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Join Us! Sun 2/19, noon–4 pm:”I Am A Muslim Too!”
Rally at Times Square

Sunday Feb 19, 12 noon–4 pm:
(48th St & Broadway)
Let’s stand up together for our Muslim brothers and sisters in support of equality and tolerance.
Organized by: The Foundation for Ethnic Understanding and the Nusantara Foundation with support from over 150 partner organizations including the Muslim Community Network.
Speakers include Russell Simmons, Imam Shamsi Ali, Rabbi Marc Schneier, Daisy Khan, Linda Sarsour and Debbie Almonstaser
Family friendly event!
Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace

BFP Teach-In Reflects Huge Upsurge In Activism!

Saturday, February 11, 2017

Note: Photos from the BFP Teach-In can be viewed HERE.

Well over a hundred people filled up the auditorium in Touhy Hall at St. Joseph’s College in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brookyn.

There were there to attend an all day teach-in. The event, titled “The People Or Trump,” was called to examine Trump’s projected aggressive approach to using military solutions in international conflicts, his calls for a huge buildup in military expenditures and his beligerant approach to many different countries. How would this affect our communities? Could we expect more cutbacks to vital social services? Where will challenges to peace most likely occur?

The Teach-In consisted of two sessions. In the morning session, experts focused on the military budget and the Mid East.

The afternoon panel. Community activists in various areas of work shared their ideas on how to build a united movement to defeat Trumpism.

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A Hate Free Zone Is Born In Kensington, Brooklyn.

Jan 25, 2017

Hundreds gathered at dusk in Brooklyn in the Kensington neighborhood which has a large population of South Asisan and Muslim residents. The crowd was a beautiful representation of the borough’ diversity with large numbers of white and South Asian folks. Many Muslim residents were there as well, evidenced by hijab head coverings on many of the women participants.

In the Kensington neighborhood of Brooklyn, a diverse crowd of several hundred rallied against hate. They expressed their solidarity with the South Asian community who are residents of that neighborhood with a large percentasge of Muslims.

The rally was called to declare Kensington a “Hate-Free Zone” as part of a campaign in the city that is spreading from neighborhood to neighborhood as a defense against expected anti-Muslim repression and attacks by the new administration in Washington. Sponsors of tonight’s rally included DRUM, Desis Rising Up And Moving and JFREJ, Jews For Racial And Economic Justice. Speakers addressed the large crowd and also led them in chants declaring solidarity with Muslim residents.

This was one of hundreds or thousands of similar actions that are now growing in number and size around the country as Americans begin to build a movement that can prevent Trump and his cohorts from turning the country back to earlier times when equality was just a dream and racism and repression was the order of the day.

Go HERE to see all the photos

Women’s March in NYC, Saturday, January 21st.
Say NO to the Trump Agenda! Defend Women’s Rights!

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Say NO to the Trump Agenda!
Sat Jan 21:
Women’s March in NYC:

Join BFP in NYC!

Meet us in Brooklyn or Manhattan:
Brooklyn: 10:30 am: Gather at Bklyn Boro Hall, Joralemon and Court, on mall side.  At 10:45 am we’ll take subway together.
Manhattan: 11:15 am: Gather at Wyndham Hotel, 205 E. 45th St between 2nd and 3rd Ave. Brooklyn group will join up there.
11:30 am: Proceed to Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th St & Second Ave) to join rally (We’re in Group 1)
11:55 am: March Starts! Down 2nd Ave, across 42nd St to 5th Ave, up 5th Ave to 57th St (Trump Tower)
to let us know that you want to march with us so that we’ll know how many signs to bring!
It’s on Facebook! RSVP and share!

For more info, check website of Women’s March on NYC:
https://www.thehumanfirstsociety.org/


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“More Relevant Than Ever”
Say Hundreds In Brooklyn
Who Join In Celebrating Dr. King’s Birthday.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Hundreds of residents gathered in the auditorium of Prospect Heights High School. It was time, and an especially poignant and relevant time, to celebrate the birthday of one of our greatest Americans: Dr. Martin Luther King.

The event was sponsored by the Central Brooklyn Martin Luther King Commission which was founded years ago by Congressman Major Owens.Today’s event was chaired by the Congressman’s son, the well-known and respected community activist and political leader, Chris Owens.

Some of the boys and girls who wrote essays on the meaning of Dr. King’s life. Hurrah! And congratulations.

With moving performances by a choral group and dancers from a local Brooklyn Dance school, we were entertained and enthralled. The audience was greeted by local officials, including Congress member Yvette Clarke and Assembly member, Jo Anne Simon.

The main event was the award to Brooklyn public school students who competed in the annual essay contest. The students composed essays and poems that described the contributions of that great American who gave his life for equality and justice for all our people. We were impressed by the amazing talent that our public schools produce.

Brooklyn For Peace members were invited to set up a table and their Dr. King flyers, connecting his stand on the Vietnam war with deprivation, poverty and racism at home, were handed out and well-received by people. They also distributred free peace buttons.

It was a wonderful day. Please enjoy the photos that give a flavor to this memorable event.

To enjoy the photos from this wonderful event, click HERE.

 

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