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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!

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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.

 

Strengthen Our Voice for Peace!
Donate to Brooklyn For Peace!

Strengthen our voice for peace!

Donate to Brooklyn For Peace!

Without funds we can’t do the work!

Donate with PayPal or Credit Card, or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201

All donations made or postmarked by Dec 31, 2016, will be tax-deductible in 2016.

You will receive a letter in January, 2017, for tax purposes.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.


Save the Brooklyn Commons: Sign Our Statement!

Save the Brooklyn Commons:

Sign Our Statement!

Brooklyn Commons, a venue which has provided meeting space and nurtured BFP as well as other progressive groups, is being threatened with a boycott. Learn more.

If you have questions, or if you agree and want to sign our statement, e-mail charlotte@brooklynpeace.org


Thousands Of New Yorkers March
To Defend Immigrants And Refugees
And To Say NO To Trump

Dec 18, 2016

Despite threats of heavy rain, thousands gathered at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza on Manhattan’s East Side. It was a rally and march on National Immigrants Day called by a new coalition: The New York Immigrant Coalition.

One of the great Brooklyn For Peace signs. It connected the dots between war and refugees: cause and effect.
One of the great Brooklyn For Peace signs. It connected the dots between war and refugees: cause and effect.

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BFP’s Public Meeting—
A Big, Fat NO To Trump’s Agenda!

December 15, 2016

Close to a hundred people crowded into the Brooklyn Commons on a frigid winter night to attend a Brooklyn For Peace public meeting called to discuss the fight back needed in the face of Donald Trump’s election and the anticipated assault on civil liberties, peace and economic conditions that will result.

The audience was very attentive and participated in an interesting back and forth during the second half of the meeting.
The audience was very attentive and participated in an interesting back and forth during the second half of the meeting.

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