Smith (D-WA) introduced new legislation (H.Con. Res. 138) invoking the War Powers Resolution on the U.S. role in the war in Yemen. This legislation would demand an end to U.S. involvement in Yemen, unless specifically approved by Congress. Congress has never authorized U.S. involvement in Yemen’s civil war. Our involvement, and our support of the Saudi-led coalition’s bombing campaign and siege of the key port city Hodaida, has contributed to the world’s worst humanitarian crisis
Ten New York Representatives including five from Brooklyn (Clarke, Jeffries, Maloney, Nadler and Velazquez) are co-sponsors to this new legislation. If you’re in their district, please call to thank them. Only Donovan is absent. If you’re in his district, please call to urge him to sign on. Cong. Switchboard: 202-224-3121 or check here for the local office numbers. And please email firstname.lastname@example.org let us know that you called!
Wed Nov 7, 6:30 pm:”Tales from the Vault” BFP Archives Opened at Brooklyn HIstorical Society
Wed Nov 7, 6:30 pm: “Tales from the Vault”: BFP Archives Opened at Brooklyn Historical Society
Join us to celebrate opening the archive of BFP’s work since 1983! Founded amid the tensions of the Cold War, Brooklyn For Peace is an organization known for its involvement in local, national, and international political issues including nuclear disarmament, military recruitment, and more. Join two members of the Brooklyn Historical Society library staff, Maggie Schreiner and Laura Juliano, as they share BFP’s 30-year history through their vast archival collections. which were recently cataloged and made available to the public in the Othmer Library. Advance reservations strongly advised as space is limited! Click here for tickets ($5; or free for BHS membes)
Doors open 6:00 pm; event starts at 6:30 pm See it on Facebook Location: Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont St (corner of Clinton), Brooklyn Heights. Wheelchair accessible.
Questions? Contact BHS Visitor Services desk at 718-222-4111, ext. 250.
Did you miss it? See the video! International Law, Seeking Justice, and the Great March of Return in Gaza Panel & Discussion: Palestinian Right of Return
International Law, Seeking Justice, and the Great March of Return in Gaza:
During Israel’s creation, over 750,000 Palestinians were expelled or fled temporarily to save themselves from the violence. Palestinian refugees and their descendants around the world continue to be denied their right of return as stipulated in a 1948 UN resolution. Why won’t Israel let them return to their homes? What can be done to achieve peace with justice?
If you missed this discussion of the Palestinian Right of Return, check it out on YouTube
Bina Ahmad (social justice attorney, public defender, US Campaign for Palestinian Rights Steering Committee, Food Empowerment Project Advisory Board)
Jamil Dakwar (human rights lawyer and adjunct professor at John Jay College and Hunter College)
Donna Nevel (community psychologist, Facing the Nakba Project, Jews Say No!; Jews Against Anti-Muslim Racism)
Moderated by Riham Barghouti (founder of Adalah-NY: Campaign for the Boycott of Israel)
Co-sponsors: Adalah-NY: Campaign for the Boycott of Israel;, Al-Awda NY, All Souls Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East; Arab Muslim American Federation; Committee to Stop FBI Repression; Fort Greene Peace; International Action Center, Jewish Voice for Peace/NYC, Jews Say No!; Jews for Palestinian Right of Return; JVP-Westchester; Learning for the Empowerment and Advancement of Palestinians; Peace Action New York State; Samidoun: Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network; Tree of Life Educational Fund; USA Palestine Mental Health Network; Women in Black Union Square; World Can’t Wait
Sun Oct 7, 12 noon: Join Us to Oppose Ongoing Wars in Afghanistan and Elsewhere
The U.S. invaded Afghanistan on October 7, 2001. The ongoing war in Afghanistan is the longest war in U.S. history. There is no end in sight.
12 noon: Vigil: NY Public Library (Fifth Ave. at 41 St., Manhattan)
12:45: March along 42 St. to Times Square military recruiters (Seventh Ave. & 43rd St.)
1-2 pm: Demonstrate at Times Square Recruiting Station
Be there with us to mark the 17th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Afghanistan. Let’s remind the public that the U.S. is engaged in ongoing wars in Afghanistan, Iraq, Syria, Yemen, and northern Africa. In addition, U.S. special forces are operating secretly in dozens of other countries.
Sponsor: NYC War Resisters League; Co-Sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace; Catholic Worker/New York City, Code Pink/NYC, Granny Peace Brigade, Kairos Community, NY Metro Raging Grannies, Pax Christi Metro New York, Peace Action New York State, Uptown Progressive Action, Veterans for Peace/Chapter 34, World Can’t Wait (list in formation.)
Our five working committees meet regularly to plan and carry out work for peace, social justice and international law. You can also help us build bridges of peace by participating in our ad hoc task forces activities.