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Current Activities

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

Mon Dec 11:
Celebrate With THEATER THREE COLLABORATIVE
Antiwar and Ecojustice Plays

“Indeed it would be difficult to name any more prominent
socially engaged artists in the New York theater today
…very special and extremely important.” —Marvin Carlson

Celebrate 22 years

of Theater Three Collaborative:

antiwar and ecojustice plays

with Kathleen Chalfant, Marvin Carlson & others

Monday, December 11, 2017, 6:30 pm
at The Segal Theater, CUNY-Graduate Center
365 Fifth Ave (34th-35th Sts)

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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 photo from the evening’s festivities just CLICK HERE.

Few Tickets Still Available!
Thurs Nov 30, 2017 Pathmakers to Peace

The 2017 PathMakers to Peace Reception & Gala Dinner will be held Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the historic Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights at 6:00 pm.

PathMakers to Peace honors individuals and organizations who have played a leadership role in forging new pathways in the movement for peace and justice. This year, we are pleased to honor:

  • Linda Sarsour
    Racial Justice and Civil Rights Activist; Co-Organizer Women’s March 2017;
    Co-Founder/CEO at MPower Change
  • Leslie Cagan
    Coordinator, Peoples Climate Movement NY;
    Co-Founder, United for Peace and Justice
  • UPROSE
    An intergenerational, multi-racial, nationally-recognized, grassroots organization
    led by women of color, working at the intersection of racial justice and climate
    change, promoting sustainability and resiliency, and a leader in the movement for
    environmental justice

WHEN: Thursday, November 30 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm

WHERE: Plymouth Church, 57 Orange St. Brooklyn Heights [MAP] (Plymouth Church is 75 Hicks Street but event entrance is around the corner at 57 Orange Street through the garden)

All proceeds benefit the peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace. Portion of ticket price is tax-deductible.

Thank you for your support!

Thurs 10/26, 7 pm: Is War in Korea Inevitable?
Open Community Meeting

Please join us! If you can’t come in person, you can also see it on Live Stream, using this link:  http://thecommonsbrooklyn.org/node/939

Thurs 10/26, 7 pm:

Is War in Korea Inevitable?

Open Community Meeting, featuring voices from the Korean and Korean-American peace movements:

Our guests: (see bios below)

Joyakgol, South Korean anti-war activist and musician, who has been at the frontline of locai villager struggles to stop the expansion of US military bases.

Luke Lee of Nodutdol, NYC based Korean-American peace and justice organization

@Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond, downtown Brooklyn

Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace

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Brooklynites March Against War on 16th Anniversary of War in Afghanistan

BROOKLYN, October 7, 2017 — Dozens of Brooklyn residents gathered at Barclays Center on Saturday October 7 to  mark the 16th anniversary of the  war in Afghanistan. Singing, chanting, and carrying signs protesting war and nuclear weapons, they marched through downtown Brooklyn before boarding the subway to join the city-wide  “March To End Our Endless Wars” in Washington Square Park and the Vigil for Yemen in Manhattan’s Union Square.

Organized by Brooklyn For Peace and Fort Greene Peace, the activists distributed flyers to passers-by along Flatbush Avenue and Fulton Street urging people to call Congress demanding an end to U.S. participation in the wars throughout the Middle East that are causing high civilian casualties while failing to bring the region closer to peace and stability. (Click here to see the flyer.) Members of the Granny Peace Brigade, Green Party of Brooklyn, Military Families Speak Out/NYC, Peace Action New York State, War Resisters League/NYC, and World Can’t Wait also participated.

“These wars have turned functioning nations into wastelands, creating an enormous refugee crisis, and breeding hatred for the U.S. for the devastation its military has caused And here at home, the cost of fighting these wars, year after year after year, is draining funds from things that the American people need such as health care, mass transit, and education,” said Tara Currie, a member of Brooklyn For Peace.

If you agree with us that 16 years of war in Afghanistan are 16 years too many, join us to work for the elimination of war and the social and economic injustices that give rise to it. E-mail pej@brooklynpeace.org to find out how you can participate.

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