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Sat 6/17: Women’s March to Ban the Bomb: led by women: everybody needed! & More: Posted 6/15/2017

Saturday Jun 17!
Make nuclear weapons illegal!
The UN General Assembly is negotiating a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, just as land mines have successfully been banned. Nations in the “nuclear club”, including the U.S., are opposing the treaty.
Nukes don’t keep us safe!
They endanger our cities, pollute our lands, and drain our treasury.
Demand that nuclear-armed nations, including the U.S, join UN negotiations to BAN THE BOMB.
11:45 a.m: Brooklyn groups meet
@ La Colombe (40th St & 6th Ave, Manhattan)
Please let us know if you’ll be coming!

12:30 pm: March begins to the UN

1:15-4:00 pm Rally
@ Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
Organized by: Reaching Critical Will (WILPF)
Sponsors: United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), Peace Action, Code Pink, Abolition 2000, and many more
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace
Sun June 18, 1 pm — 6 pm
Forum to unite the communities most impacted by the development, testing and use of nuclear weapons.
Sponsored by:Peace and Planet
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace & others
Location: Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn Street, downtown Bklyn
Admission Free! All Welcome.
Pre-registration not required.
Mon 6/19: Blockade the Bombers!
Demand that the U.S. participate in the ongoing UN negotiations for a treaty banning all nuclear weapons.
11:30 am: Vigil at the Isaiah Wall (1st Ave. & 43rd St.)
12 noon: Press conference, then march two blocks north. 
Those who choose to do so will engage in a nonviolent blockade of the entrances of the U.S. Mission to the UN (First Ave. & 45th St.). Witnesses to the nonviolent action are invited and welcome!
Initiated by: NYC War Resisters League
Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace & many others
Brooklyn For Peace (formerly Brooklyn Parents for Peace) is a 32-year old peace and justice organization with hundreds of members in neighborhoods throughout the borough. By education, advocacy, and outreach organizing, we seek to prevent war, and the social and economic injustices which lead to war. Money used for war creates austerity at home by drastically restricting funds needed for jobs, affordable housing, decent public schools, and repair to our crumbling infrastructure, among other urgent needs of the American people.
Basic annual membership is $30. If you’re not already a member, please join us!
You can donate on-line at our secure website brooklynpeace.org using PayPal or a credit card.
If you prefer, you can mail a check to BFP. PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, New Yorrk 11201
You can also call us to use your credit card on the phone, at 718-624-5921.

All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Brooklyn For Peace (dba BrooklynParents For Peace, ein 11-2963180) is incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our most recent financial report may be obtained from us or from the New York State Attorney General’s Office Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

For more information, visit brooklynpeace.org, e-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921

Sat 6/17: Women’s March to Ban the Bomb! (Everybody Welcome!) & More (posted 6/12/2017)

Saturday Jun 17!
Make nuclear weapons illegal!
The UN General Assembly is negotiating a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, just as land mines have successfully been banned. Nations in the “nuclear club”, including the U.S., are opposing the treaty.
Nukes don’t keep us safe!
They endanger our cities, pollute our lands, and drain our treasury.
Demand that nuclear-armed nations, including our, join UN negotiations to BAN THE BOMB.
11:45 a.m: Brooklyn groups meet
@ La Colombe (40th St & 6th Ave, Manhattan)
12:30 pm: March begins to the UN
1:15-4:00 pm Rally
@ Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
Sponsors: Peace Action, United for Peace and Justice, Code Pink, Abolition 2000, WILPF, and many more
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace
Sun June 18, 1 pm — 6 pm
Forum to unite the communities most impacted by the development, testing and use of nuclear weapons.
Sponsored by:Peace and Planet
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace & others
Location: Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn Street, downtown Bklyn
Admission Free! All Welcome.
Mon 6/19: Blockade the Bombers!
Demand that the U.S. participate in the ongoing UN negotiations for a treaty banning all nuclear weapons.
11:30 am: Vigil at the Isaiah Wall (1st Ave. & 43rd St.)
12 noon: Press conference, then march two blocks north to engage in a nonviolent blockade of the entrances of the U.S. Mission to the UN (First Ave. & 45th St.).
Initiated by: NYC War Resisters League
Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace & many others
Wed  6/14, 10 pm

Ban the Bomb! Negotiations  to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons: Presentation by Ray Acheson (WILPF: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom)

See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83;

live-stream on your computer  at time of the broadcast
Tues 6/20, 5-8 pm:
Join Fort Greene Peace  and Brooklyn for Peace for a
Picnic in the Park!

In this time of rising racism and hostility towards immigrant, refugees, and people of color, please join us
at this event in solidarity with refugees and immigrants.

Location: Fort Greene Park:

Enter between St. Edwards St & North Portland.
Tues 6/27, 7 pm:
@ Park Slope United Methodist Church,
410 6th Ave @ 8th St,
Park Slope
Doors open 6:30 pm
Sponsor: PSUMC Social Action & Dismantling Racism Committees
Co-sponsor: BFP
Free Admission!
Refreshments served.
Thurs 7/13, 7:30 pm:
Next meeting 350 Brooklyn
@Brooklyn Commons,
388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond.
Regular meetings on 2nd Thursday each month.
All welcome!
Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed June 14, 10 pm:
Ban the Bomb! Ray Acheson on UN Negotiations to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:
Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

TIME-SENSITIVE Action Alert! Senate vote THURS 6/8 on Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia
posted 6/7/2017

TIME-SENSITIVE Action Alert!
Senate vote THURS 6/8 on Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia
Dear Friend,
We just got word: tomorrow, Thurs June 8, the Senate will vote on S.J. Res 42 (Murphy/Paul/Franken) which would force a vote on the the Administration-authorized sale of $110 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia.  We need help to block this arms deal  (which has been approved by Trump).  Saudi Arabia is using these arms against civilians in Yemen, which is illegal under the Arms Export Control Act.
In Yemen, one in three U.S.-backed Saudi-led air raids have hit civilian sites. The Saudi-led coalition is responsible for two-thirds of the civilian deaths in the conflict, and they have repeatedly failed to differentiate between civilian and military targets. 17 million people in Yemen are on the brink of famine, which the UN reports has been caused by the armed conflict. Since April, there’s been an outbreak of cholera. Over 80,000 cases have been reported and nearly 700 deaths. The healthcare system is too strained by conflict to address the cholera outbreak or the rampant impacts of a famine on everyone’s health.
Follow up your e-mail with a phone call. The vote is imminent! Please make these 2 calls as soon as possible:
Senator Schumer: (202) 224-6542 or 212-486-4430
My name is ________________________. I’m a constituent and concerned about U.S. involvement in the conflict in Yemen, and ongoing arms sales to Saudi Arabia. I’m calling to ask Senator Schumer to co-sponsor SJR 42 to block the $110 billion dollar arms deal to Saudi Arabia, and to vote for it when it comes up for a vote.  We should not be complicit in the bombing of Yemeni civilians, who are already facing famine and a cholera outbreak as a result of the conflict. Please let me know Schumer’s position and how he votes on this.
Senator Gillibrand: (202) 224-4451  or 212-688-6262
(NOTE that Sen Gillibrand supported the 2016  Paul-Murphy resolution, and thank her for doing this.)
My name is_____________________. I’m a constituent concerned about U.S. involvement in the conflict in Yemen, and ongoing arms sales to Saudi Arabia. I’m calling to thank Senator Gillibrand for supporting the 2016 Paul-Murphy resolution to disapprove an arms sale to Saudi Arabia.  I hope she will co-sponsor SJR 42 to block the $110 billion dollar arms deal to Saudi Arabia and vote for it when it comes up for a vote.  We should not be complicit in the bombing of Yemeni civilians, who are already facing famine and a cholera outbreak as a result of the conflict. Please let me know Senator Gillibrand’s position and how she votes on this.
Thank you for taking action!
Charlotte Phillips, M.D.
Chairperson, Brooklyn For Peace
718-624-5921 (office)
Brooklyn For Peace (formerly Brooklyn Parents for Peace) is a 32-year old peace and justice organization with hundreds of members in neighborhoods throughout the borough. By education, advocacy, and outreach organizing, we seek to prevent war, and the social and economic injustices which lead to war. Money used for war creates austerity at home by drastically restricting funds needed for jobs, affordable housing, decent public schools, and repair to our crumbling infrastructure, among other urgent needs of the American people.
Basic annual membership is $30. If you’re not already a member, please join us!
You can donate on-line at our secure website brooklynpeace.org using PayPal or a credit card.
If you prefer, you can mail a check to BFP. PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, New Yorrk 11201
You can also call us to use your credit card on the phone, at 718-624-5921.

All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Brooklyn For Peace (dba BrooklynParents For Peace, ein 11-2963180) is incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our most recent financial report may be obtained from us or from the New York State Attorney General’s Office Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

For more information, visit brooklynpeace.org, e-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921

Wed 6/7: What’s Happening in South Sudan? Sat 6/17: March to Ban the Bomb! More: Posted May 27, 2017

Wed 6/7, 7 pm:

As violence escalates, famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan.What underlies the conflict?What is the role of the U.S. and the U.N?
Panel discussion with:
Mr. Milton Allimadi (Ugandan-born, Publisher of The Black Star News, human rights activist and Adjunct Professor at John Jay College)
Dr. Bereket H. Selassie, Distinguished Professor of African Studies, and Professor of Law, UNC-Chapel Hill
Moderator: Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein, Chair,
United African Congress
Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace
Co-sponsors: United African Congress, Give Them a Hand Foundation.
@Brooklyn Friends Meeting House,
110 Schermerhorn St, downtown Brooklyn.
Admission Free.
Sat 6/10: Volunteers needed!
We’ll be reaching out to our neighbors with info on the  Women’s March to Ban the Bomb (Sat 6/17)
Help us spread the word to build participation in this event, tied to the UN resolution banning nuclear weapons. Also we’ll have our “Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here” posters and pamphlets (now in Spanish!)
Sign up here or e-mail us at bfp@brooklynpeace.org to let us know when you can come, for an hour or more between noon and 5 pm.
LOCATION: Fifth Avenue,, between 4th and 5th Street,
in Park Slope
Save the Date: Sat Jun 17!
Make nuclear weapons illegal!
The UN General Assembly is negotiating a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, just as land mines have successfully been banned. Nations in the “nuclear club”, including the U.S., are opposing the treaty.
Nukes don’t keep us safe!
They endanger our cities, pollute our lands, and drain our treasury.
Join Brooklyn For Peace to demand that nuclear-armed nations, including ours,  join the UN negotiations to BAN THE BOMB.
11:45 a.m: Brooklyn groups meet at La Colombe (40th and 6th, Manhattan)
12:30 pm: March begins to the UN
1:15-4:00 Rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
Sun June 18, 1 pm — 6 pm
Forum to unite the communities most impacted by the development, testing and use of nuclear weapons.
Location: Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn Street, downtown Brooklyn.
Admission Free! All Welcome.
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Save the Date! Sat 6/17:
Sun 5/28, 12 noon:
Join Veterans for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace Council to speak out for peace! Bagpipers will join our procession with a flag-draped coffin through the park. We will distribute flyers about the true meaning of Memorial Day. Wear black t-shirts if possible.
Mon 5/29:
Black Veterans for Social Justice Memorial Day Parade (6th Annual)
11:30 am: Start at Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza (1368 Fulton St & New York Ave). 12 noon: Parade starts up Marcy Ave
2 pm: Ceremony at the BVSJ headquarters at 665 Willoughby Ave (between Throop and Marcus Garvey)
Join us as a voice for peace!
Mon 6/5, 6-7 pm:
Focus on the US government’s use of Special Administrative Measures (SAMs), highlighting the case of  Ahmed Abu Ali who has been subjected to SAMs for over 11 years.
Co-sponsored by Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
@MCC, 150 Park Row, lower Manhattan.
Thurs 6/8, 7:30 pm:
Next meeting 350 Brooklyn
@Brooklyn Commons,
388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond. All welcome!
Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed June 14, 10 pm:
Ban the Bomb! Ray Acheson on UN Negotiations to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:
Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

Sun 5/21: Volunteers Needed! Join us @ Fifth Ave Festival in Park Slope! & More: Posted May 17, 2017

Sun May 21: Volunteers needed!
We’ll be reaching out to our neighbors with info on the  Women’s March to Ban the Bomb (Sat 6/17)
Help us spread the word to build participation in this event, tied to the UN resolution banning nuclear weapons. Also we’ll have our “Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here” posters and pamphlets (now in Spanish!)
Sign up here or e-mail us at bfp@brooklynpeace.org to let us know when you can come, for an hour or more between noon and 5 pm. We’ll let you know the exact location (Fifth Ave in Park Slope.)
Save the Date: Sat Jun 17!
In one of its final acts of 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with overwhelming support a landmark resolution to begin negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts. Throughout June and July of 2017, governments will negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons at the United Nations.
See presentation by Ray Acheson explaining the rationale and importance of this treaty, even if the U.S. and other nuclear armed states don’t participate.
Brooklyn For Peace will be joining with many others to hit the streets, demanding a treaty that prohibits these weapons of mass destruction once and for all!
Volunteers needed! Check out Women’s March to Ban the Bomb website for more info and to sign up! 
Sun June 18:
Forum to unite the communities most impacted by the development, testing and use of nuclear weapons.
Downtown Brooklyn location; details to be follow.
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.

Thurs 5/18, 7-9 pm:

Join Mohammed Sawalha, founder/director of Palestinian House of Friendship, and Sagiv Galai, Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC chapter leader, who will speak about police exchange programs between the US and Israel, obsession with militarization as the answer to security, and the imperative to reimagine safety for all people.
@77 Prospect Place between Flatbush and 6th Ave, Brooklyn
(sorry, not wheelchair accessible)
Admission Free.
Donations requested to benefit programs of Palestinian House of Friendship
Sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace–NYC
Sat 5/20, 6-8 pm:
Speaker: Judith Deutsch, psychoanalyst, former president of Science for Peace
Location: Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond, downtown Brooklyn.\
Sponsor: Marxist Education Project
Admission $6–$15;
no-one turned away
Wed 6/7, 7 pm:
What’s happening in South Sudan?
As violence escalates, famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan.
What underlies the conflict?What is the role of the U.S. and the U.N?
Panel discussion with:
Mr. Milton Allimadi (Ugandan-born, Publisher of The Black Star News, human rights activist and Adjunct Professor at John Jay College)
Dr. Bereket H. Selassie, Distinguished Professor of African Studies, and Professor of Law, UNC-Chapel Hill
Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace
Co-sponsors: United African Congress, Give Them a Hand Foundation.
@Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn St, downtown Brooklyn.
Admission Free.
Thurs 6/8, 7:30 pm:
Next meeting 350 Brooklyn
@Brooklyn Commons,
388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond. All welcome!
Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!

Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed June 14, 10 pm:
Ban the Bomb! Ray Acheson on UN Negotiations to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: Mon June 5, 6-7 pm

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:

Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

Sat 5/13, 11 am: Youth Empowerment Rally & March, Cadman Plaza; & More: Posted May 12, 2017

Sat 5/13, 11 am–2 pm:
Gather at north end of Cadman Plaza.
Organizations will be sharing information and providing family-friendly activities.
Student-run soap box stations will be open for young people to speak their minds.
Line-up includes speakers age 8 to 17, as well as two participants in the 1963 Children’s March and Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama.
Rain or Shine!
Use FacebookTwitter and Instagram to let folks know about this event, especially teenagers and families with children of all ages.
Organizations participating include:
Save the Date: Sat Jun 17!
In one of its final acts of 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with overwhelming support a landmark resolution to begin negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts. Throughout June and July of 2017, governments will negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons at the United Nations.
See presentation by Ray Acheson explaining the rationale and importance of this treaty, even if the U.S. and other nuclear armed states don’t participate.
Brooklyn For Peace will be joining with many others to hit the streets, demanding a treaty that prohibits these weapons of mass destruction once and for all!
Volunteers needed! Check out Women’s March to Ban the Bomb website for more info and to sign up! 
Sun June 18:
Forum to unite the communities most impacted by the development, testing and use of nuclear weapons.
Downtown Brooklyn location; details to be follow.
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Sun 5/14: Mother’s Day!
12 noon: Join the Granny Peace Brigade for a Mother’s Day Stroll! Meet at Manhattan entrance to Staten Island Ferry at noon. Stroll through Battery Park with The Rude Mechanical Orchestra, alerting people to the cost of war
at Battery Park gardens for a carnival to celebrate life, live, and the creation mothers represent (not bombs and violence)
Tues 5/16, 6:30 pm:
Join 350 Brooklyn &People’s Climate March NYC at
Join a mass interview of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate Letitia James, and Comptroller Scott Stringer, as we discuss how NYC can fight climate change, create environmentally-friendly jobs, and deliver justice in spite of the current presidential administration
@NY Society of Ethical Culture, W 64th St & Central Park West, Manhattan
Thurs 5/18, 7-9 pm:
Join Mohammed Sawalha, founder/director of Palestinian House of Friendship, and Sagiv Galai, Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC chapter leader, who will speak about police exchange programs between the US and Israel, obsession with militarization as the answer to security, and the imperative to reimagine safety for all people.
@77 Prospect Place between Flatbush and 6th Ave, Brooklyn
(sorry, not wheelchair accessible)
Admission Free.
Donations requested to benefit programs of Palestinian House of Friendship
Sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace–NYC
Sat 5/20, 6-8 pm:
Speaker: Judith Deutsch, psychoanalyst, former president of Science for Peace
Location: Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond, downtown Brooklyn.\
Sponsor: Marxist Education Project
Admission $6–$15;
no-one turned away
Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed June 14, 10 pm:
Ban the Bomb! Ray Acheson on UN Negotiations to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: Mon June 5 (to be confirmed)

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:
Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

Tonight! Wed 5/10, 6:30 pm: Town Hall: Impact of Trump Budget on NYC; & More: Posted May 10, 2017

TONIGHT! Wed 5/10, 6:30 pm:
What’s the potential impact of the Trump federal budget on New York?
Come to find out and voice your concerns!
@John Jay High School, 237 7th Avenue,
btw 3rd & 4th St, Park Slope
Hosted by: Assemblymember Robert Carroll and NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, in partnership with Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, State Senator Kevin Parker, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon and Councilmember Brad Lander.
RSVP requested (not required): action@comptroller.nyc.gov
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Tonight! Wed 5/10, 7 pm:
NOTE: Event is sold out!  If you have not registered and would like to attend, please email unabrooklyn@gmail.com with you name and phone number. Waitlist registrants will be admitted after start of event if room is not at capacity (most likely space will be available)
Speaker: Dr. David S. Bassiouni will discuss the UN’s historic role protecting vulnerable populations, at a time when the US may slash funding for crucial humanitarian aid
Location: LIU Bklyn Ctr for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Pratt Bldg 1st. floor
1 University Plaza, downtown Bklyn

Sponsor: United Nations Association Brooklyn Chapter

Co-sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace and others
(Admission Free)
Thurs 5/11, 7:00 pm:
Join 350Brooklyn to plan the next steps.
@Brooklyn Commons,
388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond.
Thurs 5/18, 7-9 pm:
Join Mohammed Sawalha, founder/director of Palestinian House of Friendship, and Sagiv Galai, Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC chapter leader, who will speak about police exchange programs between the US and Israel, obsession with militarization as the answer to security, and the imperative to reimagine safety for all people.
@77 Prospect Place between Flatbush and 6th Ave, Brooklyn
(sorry, not wheelchair accessible)
Admission Free,
Donations requested to benefit programs of Palestinian House of Friendship
Sat 5/20, 6-8 pm:
Speaker: Judith Deutsch, psychoanalyst, former president of Science for Peace
Location: Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond, downtown Brooklyn.\
GET FB post
Sponsor: Marxist Education Project
Admission $6–$15;
no-one turned away
Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed May 10, 10 pm:
Ban the Bomb! Ray Acheson on UN Negotiations to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921

Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!

End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: Mon June 5 (to be confirmed)

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:
Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

Sun 5/7, 11 am: W.E.B.DuBois: Lessons in Age of Trump; & More (posted May 5, 2017)

Sun 5/7: 11 am–12:30 pm and on
Honor W.E.B DuBois, scholar and activist extraordinaire!
11 am: Aldon Morris, guest speaker, author of “The Scholar Denied: W.E.B.DuBois and the Birth of Modern Sociology”.
2-4 pm: “Stepping Up Our Organizing Skills”:  a teach-in and awards program co-hosted with The Du Bois Bunche Center for Public Policy, Medgar Evers College
12 noon to 7 pm: Haitian Kermesse (Festival)
Location: Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West btw 1st & 2nd St, Park Slope
Admission Free
Food and crafts for sale at the Haitian Kermesse

Charley Horwitz Memorial Platform honors life and work of Charley Horwitz, a community organizer, labor lawyer, civil rights activist, and international humanitarian. He was on the Board of Brooklyn For Peace, and initiated our Israel-Palestine Committee after he visited the Palestinian Occupied Territories in Gaza in 2005.

Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.

BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.

Wed 5/10, 7 pm:

Speaker: Dr. David S. Bassiouni will discuss the UN’s historic role protecting vulnerable populations, at a time when the US may slash funding for crucial humanitarian
Location: LIU Bklyn Ctr for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Pratt Bldg 1st. floor
1 University Plaza, downtown Bklyn
Sponsor: United Nations Association Brooklyn Chapter
Co-sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace and others

(Admission Free)

Sat 5/20, 6-8 pm:
Speaker: Judith Deutsch, psychoanalyst, former president of Science for Peace
Location: Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond, downtown Brooklyn.
Sponsor: Marxist Education Project
Admission $6–$15;

no-one turned away

Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events

Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed May 10, 10 pm:
Ban the Bomb! Ray Acheson on UN Negotiations to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: Mon June 5 (to be confirmed)

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:

Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!


Bus tickets available! Other info re People’s Climate March Sat 4/29 (Posted 4/28/2017)

Please share with message widely!
From Leslie Cagan, People’s Climate Movement NY Coordinator:
Tomorrow is the 100th day of the Trump Administration. What a horror show! On every issue, in ways too numerous to lay out here, the Trump gang of millionaires and generals, climate deniers and people who want to dismantle the hard won gains of the last 50 years have shown us how dangerous they are. The good news is the resistance, the fight back.
Tomorrow, April 29th, tens of thousands of people from around the country will be in Washington, DC in our united March for Climate, Jobs and Justice.
While most of the buses going from NYC are full, there are a few bus seats still available on these:
– 2 seats available on Brooklyn For Peace bus from Grand Army Plaza.
  Call 718-624-5921 to reserve!
–  Park Slope Food Coop Food and Farm Justice Hub bus leaving from Grand Army Plaza in Brooklynclick here for details and to purchase a ticket.
–  Bus leaving from the Riverdale Temple parking lot at 4545 Independence Ave in the Bronx. Contact Helen Krim for details and to get a ticket.
–  Bus from Staten Island. Contact Sally Jones for more information and to get a ticket.
There is also a ride-share board on our website where you can connect with others who are traveling by car and might be able to accommodate you.
The bottom line is this: if you want to be in Washington as we surround the White House on Saturday there is still time to make your travel plans. Get on a regular bus, take the train, drive in a car…it doesn’t matter, just get to Washington! You don’t want to miss what promises to be a powerful day of opposition to Trump and all he stands for.
If you are going to Washington tomorrow…
  • There will be a NYC contingent and you are more than welcome to join us!  Our banner (New York City Rises for Climate, Jobs and Justice) will be on Jefferson Drive on front of the refreshment stand about halfway between 4th and 7th Streets….not on the grass of the mall but in the street.
  • They are predicting a very hot day with the temperature reaching the low 90’s! Be sure to dress accordingly, bring some water (and there will be water stations throughout the march to refill), take sun screen and a hat. We’ve had a very cool spring and it might be a jolt to your system to all of a sudden be in that kind of heat, so take care of yourself and others. Of course, don’t forget we’re marching because there is a global climate crisis!
  • Whether you are going on one of our buses or some other way, remember that often there are subway delays on the weekends. Be sure to give yourself plenty of time to get to your departure point.
CAN’T GO TO DC? WONDERING WHERE TO PROTEST IN NYC ON SAT?
If you cannot get to Washington we hope you will participate in one of several activities here in NYC. Please show up at any of these, they all will welcome your participation:
Meet at 12 noon at 5th Ave. and 56th St., march to Trump hotel starts at 1:15 pm
Please bring your own sign to the rally explaining why Trump is a failure. This action will address a wide range of issues…we encourage you to bring signs to make sure the climate crisis is visible!
50-19 Broadway, Woodside, NY
South Beach Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boardwalk
See you in the streets!
Leslie Cagan
People’s Climate Movement-NY Coordinator
Brooklyn For Peace (formerly Brooklyn Parents for Peace) is a 32-year old peace and justice organization with hundreds of members in neighborhoods throughout the borough. By education, advocacy, and outreach organizing, we seek to prevent war, and the social and economic injustices which lead to war. Money used for war creates austerity at home by drastically restricting funds needed for jobs, affordable housing, decent public schools, and repair to our crumbling infrastructure, among other urgent needs of the American people.
Basic annual membership is $30.
You can donate on-line at our secure website brooklynpeace.org using PayPal or a credit card.
If you prefer, you can mail a check to BFP. PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, New Yorrk 11201
You can also call us to use your credit card on the phone, at 718-624-5921.
If you’ve already contributed in 2016, please consider an additional end-of-the-year tax-deductible contribution.
All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Brooklyn For Peace (dba BrooklynParents For Peace, ein 11-2963180) is incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our most recent financial report may be obtained from us or from the New York State Attorney General’s Office Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.
For more information, visit brooklynpeace.org, e-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921
Donate and be a member!
Add your voice: Say NO to War!!


Sat 4/29: Join us in DC: few bus tx still available! Local Events & More (post3ed 4/28/2017)

Join us on Sat April 29:
March for jobs, justice, the climate, and peace!
Join us at the Peace Hub:
11 am, @ Madison Drive and 3rd St NW (near the Capitol reflecting pool); See a map
BFP bus (leaving from Grand Army Plaza) is sold out! Get there at 5:30 if you have a ticket.
Tickets still available with Park Slope Food Coop Food and Farm Justice Hub also leaving from Grand Army Plaza.  Click here ASAP for info!
Check the Ride-Share Board on People’s Climate March website if you’re looking for a ride, or if you’re driving and have space available in your car
Click here for the schedule, march route, code of conduct, and more!
Can’t get to DC? Join one of these local events:
10 am: Woodside, Queens: 50-19 Broadway, Woodside, NY

12 noon: Staten Island: South Beach Franklin Delano Roosevelt Boardwalk

12 noon: Meet @ 5th Ave. and 56th St., Manhattan
1:15 pm: March to Trump Hotel
Please bring your own sign to the rally explaining why Trump is a failure.
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Sun 5/7, 11 am–7 pm:
Honor Charley Horwitz, (activist extraordinaire) and W.E.B.DuBois (scholar extraordinaire)
11 am: Aldon Morris, guest speaker, author of”The Scholar Denied: W.E.B.DuBois and the Birth of Modern Sociology”.
2-4 pm: “Stepping Up Our Organizing Skills”:  a teach-in and awards program co-hosted with The Du Bois Bunche Center for Public Policy, Medgar Evers College
12 noon to 7 pm: Haitian Kermesse (Festival)
Location: Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture, 53 Prospect Park West btw 1st & 2nd St
Admission Free
Food and crafts for sale at the Haitian Kermesse
Wed 5/10, 7 pm:
Speaker: Dr. David S. Bassiouni will discuss the UN’s historic role protecting vulnerable populations, at a time when the US may slash funding for crucial humanitarian
Location: LIU Bklyn Ctr for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Pratt Bldg 1st. floor
1 University Plaza, downtown Bklyn

Sponsor: United Nations Association Brooklyn Chapter

Co-sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace and others
(Admission Free)
Sat 5/20, 6-8 pm:
Speaker: Judith Deutsch, psychoanalyst, former president of Science for Peace
Location: Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond, downtown Brooklyn.
Sponsor: Marxist Education Project
Admission $6–$15;
no-one turned away
Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!

Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed May 10, 10 pm
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: Mon June 5 (to be confirmed)

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:

Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!