2014 Year in Review

Because of your contributions, this year we were able to:
(a partial list):

  • Sustain a full-time Program Coordinator, who is facilitating and energizing our programs. We continue to reach out to a younger generation, using cultural activities as well as social media.
  • Reach out to our neighbors with information, petitions, and postcards at street fairs and farmer’s markets. Continued outreach to our constituents to encourage our elected officials to oppose what now appears to be an endless war.
  • Hold a 2 week vigil against the war on Gaza at which we collected over two thousand signatures demanding an end to all attacks on civilians and an end to U.S. support of the Israeli occupation
  • Host community forums on a wide range of topics, including “Arts and Activism;” “In Search of a Nuclear Deal with Iran;” “The Invention of the White Race;” “The US in the Middle East;” “Whistleblowers and Surveillance;” “Life and Loathing in Greater Israel;” The Ongoing Genocide in Darfur and the Crisis in South Sudan;”; “Which Way Forward: Climate Chaos or Climate Justice?”; collaboration with Fort Greene Peace on a forum, “How Should the U.S. Respond to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria?”
  • Participate in NYC Millions March/Black LIves Matter! response to police killlings of Akai Gurley, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and others.  Provide resources and connections to ongoing activities.

  • Join in a bus trip to Albany to demand Governor Cuomo to ban fracking
  • Participate in rallies against the Keystone XL Pipeline
  • Hold a rally at Grand Army Plaza to demand our reps support diplomacy for a negotiated resolution with Iran regarding its nuclear program
  • Participate in the 12th annual Children of Abraham Peace Walk, creating linkages and trust between Christians, Muslims and Jews
  • Bring a contingent to the People’s Climate March
  • Create and release a compilation CD ‘NSA Listening Party’ with contributions by local musicians
  • Produce a monthly program (“War No More”) on Brooklyn Community Access Television
  • Participate in numerous activities to raise awareness of Israeli violations of human rights and international law, and opposition to one-sided American support for these policies.
  • Bring Halloween Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to Park Slope and surrounding neighborhoods, raising international awareness among our youngest members
  • Participate in a program of cultural activities highlighting peace at the Brooklyn Museum in conjunction with their “Art of War” exhibit
  • Meet with some of our elected officials, local and federal, to discuss with them our perspective on the Israel-Palestine conflict and reaching agreement with Iran on its nuclear program
  • Support local organizations fighting budgets cuts in domestic programs addressed to human needs.
  • Organize call-ins to Congress, urging timely votes against the military budget.
  • With your membership and generous donations, we can continue to expand and grow in meeting the challenges ahead!
  • Join us in celebrating our 30th anniversary year with renewed energy and in going forward in our efforts to build peace with justice.
  • Halloween Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to Park Slope and surrounding neighborhoods, raising international awareness among our youngest members
  • Participate in a program of cultural activities highlighting peace at the Brooklyn Museum in conjunction with their “Art of War” exhibit
  • Meet with some of our elected officials, local and federal, to discuss with them our perspective on the Israel-Palestine conflict and reaching agreement with Iran on its nuclear program
  • Support local organizations fighting budgets cuts in domestic programs addressed to human needs.
  • Organize call-ins to Congress, urging timely votes against the military budget.

Your financial support, as well as your participation in our ongoing activities, is what makes our work possible. With your membership and generous donations, we can continue to expand and grow in meeting the challenges ahead!