2014 marked 30 years of Brooklyn For Peace working for peace and justice! We appreciate your membership and financial support so that we can maintain our current level of activity and grow as we meet the challenges of the year ahead.
Brooklyn For Peace and Fort Greene Peace, as well as friends and allies, gathered at the Barclay’s Arena yesterday at noon. From there, several dozen marched up Flatbush Avenue and down Fulton Street with signs that remembered the many neighbors who have been killed over the years in Brooklyn by police infected with the virus of racism. The marchers then boarded the subway, bound for Manhattan’s Washington Square to join the tens of thousands assembled there for the massive march that transformed the day into one for the history books.
The march was a historic outpouring — thousands of New Yorkers took to the streets demanding an end to racist police violence and seeking justice for those who died at the hands of officers who are never held accountable for their illegal actions. Continue reading →
Palestinian olive oil: a perfect holiday gift!
During this holiday season, give gifts of Palestinian olive oil as a way to initiate conversation with friends and family about conditions in Palestine.
Support Palestinian farmers and families by purchasing fairly-traded olive oil from small farmer cooperatives in the West Bank.
Purchasing and giving Palestinian Olive Oil is a constructive and tangible way in which we can help to alleviate poverty and build peace.
How to purchase:
Price: $15 per 500 ml bottle. A portion of the purchase price is donated to tree replanting and other development projects in the West Bank. Proceeds also support the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.=
Pick up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope:
To arrange for pick-up times and locations, contact us at email@example.com, or call 718-624-5921. (Sorry, we cannot mail to you.)
Provide your name, phone number, email, and desired number of bottles, and where you prefer to pick up your order (Boerum Hill orPark Slope). We will confirm your order, and set a date/time for you to pick up.
If you can’t pick up, we can arrange delivery. Email us or call 718-624-5921. Continue reading →
Brooklyn For Peace Turns Thirty — And We Celebrate! Gala Honors Noam Chomsky As PathMaker To Peace.
Nov 15, 2014
Oh what a night! An evening to come together, to celebrate, to find old friends, to eat and drink, to listen, to ask, to learn. An evening to remember!
See the Press Release
It was Brooklyn For Peace’s annual Pathmakers To Peace gala and there were two very good reasons for the gathering of several hundred people to be there –
First, they came to celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the founding of Brooklyn For Peace, a most remarkable organization that has been been fighting the good fight for peace and justice for three decades and that is declaring its readiness to continue that struggle as long as the plagues of war, inequality, economic distress, environmental deterioration and social injustice require its attention.
Secondly, they came to witness our Pathmaker To Peace award, this year given to honor the life-long work of Noam Chomsky, one of the brilliant minds of our times: linguistics professor, scientist, social critic and fierce advocate for peace and social justice.
Pathmaker To Peace honoree, Noam Chomsky, addresses an eenthusiastic crowd at Brooklyn For Peace’s annual gala. Continue reading →
Forum In Fort Greene Examines ISIS, Syria, Iraq & U.S. War.
Nov 11, 2014
Over sixty people crowded into the historic Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church in Fort Greene for a forum on Syria, Iraq, ISIS and U.S. military involvement in, what could be, a new ‘endless’ war in the region.
The forum featured three speakers who presented their views and talked about the history that has led to the present crisis there. After the presentations, the audience was invited to participate in a question and answer session.
The forum was initiated by Fort Greene Peace and co-sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace. Ed Goldman of Fort Greene Peace welcomed the guests and Melissa Corbett , BFP’s Program Coordinator, facilitated the event.
Brooklyn For Peace Goes All Out for UNICEF In Park Slope’s Halloween Parade!
Oct 31, 2014
Thanks to the hard work of BFP’s UNICEF Committee and its chair, Monroe Allison, a team of volunteers staffed tables at five different locations in Brooklyn’s popular Park Slope Halloween Parade. As thousands thronged the neighborhood’s streets, they were greeted by UNICEF tables where BFPers handed out the well-known orange collection boxes. Parents and kids took the boxes and trick or treated by asking for donations so that “kids could help other kids all over the world.”
Hawking the boxes, which were taken eagerly, one volunteer shouted out “Parents — here’s a wonderful lesson to impart to your kids on Halloween. Have them collect money so that UNICEF can help children the world over who are suffering from war, poverty and hunger.”