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Current Activities

Sun 9/23: Join Us in Outreach at Street Fairs!

Sun 9/23: Join Us in Outreach at Street Fairs!
We’ll be at the Atlantic Antic or Flatbush Frolic .
Sign up for an hour, or look for our table and stop by.
We’ll be distributing this this flyer and running our photo booth.
Let’s talk with our neighbors and make peace an issue!

Sun Sept 23, 1:15 pm: Film Screening: The Atomic Cafe

Sun Sept 23, 1:15 pm:
Film Screening: The Atomic Cafe
This film recounts a defining period of 20th century history and serves as a chilling and often hilarious reminder of cold-war era paranoia in the United States–artfully presented through a collage of newsreel footage, government archive, military training films, and fifties music. (from Rotten Tomatoes)
Location: Bay Ridge United Methodist Church, 7420 4th Ave, Bay Ridge
Use the garden gate entrance on 4th Ave., follow the signs to 2nd floor. Wheelchair accessible
Train: R to 77th St
Free Admission.
Sponsor: Peace Action Bay Ridge
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace
Questions? Call (646) 824-5506; email peaceactionbayridge@yahoo.com

Tuesday 9/25, 7 pm: Plan for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF 2018!

Plan for Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF 2018!
In 2017, our UNICEF committee working with 18 neighborhood schools and doing local outreach focussed on the Park Slope Halloween Parade raised $23,185 for much-needed funds for UNICEF.
If you’re interested in planning to make this year’s campaign even better, please join us in this planning meeting.
Email unicef@brooklynpeace.org  for information on the location.


Wed 9/26, 7:00 pm: International Law, Seeking Justice,
and the Great March of Return in Gaza

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?

Come to this discussion of the Palestinian Right of Return

Speakers:

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)

Wednesday, September 26, 7 pm (Doors open 6:30 pm)

The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Avenue between Hoyt and Bond, Downtown Brooklyn
Subway: A/C/G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn, F to Bergen; 2/3/4/5 to Nevins;

This venue is entirely wheelchair accessible.

Free Admission

Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace; bfp@brooklynpeace.org brooklynpeace.org 718-624-5921

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; Women in Black Union Square; World Can’t Wait

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Thurs 9/6, 5:30 pm: People’s Climate March NYC
NY Rise for Climate, Jobs, Justice, and Peace!

Rise for Climate, Jobs, Justice, and Peace!

The weekend before the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, the Peoples Climate Movement will lead a nation-wide mobilization: Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice. The first action will be on Thursday, September 6th. New Yorkers will gather in lower Manhattan (Battery Park) at 5:30 pm and march to Foley Square,  demanding immediate action from Governor Andrew Cuomo, Mayor Bill de Blasio, and all elected officials.
BFP will be there to share our message:  Let’s act on climate change, and work for peace.
We demand that city, state, and federal officials act now to:
**Plan urgently for just transition to 100% renewable energy
**Halt all fossil fuel infrastructure
**Make corporate polluters pay
**End war: War leads to climate change, and climate change leads to war!
Join Brooklyn For Peace and Fort Greene Peace at Castle Clinton in Battery Park. Look for our banner.
See a map.

More than 85 partner organizations have signed on to Rise NY and over 1,000 people have already signed up to participate on the 6th, but we need your help to turn 1,000 into many thousands. It takes everyone to change everything.
Use Twitter and Facebook to spread the word to your friends! 
For more info: 
www.pcmny.org or email outreach@350Brooklyn.org

Take Action for Yemen!

Take action for Yemen!
Recent news of the bombing in Yemen of a school bus filled with children is the latest horrific example of what is happening in Yemen, as U.S. support for the Saudi-led war there continues. In amazingly twisted logic, the U.S. claims it holds no responsibility because, it says, “the military doesn’t track the planes” after the U.S. gives them targeting data, bombs, and mid-air refueling. Let’s not remain silent!  While this episode captures front page attention. take this opportunity to contact our elected representatives, urging them to speak out in Congress and to make a public statement acknowledging U.S. responsibility, and calling for Congress to end U.S. support for this war.

Use this tool from Peace Action to help in writing a letter or making a phone call to Senators Gilliband and Schumer, and to YOUR representative.

Also Mark Your Calendar: Fri Aug 24, 7 pm: Forum on Yemen
Speakers: Scott Paul (Oxfam.)  Carmen Trotta (Catholic Worker);  Somia Elrowmeim (Union of Arab Women) 
Location: St. Joseph House (36 East 1st Street between 1st and 2nd Avenue), NYC
RSVP (important, as space is limited)  to  Isaac Evans-Frantz, Action Corps NYC

 
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