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)

FREE!!

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)

Here’s what’s happening on the main stage:
1:00 pm: spiritchild: music and rap
12:45 pm: Young, Talented and Beautiful: dance performance
1:45: Bianca’s Dance Academy: dance performance
2:00 pm Dan Kinch: theater artist
2:45: JACK Theater presents Modesto “Flako” Jimenez performing an excerpt of “Conversation: How to Make it in Black America, Pt. 1
3:00 pm: megaciph: music and rap
3:15: Mississippi Cotten: music
3:30 pm: Eve Silber: music
4:00: Theater Three Collaborative
4:15 pm: Filthy Rotten System: music
4:30 pm: Speak Out Against Violence Vigil (4:30 pm)

On the Half Hour: Lone Wolf Tribe
Various Times: People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street

Activities throughout the day in the park

  • Information on rent laws
  • Interactive environmental learning activities by the Gowanus Canal Conservancy
  • What do you know? Quiz Show
  • Penny Poll: Military spending and the Federal Budget with BFP’s Peace and Economic Justice
  • Participatory Budgeting Petition with Fort Greene SNAP

Activities for kids
Face painting
Button making
Peace Tree

Various Times

      • Community Speak Out: How have war and militarism affected YOU? 11:30 am:
      • A poetry circle led by Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church Social Justice Committee
      • Healthcare Listening Booth:  Share your experiences with lack of access to health care, and problems with insurance, 2-4 pm led by  Physicians for a National Healthcare Program
      • A Gentrification Tour of Fort Greene led by FUREE (Noon & 2 pm)
      • “Chuck Congressman Schumer” joins a presentation on how your tax dollars are being spent.

Discussion Circles and Information

      • Broken windows policing with Police Reform Organizing Project (PROP)
      • Voter suppression with emphasis onhow the voting apparatus is manipulated
      • Veterans issues with Black Vets for Social Justice
      • Can we build a peace & justice movement in Fort Greene & Clinton Hill?

Tables with information from many peace and justice groups
596 Acres
Brooklyn For Peace
Brooklyn Movement Center
Crown Heights Mediation Center
Food and Water Watch
Fort Greene Peace
Indypendent
Ingersoll Community Center
Leonard Peltier Defense Committee

Sponsoring organizations:
Black Vets for Social Justice;Brooklyn For Peace; Brooklyn Movement Center; FUREE; Fort Greene Peace; Fort Greene SNAP; Lafayette Ave Presbyterian Church Social Justice  Committee; Ingersoll Community Center; Atlantic Terminal Community Center; Lone Wolf Tribe; JACK Theater; People’s Puppets of Occupy Wall Street (OWS); Irondale Theater; Brooklyn YWCA; Greene Hill Food Co-op; Veterans for Peace Ch. 34
For more info,  e-mail peacefair@brooklynpeace.org