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MON 12/22, 5:30 pm: Silent Walk to Honor LIfe

Dec. 22, 2014

Mon Dec 22, starting at 5:30 pm Herbert Von King Park (previously known as Tompkins Park) in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, at the intersection of Tompkins Ave & Lafayette Ave.

We will end at St. Philips Church at 765 Lafayette Avenue (See it on Facebook:)

JOIN A SILENT WALK TO HONOR LIFE.

We gather to reaffirm the movement for Black Liberation that uses nonviolent civil resistance.

We gather to reaffirm that we are here for peace and justice for all people.We want to end this violent system that dehumanizes all people, pitting race, religion, and ideology against each other.

We are building a future rooted in equity and nurtured by justice for all: A future where communities can thrive knowing every life is valued equally. No family should have to mourn the loss of a loved one as a result of a senseless act of violence.

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This is a candlelit march. Please only bring candles, lanterns, flashlights, and other small lights. Please do not bring signs or banners. Wear black. Bring your spirits. Bring reflections. Walk with your brothers and sisters in calling for an end to violence against communities everywhere.

We will start in Herbert Von King (previously called Tompkins) Park in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, at the intersection of Tompkins Ave & Lafayette Ave. We will end at St. Philips Church at 765 Lafayette Avenue for healing, conversing and reflecting.

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Supporting Organizations:
Leaders of Tomorrow: Brooklyn
New York Communities for Change
BK Nation

Celebrate our 30th Anniversary!
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2014 marks 30 years of Brooklyn For Peace working for peace and justice! We need your membership and financial support so that we can maintain our current level of activity and grow as we meet the challenges of the year ahead.

As we see our country engaging in a new war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, as well as continued military activity in Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, and elsewhere, we believe that our mission is more urgent than ever. We seek new ways to articulate alternatives to armed conflict, and to work for the elimination of war and the social and economic injustices that underlie it.

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We are very appreciative of the kind words recently expressed by Noam Chomsky regarding the significance of our 30 year history and the importance of continuity and consistency in a grassroots group. The generosity of our members has made this possible. Simply put, without funds we can’t do the work!

Basic annual membership is $30. Larger donations are very much appreciated and will be put to good use in developing our program. If you’ve already contributed in 2014, please consider an additional end-of-the-year tax-deductible contribution

You can donate on line at our website brooklynpeace.org using PayPal or a credit card.
If you prefer, you can mail your check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, New York 11201.
You can call us at 718-624-5921 to use your credit card on the phone.

Because of your contributions, this year we were able to engage in a wide range of activities. Click here to see a partial list.

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Follow up to NYC Millions March/Black Lives Matter!
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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’ “

Upcoming actions in Brooklyn and lower Manhattan will be posted here as soon as we are aware of them.

**Stay in touch! Check out:
Police Reform Organizing Project (calendar)
11 Days of Action/This Stops Today
Ferguson Action
Gathering for Justice/Justice League NYC
Stop Mass Incarceration Network (includes statement from Cornell West)
NYC/Millions March
Fort Greene Peace Facebook
Brooklyn For Peace Facebook (see photos from Sat Dec 13)

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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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