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Current Activities

Thurs Dec 6: PathMakers to Peace 2018 Gala:
Tickets Available Now!

PathMakers to Peace 2018 Gala: Tickets Available Now!

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

When: Thursday, December 6, 2018 at 6:00 pm

Location: Plymouth Church, 57 Orange Street, Brooklyn Heights (enter through Beecher Garden)

This is our major fundraising event of the year! Without funds we can’t do the work.
Tickets may be purchased online or by calling us at 718-624-5921.
You can also place an ad in the program or sponsor the gala.
Please email pathmakers@brooklynpeace.org with any questions. Thank you for your support!

Wed, Nov 14,7 pm: Join Us for a Community Meeting !

Pushing Back the Right-Wing Assault:

Join Us for a Community Meeting!

Already Active? Wondering how to get involved?
Looking to have open discussion with Brooklyn neighbors?

With Right-wing assault on many fronts:

  • Attacks on communities of color
  • $716 billion defense budget
  • US military actions around the world, which far too often include bombing of civilians
  • Rolling back efforts to combat climate change

Now is a critical time to build the resistance and work for change

  • What strategies have worked in the past?
  • What new approaches do we need?
  • How can we successfully link issues and build co-operation between diverse communities?

Here’s an opportunity to share ideas with Brooklyn neighbors!

When: Wednesday, November 14 at 7 pm
Where: The Brooklyn Commons. 388 Atlantic Avenue
Between Hoyt and Bond. 2,3,4,5 to Nevins, A,C,G, to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
This venue is wheelchair accessible.

Questions? Contact bfp@brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5291.
Flier available to distribute.
Please RSVP on Facebook!
Co-Sponsored Brooklyn For Peace and Fort Greene Peace (fortgreenepeace@gmailcom)

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 bfp@brooklynpeace.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
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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

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)

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; 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

Sun Oct 7, 12 noon–2 pm:
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.

See it on Facebook; RSVP & share!

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.)

Questions? Email nycWRL@nycwarresisters.org or call 718-768-7306

 

 
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