Brooklyn For Peace believes that many of the issues of common concern to Brooklynites are linked. As a multi-issue non-partisan non-sectarian organization, we connect the dots between endless wars, local gas pipelines, national energy policy, and the draining of our tax money away from human services and towards the Pentagon. For over 25 years, Brooklyn For Peace has conducted educational programs and provided varied opportunities to take action. We realize again this year how important it is for us to work together to break the barriers to meaningful change in our national priorities.
Please join us in our commitment to building a movement for peace and justice! Donate and become a member of Brooklyn For Peace. Your donation is tax-deductible in 2012 if it’s postmarked by December 31, or if you donate on-line before midnight, December 31. Some of our activities thus far in 2012:
- Sustained a full-time Program Coordinator, who is facilitating and energizing our programs. We are reaching out to a younger generation, using cultural activities as well as social media
- 8th Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair at Brooklyn College with featured speakers Jeremy Scahill and Capt. Paul K. Chappell, as well as 13 workshops and 30 information tables hosted by our network of peace and social organizations
- Community Meeting with speaker on Iran, to develop BFP position on this issue
- Support for Bradley Manning; hosting book party to raise awareness of this case
- Spring Blast in Williamsburg, a joint fundraiser with East New York United Community Centers, enjoyed by all with music, food and entertainment
- Working to develop a network of Brooklyn-based organizations to address budget cuts
- Participation as Mermaids for Peace in the Coney Island Mermaid Parade
- An Evening of Peace: An Arts and Culture event at WORD bookstore, Greenpoint
- Tabling extensively with information, petitions, and postcards at street fairs and farmer’s markets
- Distributing information at public high schools about alternatives to the military and “opting out” of releasing students’ personal information to the military (as otherwise required by federal law)
- Participation in the 9th annual Children of Abraham Peace Walk, to create linkages and trust between Christians, Muslims and Jews
- Issues forum in East New York prior to June 2012 primary for Congressional representative
- Visible presence at rallies to close Indian Point, to oppose “Stop and Frisk” policies, to oppose “fracking” and the Rockaway pipeline
- CineForos (films with discussion) on Latin America
- Monthly program (“War No More”) on Brooklyn Community Access Television
- Speaking out against the Israeli Occupation and Israel’s apartheid policies
- Halloween Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF, to raise international awareness among our youngest members
- Exciting new partnership with WBAI
- Reaching out to local high school students as well as college students at Brooklyn College
- Participated with Military Families Speak Out (MFSO) to protest “Stars Earn Stripes”, resulting in this program being taken off the air!
We greatly appreciate your financial support, and we value your participation in our ongoing activities.