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MAR 27, FRI, 7 pm; APR 10, FRI + APR 11, SAT: Anti-Racism Film Festival
at All Souls Bethlehem Church, Kensington

Join us for a film festival exploring the subject of racism.

This is an effort co-sponsored by All Souls Bethlehem Church and Brooklyn for Peace (Arts and Culture Committee.) We will be reflecting on art as a powerful force for social change.

WHEN: MAR 27, FRI, 7 PM and APR 10, FRI , 7 PM and APR 11, SAT at 1, 4, 7 PM

WHERE: All Souls Bethlehem Church, 566 E 7th St, (Kensington), Brooklyn, New York 11218
See below for directions.

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MAR 27, FRI, 7 pm: Park Slope Car Washeros on Strike! Your support needed!

Fri 3/27, 7 pm:
Join NYS Assemblymember Jim Brennan and others
@Park Slope United Methodist Church,410 6th Ave at 8th St, Park Slope.
Train: F/G to 7th Ave (at 9th St); R to 4th Ave (at 9th St.)
Suggested donation $20.
Can’t be there?
Click here to donate.
Co-sponsors: NY Communities for Change, Make the Road NY, Retail Wholesale & Dept Store Union/UFCW


MARCH 28, SAT, 8:30 am: Cheer for the BFP Team! Gaza 5K Walk/Run to Benefit UNRWA’s Community Mental Health Program

Come out to cheer the BFP Team on the Gaza 5K walk/run!
It’s too late to register as a runner or walker, but your support is still very much appreciated!
Proceeds will benefit UNRWA’s Community Mental Health Program for Palestinian children in Gaza suffering from psychological trauma and PTSD due to the devastating crisis of July-August 2014 and the prolonged blockade. Many of these already vulnerable children have now lived through three traumatic rounds of violence, witnessing death, destruction, and displacement. It’s estimated that almost 100% of children in Gaza now require immediate counseling.  These children need our support now, and that’s why your participation is so critical.

Starting Time: 8:30 am
Starting Location: 95 Parkside Avenue (at the Grecian Shelter in Prospect Park) Brooklyn 11226
See a map
Closest entrances to the Grecian Shelter are:

  • Parkside Ave. & Ocean Ave.
  • Prospect Park Southwest and Park Circle

Train: Q train to Parkside
Bus: B41 to Flatbush and Parkside

There is a public parking location, at Breeze Hill (just inside the Lincoln Road & Ocean Ave entrance, to Prospect Park). There are limited spaces, for the public and is generally occupied by patrons attending the LeFrak Center at Lakeside (Ice Skating facility). However, it is open to the general public.

Click here to donate for the BFP team!   Any donation will be greatly appreciated!

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APRIL 6, Mon, 6-7 pm: Vigil outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC)
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims

NEXT VIGIL MON April 6, 6-7 pm

End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
“No Separate Justice!”.  The mission of the No Separate Justice campaign is to highlight the gross abuses of the “war on terror” which have taken place in prisons and courtrooms across the United States. The purpose of the monthly vigils is to keep these injustices before our eyes.

No Separate Justice! campaign is a coalition of community groups, academics, family members and human rights and civil liberties organizations including Amnesty International USA, the Center for Constitutional Rights, the Council On American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-New York, and Educators for Civil Liberties. Brooklyn For Peace supports and endorses this campaign. “No Separate Justice” exposes and works to end a pattern of human rights and civil liberties abuses in “War on Terror” cases in the U.S. criminal justice system. Many of these cases are against Muslims or people associated with Muslim groups.
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APRIL 8, WED, 10 pm: “War No More”: BFP Monthly Show on Brooklyn Community Access Television

War No More: BFP’s monthly show on Brooklyn Community Access Television:

Did you miss any of our recent forums? Catch the highlights!

Topic for April  8 program:  to be announced

Tune in by cable in Brooklyn at Channel 1998 (TimeWarner); Chanel 68 (Cablevision); Channel 83 (RCN); Channel 43 (Verizon).

Don’t have cable access or you’re not in Brooklyn?
Watch from anywhere on your computer.
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APR 13, MON, 7 pm: Forum to Build a Nuclear-Free, Just, Sustainable World

Just four years after the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi, nuclear power is being promoted as a “clean, green” solution to climate change; the number of nuclear power plants is expected to double globally over the next 20 years.

The United States has just announced that it will “upgrade” its nuclear arsenal of 7,500 weapons to the tune of $1 trillion. Russia and the other seven nuclear states are following suit. When attention should be focused on halting climate change, building a sustainable world, and ending racial and economic injustice, we appear to be building for war instead.

Brooklyn For Peace and the Brooklyn Friends Peace and Social Action Committee invite you to a panel discussion of these disturbing trends and the Peace and Planet grassroots mobilization to build a safer, more just, nuclear-free world.

WHEN: Monday, April 13, at 7:00 p.m.

WHERE: Brooklyn Friends Meetinghouse, 110 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn

Directions: All subways to downtown Brooklyn [map.

Speakers:
Marilyn Elie: Founding member, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition

Joseph Gerson: AFSC; author of Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World

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APR. 15, WED: Tax Day Rally & Flyer Distribution!

Peace Action Bay Ridge Interfaith Coalition Tax Day Rally & Flyer Distribution!

WHEN: Wednesday, April 15, 2015 8:30 – 10:30 AM

WHERE: Fort Hamilton Post Office, 88th Street & 5th Avenue

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APR. 19, SUN: Peace Action Bay Ridge Interfaith Film Screening of Why Animal Suffering Matters

Peace Action Bay Ridge Interfaith Film Screening of WHY ANIMAL SUFFERING MATTERS

WHEN: Sunday, April 19, 1:00 P.M.

WHERE: Good Shepard Lutheran Church, 7420 4th Ave, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn (4th Ave. & 74th St. \ 77th St. stop on R)

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APR 24-26: International Peace & Planet Conference a Nuclear-Free, Peaceful, Just, and Sustainable World

The Peace and Planet movement building efforts are focused on 5 broad issue areas that are inextricably linked.

1. Nuclear disarmament
2. Peace both at home and abroad
3. Move the Money from the Pentagon to human needs
4. Halt and reverse climate change. NO to nuclear power
5. Racial equity, economic justice and the demilitarization of police forces


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APR 26, SUN: March, Rally & Peace Festival for Nuclear Non-Proliferation

March, Rally & Peace Festival for Nuclear Non-Proliferation

WHEN: April 26, Sunday

WHERE: TBA

On April 26, the day before the 2015 NPT Review Conference begins, we will gather by the thousands in New York City for an international rally and march to the United Nations. On the streets and in front of the U.N., activists from around the world – including over a thousand from Japan, including Hibakusha (survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki) – will make our demands for a nuclear-free, peaceful, just, and sustainable world.

With our numbers, speeches, music, banners, chants, hope, creativity, and humor we’ll impact the diplomats and political leaders in New York for the NPT Review Conference and build and reinforce our movements. Recognizing the interconnected human and moral imperatives of abolishing nuclear weapons, ending and preventing wars, ensuring economic and social justice, achieving racial equity and the demilitarization of police, and addressing climate change and environmental degradation, we are committed to exploring the linkages in order to build broader, more issue-integrated movements for the long term. 

The march will end with the presentation of millions of nuclear weapons abolition petition signatures to U.N. and NPT Review officials.

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Tell Congress: Vote NO on Fast Track for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)

TELL CONGRESS MEMBERS TO VOTE NO ON FAST TRACK  for the TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP ‘free trade agreement’ (TPP)
Calls to your own representative, and also to Senator Schumer (he’s on the Senate Finance Committee) are especially important.

Fast Track legislation would mandate no more than 20 hours of debate on the whole TPP and one Yes or No vote on the entire package within 90 days. Fast Track changes US governance by giving to the president the authority over international trade assigned to congress by the US Constitution.
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Join Global Divestment Campaign: Call NY State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli:
Divest State Pension Funds From Fossil Fuel Industry

Friday, Feb. 13 was Global Divestment Day. Hundreds of events took place worldwide calling upon governments, faith groups, universities and others to divest their investments in the fossil fuel industry which is driving climate change. Local protests took place in NYC, Albany, and Syracuse. More info: gofossilfree.org/divestment-day/

It’s not too late:  Let’s make eveery day Global Divestment Day:
If you didn’t call on Friday, calll State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli at 518-474-4044 TODAY!
Tell him: Divest the State Pension Funds from Fossil Fuels.  He has the legal authority to do it!
If you can’t get through on the phone, send an e-mail:  contactus@osc.state.ny.us
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“Take on Hate” Campaign: Join Arab American Association of NY in Mourning the Murder of 3 Muslim Students in North Carolina

On Fri Feb 13, a Vigil in Bay Ridge Mourned the Murder of the 3 Muslim Students in North Carolina

This vigil was organized by the Arab American Association of New York, the Muslim Community Network, Muslim American Society, Council on American-Islamic Relations, American Muslims for Palestine, and the Islamic Leadership Council of Metro New York

Now let’s join the  TAKE ON HATE Campaign, calling upon all Americans to address the current acceptability of prejudice toward Arab and Muslim Americans, and to stand up for change.
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No Weaponized and Surveillance Drones in NYC!!

Lets Say NO!! to Weaponized and Surveillance Drones in NYC.
E-mail grannypeace@gmail.com to receive information on how you can participate in campaign to get NYC Council to vote against bringing drones into NYC.

Check out KnowDrones and Granny Peace Brigade  for info on drones, especially in NYC.

In an article in the May 20 edition of the New York Daily News, reporter Tina Moore comments on William Bratton’s support for the concept of drones in the following way: “Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said the unmanned machines equipped with cameras and tiny microphones could help spy on crime hotspots–like housing projects, where shootings are up about 32% this year.”
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