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Wed 12/7/2016: Refugee Crisis Forum; Th 12/15: Community Meeting; & More

Wed 12/7, 7 pm:
Location: Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church,
85 S. Oxford St
(between Lafayette and Fulton), Fort Greene
Speakers:
Sarab Al-Jijaki, Syrian-American Activist,
President, Network of Arab-American Professionals;
Flora Mej, Kosovo Refugee, Amnesty International USA;
Audu Kadin,
Nigerian Asylum Seeker, Community Organizer,
African Communities Together
Loubna Mrie,
Syrian Asylum Seeker, Activist, Photojournalist
Performances:
Polybe + Seats presents an excerpt from Sarah Badiyah Sakaan’s Anna Asli Suriyah (I Come from Syria), directed by Jessica Brater
Faton Macula and Taulant Mehmeti: Kosovo, Albanian Jazz guitarists

Free admission.   Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by: Fort Greene Peace with Brooklyn For Peace, Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church Social Justice Committee
Q&A will follow the panel. There will be opportunity to meet and speak with organizers working with refugee organizations and panelists, both before and after the forum.
See and share it on Facebook.
For more information: E-mail fortgreenepeace@gmail.com
Save the Date!
Thurs Dec 15, 7 pm:
What new challenges do we face?
How can we build a strong movement to defend the members of our communities?
How can we advance our goals of peace and social justice?
Location: The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave (between Hoyt and Bond), downtown Brooklyn
Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace
See it and share it on Facebook
All welcome! Please join us!
Questions? E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org
or call 718-624-5921
Prevent Trump’s Muslim Registry!
Sign this petition initiated by our friends at DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving).
Use Facebook message and your personal e-mail lists to encourage others to sign.
Fri Dec 2, 5:30 pm:
Press Conference & Rally:
@Diversity Plaza, 74th St & 37th Rd,, Jackson Heights, Queens
See and share it on Facebook
Train: F/E/M/R/7 to Roosevelt Ave/Jackson Heights
Mon Dec 5, 6-7 pm:
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), 150 Park Row.
lower Manhattan near City Hall
Refugees 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.
Stock up for the holidays!
$15 per 500 ml
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Perfect for gifts to family and friends.
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace
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!
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
BFP, PMB 106,
41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,
10 pm:
Next program:
Wed Dec 14, 10 pm

A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO, and Putin’s Russia (Joseph Gerson)

See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:

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
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
No More Hiroshimas!
initiated by the Japan Confederation of A- & H- Bomb Sufferers, supported by a broad spectrum of Japanese disarmament and peace organizations.
Millions of signatures are needed! Add yours now!
Books Not Bombs!

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Thurs 12/15/2016, 7 pm: Open Community Meeting!
A Donald Trump Presidency: How Can We Resist?

Thurs Dec 15, 2016 7 pm:
What new challenges do we face?
How can we build a strong movement to defend the members of our communities?
How can we advance our goals of peace and social justice?
Location: The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave (between Hoyt and Bond), downtown Brooklyn
Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace
See it and share it on Facebook
All welcome! Please join us!
Questions? E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org
Not Bannon! Postcard Campaign!
Join in and send a postcard directly to Trump! Here are the basic instructions to participate:
** IMPORTANT – Don’t mail your card until SAT NOV. 26th **
1. Get a postcard from your state – any picture that represents your state.
2. In the message section, write this simple message: NOT BANNON!
3. Sign your name if you wish
4. Address it as follows:
Donald Trump
c/o The Trump Organization
725 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10022
5. Affix a stamp – you can use a 35 cent postcard stamp, or a normal letter stamp.
6. (If possible)Take a picture of your postcard that you can share on social media on Nov. 26-28th
7. Drop it in the mail between Saturday, Nov 26th and Monday, Nov. 28th to create a concentrated avalanche of postcards.
8. ()ptional: If you use Twitter: On Nov. 26-28th, Tweet and share your photo using the hashtags #postcardavalanche #stopbannon  
9. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org for info on opportunities for more local actions as they come up
Wed 12/7/2016, 7 pm (Doors open 6:30 pm)
Location: Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church,
85 S. Oxford St
(between Lafayette and Fulton), Fort Greene
Speakers:
Sarab Al-Jijaki,
Syrian-American Activist,
President, Network of Arab-American Professionals;
Flora Mejzinolli, Kosovo Refugee, Amnesty International USA;
Audu Kadin,
Nigerian Asylum Seeker,
Community Organizer,
African Communities Together
Loubna Mrie,
Syrian Asylum Seeker, Activist, Photojournalist
Performances:
Polybe + Seats presents an excerpt from Sarah Badiyah Sakaan’s Anna Asli Suriyah (I Come from Syria), directed by Jessica Brater
Faton Macula, Kosovar Albanian Jazz guitarist

Free admission.   Light refreshments will be served.

Sponsored by: Fort Greene Peace with Brooklyn For Peace, Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church Social Justice Committee
Q&A will follow the panel. There will be opportunity to meet and speak with organizers working with refugee organizations and panelists, both before and after the forum.
For more information: E-mail fortgreenepeace@gmail.com
Refugees 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.
Stock up for the holidays!
$15 per 500 ml
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Perfect for gifts to family and friends.
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace
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!
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,
10 pm:
Next program:
Wed Dec 14, 10 pm

A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO, and Putin’s Russia (Joseph Gerson)

See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
No More Hiroshimas!
initiated by the Japan Confederation of A- & H- Bomb Sufferers, supported by a broad spectrum of Japanese disarmament and peace organizations.
Millions of signatures are needed!
Add yours now!

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
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
Refugees 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.
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
1st Mon each month, 6-7 pm:
Vigil at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: Mon Dec 5
Support the Palestinian economy:
$15 per 500 ml
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
Books Not Bombs!

 

Thurs Nov 17, 2016: Pathmakers to Peace: Tickets Still Available!

Thursday Nov 17
A Few Tickets Still Available! 
Join Brooklyn For Peace at our
Date and Time: Thursday, November 17 at 6 pm–9:30 pm
Location: Historic Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights (75 Hicks Street; enter around the corner 57 Orange Street)
PathMakers to Peace honors individuals and organizations who have played a leadership role in forging new pathways in the movement for peace and justice.
We’re very pleased this year to be honoring:
  • Moustafa Bayoumi, for his work addressing the impact of “War on Terror” on the Muslim-American community and on civil liberties. He is an English professor at Brooklyn College.
  • Frances Fox Piven, for her work as a social theorist and welfare rights activist, particularly addressing issues of income inequality and political participation. She is a political science professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Opal Tometi, for her inspiration as a co-founder of Black Lives Matter. She is currently Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration.
  • Granny Peace Brigade for their role model of sustaining hope with activism in demonstrations opposing war, the violence of poverty and racism, and standing for human rights and justice globally and locally
   
Call 718-624-5921 for info on discounted tickets.
All proceeds benefit the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
See and share it on Facebook
Previous honorees include Dr. Ahmed Jaber, Rabbi Ellen Lippmann, Lynn Nottage, Nancy Romer, FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality), Medea Benjamin, Michael Ratner, Noam Chomsky, and Amy Goodman.
Date and Time: Thursday, November 17 at 6 pm
Location: Historic Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights (75 Hicks Street; enter around the corner at 57 Orange Street)
Tickets on sale now at brooklynpeace.org
Call 718-624-5921 for info on discounted tickets
Brooklyn For Peace

Thurs Nov 17, 2016: Pathmakers to Peace! Tickets & Ads Available Now!

Thursday Nov 17
Tickets and Ads Available Now!
Join Brooklyn For Peace at our
PathMakers to Peace honors individuals and organizations who have played a leadership role in forging new pathways in the movement for peace and justice.
We’re very pleased this year to be honoring:
  • Moustafa Bayoumi, for his work addressing the impact of “War on Terror” on the Muslim-American community and on civil liberties. He is an English professor at Brooklyn College.
  • Frances Fox Piven, for her work as a social theorist and welfare rights activist, particularly addressing issues of income inequality and political participation. She is a political science professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Opal Tometi, for her inspiration as a co-founder of Black Lives Matter. She is currently Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration.
  • Granny Peace Brigade for their role model of sustaining hope with activism in demonstrations opposing war, the violence of poverty and racism, and standing for human rights and justice globally and locally
   
Tickets and ads available now!
Deadline for ads (receipt of copy) is Friday November 4.
All proceeds benefit the peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
See and share it on Facebook
Previous honorees include Dr. Ahmed Jaber, Rabbi Ellen Lippmann, Lynn Nottage, Nancy Romer, FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality), Medea Benjamin, Michael Ratner, Noam Chomsky, and Amy Goodman.
Date and Time: Thursday, November 17 at 6 pm
Location: Historic Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights
Ads & Tickets on sale now at brooklynpeace.org
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Mon 10/24/2016, 7 pm: “My Journey at the Nuclear Brink” with William Perry & More

BFP Email Us
Tickets Available Now!
Thurs 11/17, 6-9:30 pm:
Sun 10/23, 1:30 pm:
A Wall?  Really??
Film-Screening:
@Bay Ridge United Methodist Church,7420 4th Ave,
Bay Ridge (Good Shepherd building) Use garden gate entrance on 4th Ave., follow signs to 2nd floor.
Note: This film is rated R
Train: R to 77th St
Sponsor: Peace Action Bay Ridge
Admission Free!
Questions? 646-824-5506

Sun 10/23, 2 pm:

In front of Bklyn Public Library, Central Branch,
10 Grand Army Plaza.
Wed 10/26, 9 am:
Join us at office of Sen Chuck Schumer,
49th St & 3rd Ave, Manhattan.
Wed 10/26, 4:30-9 pm:
Commemorate founding of the UN; focus on climate change and its implications for human rights. Panel discussion, buffet reception, live music.
@Bklyn Boro Hall, 209 Joralemon St at Court St
Free admission!
Sponsor: United Nations Association Brooklyn Chapter
Thurs 10/27, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Mitchell Plitnick
@The New School, 6 East 16th St (near 5th Ave)
Sponsor: Jewish Voice for Peace, NYC Chapter
Co-Sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace and others
Sat 10/29: 9 am – 4 pm
Workshops and discussion focused on community organizing and political advocacy around issues of mass incarceration.
FREE, but registration
required
@110 Schermherhorn St,
downtown Brooklyn
Hosted by: Brooklyn Friends Meeting
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!
Mon 10/24, 7 pm:

William Perry, Former Secretary of Defense,
describes his lifelong passion to prevent nuclear war, including his experience as Secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1997. He believes that the dangers posed by nuclear arms are now greater than ever, that action is urgently needed to reduce those dangers, and that nuclear weapons should be abolished as soon as possible.
@All Souls Unitarian Church,
1157 Lexington Ave (at 80th St), Manhattan (Doors open 6:30 pm)
Co-sponsors: Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Peace Action New York State, All Souls Nuclear Disarmament Task Force
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace & others
RSVP to rsvpperry@gmail.com appreciated but not required
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF 2016!
Sat 10/29, Sun 10/30, & Mon 10/31:
Help to make this year’s campaign a success!
Thurs 11/17, 6-9:30 pm:
Join us to honor Moustafa Bayoumi, Frances Fox Piven, Opal Tometi, and the Granny Peace Brigade.
Reception & Gala Dinner
@ Plymouth Church, 75 Hicks St, Bklyn Hts
Tickets and Ads available on-line or call 718-6274-5921
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF 2016!
Volunteers needed:
Sat 10/29, Sun 10/30,
MON 10/31:
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,
10 pm:
Next program:
Wed Nov 9, 10 pm
Energy Democracy:
Highlights Part 3:
Q & A with Sean Sweeney & Kim Fraczek)
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
No More Hiroshimas!
initiated by the Japan Confederation of A- & H- Bomb Sufferers, supported by a broad spectrum of Japanese disarmament and peace organizations.
Millions of signatures are needed!
Add yours now!

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
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
Refugees 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.
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
1st Mon each month, 6-7 pm:
Vigil at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: (to be confirmed)  Mon Nov 7
Support the Palestinian economy:
$15 per 500 ml
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
Books Not Bombs!

Thurs 10/13/2016, 7:30 pm: Medea Benjamin on U.S.–Saudi Arabia Connection; & More

BFP Email Us
SAVE THE DATE!
Thurs 11/17, 6-9:30 pm:
Thurs 10/13,
12:30–1:30 pm:
Join Granny Peace Brigade at  City Hall (B’way at Murray St) to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for  JROTC programs in NYC public high schools. Following the protest, you’re invited for lunch and strategy discussion about counter-recruitment. You don’t need to be a granny to participate: All are welcome!
Mon 10/17, 6 pm:
Speakers:
Darajshan Raja: Co-Director, Washington DC Peace Center;
Reece Chenault: Natl Coordinator, U.S. Labor Againt the War
@1199 SEIU Auditorium,
310 W. 43rd St btw 8th & 9th Ave, Manhattan
Sponsor: U.S. Labor Against the War–NYC Chapter
Co-Sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace and others
“Profiled” knits the stories of mothers of Black and Ltin unarmed youth murdered by NYPD into a powerful indictment of racial profiling and police brutality. Discussion with Director Kathleen Foster follows the screening.
Admission Free.
Refreshments served.
@Park Slope United Methodist Church, 410 Sixth Ave at 8th St, Park Slope
Sponsor: Social Action Commitee, PSUMC

Sun 10/23, 2 pm:

In front of Library @ Prospect Park
10 Grand Army Plaza.
Thurs 10/27, 7:00 pm
Speaker: Mitchell Plitnick
@The New School, 6 East 16th St (near 5th Ave)
Sponsor: Jewish Voice for Peace, NYC Chapter
Co-Sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace and others
Sat 10/29: 9 am – 4 pm
Workshops and discussion focused on community organizing and political advocacy around issues of mass incarceration.
FREE, but registration
required
@110 Schermherhorn St,
downtown Brooklyn
Hosted by: Brooklyn Friends Meeting
Thurs 10/13: 7:30–9 pm
What’s behind the U.S. Saudi Connection?
Hear Medea Benjamin speak about her new book on Saudi Arabia:
“Kingdom of the Unjust:
@ Brooklyn Public Library
(Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza)
Admission free, but RSVP required
Hosted by: Brooklyn Public Library
Sign petition to tell Secretary of State John Kerry that the time to end weapon sales to Saudi Arabia is NOW!
Mon 10/26, 7 pm:
William Perry, Former Secretary of Defense,
@All Souls Unitarian Church,
1157 Lexington Ave (at 80th St), Manhattan (Doors open 6:30 pm)
Sponsor: Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, Peace Action New York State, All Souls Nuclear Disarmament Task Force
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace & others
Thurs 11/17, 6-9:30 pm:
Join us to honor Moustafa Bayoumi, Frances Fox Piven, Opal Tometi, and the Granny Peace Brigade.
Reception & Gala Dinner
@ Plymouth Church, 75 Hicks St, Bklyn Hts
Tickets or Ads available on-line or call 718-6274-5921
Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF 2016!
Volunteers needed:
Sat 10/15, Sat 10/22, Sat 10/29, Sun 10/30,
MON 10/31:
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,
10 pm:
Next program:
Wed Oct 12, 10 pm
Energy Democracy
Part 2 (Sean Sweeney)
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
No More Hiroshimas!
initiated by the Japan Confederation of A- & H- Bomb Sufferers, supported by a broad spectrum of Japanese disarmament and peace organizations.
Millions of signatures are needed!
Add yours now!

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
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
Refugees 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.
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
1st Mon each month, 6-7 pm:
Vigil at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: (to be confirmed)  Mon Nov 7
Support the Palestinian economy:
$15 per 500 ml
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
Books Not Bombs!

Fri 10/7/2016: Protest Afghanistan War, 15 years too long! & More

BFP Email Us
Thurs 11/17, 6-9:30 pm:
Join us to honor Moustafa Bayoumi, Frances Fox Piven, Opal Tometi, and the Granny Peace Brigade.
Reception & Gala Dinner
@ Plymouth Church, 75 Hicks St, Brooklyn Heights
Tickets or Ads available on-line or call 718-6274-5921
Thurs 10/13: 7-9 pm
Hear Medea Benjamin speak about her new book on Saudi Arabia
@ Brooklyn Public Library (Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza)
Admission free, but RSVP required
Mon 10/26, 7 pm:
William Perry, Former Secretary of Defense, speaking
@All Souls Unitarian Church,
1157 Lexington Ave (at 80th St), Manhattan (Doors open 6:30 pm)
Refugees 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!
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
Friday Oct 7:
Protest U.S. War in Afghanistan:
15 years and counting!!
On October 7, 2001, the United States attacked Afghanistan. This is now the longest war in U.S. history. Join us at noon or 4 pm to demand “ENOUGH!”
12 Noon to 1 pm: Times Square Military Recruiting Station,
43rd St. & Seventh Ave., Manhattan.
Sponsors: NYC War Resisters League, Brooklyn For Peace, World Can’t Wait, Veterans for Peace/Chapter 34, Granny Peace Brigade,  NYC Metro Raging Grannies, North Manhattan Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Peace Action New York State, United National Antiwar Coalition, Green Party of Brooklyn
4–6:30 pm: Union Square, South Side @60 East 14th Street (NOTE correct location)
Sponsors: Military Families Speak Out Metro (MFSO). Bay Ridge Peace Action, Peace Action Manhattan, Pax Christi, Peace Action New York State, Brooklyn For Peace, Veterans for Peace.
No More Hiroshimas!
initiated by the Japan Confederation of A- & H- Bomb Sufferers, supported by a broad spectrum of Japanese disarmament and peace organizations.
Millions of signatures are needed!
Add yours now!
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,
10 pm:
Next program:
Wed Oct 12, 10 pm
Energy Democracy
Part 2 (Sean Sweeney)
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Books Not Bombs!
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
1st Mon each month, 6-7 pm:
Vigil at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil:  Mon Nov 7
Support the Palestinian economy:
$15 per 500 ml
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

9/19/2016: CALL TODAY: Stop arms sale to Saudi Arabia! TUES 9/20: Happy Hour; & More

BFP Email Us
Tues 9/20, 6-8 pm:
@ Brazen Head, 228 Atlantic Ave between Court & Smith.
Join us for free pizza, specials on drinks, and good company.
All welcome!
Thus 9/22, 12 noon:
Join FUREE  & allies to mourn the loss of affordable housing across our communities in New York City. It’s an emergency!
12 noon: Rally in front of Barclay’s Center (620 Atlantic Ave near Flatbush)
1 pm: March through downtown Brooklyn OR Join conversation at the Commons (388 Atlantic Ave) (same time as the March for non-marchers)
Starting Mon 10/3, 7 pm:
A class with Norman Finkelstein
8 sessions
@ The Commons
388 Atlantic Ave
FREE so that all who want to attend can participate.
Thurs Oct 13, 7-9 pm
Hear Medea Benjamin speak about her new book on Saudi Arabia
@ Brooklyn Public Library (Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza)
Admission free, but RSVP required
Refugees 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!
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
Action Alert!
Call NY Senators TODAY (Mon 9/19)!
The Senate is set to vote (most likely Tues 9/20) on whether or not to sell $1.15 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia. Your voice is needed to stop this sale.
Let our Senators know it’s NOT OK to reward Saudi Arabia’s campaign of terror in Yemen, including bombing schools and hospitals, with even more weapons of war.
Call your Senators today! Let them know you oppose selling $1.15 billion in weapons to Saudi Arabia.
Dial 1-855 68 NO WAR (1-855-686-6927)
Ask for Sen Charles Schumer & Sen Kirsten Gillibrand. Tell them to support S.J. Res. 39, the Paul-Murphy bill to block the upcoming arms sale to Saudi Arabia.
E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to let us know you called.
Talking points:
  • By selling more arms to Saudi Arabia, America is rewarding the killing of innocent civilians in Yemen.
  • America must not reward human rights abusers.
  • Selling tanks and machine guns to the Saudias while they bomb schools and hospitals is making us here at home less safe. The war in Yemen fuels extremism, and helps to recruit to terrorist groups like Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula and the so-called Islamic State.
No More Hiroshimas!
initiated by the Japan Confederation of A- & H- Bomb Sufferers, supported by a broad spectrum of Japanese disarmament and peace organizations.
Millions of signatures are needed!
Add yours now!
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,
10 pm:
Next program:
Wed Oct 12, 10 pm
Energy Democracy
Part 2 (Sean Sweeney)
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Books Not Bombs!
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
1st Mon each month, 6-7 pm:
Vigil at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil:  Mon Oct 3
Support the Palestinian economy:
$15 per 500 ml
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

Thurs 9/15/2016, @ 7 pm: A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO, & Putin’s Russia: A Forum

A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO and Putin’s Russia
Does NATO make Europe and the U.S. more or less secure?
Is NATO’s military buildup dangerous?
How should the peace movement respond to NATO?
Join us for a Community Forum
with
Joseph Gerson, Director, Peace and Economic Security Program,
American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)
Moderator: Molly Nolan, Professor of History, NYU
WHEN: Tuesday, September 15 from 7 to 9 pm
WHERE: The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave. between Bond and Hoyt
Admission is free. All are welcome! Donations accepted.
Co-Sponsored by:
Brooklyn For Peace
Peace & Social Action Committee of the Brooklyn Friends Meeting
Endorsed by Fort Greene Peace,
Granny Peace Brigade,
International Action Center,
NY-UNAC (United National Antiwar Coalition),
NYC War Resisters League,
Peace Action Bay Ridge,
Peace Action Fund of New York State,
Peace Action Manhattan,
Peace Action Staten Island,
Queens Peace Council,
United for Peace and Justice,
Veterans For Peace – NYC Chapter 34,
Veterans Peace Council of Metro New York,
World Can’t Wait
(List in formation: E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org if your organization would like to endorse this event)
See and share it on Facebook

Save the Date! Thurs Nov 17, 2016: Pathmakers to Peace! Join BFP for Gala!

Save the Date! Thursday Nov 17
We invite you to join Brooklyn For Peace at the 2016 Pathmakers to Peace Reception + Gala Dinner!
PathMakers to Peace honors individuals and organizations who have played a leadership role in forging new pathways in the movement for peace and justice.
We’re very pleased this year to be honoring:
  • Moustafa Bayoumi, for his work addressing the impact of “War on Terror” on the Muslim-American community and on civil liberties. He is an English professor at Brooklyn College.
  • Frances Fox Piven, for her work as a social theorist and welfare rights activist, particularly addressing issues of income inequality and political participation. She is a political science professor at the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY)
  • Opal Tometi, for her inspiration as a co-founder of Black Lives Matter. She is currently Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration.
  • Granny Peace Brigade for their role model of sustaining hope with activism in demonstrations opposing war, the violence of poverty and racism, and standing for human rights and justice globally and locally
   
Tickets and ads will be on sale on September 15, 2016.
All proceeds benefit the peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Previous honorees include Dr. Ahmed Jaber, Rabbi Ellen Lippmann, Lynn Nottage, Nancy Romer, FUREE (Families United for Racial and Economic Equality), Medea Benjamin, Michael Ratner, Noam Chomsky, and Amy Goodman.
Date and Time: Thursday, November 17 at 6 pm
Location: Historic Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights
Tickets on sale 9/15 at brooklynpeace.org