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A Memorial To One Of Our Best
Sun April 23, 3-6 pm

Apr 11, 2017

As you might know, one of Brooklyn For Peace’s most dedicated and longest-standing members, Jane Kurinsky, passed away on November 21st.

Friends and colleagues will gather to remember Jane and her dedication, commitment and friendship on Sunday, April 23rd  from 3:00 pm to 5:30 pm at The Brooklyn Commons. 

All who remember, worked with, were friends of or admired Jane are invited to attend. Please RSVP to

Please bring your memories or mementos of Jane. This memorial is open to all.


Are You Going To Washington on Sat April 29th?
Join Thousands Marching For
Climate, Jobs, Justice and Peace!

Sat April 29:
March for jobs, justice, the climate, and peace!
Get your ticket for BFP bus (leaving from Grand Army Plaza)
Go to this link which has info about the buses.
Click on the button on the right for tickets which are being processed by People’s Climate March/NYC through EventBrite. Scroll down until you come to the BFP bus.  There are three choices ($55, $20, and $100) as the pricing structure is a sliding scale.
E-mail for more info or if you want to pay by check or cash.

A giant march to demand action on climate change will take place on Saturday, April 29th in Washington DC. Tens of thousands are expected to converge on the capitol in what is shaping up as a giant protest against the Trump/GOP cutbacks to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), dismantling of air and water regulations and threats to withdraw from international agreements designed to roll back climate change.

Brooklyn For Peace
is working to help make the April 29th march a big success. We will be setting up tables and handing out flyers to alert the community and ask for participation. We are also securing a bus for members, friends and supporters which will leave at 6:00 am on that day and return that night at 9:00 pm. Round trip fare is $55.00; lower fare is available for people who are unemployed or unable to afford the full fare.

Seats are limited—get on board now! Details here:

Write or Call Congress Now—
Take Trump’s Hand Off The Nuclear Button!

Mar 2, 2017

A new resolution is circulating in Congress. H.R. 669 is called “Restricting the First Use of Nuclear Weapons Act.” The act would require a congressional declaration of war in order to use nuclear weapons, except in response to an incoming nuclear attack, effectively blocking Trump from starting a nuclear war on a whim or because someone hurts his feelings on Twitter.

With Trump’s call for a nuclear build-up (as if the U.S. didn’t already possess enough of these earth-destroying weapons) and his oft-stated calls for possibly using them, not to mention his total ignorance on matters of nuclear arms control, it is imperative to support and pass this bill.

Here are two things you can do to help advance this bill—

  1. Sign a petition being circulated by CREDO.  The petition calls for support of H.R. 669 and is directed to Congress.  You can sign the petition here.
  2. Call, write, email or FAX a letter to your House member, urging them to support and work for passage of H.R. 669. If you don’t know who your House Representive is, find them here: link will also give you contact information: phone numbers, mail addresses, FAX numbers as well as sending an online e-mail message. Note that the best method with the greatest impact is a written letter or FAX. The phone numbers are often busy and don’t deliver as much impact as a written letter which is given great attention.

If you already know your House member, you can Congress  at (877) 762-8762. But, .again, a written letter is the most effective.

Go here to see a sample letter.

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

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