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2012 Peace Fair

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Peace Fair Committee

Thank you for coming out the 2015 Brooklyn Peace & Justice Fair!

Thank you for making the 2015 Brooklyn Peace & Justice Fair a success! We appreciate all of your dedication, hard work, support, and coming out despite the weather. We could not have done without you!
Thank you to
Musicians Eve Silber, Filthy Rotten System, megaciph, Mississippi Cotten, spiritchild
Performers Dan Kinch, JACK Theater, Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church Social Action Committee Poets, Lone Wolf Tribe, Modesto “Flako” Jimenez, Raymond Nat Turner, Theater Three Collaborative
Black Vets for Social Justice, Brooklyn For Peace, Crown Heights Mediation Center/Save Our Streets, Fort Greene Peace, Fort Greene SNAP, FUREE, Gowanus Canal Conservancy, Ingersoll Community Center, Leonard Peltier Defense Committee, Manhattan Peace Action, Physicians for a National Healthcare Program, People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street.
Thank you so much for putting on a wonderful program. We appreciate all that you do!
Check out some photos from the fair and some photos from Lone Wolf Tribe’s CLARION CALL.
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Sat June 27, 11 am to 5 pm:
Brooklyn Peace and Justice Fair 2015!

Join us for the Brooklyn Peace & Justice Fair!

WHEN: Saturday, June 27
11:00 am to 5:00 pm
WHERE: Cuyler Gore Park (in Fort Greene), Fulton St. , Greene Ave and Carlton Ave. [MAP]

How to get there:
Train: C to Lafayette/Fulton); G to Fulton;Lafayette; 2/3/4/5/B/D/N/R/Q/LIRR to Atlantic Terminal (7-10 min walking distance)
Bus: B25, B26, B52 (stops right at the park); B38 to Lafayette & Cumberland (one block away);  B69 to Vanderbilt & Fulton (3 blocks away)


Art, games, kids’ activities,  music, dance, theater, poetry, discussion groups, puppets, yoga, button making, know your rights trainings, peace and justice information, and more!

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Child/family friendly event! There is a children’s playground and sprinklers in the park.

Rain Location: Lafayetter Ave Presbyterian Church, 85 South Oxford St (between Lafayette and Fulton)
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Ending War, Promoting Peace
Brooklyn Peace Fair 2012!!

Brooklyn For Peace held its eighth annual Brooklyn Peace Fair on Saturday April 28 at the Brooklyn College Student Center. Attended by hundreds of people from all over the borough and beyond, the Fair featured a wide variety of activities relating to this year’s theme: Ending War, Promoting Peace. Co-sponsors of the event were the Brooklyn College Student Center, Brooklyn Congregations United, and Military Families Speak Out–Metro.

There were tables from other peace and justice groups as well as tables from vendors promoting their wares. There were poetry and musical presentations. Committees belonging to the BFP conducted workshops on various topics. The children were entertained as well: a production of the Lorax was staged by the newly-formed Arts & Culture Committee and the actors were the kids themselves!

Keynote speakers were the noted investigative journalist and author, Jeremy Scahill and Captain Paul K. Chappell, veteran of the Iraq War, author and Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Both speeches were followed by a Q & A session and were attended by hundreds that filled the hall to capacity. See the Scahill presentation on America’s Covert Wars on YouTube.

The Fair ended on wonderfully upbeat note with a parade from the campus out onto the busy shopping street of Flatbush Avenue. The parade was led by a Brooklyn For Peace banner followed by a loud and exuberant Haitian band, Raram of New York.

For photos and videos of the day’s events, click here.

Jeremy Scahill addressed a packed lecture hall at the Peace Fair.

2012 Brooklyn Peace Fair Supporters!

Thank you to the Brooklyn Peace Fair supporters. We could not have done it without you!

Africa-Darfur Committee, BFP
Allan Eisenberg
Anti-Militarism Committee, BFP
Beatrice Woyke
Beyond Events Management
Bob Cook
Assemblymember Jim Brennan
Brooklyn Democrats for Change
Brooklyn For Peace Board
Buddy and Mel
Climate Action Working Group, BFP
DeadHorse Records/Veronica Nunn
Diversity-Outreach Committee, BFP
Flatbush Food Coop
Friends of the Congo
Hope Veterinary Clinic
The Indypendent
Israel Palestine, BFP
Jaki & Henry Florsheim
Assemblymember Joan Millman
Key Food
Councilmember Letitia James
Lone Wolf Tribe
Marty Markowitz, Brooklyn Borough President
Andrea Grizer
Dan Grizer
Mel Grizer
Met Food Market
Military Families Speak Out, NY-Metro
Mukti’s Kitchen
Nuclear Zero Committee, BFP
Congresswoman Nydia Velázquez
Oliver Fein
Peace Action Bay Ridge Interfaith Peace Coalition
Peace Action New York State
Peace Fair Committee, BFP
Peace and Economic Justice Committee, BFP
Charlotte Phillips
Physicians for a National Health Program–NYC Metro
Prospect Perk Cafe
Save Mor
Susie Hoffman
The Garden
UNICEF Committee, BFP
VERIS Partners
Wild Ginger
World Fellowship
Congresswoman Yvette Clark

2012 Brooklyn Peace Fair Highlights

Jeremy Scahill, award-winning author and journalist, spoke on America’s Covert Wars, the expansion of US covert actions from Bush to Obama, while making the case that, “we have an offensive war machine. We almost have never taken a defensive action. We are in now in the business of preemptive war,” Scahill thanked the hundreds of Brooklynites who were inside on such a beautiful Saturday and “…who are constantly representing Brooklyn in a very strong way and pushing a peace agenda. It’s very much an uphill battle, but if it’s to be won it’s in small communities across this country, in groups like this that gather together and refuse to be a part of a war machine that is increasingly being unleashed in countries away from media attention and anything even vaguely resembling effective congressional oversight.”

Captain Paul K. Chappell, Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation and veteran of the Iraq War, spoke on Why Peace is Possible and How We Can Achieve It. Emphasizing what the peace movement can learn from the military, Capt. Chappell said, “We must wage peace with the same strategic thinks as we wage war. We must have sufficient imagination and courage to translate the universal wish for peace, which is rapidly becoming a universal necessity into actuality.”

Workshops at the Brooklyn Peace Fair covered a variety of topics, including discussions about the economy, budget cuts, the military, war, stop and frisk tactics, hip hop as a tool, conflict resolution, Palestine, building local peace and justice movements, climate change, Cuba, free trade agreements and poetry. Informational tables included peace, social justice, activist, wellness and community organizations. Check out the full offerings in the enclosed program.

The Brooklyn Peace Fair featured music and performances by SpiritChild, Dave Lippman, The Occuponics, Raging Grannies,  Laugh John Laugh, Dennis Gronim, Anya Skidan, Lone Wolf Tribe, Occupy the Empire Tour, as well as other musicians and spoken word performances for all ages. There was music, exhibits, and activities for children throughout the day, including a performance of The Lorax, designing and pressing your own button and poster making and a Peace Tree forest.

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Brooklyn Peace Fair Program!

Program for the 8th Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair
Saturday, April 28 at Brooklyn College from 11 am to 5 pm!

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The 7th Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair 2011

The 7th Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair at Brooklyn College Student Center brought hundreds of people together for a day of learning and sharing on issues of peace and social justice on Saturday, May 7th, 2011. The Brooklyn Peace Fair offered workshops on a variety of issues, peace and justice resources, discussions, art exhibits, music, poetry, spoken word, informational tables, children’s activities, button making and more.

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