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Sun 2/19, Noon-4 pm: “I Am A Muslim Too!” Rally @ Tiimes Square; & More (posted 2/17/2017

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Sat 2/18 & Sun 2/19:
commemorates the 75th anniversary of President Roosevelt’s signing of Executive Order 9066 and honors the 120,000 Japanese Americans incarcerated during WWII.
Sat 2/1i8, 1-4:30 pm:
@ Japanese American United Church, 255 Seventh Avenue btw 25th & 26th St, Manhattan
Sun 2/19, 6-9 pm
@ La Mama (The Downstairs) 74A East 4th Street, btw 2nd Ave & Bowery, Manhattan
Sat 2/18, noon–2:30 pm:
A New Orleans-style mock funeral.
@Washington Square Park, NYC,
Mon 2/20, noon–4 pm:
@61st and Central Park West
(Trump International Hotel)
Tues 2/21:

Organized by Working Families Party and MoveOn.

For more info: ResistHere.org
Wed Feb 22, 6:30 pm:
Join Congressmember Yvette Clarke
to discuss:
Donald Trump’s First 30 Days:
**Immigration
**Health Care
**Climate Change
@Union Temple, 17 Eastern Parkway
(btw Plaza St East & Underhill Ave)
Space limited!
Wed Feb 22, 7:30–9:00 pm
Teach-In & Workshop led by
Brooklyn College Faculty*
@61 Local, 61 Bergen St (btw Court and Smith), Boerum Hill
Reproductive Health & Justice:
Feminist Queer Activism: 
Climate Change/Envorpment:
Criminal Justice/Police Reform: 
*affiliation for identification purposes only
Thurs Feb 23, 6-8 pm:
Local progressives Happy Hour: food, drink, casual conversation
248 Dekalb Ave (corner Vanderbilt)
All welcome, especially if you live in Fort Greene, Clinton Hill,
or Bed-Stuy
Thurs Feb 23, 6:00–8:00 pm
@St Joseph’s College, 245 Clinton Ave btw DeKalb & Willoughby
Mon Feb 27, 6:45 pm:
@Congregation Beth Elohim,
8th Ave & Garfield Place,
Park Slope.
Enter through 8th Ave entrance
NOTE: Space limited to 1200!. Doors  open at 5:45.Get there early! We’ll have to turn people away if we hit capacity.
Panel discussion: threats that Betsy DeVos and the Trump regime pose for public education: and what we can do about it!
Following the panel,
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!
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
Thurs 3/9, 7:30 pm:
Speaker: Riverkeeper’s Jeremy Cherson who will explain the Pilgrim Pipelines
@Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave
Sat April 29: Save the Date!
March for jobs, justice, and the climate!
Thurs 3/9, 7:30 pm: 350Brooklyn general meeting
Speaker: Riverkeeper’s Jeremy Cherson who will explain the Pilgrim Pipelines
@Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave
Check out this 10-point plan
to stop Trump & make gains in justice and equality:
Waging NonViolence has published very useful strategic plan to employ “as we head into the Trump era.” This useful piece by George Lakey offers a “10-point plan — fully open for discussion and debate.”
1. Recognize that we represent the majority, not Trump
2. Strengthen civic institutions and their connections with targeted populations.
3. Play offense, not defense.
4. Link campaigns to build movements.
5. Link movements to create a movement of movements.
6. Avoid one-off demonstrations.
7. Heighten the contrast in confrontations between the campaigners’ behavior and our right-wing opponents.
8. Aim to unite around a vision for justice, equality and freedom.
9. Make the vision more real by extending new economy institutions and coops.
10. See U.S. polarization as opportunity.
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.
No More Hiroshimas!
Learn about Hiroji Yamashiro, his commitment to peaceful non-violent protest in Japan, and the movement to free Okinawa from U.S. military presence.
Sign this petition and tell others:
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:
Next program:
Wed March 8, 10 pm
The People or Trump:
Highlights from our Teach-In

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 March 6

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 2/11: Teach-In: People OR Trump! Mon 2/6: Get Organized Bklyn! & More (posted 2/5/2017)

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Mon Feb 6, 6:30 pm:
@Congregation Beth Elohim,
8th Ave & Garfield Place,
Park Slope.
Enter through 8th Ave entrance
NOTE: Space limited to 1200!. Doors  open at 5:45.Get there early! We’ll have to turn people away if we hit capacity.

Panel discussion: Threats to our immigrant communities and how NYC is responding

Councilmember Carlos Menchaca (Chair of the City Council’s Immigration Committee),
Nisha Agarwal (Commissioner for the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs),
and representatives from New York Immigration Coalition, Desis Rising Up and Moving (DRUM,)
Make the Road New York, and the ACLU.
Following the panel, #GetOrganizedBK working groups will meet.
Tues 2/7, 6 pm:
NOTE new location:.
Meet at 28 Liberty St, lower Manhattan in front of Chase Bank; march to Goldman Sachs
Organized by Working Families Party and MoveOn.
For more info: ResistHere.org
Tues 2/7, 7 pm:
Book Launch with Alice Rothchild
172 Allen Street, NYC, NY
Train: F to Second Ave
F/M/J/Z to Delancey/Essex
Sponsor: Just World Books
Co-Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace
Wed 2/8, 7 pm:
at Columbia University, Fayerweather Hall. Room 313

Wed 2/8, 10 pm:

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.
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.
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
Join us for a Teach-In:
Sat Feb 11, 10 am to 3 pm
Explore, discuss, and make plans to fight back!
Where: St. Joseph’s College–Tuohy Auditorium
245 Clinton Ave, between Willoughy & DeKalb Ave
Train: G to Clinton/Washington
Bus: B69 or B38
Free Admission (including lunch)
Program:
10 am to 12 noon:
What Lies Ahead! How will Trump’s foreign policy affect our communities?
Panel discussion with
William Hartung: Military Budget & Pentagon Priorities
Ervand Abrahamian: War and the Middle East
12 to 1:30 pm:
Lunch (free, but please register so that we know how many to expect!)
Cultural Presentation by Despina Stamos, dancer/choreographer
1:30 to 3:00 pm:
Taking Action to Defend Our Communities
Leslie Cagan will lead off on a community discussion
with activists from a variety of groups and YOU
Co-sponsors: Brooklyn  For Peace, Fort Greene Peace,  Office of Campus Ministry/St. Joseph’s College, Students for Justice in Palestine/St. Joseph’s College, &
Social Thinkers/St. Joseph’s College
Also Sat Feb 11, 2-5 pm:
Citywide rally to challenge the criminalization of immigrants under the NYPD’s current Broken Windows policy, before it worsens under Trump’s far-right administration.
@Washington Square Park, Manhattan

Hosted by:

Sat April 29: Save the Date!
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.
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 Feb 8, 10 pm
A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO, and Putin’s Russia (Joseph Gerson)
Highlights Part Three
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Visit us on Facebook
for info on these and other upcoming events
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 March 6

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 2/11: Teach-In: People OR Trump!
TH 2/2: Rally for Ramarley Graham; & More
Posted Jan 28, 2017

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Sun 1/29, 1:15 pm:
Film-screening:
Documentary by Eugene Jarecki:
in-depth look at how the U.S. has readied itself for battle, why and how the nation goes to war
@Bay Ridge United Methodist Church, 7420 4th Ave, Bay  Ridge
Train: R to 77th St
Free Admission!
Co-sponsors: Peace Action Bay Ridge & Bay Ridge United Methodist Peace and Justice Committee
Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace
Thurs 2/2, 5–8 pm:
@Foley Square (near Centre & Worth Streets, lower Manhattan)
Thursday, February 2, 2017 marks 5 years since  NYPD killed unarmed Ramarley Graham in what should have been the safety of his home, in front of his grandmother & 6 year old brother. Not one officer has been fired or meaningfully disciplined. Ramarley’s family is holding a rally to call for real police accountability.
Can’t be there?
Call Mayor de Blasio: 212.788.3000:
Demand NYPD Commissioner O’Neill and Mayor de Blasio fire Richard Haste and all of the officers responsible for misconduct and abuse.
Tues 2/7, 7 pm:
Book Launch with Alice Rothchild
172 Allen Street, NYC, NY
Train: F to Second Ave
F/M/J/Z to Delancey/Essex
Sponsor: Just World Books
Co-Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace
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.
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.
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
Join us for a Teach-In:
Sat Feb 11, 10 am to 3 pm
Explore, discuss, and make plans to fight back!
Where: St. Joseph’s College–Auditorium
245 Clinton Ave, between Willoughy & DeKalb Ave
Train: G to Clinton/Washington
Bus: B69 or B38
Free Admission (including lunch)
Please register at bit.ly/Trump-Teachin
Program:
10 am to 12 noon:
What Lies Ahead! How will Trump’s foreign policy affect our communities?
Panel discussion with
William Hartung: Military Budget & Pentagon Priorities
Ervand Abrahamian: War and the Middle East
12 to 1:30 pm:
Lunch (free) and Cultural Presentation
1:30 to 3:00 pm:
Taking Action to Defend Our Communities
Leslie Cagan will lead off on a community discussion
Co-sponsors: Brooklyn  For Peace, Fort Greene Peace,  Office of Campus Ministry/St. Joseph’s College, Students for Justice in Palestine/St. Joseph’s College, &
Social Thinkers/St. Joseph’s College
Sat April 29: Save the Date!
Can you attend city-wide organizing meeting?
Thursday Feb 2, 6:30–8:30 pm
@310 W. 43rd St (just west of 8th Ave, Manhattan (1199–SEIU Headquarters, Auditorium)
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.
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 Feb 8, 10 pm
A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO, and Putin’s Russia (Joseph Gerson)
Highlights Part Three
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Visit us on Facebook
for info on these and other upcoming events
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 March 6

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!
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Jan 13, 2016: Martin Luther King Day Eventsl Time-Sensitive Petition re Holy Land Five; & More

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Defend Women’s Rights!
Sat Jan 21:
Make your voice heard
in  Washington or  NYC:
(check out other

events in Washington)

OR
We’ll march as a group.
to let us know that you want to march with us
(We’ll meet at 10:30 am at Bklyn Boro Hall, Joralemon and Court, to take subway together)
Sat Jan 14, Noon–7 pm
Workshops, teach-ins, and skill-shares. Through this event, we aim to more effectively resist the recent intensification of xenophobia, hate crimes, endangered reproductive rights, white supremacy, and environmental destructions that Trump’s election has emboldened
@ Mayday Space,
176 St Nicholas Ave, Bushwick, Bkln
Train: L to DeKalb Ave, short walk
Collaboration by
Free University–NYC and
Mayday Space
Sliding scale $0–$20 

Sun 1/15, 4:30–6:30 pm:
Panel and discussion on best practices for respecting our youth
Panel includes teaching artists who have successfully engaged incarcerated youth,  to community leaders, local youth and public school teachers discussion on best practices for respecting our youth
@Bailey’s Cafe 324 Malcolm X Blvd, btw Decatur & Bainbridge, Bed-Stuy, Bklyn
$10 suggested donation;
youth free
Wed 1/18, 12:30 pm:
@Park entrance to City Hall
(Broadway at Murray St)
Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools. You don’t need to be a granny to participate!
E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.
Join us at one of these Martin Luther King Day Events: 

Sun 1/15, 6 pm:
@ Bay Ridge United Methodist Church, 7420 4th Ave (at 74th St), Bay Ridge
Train: R to 77th St
Mon 1/16, 1 pm:
Start 6807 Fifth Ave, (at 68th St.) Bay Ridge, outside Islamic Society of Bay Ridge Mosque
March Route: Down 5th avenue to Salam Arabic Lutheran Church at 414 80th St.
Mon 1/16, 1:30 pm:
Listen, enjoy and learn more about Dr. Martin Luther King’s life and contributions through the eyes, minds and hearts of children
@ Prospect Heights High School Campus,
838 Classon between President and Union (near Brooklyn Museum)
Time Sensitive:
Your signature needed by Mon 1/16:
The case of the  “Holy Land Foundation Five” has been called “one of the most monstrous injustices in modern times in America”  by former British MP George Galloway.
The petition will be delivered to President Obama before he leaves office, in hopes that he will commute the sentences of the five imprisoned Holy Land Foundation officials.
For more info about the case, e-mail charlotte@brooklynpeace.org

Friday Jan 13, 4-5 pm:
@ 5th Ave & 56th St, NYC (Trump Tower)
Call for Medicare For All (Single Payer:) the only solution which guarantees high quality affordable health care for all.
Sponsored by Health Care-Now!

Demand Immigrant Rights
Let’s continue to push for these demands with the New York Immigratioin Coalition 

**Defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides 50,000 New Yorkers work permits and other essential resources

**Protect immigrant communities from deportation
**Support refugee resettlement
**Prevent the creation of a Muslim registry

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. 
Conversation starter! Palestinian olive oil!
$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

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 2/8, 10 pm
A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO, and Putin’s Russia
Highlights Part Three
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
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigils and other events will continue in 2017 with new schedule, at or near the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), 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.
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! 

Books Not Bombs!

Jan 6,2016: Say NO to the Trump Agenda; Sat 1/7 , 11:30 am; Mon 1/9 , 7 pm; Sat 1/21; & More

BFP Email Us
Defend Women’s Rights!
Sat Jan 21:
Make your voice heard
in  Washington or  NYC:
(check out other

events in Washington)

OR
We’ll march as a group.
to let us know that you want to march with us
(We’ll meet at 10:30 am at Bklyn Boro Hall, Joralemon and Court, to take subway together)
Sat Jan 14, Noon–7 pm
Workshops, teach-ins, and skill-shares. Through this event, we aim to more effectively resist the recent intensification of xenophobia, hate crimes, endangered reproductive rights, white supremacy, and environmental destructions that Trump’s election has emboldened
@ Mayday Space,
176 St Nicholas Ave, Bushwick, Bkln
Train: L to DeKalb Ave, short walk
Collaboration by
Free University–NYC and
Mayday Space
Sliding scale $0–$20 
Sun 1/15, 4:30–6:30 pm:
Panel and discussion on best practices for respecting our youth
Panel includes teaching artists who have successfully engaged incarcerated youth,  to community leaders, local youth and public school teachers discussion on best practices for respecting our youth
@Bailey’s Cafe 324 Malcolm X Blvd, Bed-Stuy, Bkln
$10 suggested donation;
youth free
NO to Cuts in Health Care:
Saturday, Jan 7, 11:30 am:
760 Broadway (at Flushing), Brooklyn
Say NO to the Republican efforts to dismantle the Affordable Care Act, and to cuts in Medicare (moving to a “voucher” system)
WHO:Rep. Nydia M. Velázquez; Rep. Hakeem Jeffries;Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney;
Rep. Yvette Clarke;Rep. Jerrold Nadler;
Dr. Isaac Dapkins, NYU Lutheran Family Health Centers; SEIU 1199; Alliance for Retired Americans; Patient Advocates; & Others
Train: J to Broadway brings you to the front door of Woodhull; G to Flushing: 7-10 min walk
NO to Climate Change Deniers:
Mon Jan 9, 7-8 pm:
Rally at home of our senator Chuck Schumer:
9 Prospect Park West
Tell him:
Chuck, Step It Up!
Demand that Schumer truly lead in his pivotal role as Senate Minority Leader, to ensure that members of his party do everything possible to ensure that Trump’s appointments are not confirmed.
Sponsor: 350Brooklyn
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace
Friday Jan 13, 4-5 pm:
@ 5th Ave & 56th St, NYC (Trump Tower)
Call for Medicare For All (Single Payer:) the only solution which guarantees high quality affordable health care for all.
Sponsored by Health Care-Now!

Demand Immigrant Rights:

Let’s continue to push for these demands with the New York Immigratioin Coalition 

**Defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides 50,000 New Yorkers work permits and other essential resources

**Protect immigrant communities from deportation
**Support refugee resettlement
**Prevent the creation of a Muslim registry
A Donald Trump Presidency:
How Can We Resist?
Check out report and photos from our Community Meeting on Thurs Dec 15.
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. 
Conversation starter! Palestinian olive oil!
$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
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 Jan 11, 10 pm
A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO, and Putin’s Russia (Joseph Gerson)
Highlights Part Two
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
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigils and other events will continue in 2017 with new schedule, at or near the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), 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.
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!  

Books Not Bombs!

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NOTE: Donations made on-line or postmarked by midnight 12/31 are tax-deductible in 2016.
Our mailing address is: BFP, PMB 106, Brooklyn, New York 11201
If you’ve already contributed in 2016, please consider an additional end-of-the-year tax-deductible contribution.
Dear Friend,
At our recent Pathmakers to Peace Gala, each of our honorees (Moustafa Bayoumi, Frances Fox Piven, Opal Tometi, and the Granny Peace Brigade)  highlighted the multiple emergencies we now face in every arena of public affairs. It’s difficult to think of a time when the future of national policy was more ominous and the dangers so multi-faceted. Fortunately, the tide of resistance is already rising, as people are coming together to resist the bigotry, avarice, dishonesty and aggression released during this electoral cycle-–attitudes which threaten our society and the world in both familiar and new ways.
During the recent presidential campaign one set of issues was largely neglected: the linked phenomena of U.S. militarism and interventionism, both underpinned by a “defense” budget that  exceeds $600 billion a year. As we look to the future, it seems clear that the incoming Administration is even more likely than its predecessors to embrace military power and to assert American dominance as its approach to international affairs. This menacing international posture is integrally tied to major domestic concerns. When it takes over in January, the Congressional leadership, with support from the White House, is poised to break the remaining caps on military spending, while it cuts taxes for the wealthy, slashes the “social safety net”, and increases the extraction of fossil fuels which will exacerbate the climate crisis.
The voice of Brooklyn for Peace is needed now more urgently than ever. With your membership, your participation in our activities, and your financial support, we are determined to resist!  Since 1984 Brooklyn For Peace has served as a respected community resource for people seeking to understand contemporary crises. We work to promote non-military alternatives to global problems and social justice here at home. We plan to continue our educational and mobilizing activities, while working against violence and intolerance in our communities, and strengthening our connections to other grassroots organizations here in Brooklyn.
Please join us in our efforts to build a strong resistance movement, for peace with justice.
Charlotte Phillips, M.D., Chairperson
Carolyn Eisenberg, Vice Chairperson
Veronica Nunn, Vice Chairperson
You can donate on-line  using PayPal or a credit card, call us at 718-624-5921 or mail your check to BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St, Brooklyn, NY 11201. Basic annual membership is $30. Larger donations are very much appreciated!
If you’ve already donated in 2016, please consider an additional end-of-year donation.
Visit our website for a partial list of activities which your donations made possible in 2016.
Brooklyn For Peace (formerly Brooklyn Parents for Peace) is incorporated as a not-for-profit 501 c 3 corporation. Contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. 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, and NY 10271.
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

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Defend Women’s Rights 1/21; & More

Defend Women’s Rights!
Sat Jan 21:
Make your voice heard
in  Washington or  NYC:
(check out other

events in Washington)

OR
We’ll  march as a group.
to let us know that you want to march with us
Sun Jan 1, 1:15 pm:
Documentary Film Screening:
@ Bay Ridge United Methodist Church, 7420 4th Ave., Bay Ridge.  Train: R to 77th St
Sponsor: Bay Ridge Peace Action
Free Admission
Sat Jan 7, 7-9:30 pm
BFP Holiday Party!
Wrap up the holiday season as we gather strength for the year ahead!
Mon Jan 9, 7-8 pm:
Rally at home of our senator Chuck Schumer:
9 Prospect Park West
Tell him:
Chuck, Step It Up!
Demand that Schumer truly lead in his pivotal role as Senate Minority Leader, to ensure that members of his party do everything possible to ensure that Trump’s appointments are not confirmed.
Sponsor: 350Brooklyn
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace
Sat Jan 14, 12 noon–7 pm
Workshops, teach-ins, and skill-shares. Through this event, we aim to more effectively resist the recent intensification of xenophobia, hate crimes, endangered reproductive rights, white supremacy, and environmental destructions that Trump’s election has emboldened
@ Mayday Space,
176 St Nicholas Ave, Bushwick, Bkln
Train: L to DeKalb Ave, short walk
Collaboration by
Free University–NYC and
Mayday Space
Sliding scale $0–$20 

VICTORY:
Over 300.000 signatures collected by our friends at  DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving) and others. While the Trump Administration can still write regulations, they will need to start from scratch. This  gives our communities an opportunity to organize, resist, and possibly even block such efforts. Thanks to everybody who signed!!
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 made or postmarked by
Dec 31, 2016, will be tax-deductible in 2016.
You will receive a letter in January, 2017, for tax purposes. BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Support the Brooklyn Commons:
Brooklyn Commons, a venue which has provided meeting space and nurtured BFP as well as other progressive groups, is being threatened with a boycott. Learn more.
If you have questions, or if you agree and want to sign our statement, e-mail charlotte@brooklynpeace.org
A Donald Trump Presidency:

How Can We Resist?
Check out report and photos from our Community Meeting on Thurs Dec 15.
March for Immigrant Rights:
Let’s continue to push for these demands with the New York Immigration Coalition: 

**Defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides 50,000 New Yorkers work permits and other essential resources

**Protect immigrant communities from deportation
**Support refugee resettlement
**Prevent the creation of a Muslim registry:
Conversation starter! Palestinian olive oil!
$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
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 Jan 11, 10 pm
A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO, and Putin’s Russia (Joseph Gerson)
Highlights Part Two
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

Strengthen Our Voice For Peace: Donate Now! Save Brooklyn Commons; & More
Dec 22, 2016

BFP Email Us
Perfect for holiday gifts:
$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
Defend Women’s Rights!
Sat Jan 21: Get on the bus!
Join our friends at CBID (Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats)
Leave Brooklyn 4:30 am, return that night.
Tickets: ($55.00 round trip; $35.00 for seniors, low income.
VICTORY:
Over 300.000 signatures collected by our friends at  DRUM (Desis Rising Up and Moving) and others. While the Trump Administration can still write regulations, they will need to start from scratch. This  gives our communities an opportunity to organize, resist, and possibly even block such efforts. Thanks to everybody who signed!!
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.

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 Jan 11, 10 pm
A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO, and Putin’s Russia (Joseph Gerson)
Highlights Part Two
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
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 made or postmarked by
Dec 31, 2016, will be tax-deductible in 2016.
You will receive a letter in January, 2017, for tax purposes. BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Support the Brooklyn Commons:
Brooklyn Commons, a venue which has provided meeting space and nurtured BFP as well as other progressive groups, is being threatened with a boycott. Learn more.
If you have questions, or if you agree and want to sign our statement, e-mail charlotte@brooklynpeace.org
A Donald Trump Presidency:

How Can We Resist?
Check out report and photos from our Community Meeting on Thurs Dec 15.
March for Immigrant Rights:
Let’s continue to push for these demands with the New York Immigration Coalition: 

**Defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides 50,000 New Yorkers work permits and other essential resources

**Protect immigrant communities from deportation
**Support refugee resettlement
**Prevent the creation of a Muslim registry:
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
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigils and other events will continue in 2017 with new schedule, at or near the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall

Books Not Bombs!

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Our mailing address is: PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Sun 12/18/2016, 1 pm: March for Immigrant Rights! Resist the Trump Agenda! & More

BFP Email Us
Perfect for holiday gifts:

$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
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.
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.

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 Jan 11, 10 pm
A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO, and Putin’s Russia (Joseph Gerson)
Highlights Part Two
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Sun Dec 18, 1 pm:
Join New York Immigration Coalition,
March starts at 48th St btw 1st and 2nd Avenue
Gather at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, 47th St btw 1st and 2nd Avenue) to Trump Tower
with the following demands:
  • Defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides 50,000 New Yorkers work permits and other essential resources
  • Protect immigrant communities from deportation
  • Prevent the creation of a Muslim registry
  • Support refugee resettlement
E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921 to let us know if you’re planning to participate and want to gather with other BFP folks, or for last-minute updates depending on weather conditions.
BFP is proud to be a co-sponsor of this event.
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 made or postmarked by
Dec 31, 2016, will be tax-deductible in 2016.
You will receive a letter in January, 2017, for tax purposes. BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
A Donald Trump Presidency:
How Can We Resist?
Check out report and photos from our Community Meeting on Thurs Dec 15.
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
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 Jan 2 (to be confirmed)

Books Not Bombs!

Thurs 12/15, 7 pm Community Meeting! Trump Presidency: How Can We Resist? & More

BFP Email Us
Tues 12/13, 7:30 pm
Featured Speaker: Nancy Romer, local activist, who will describe her recent experiences at the Standing Rock encampment.
Location:
Park Slope United Methodist Church,
410 6th Ave (at 8th St) Park Slope
Wed 12/14, 10 pm:
A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO, and Putin’s Russia (Joseph Gerson):
Highlights Part One.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month, 10 pm
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
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
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.

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!
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
Sun Dec 18, 1 pm:
Join New York Immigration Coalition,
Make the Road NY, and city-wide allies.
March starts at 48th St btw 1st and 2nd Avenue
(Dag Hammarskjold Plaza) to Trump Tower
with the following demands:
  • Defend the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, which provides 50,000 New Yorkers work permits and other essential resources
  • Protect immigrant communities from deportation
  • Prevent the creation of a Muslim registry
  • Support refugee resettlement

E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to let us know if you’re planning to participate and want to gather with other BFP folks.

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
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 Jan 2 (to be confirmed)

Books Not Bombs!

.