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:
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.
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
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:
Racial Justice and Civil Rights Activist; Co-Organizer Women’s March 2017;
Co-Founder/CEO at MPower Change
Coordinator, Peoples Climate Movement NY;
Co-Founder, United for Peace and Justice
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
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)
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 email@example.com to find out how you can participate.
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.