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FEB. 11, SAT: The People Or Trump: A Teach-In

The People Or Trump?
What people need:           What Trump Plans:

Health Care                                Even bigger Pentagon budgets
Quality Public Schools            More wars
Immigrants' Rights                  Drastic cutbacks to domestic spending Living Wages                              Militarization of our society
Affordable Housing                 Attacks on immigrants
Modern Mass Transit
Affordable College

JOIN US AT A TEACH-IN:
How will Trump's foreign policy affect our communities?
Explore, discuss, and make plans to fight back!


10 am--12 noon:
What Lies Ahead?

A panel discussion with:
William Hartung
Director, Arms and Security Project, Center for International Policy
The Military Budget and Pentagon Priorities
&
Ervand Abrahamian
Distinguished Professor of Hitory, Baruch College and CUNY Graduate Center
War and the Middle East

Noon--1:30 pm
Lunch (Food will be served)
Cultural presentation

1:30--3:00 pm:
Taking Action to Defend Our Communities:
How can we build a unified movement in Brooklyn and our city that can protect all of us in our different communities and areas of activity?
Leslie Cagan,
long-time peace and social justice activist, and co-organizer of the giant 2014 People's Climate March in NYC, will lead off on a community discussion featuring Brooklyn activists from a variety of groups and YOU!

Location: St. Joseph's College Tuohy Auditorium, 245 Clinton Avenue, in Clinton Hill, between Willoughby & DeKalb Avenues
Train: G to Clinton/Washington
Bus: B69 or B38
Map: bit.ly/trump-forum

Admission Free (including lunch)
Advance Registration Requested!
Click here to register

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

Spread the word!
Check out the Facebook event and invite your friends.
Click here for flyer
Click here for poster (11 x 17)

Questions?
E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org
Call 718-624-5921

FEB. 7, TUES: Launch of Condition Critical by Alice Rothchild

Boston-based physician Alice Rothchild has been leading health-and-human-rights delegations to Palestine and Israel since 2003, and is undertaking the latest such mission in January– including a trip to Gaza.

Her book Condition Critical: Life and death in Israel/Palestine explores the health situation of all the oppressed communities of the area controlled by Israel and paints a uniquely intimate portrait of the lives of members of these communities and the harms the Israeli government’s brutality has inflicted on them.

WHEN: Tuesday, Feburary 7 from 7 to 9 pm
WHERE: Bluestockings Bookstore, Cafe and Activist Center, 172 Allen St, Manhattan

More on Condition Critical: http://justworldbooks.com/books/condition-critical/
On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/198778587250111/

JAN. 29, SUN: Film Screening of Why We Fight

Bay Ridge United Methodist Peace and Justice Committee and Peace Action Bay Ridge are holding a free film screening of Why We Fight.

“In 1961 Dwight D. Eisenhower gave his final address to the nation before leaving the office of President of the United States, he warned that America must guard against the acquisition of unwarranted influence...by the military-industrial complex. Nearly 45 years later, as the United States finds itself waging a war in Iraq for reasons that seem increasingly unclear with the passage of time, Eisenhower's statement becomes all the more pertinent, and the question becomes more apt: has the machinery the United States established to wage war helped prevent conflict, or has it done more to inspire it?” -Top Documentary Films


WHEN: Sunday, January 29, 1:15 P.M.
WHERE:BAY RIDGE UNITED METHODIST CHURCH, 7420 4th AVENUE, BAY RIDGE, BROOKLYN
Use the garden gate entrance on 4th Ave., follow the signs to 2nd floor. 77th stop on R

“Documentary filmmaker Eugene Jarecki offers an in-depth look at how the United States has readied itself for battle, and why and how the nation goes to war in the film Why We Fight….Why We Fight features interviews with foot soldiers, Army recruits, Pentagon personnel, decorated veterans, members of Congress, national security advisors, top military strategists, and many more as they talks about the core philosophies of American military strategy and how they have changed since the end of the Second World War. Why We Fight received the Grand Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival.” Top Documentary Films
P.O. Box 090-756, Brooklyn, NY 11209-0756
peaceactionbayridge@yahoo.com; www.panys.org/BR (646) 824-5506

DEC. 15, TH: Open Community Forum: A Donald Trump Presidency: How can we resist?

A Donald Trump Presidency: How can we resist?
Join with friends and neighbors for an open discussion:
What are the new challenges which 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?

WHERE: The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic between Hoyt and Bond

WHEN: Thursday, Decembet 15 at 7 pm

Free! All welcome

DEC. 7, WED: The World-Wide Refugee Crisis: Syria and Beyond

Speakers:
>Sarab Al-Jijakli, Syrian-American activist and President, Network of Arab-American Professionals
>Flora Mejzinolli, Kosovo Refugee and Amnesty International USA Public Outreach Representative
>Audu Kadiri, Nigerian Asylum Seeker and Community Organizer, African Communities Together
>Loubna Mrie, Syrian Asylum Seeker, activist and photo journalist

Performances by:
Polybe + Seats presents an excerpt from Sarah Badiyah Sakaan's Anna Asli Suriyah (I Come from Syria), directed by Jessica Brater
Faton Macula Kosovar, Albanian Jazz guitarist

Q&A will follow the panel with an opportunity to meet and speak with organizers working with refugee organizations & panelists before and after the forum.

WHERE: Lafayette Ave. Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Oxford

WHEN: Wednesday, December 7

Free admission. Light refreshments will be served. Doors open at 6:30!

Sponsored by: Fort Greene Peace with Brooklyn For Peace, LAPC Social Justice Committee

​For more information: email fortgreenepeace@gmail.com or call 718-624-5921

NOV 17, TH: 2016 PathMakers to Peace Gala & Reception Dinner

PathMakers to Peace reception and gala dinner will be held Thursday, November 17, 2016 at the historic Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights at 6:00 pm.

PathMakers to Peace honors individuals and organizations who have demonstrated continued efforts to support the peace and justice movement both in and outside the community. This year, we are pleased to honor:

      • Moustafa Bayoumi
        Author and Professor at Brooklyn College, whose work has addressed impact of "War on Terror" on the Muslim-American community and on civil liberties
      • Frances Fox Piven
        Social theorist, welfare rights activist, and political science professor at C.U.N.Y.
      • Opal Tometi
        Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter and Executive Director of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration
      • Granny Peace Brigade
        An anti-war demonstration group in New York City made up of women dedicated to the goal of peace with justice domestically and globally

WHEN:Thursday, November 17
WHERE: Plymouth Church, Brooklyn Heights

Tickets on sale now!

TH, OCT 27: What determines U.S. policy towards Israel?

What determines U.S. policy towards Israel?
Is it AIPAC? Is it American domestic politics? Is it the strategic interests of the U.S. government? What influence can we have?

Join us for an evening and discussion with Mitchell Plitnick.

Mitchell Plitnick is the vice president of the Foundation for Middle East Peace. Previously, he was Director of the U.S. Office of B'Tselem: The Israeli Information Center for Human Rights in the Occupied Territories (2008-2010) and Director of Education and Policy for Jewish Voice for Peace (2002-2008). His writing has appeared in Ha'aretz, the New Republic, the Jordan Times, Middle East Report, the San Francisco Chronicle, +972 Magazine, Outlook, and other outlets. He received a Masters Degree in Public Policy from the University of Maryland, College Park and a B.A. in Middle Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley. You can find him on Twitter @MJPlitnick.

WHEN: Thursday, October 27, 2016 at 7 pm
WHERE: The New School, 6 East 16th Street, Room 1009, 10th Floor, Manhattan

On Facebook.

This event is co-sponsored by:
Brooklyn For Peace
New School Students for Justice in Palestine
Jewish Voice for Peace Westchester
Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, All Souls/NYC Chapter

MON, OCT 24: My Journey at the Nuclear Brink

Former Secretary of Defense William Perry presents My Journey at the Nuclear Brink

In his book My Journey at the Nuclear Brink, William Perry describes his lifelong passion to prevent nuclear war, including his experience as Secretary of Defense from 1994 to 1997. With George Shultz, Sam Nunn, and Henry Kissinger, he was co-author of a series of influential op-eds in the Wall Street Journal on the need to move toward a world free of nuclear weapons. He believes that the dangers posed by nuclear arms are now greater than ever, that action is urgently needed to reduce those dangers, and that nuclear weapons should be abolished as soon as possible.

In the New York Review of Books, California Governor Jerry Brown wrote: "I know of no person who understands the science or politics of modern weaponry better than William J. Perry. When a man of such unquestioned experience and intelligence issues the stark nuclear warning that is central to his recent memoir, we should take heed."

WHEN: Monday, October 24, 2016 at 7 pm (doors open at 6:30)
WHERE:All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Ave (at 80 th St.)

Free and open to the public!

On Facebook. RSVP appreciated to rsvpperry@gmail.com. Please pass the word!

Sponsored by: Lawyers Committee on Nuclear Policy, All Souls Nuclear Disarmament Task Force, Peace Action of New York State

Endorsed by: Global Security Institute; NGO Committee on Disarmament, Peace and Security; Brooklyn For Peace; Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives; United Religions Initiative

FRI, OCT. 7, 4 pm: 15th Anniversary of the Afghanistan War

Join Peace Action Bay Ridge for a demonstration for the 15th anniversary of the Afghanistan War.

WHEN: Friday, October 7 from 4:00 to 6:30 pm
WHERE: Union Square, 60 W. 14th St., Manhattan

On August 10, 2016, a US soldier was killed in the Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province, once the center of US and coalition power in Afghanistan, handed over to Afghan forces.

 This war is destroying American lives and families. Why don’t the big powers of the region negotiate?

 In 2014, $1 TRILLION in minerals were found in Afghanistan. The Afghanistan government made deals with China and India to harvest this fortune. Is that why we remain?

 The fat cat billionaires of the U.S. weapons industry’s powerful lobby in Washington profit from this war. They fight arms sale limits to psychopaths who kill our children.

 The United States invested over $751 billion on the War in Afghanistan, the longest war in US history. 2,384 soldiers died, tens of thousands wounded. Is it a never ending war?

 297 from New York State were killed in Iraq and Afghanistan. . In February, 2015, 500 troops from the 10 th Mountain Division, based in Ft. Drum, NY, returned after withdrawing in 2014.

 We need money for jobs, starving US kids, infrastructure, housing and education.

 August 27, 2016, Taliban took over Jani Kel. Stratfor, a private independent news agency, said the Taliban controls more territory now than in 2001. In October, 2015, Pres. Obama ordered 9800 troops in Afghanistan in 2016 and 5,500 in 2017.

Call your Congressperson and your senator at (855) 686-6927! Bring the Troops Home Now! Take Care of Them When They Get Here!

Sponsored by MFSO (NY Metro), Bay Ridge PA, Peace Action Manhattan, Pax Christi, PANYS, Brooklyn For Peace

All are welcome!

FRI, OCT. 7, Noon: Protest on 15th Anniversary of Afghanistan War

Demonstrate Against the Continuing U.S. War in Afghanistan! On October 7, 2001, the United States attacked Afghanistan in what is now the longest war in U.S. history, spanning two -- and likely at least three – U.S. presidents. Please join with us to demand “ENOUGH!” and consider steps to nonviolently resist this brutal war.

WHEN: Friday, October 7, 2016, Noon to 1 pm
WHERE: U.S. Military Recruitment Station, Times Square, 43rd St. and Seventh Ave., Manhattan
Directions: near the 2 & 3 trains at Grand Army Plaza Stop and the Q train 7th Ave stop.

Sponsoring organizations (list in formation): NYC War Resisters League, Brooklyn For Peace, World Can’t Wait, Veterans for Peace/Chapter 34, Granny Peace Brigade, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, North Manhattan Neighbors for Peace and Justice, Peace Action/NYS

MON, OCT 3: No Separate Justice Vigil

The No Separate Justice (NSJ) monthly vigil will be happening tonight Monday, October 3 from 6-7PM outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan, a federal prison where people accused of terrorism-related offenses have been held in solitary confinement for years, even before they have been tried.

Please join others from this stalwart coalition as we continue to build a growing voice of people of conscience and shine a light together to expose the human rights abuses happening across our country in these cases.

WHEN: Monday, October 3 from 6:00 to 7:00 pm
WHERE: outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan [MAP]

All are welcome!

TUES, SEPT 20: Happy Hour for Peace

Join us for an evening of conversation, food and drinks at the Happy Hour for Peace. There will be drink specials and free pizza.

WHEN: Tuesday, September 20 from 6 to 8 pm
WHERE: The Brazen Head 228 Atlantic Ave, btw Court and Boerum Place.

All are welcome!

SUN, SEPT 18: Screening of Taxi to the Dark Side

Join Peace Action Bay Ridge for a screening of Taxi to the Dark Side. The film won the 2007 Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature. It focuses on the December 2002 killing of an Afghan taxi driver named Dilawar, who was beaten to death by American soldiers while being held in extrajudicial detention and interrogated at the at Bagram base.

Taxi to the Dark Side examines the USA's policy on torture and interrogation in general, specifically the CIA's use of torture and their research into sensory deprivation. The film includes discussions against the use of torture by political and military opponents, as well as the defense of such methods; attempts by Congress to uphold the standards of the Geneva Convention forbidding torture; and popularization of the use of torture techniques in TV series such as 24.

WHEN: Sunday, September 18 at 3:00 PM
WHERE: Bay Ridge United Methodist Church, 7420 4th Ave at 75 St. (Good Shepherd building) Use the garden gate entrance on 4th Ave., follow the signs to 2nd floor. 77th stop on R

Peace Action Bay Ridge; peaceactionbayridge@yahoo.com www.panys.org/BR; (718) 680-2981

All are welcome!

TH, SEPT 15: A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO and Putin's Russia with Joseph Gerson

A New Cold War? The U.S., NATO and Putin's Russia

Does NATO make Europe and the U.S. more or less secure? Is NATO's military buildup dangerous?  How should the peace movement respond to NATO?

A Community Forum with Joseph Gerson, Director, Peace and Economic Security Program, American Friends Service Committee (AFSC)

Moderator: Molly Nolan, Professor of History, NYU

WHEN: Tuesday, September 15 from 7 to 9 pm
WHERE: The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave. between Bond and Hoyt

Admission is free. All are welcome! Donations accepted.

Co-Sponsored by: Peace & Social Action Committee of the Brooklyn Friends Meeting

Endorsed by Fort Greene Peace, Granny Peace Brigade, International Action Center, NY UNAC (United National Antiwar Coalition), NYC War Resisters League, Peace Action Bay Ridge, Peace Action Fund of New York State, Peace Action State Island, United for Peace and Justice, Veterans For Peace - NYC Chapter 34, Veterans Peace Council of Metro New York, World Can't Wait

MON, AUG 15: Meeting with Japanese Antinuclear Activists and Hibakusha

Meeting with Japanese Antinuclear Activists and Hibakusha

WHEN: Monday, August 15 from 4 to 6 pm
WHERE:Catholic Worker, 55 East 3rd Street (btwn First & Second Aves.), Manhattan

Visiting Japanese antinuclear activists and hibakusha would like to meet with American activists to discuss, among other topics, how the young and poor in United States are forced to go into the military because of limited opportunities for them

AUG 7, SUN: Progressives' Potluck and Picnic

Join us for the annual Progressives' Potluck and Picnic in Fort Greene Park. Join your Ft Greene, Bed-Stuy, and Clinton Hill neighbors at a picnic in Fort Greene Park. Bring a dish to share. All are welcome!

WHEN: Sunday, August 7 from 12 pm-3 pm.

WHERE: Fort Greene Park

Email fortgreenepeace@gmail.com for more information.

SUN, AUG 7: Remembrance of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Peace Action of Staten Island and the Unitarian Church of Staten Island are holding a Remembrance of the Atomic Bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki.

WHEN: Sunday, August 7, 2016 from 11 AM to 2 PM

WHERE: Unitarian Church of Staten Island, 312 Fillmore Street (at Clinton Ave, in New Brighton, near Snug Harbor). Directions by bus: Take the S40 bus from Staten Island Ferry to Clinton Avenue. Walk 2 blocks on Clinton to Fillmore Street.

Admission: No admission fee. Light refreshments will be served.

AUG 6, SAT: Silent March and Vigil Against Nuclear Proliferation

No Nukes! Abolish Nuclear Weaopns

WHEN: Saturday, August 6. Assemble at 1:30, Vigil at 2:00
WHERE: Assemble on 4th Avenue between 96 th /97 th Sts. Bay Ridge at 1:30 P.M.
Silent March to 4th Ave and Shore Road (1 block after 101 st Street)
Silent Vigil 2:00 – 3:00 PM

We will be carrying one banner! “ABOLISH NUCLEAR WEAPONS”

There will a distribution of cranes and literature.

What we can do about Nuclear Proliferation

In 2004, the World Council of Churches stated that complete termination of nuclear weapons is the best chance at global peace. World governments can abide by this proclamation by taking stronger actions against nuclear proliferation.

Peace Action Bay Ridge; peaceactionbayridge@yahoo.com www.panys.org/BR; (718) 680-2981

AUG 5, FRI: Peace Gathering to Commemorate 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Please join the Peace Gathering to Commemorate 71st Anniversary of Hiroshima and Nagasaki to acknowledge the catastrophic wrong that was done to Japan.

71 years have passed since the U.S. dropped atomic bombs on the Japanese cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. It is estimated that the bombs have killed 210,000 citizens by the end of 1945 and, over the years, have ruined the health of many of the survivors. The average age of the Hibakusha, or atomic bomb survivors, is now 80 years old, and many of them are still suffering from terrible health issues. To honor the memory of those who lost their lives to the atomic bombings, a coalition of citizens and peace activists will gather in front of the Japan Consulate General,

WHEN: Friday, August 5th at Noon
WHERE: 299 Park Ave, Manhattan at the Japanese Consulate

On Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/270595603306914/

AUG 5, FRI: Interfaith Peace Gathering (Hiroshima-Nagasaki Memorial)

The 23rd annual Interfaith Peace Gathering to Commemorate the Hiroshima & Nagasaki Atomic Bombings, organized by the Reverend Dr. T. Kenjitsu Nakagaki, will feature special speakers and performances while focusing on the first visit by a sitting US President to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park, which took place on May 27, 2016.

WHERE:The Religious Society of Friends – 15 Rutherford Place (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues)
WHEN: Friday, August 5 from 6:30 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

See the schedule here: http://www.japanculture-nyc.com/2016/07/29/interfaith-peace-gathering-hiroshima-nagasaki-memorial/

This year’s featured visual artists are Kunio Suzuki, who specializes in Suiboku (India-ink) painting, and Origami Therapy Association, who are providing origami decorations. There will also be a Genbaku A-Bomb Dome and Hiroshima Peace Museum photo exhibition.

Admission: Free (donations accepted)

AUG 5, FRI: Screening of Barefoot Gen

Peace Action of Staten Island is hosting a screening of the anime film Barefoot Gen. This film is based on the Japanese Manga book series by Keiji Nakazawa. It is depicts the atomic bombing of Hiroshima for a young boy’s point of view. 85 minutes.

WHEN: Friday, August 5th at 7 PM
WHERE: ETG Book Café on 208 Bay St, Staten Island, NY 10301.

For more information please visit: Peace Action of Staten Island http://www.peacesi.org/

AUG 1, MON: No Separate Justice Vigil at MCC

The next No Separate Justice (NSJ) vigil will be happening this Monday, August 1 from 6-7 PM outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in lower Manhattan, a federal prison where people accused of terrorism-related offenses have been held in solitary confinement for years, even before they have been tried.

Please join us on Monday as we continue to build a growing voice of people of conscience and shine a light together to expose the human rights abuses happening across our country in these cases.

WHEN: Monday, August 1 from 6 to 7 pm
WHERE: Metropolitan Correctional Facility. Manhattan
Directions to Vigil: The closest subway to MCC is the 4,5, or 6 train to Brooklyn Bridge - walk up Centre Street to Foley Square and look for Pearl Street which is in between the two huge federal courthouses on Foley Square. Walk down Pearl Street one block to where it dead ends on Park Row - the vigil takes place there on the corner across from the entrance to MCC.

You can invite friends via the Facebook page for the vigil at: https://www.facebook.com/events/1151866274871281/

Learn more at no-separate-justice.org <http:// no-separate-justice.org/>, and follow the Campaign on Twitter, @NSJCampaign, and Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/NoSeparateJustice

JUL 16, SAT: Breaking White Silence

Peace. We are back ready place ourselves in public space and invite passers-by to talk with us about what it means to be white, and how white culture can serve to uphold structural racism – often without our knowledge or consent. Come through, invite friends and build with us.

WHEN: Saturday, July 16 from 10am-1pm. And on Saturdays July 23rd, 30th, and August 6th.

WHERE:We will be in right at the entry to Prospect Park behind the Farmers' Market

On Facebook.

JUL 12, TUES: Potluck and Meeting for Racial Justice

Gathering of Showing Up For Racial Justice: Inviting white people to plug into work for racial justice as we face the ongoing crisis or police brutality.

We will gather over food to be with one another to process and discuss the events of the past week, and talk about concrete ways to support POC-led organizing this week and in the months to come. The gathering open to anyone who wants to talk about how we can show up to support movements for racial justice. Bring food to share.

If you are joining us, feel free to bring food to share!

WHEN:Tuesday, July 12
5-6pm: Flyering and chalking in Washington Square Park (quick training from 5-5:15, flyer from 5:15-6).
6-8: Facilitated discussion about the ongoing crisis of police brutality, and learn about how to plug into upcoming and ongoing actions.
WHERE: Washington Square Park (We will gather in the green space near bathrooms in southwest of corner of the park)

WED, JUL 13: "War No More" on BRIC (formerly BCAT) at 10 PM

Did you miss any of our recent Forums? Catch the highlights on “War No More” on BRIC (Brooklyn Public Network)!
“War No More” is BFP’s monthly Cable TV program, cablecast on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10 pm.

July's show will be Wednesday, June 13 at 10 pm.

The show will feature The Rise of the Right with Chip Berlet and Bill Fletcher, Highlights Part II.

Tune in by cable in Brooklyn at Channel 79 (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. It’s a live video-stream, so you must watch at time of the cablecast.
Go to BCAT TV Network, scroll down to Channel 2 and Launch!

Please visit brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921 for more info.

JUN 18, SAT: The Third Coming: Marx Returns! A benefit performance by Jerry Levy

Join Brooklyn For Peace for a benefit performance of The Third Coming: Marx Returns! written and performed by Jerry Levy at The Brooklyn Commons on Saturday, June 18 at 7 pm. Doors open at 6:30 pm, and the cafe will be open for food, coffee, tea, beer, and wine all day and before and throughout the play.

Professor, sociologist, actor, author, musician, and playwright Jerry Levy portrays Karl Marx in this one man play about the life and afterlife of Karl Marx, set in modern America.

Inspired by Levy’s 250 performances of “Marx in Soho” by Howard Zinn, this one man play demonstrates the effects of what Marx had warned against 150 years prior: the continual movement of capital (money) from the hands of those who actually do the work into the pockets of ownership/ruling class... More here.

Tickets are $25 and support the peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace. Get your tickets today!

TH, JUN 9: Protest Gov. Cuomo’s attack on Palestinian rights and free speech!

Tell Gov. Cuomo: We will proudly continue to stand for justice and boycott Israel until it complies with international law and respects Palestinian human rights!

Outside Gov. Cuomo's office, 633 3rd Avenue between 40th and 41st

Thursday, June 9th, 5:30 PM: RSVP and spread the word on ​Facebook!

State-sanctioned backlash against the movement for Palestinian human rights has reached a new low: Gov. Cuomo just signed a McCarthyite executive order requiring state agencies to divest from organizations that support the Palestinian call to boycott companies profiting from, or cultural institutions complicit in, Israel's oppression of the Palestinian people. Furthermore, the order requires the creation of a publicly available blacklist of all companies and institutions that support the movement.

Boycott is a time-honored tool of communities across the globe. Cuomo’s move is blatantly unconstitutional and is shamelessly designed to attack the movement for Palestinian human rights.

Please join us! Tell Gov. Cuomo: We will continue to stand for justice and boycott Israel until the Palestinian people achieve freedom, justice, and equality. We will continue to boycott Israel because it is the right thing to do.

WED, JUN 8: "War No More" on BRIC (formerly BCAT) at 10 PM

Did you miss any of our recent Forums? Catch the highlights on “War No More” on BRIC (Brooklyn Public Network)!
“War No More” is BFP’s monthly Cable TV program, cablecast on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10 pm.

June's show will be Wednesday, June 8 at 10 pm.

The show will feature The Rise of the Right with Chip Berlet and Bill Fletcher, Highlights Part I.

Tune in by cable in Brooklyn at Channel 79 (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. It’s a live video-stream, so you must watch at time of the cablecast.
Go to BCAT TV Network, scroll down to Channel 2 and Launch!

Please visit brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921 for more info.

JUN 5, SUN, 4 pm: Book Talk on Syria with Theresa Kubasak and Gabe Huck

You are invited to a book-launch talk by the veteran, currently Harlem-based, peace activists Theresa Kubasak and Gabe Huck about their book Never Can I Write of Damascus: When Syria Became Our Home, which paints a unique, wonderfully intimate picture of their life in four Damascus neighborhoods in the years 2005-2012-- that is, just before, and just into the beginning of, the current conflict in Syria.

Additionally, while they were there, what they were doing was providing amazing educational services to Iraqi refugee youth. (In the 1990s, they had gone with Voices in the Wilderness to Iraq, to understand and publicize the truly devastating effects of US sanctions there, so they definitely had great empathy for the hundreds of thousands of Iraqis who, after our invasion of 2003, flocked to Syria as refugees.)

The book both paints the portrait of pre-war Syrian society and it shows, through their telling, how they set up this amazing program to help a small number of Iraqi refugee youth, part of which was a writing program that allowed these young Iraqis to express themselves very powerfully, in English, to a world audience.

At Book Court, 163 Court St. on Sunday, June 5 at 4 pm.

On Facebook.

SUN, MAY 29: Join Veterans for Peace on Memorial Day

Sun 5/29, 12 noon: Join Veterans for Peace on Memorial Day! @ Battery Park waterfront (Follow the bagpipes)

Invocation: Chaplain James Yee.
“From the bosom of the devastated earth a voice goes up with our own. Disarm, Disarm!The sword of murder is not the balance of justice.” -Julia Ward Howe
Endorsed by:
Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Veterans Peace Council, Iraq Veterans Against the War

WED, MAY 11: "War No More" on BRIC (formerly BCAT) at 10 PM

Did you miss any of our recent Forums? Catch the highlights on “War No More” on BRIC (Brooklyn Public Network)!
“War No More” is BFP’s monthly Cable TV program, cablecast on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10 pm.

March's show will be Wednesday, May 11 at 10 pm.

The show will feature Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now! and her remarks at the Pathmakers to Peace Gala on Nov 12, 2015 (Highlights, Part Three).

Tune in by cable in Brooklyn at Channel 79 (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. It’s a live video-stream, so you must watch at time of the cablecast.
Go to BCAT TV Network, scroll down to Channel 2 and Launch!

Please visit brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921 for more info.

MAY 9, MON: The Rise of the Right in the U.S.

The Rise of the Right in the U.S.

·     Why now?
·     What does it mean for our democracy?
·     How does it impact our role in the world?
·     How can we counter it?
 
Brooklyn For Peace invites you to a discussion with two activists on the frontline of the fight against the ultra-right:
 
Bill Fletcher, longtime labor and social justice activist, host of The Global African television show, author Solidarity Divided: The Crisis in Organized Labor
 
Chip Berlet, award-winning investigative journalist, author Right-Wing Populism in America: Too Close for Comfort

WHERE: The Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave between Bond and Hoyt

WHEN: April 21, Thursday at 7 pm

$10 Suggested Donation. No one will be turned away! On Facebook!

MAY 5, TH : Screening of The Central Park Five + Conversation with Filmmakers

A free screening of The Central Park Five. Followed by a conversation with the filmmakers following the screening!

WHEN: May 5, Thursday. Doors open at 7

WHERE: Park Slope United Methodist Church

Free. Refreshments served. On Facebook.

APR 19, TUES: Miko Peled on the hopes for a future in Israel/Palestine

Just World Books and the Task Force on Israel-Palestine at St. Michael's Church invite you to join Israeli peace activist Miko Peled at St. Michael's for a timely and pressing conversation on the hopes for the future in Israel/Palestine.

Where: St. Michael's Church, 225 West 99th Street, Manhattan, NY (btw Broadway & Amsterdam)

When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 pm.

On Facebook.

This event will also mark the launch of the second edition of Miko Peled's transformational memoir, The General's Son: Journey of an Israeli in Palestine, which has a lovely Foreword from Alice Walker and endorsements from Naomi Wolf, Seymour Hersh, and Ralph Nader. You can learn more about the book here, and read the endorsements it has received, here.

In 1997, tragedy struck Miko Peled's family: His beloved niece Smadar was killed by a suicide bomber in Jerusalem. That killing propelled Peled onto a journey of discovery. It pushed him to re-examine many of the beliefs he had grown up with, as the son and grandson of leading figures in Israel's political-military elite.(His father, Gen. Matti Peled was a famous military leader and courageous hawk-turned-dove, in an earlier era.)

This powerful memoir details Miko Peled’s transformation into a brave and visionary activist in the struggle for equal rights and a hopeful, lasting peace between Israelis and Palestinians. An all-new epilogue describes the extraordinary travels that have opened new paths of solidarity in the four years since the first edition of the book came out.  

This event is co-sponsored by: Brooklyn for Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace (NYC Chapter), Tree of Life Educational Fund, Jews Say NO , The Task Force on Israel-Palestine at St. Michael's Church, Just World Books

You can come listen to Miko at this event at 1 pm, at the U.N. Church Center (44th St. and 1st Ave, in Manhattan.) The event is hosted by the NGO Working Group at the United Nations on Israel and Palestine and co-hosted by Just World Books. Coffee will be served.

APR 18, MON:Tax Day Flyer Distribution

While taxes on the richest 1% are continually being slashed, wages are stagnant and social security did not see a cost of living increase in 2016. A 2007 Congressional Budget Office report stated the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan could cost taxpayers a total of $2.4 trillion by 2017, counting interest because combat is being financed with borrowed money. Let your representatives know it’s time for a change.

Rally & Flyer Distribution

WHEN: Tax Day April 18, Monday, 8:30-9:30 am **Note date change of tax day this year!

WHERE: FORT HAMILTON POST OFFICE, 88th Street & 5th Avenue

Peace Action Bay Ridge Interfaith Peace Coalition peaceactionbayridge@yahoo.com; www.panys.org/br

APR 14, TH: Rally Outside Democratic Debate!

Let's make wasteful war spending and bloated Pentagon budgets a major campaign Issue!
Call on Hillary & Bernie to make cutting the Pentagon/War Budget a Campaign Priority!

Brooklyn For Peace and other peace, justice and community groups will be standing outside the Democratic debate and calling on both Democratic Party candidates to pledge to make significant reduction in the Pentagon/war budget a priority in their campaigns.

JOIN US as we gather for a rally and press conference on Thursday, April 14, 6:30 PM at the entrance to the Brooklyn
Navy Yard, the scene of the NY Democratic Debate.

This is a non-partisan rally. We are not endorsing or opposing either candidate. But we will have banners and posters and a flyer highlighting the need to “Move the money” from the bloated Pentagon/war budget to meet the pressing needs of our communities — housing, health, education, transportation, nutritional and taking care of our stressed climate.

WHEN: Thursday, April 14 at 6:30 pm
WHERE:Navy Street (bottom of Sands Street) entrance - Brooklyn Navy Yard

All are welcome! On Facebook!

APR 13, WED: "War No More" on BRIC (formerly BCAT) at 10 PM

Did you miss any of our recent Forums? Catch the highlights on “War No More” on BRIC (Brooklyn Public Network)!
“War No More” is BFP’s monthly Cable TV program, cablecast on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10 pm.

April's show will be Wednesday, April 13 at 10 pm.

The show will feature Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now! and her remarks at the Pathmakers to Peace Gala on Nov 12, 2015 (Highlights, Part Two).

Tune in by cable in Brooklyn at Channel 79 (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. It’s a live video-stream, so you must watch at time of the cablecast.
Go to BCAT TV Network, scroll down to Channel 2 and Launch!

Please visit brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921 for more info.

APR 12, TUES: Brooklyn For Peace Happy Hour

Join us for an evening of conversation, food and drinks at the Happy Hour for Peace. There will be drink specials and free pizza.

WHEN: Tuesday, April 12 from 6 to 8 pm
WHERE: The Brazen Head 228 Atlantic Ave, btw Court and Boerum Place.

All are welcome!

APR 10, SUN: Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir

Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir - the group is gearing up for the release of the book and album The Earth Wants YOU! which focuses on earth justice and environmental activism.

There is a release show on 4/10 at Brooklyn's Market Hotel, 1140 Myrtle Ave in Brooklyn

Tickets are $12.

APR 9, SAT: Call on the Mayor to Support Offshore Wind!

Call on the Mayor to Support Offshore Wind!

WHEN: Saturday, April 9th, 5:30 pm
WHERE: Hilton Midtown Hotel, 1335 6th Ave., btw 53rd--54th St, New York
Facebook event here
RSVP here

Join PCM-NY and other members of the WinWind for NY coalition on Saturday, April 9th as we call on Mayor de Blasio to make an Earth Day commitment to bringing offshore wind power to NYC.

On April 9th, the media will be hosting their annual Inner Circle Show, where de Blasio and the press trade spoofs in song and dance. This year’s theme is “Shamilton”. We’ll be putting on a show of our own outside, sporting Hamilton costumes and holding wind turbines, maybe even breakin out some Dylan (“the answer my friends, is blowin in the wind…”) We need you there with us to ensure the Mayor and the media know that New Yorkers are looking for an ambitious offshore wind commitment from the City on Earth Day.

Come out and bring your friends—it’s time for a renewable energy revolution in New York. It’s time to #WinWind for NY!

APR 7, TH, 6 PM: Envisioning the Postwar: A dialogue with scholars, organizers, and veterans

Envisioning the Postwar: A dialogue with scholars, organizers, and veterans brings together good folks who are coming from different circles to think deeply about moral injury, reparations work connected to the occupations, and what groups are doing in this era of continued warfare to finally bring it to an end.

WHEN: April 1, Thursday at 6 PM

WHERE: NYU, 244 Greene Street, Room 106, Manhattan

Panelists
Amnah Almukhtar is a co-founder of the Iraqi Transnational Collective, and is completing a Master of Arts degree in Middle Eastern Studies at the CUNY Graduate Center. She works as the IT Associate at CCR.

Nadia Abu El-Haj is a Professor of Anthropology at Barnard College. Her forthcoming book examines the myriad forms and legacies of violence that the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan have unleashed, and how it is that so many of their attendant horrors remain hidden in plain sight.

Jose Vasquez is the former Executive Director of Iraq Veterans Against the War and is currently pursuing a PhD in Cultural Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center, conducting research on militarization and the politics of veteran status in contemporary American society.

Kali Rubaii is is a PhD student in Social Anthropology and co-founder and Director of the Islah Reparations Project. Kali’s research focuses on the ethics of war and violence, and the impact of occupation and counterinsurgency on rural communities in Iraq and Palestine.

Sinan Antoon is an Iraqi poet, an award winning novelist and translator, and an Associate Professor at New York University. His best known works include The Corpse Washer, I’jaam: An Iraqi Rhapsody, and Ya Maryam. He is also a co-founder of the cultural and political ezine Jadaliyya.

The panel will be moderated by Patrick Deer, Professor of English at New York University and a co-organizer of the Cultures of War and Post-war Research Collaborative at NYU.

The room has a limited capacity so they are asking that people who are planning on coming RSVP.

APR 7, TH, 12 PM: Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) Presents: Central African Republic: Uncertain Tomorrow Open Reception

International emergency medical organization Doctors Without Borders proudly presents "Central African Republic: Uncertain Tomorrow," prize-winning photographer William Daniels' intimate portrait of a nation often overlooked, even when it has been on the brink of collapse.

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, April 7, 6:00 - 9:00 PM
60 Water Street, Storefront, Brooklyn, NY

RSVP not required. Free and open to the public

The exhibit is open Wednesday through Sunday, starting Friday, April 8 until Saturday, April 30 12 - 7 PM

Two Locations in DUMBO: 
The Archway Under the Manhattan Bridge
at Adams and Water Streets

60 Water Street
Storefront

If you cannot attend, register for the Uncertain Tomorrow webcast on Wednesday, April 6

APR 7, TH, 1 PM: Iyad Burnat reports from the Front Lines: On Non-Violent Resistance

Iyad Burnat reports from the Front Lines: On Non-Violent Resistance
The hero of Bil'in (The organizer of weekly protests against the apartheid wall and brother of the filmmaker of "Five Broken Cameras.") speaks on Thursday, April 7, at 1pm at St Joseph College in Brooklyn.

WHERE: 245 Clinton Avenue, Tuohy Hall Student Lounge at St. Joseph's College
"G" train to Clinton/Washington. Also, "C" train to Clinton/Washington, which is a slightly longer walk.

FREE REFRESHMENTS AND ADMISSION. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. RSVP and share it on Facebook

Contributor to and brother of the director of Oscar nominated documentary- "Five Broken Cameras" comes to SJC to discuss facts on the ground highlighted in his new book, "Bil'in and the Nonviolent Resistance". It explores Israeli occupation, land grabs, and the expanding apartheid wall since 2005 from a deeply personal perspective. He is head of the "Bil'in Popular Committee Against the Wall" and in 2015 received the James Lawson Award for Achievement in the Practice of Nonviolent Conflict.
Sponsored by: Students for Justice in Palestine at Saint Joseph's College
Cosponsored by: Brooklyn For Peace, Samidoun Palestinian Prisoner Solidarity Network, & St. Joseph's CollegeCampus Ministry, Department of Religious Studies, & Political Science Department.

APR 4, MON, 6 pm: No Separate Justice Vigil

No Separate Justice & Witness Against Torture Speak Out Against Torture, Racism and Islamophobia in Overseas and Domestic Prisons at Metropolitan Correctional Center at a monthly vigil in Manhattan. The vigil will  include presentations by organizers, advocates, and attorneys addressing abuses in the United States' domestic and overseas detention systems.

WHEN: Monday, April 4  (from 6-7PM)
WHERE: Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. The closest subway to the MCC is the 4, 5, or 6 train to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Please join us on Monday as we continue to build a growing voice of people of conscience and shine a light together to expose the human rights abuses happening across our country in these cases. The next No Separate Justice (NSJ) this Monday, April 4 will focus on parallels between post-9/11 terror prosecutions targeting Muslim Americans and similar targeting of Asian Americans - in the past and currently - in the US. From the internment of Japanese Americans during World War II to the current targeting of Chinese American scientists across the United States, parallels to what is happening to Muslim Americans - the demonization of specific communities, the decimation of civil rights, the continuing use of “national security” as a smokescreen to destroy human and civil rights - are all too evident. Come hear a powerful list of speakers on Monday night including:


George Hirose - Co-President, Japanese American Citizens League
Rachel Meerpool - Attorney, Center for Constitutional Rights
Philip Ozaki - Grandson of Japanese American WWII internee
Sharmin Sadequee - Sister of Shifa Sadequee
Joyce Xi - Daughter of targeted Chinese American scientist

Next vigil: Monday, April 4 from 6 to 7 pm

Directions to Vigil: The closest subway to MCC is the 4,5, or 6 train to Brooklyn Bridge - walk up Centre Street to Foley Square and look for Pearl Street which is in between the two huge federal courthouses on Foley Square. Walk down Pearl Street one block to where it dead ends on Park Row - the vigil takes place there on the corner across from the entrance to MCC.

Learn more at no-separate-justice.org or on Facebook.

APR 3, SUN: NY Peace Film Festival Day 2

Join us for the New York Peace Film Festival!

WHEN: Sunday, April 3 from 1 pm to 7 pm
WHERE: All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue (between 79th & 80th Streets) Manhattan

Schedule

1 pm Pictures from a Hiroshima Schoolyard, director: Brian Reichardt; Q&A with the director
3 pm Beyond the Divide, director: Jan Selby; Q&A with the director via Skype
5 pm dRAW not War, director: Matteo Valenti; Q&A with the director via Skype

Advance tickets available on line through www.nypff2016.eventbrite.com $12 for the day’s screenings—as many screenings as you wish to see that day. Tickets also available at the door: $15 for the day’s screenings—as many screenings as you wish to see that day.

More at the Arts & Culture Committee page!

APR 2, SAT: Say No to Endless War

Join War Resisters League and others to say no to endless war every Saturday at 11 am!

WHEN: Saturdays 11 am to 12 noon
WHERE: Grand Army Plaza, 2/3 train to Grand Army Plaza or Q train to 7th av.

APR 2, SAT: NY Peace Film Festival Day 1

Join us for the New York Peace Film Festival!

WHEN: Saturday, April 2 from 12 pm to 9 pm
WHERE: All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue (between 79th & 80th Streets) Manhattan

Schedule

12 noon Above Us, The Sky, director: Lin Li; Q&A with the director via Skype
1pm Threshold: Whispers of Fukushima, director: Toko Shiiki; Q&A with the director
3 pm Three Shorts and Q&A with the film teams from all three films
I am Still Alive, director: Camille Bildsoe
America 1979, director: Lila Yomtoo
Out of the Shadows, director: Juan Galindo
5 pm Inheritance, director: Junichi Inoue; Q&A: with the director via Skype
7 pm Paths of Glory, director: Stanley Kubrick

Advance tickets available on line through www.nypff2016.eventbrite.com $12 for the day’s screenings—as many screenings as you wish to see that day. Tickets also available at the door: $15 for the day’s screenings—as many screenings as you wish to see that day.

More at the Arts & Culture Committee page!

APR 1, FRI: Screening of This Changes Everything

Inspired by Naomi Klein's international non-fiction bestseller This Changes Everything, presents seven powerful portraits of communities on the front lines of climate change. Throughout the film, Klein builds to her most controversial and exciting idea: that we can seize the existential crisis of climate change to transform our failed economic system into something radically better.

WHEN: Friday, April 1 from 7 :30 pm
WHERE: Park Slope United Methodist Church 410 Sixth Ave at 8th St., Brooklyn

FREE! All are welcome! Check out the event on Facebook.

APR 1, FRI: NY Peace Film Festival Kick-off Party

Join us for the New York Peace Film Festival kick-off party!. See trailers of the films, meet and talk to the filmmakers, eat and drink. Free of charge (donations gladly accepted)!

WHEN: Friday, April 1 from 7 to 9 pm
WHERE: All Souls Unitarian Church, 1157 Lexington Avenue (between 79th & 80th Streets) Manhattan

All are welcome! More at the Arts & Culture Committee page!

MAR 31, TH, 7 pm: Don't Fuel the Refugee Crisis 

A forum with Neil Bhatiya, Nina Macapinlac, and Sophie Robinson

WHERE: All Saints' Episcopal Church 286-88 7th Ave, Park Slope, Brooklyn
WHEN: Thursday, March 31 at 7 pm

What are the connections between climate and conflict? How is climate change exacerbating existing tensions in the Middle East, Latin America, South Asia and elsewhere? What are the connections between our domestic energy policy at home and the refugee crisis that is currently unfolding on the nightly news? Please join us to hear presentations from three incredible speakers followed by action-oriented discussion.

Check it out on Facebook. Co-sponsored by All Saints' Church in Park Slope, 350NYC, Food and Water Watch, n+1, the United Nations Association of Brooklyn, and Brooklyn for Peace.

MAR 21, MON: Join us to tell Governor Cuomo and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to move forward with offshore wind power for Long Island

Join us on March 21st to tell Governor Cuomo and the Long Island Power Authority (LIPA) to move forward with offshore wind power for Long Island immediately!

LIPA wants to bring more power to the South Fork, and they’re trying to decide whether to supply it with dirty new gas peaker plants, or with affordable, job-creating offshore wind energy. It’s up to us to make sure the Governor and LIPA choose renewables over fossil fuels, for the sake of the climate and the economy. The March 21st LIPA board meeting will be the last chance to weigh in before a decision is made, and they’re inviting the public to testify.

So come stand with us on March 21st and voice your support for offshore wind, not new fossil fuels.

Where: 333 Earle Ovington Bld. 4th Floor, Uniondale, NY

When: Monday March 21st, 11am

Transportation provided from NYC, more details to come

RSVP HERE.

Bring your friends, your neighbors, and your colleagues—anyone who wants to see clean, renewable energy powering Long Island. This is a crucial opportunity for New Yorkers to have a say in their energy future, and we know that the answer is blowin’ in the wind.

We will support you every step of the way in testifying, from sending out talking points to helping you practice. The most important thing is that your voice be heard. And if you wish to join us and not testify, please do! The more of us there are, the more pressure the Governor and LIPA feel to get moving on offshore wind.

MAR 19, SAT: Protest War: The 13th Anniversary of the US Invasion of Iraq

The Iraq War is not over for thousands of wounded civilians and soldiers, and millions of displaced families. It is not over because of the soldiers and thousands of contractors being paid by Pentagon with U.S. tax dollars to carry on the war and occupation of Iraq.

12:oo PM: Meet at the NY Public Library, 41st and 5th Ave.

1:00 PM: Silent March to recruiting station in Times Square, 43rd and 7th Ave.

STOP ENDLESS U.S. WARS!

Sponsored by NYC War Resisters League, World Can’t Wait, Granny Peace Brigade, Brooklyn for Peace, NYC Metro Raging Grannies, United National Antiwar Coalition

#EndIraqWar

MAR 17, TH: BDS 4 BDS Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions for a Bi-national, Democratic State

Join us to hear from Jeff Halper, an American-born Israeli anthropologist & co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD). The discussion will center on whether the BDS movement should be tied to the political end of achieving a single bi-national, democratic state. Halper will also discuss his most recent book about how Israel is globalizing Palestine by exporting the Occupation to countries around the world that are engaged in foreign wars and wars against their own people. 

Jeff Halper is an American-born Israeli anthropologist, a Co-founder of the Israeli Committee Against House Demolitions (ICAHD) and the Coordinator of the Wars Against the People project of The People Yes! Network (TPYN). His most recent book is entitled, "War Against the People: Israel, the Palestinians, and Global Pacification." 

Co-Sponsors: Students for Justice in Palestine, The New School, Tree of Life, Brooklyn For PeaceSt. Michael's Task Force on Israel and Palestine, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East/NYC Chapter

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MAR 7-9, M-W: Detaining Dreams Screenings

Join us for a screening of Detaining Dreams, a new short film featuring stories of four Palestinian children arrested by Israeli forces in the occupied West Bank. Watch the Detaining Dreams trailer

Following each screening, we'll have a brief discussion and Q&A with Brad Parker (International Advocacy Officer & Attorney) and Yazan Meqbil, a Palestinian youth from the occupied West Bank village of Beit Ommar, which is highlighted in the film.

Monday, March 7, 6:00 - 7:30 pm

St. Joseph's College Students for Justice in Palestine
Tuohy Student Lounge
245 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

Tuesday, March 8, 6:00 - 7:30 pm - RSVP required

CUNY Law School Students for Justice in Palestine, Jewish Voice for Peace - NYC, Brooklyn For Peace
Community Room
2 Court Sq, Long Island City, Queens 11101

Wednesday, March 9, 1:00 - 2:30 pm

NYU Law School Students for Justice in Palestine
Vanderbilt Hall, Room 206
30 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012

WED, MAR 9: "War No More" on BRIC (formerly BCAT) at 10 PM

Did you miss any of our recent Forums? Catch the highlights on “War No More” on BRIC (Brooklyn Public Network)!
“War No More” is BFP’s monthly Cable TV program, cablecast on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10 pm.

March's show will be Wednesday, March 9 at 10 pm.

The show will feature Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now! and her remarks at the Pathmakers to Peace Gala on Nov 12, 2015 (Highlights, Part One).

Tune in by cable in Brooklyn at Channel 79 (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. It’s a live video-stream, so you must watch at time of the cablecast.
Go to BCAT TV Network, scroll down to Channel 2 and Launch!

Please visit brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921 for more info.

MAR 4, FRI: Rally for Sudan at the UN at noon

There will be a Sudan rally in New York City in front of the UN on March 4, 2016, starting at 12 noon.

Please join the rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, East 47th Street and First Avenue.

The date marks the 7th year since the ICC issued the first arrest warrants for Omar al-Bashir (March 4, 2009).  Please share the information with your groups to highlight this important anniversary and the ongoing genocide and humanitarian crises in Darfur, Nuba Mountains, Blue Nile and other regions of Sudan.

MAR 2, WED: There is a Field, A New Play by Jen Marlowe

There is a Field is a documentary style play is about Aseel Asleh, a 17 year old Palestinian citizen of Israel killed by police in October 2000. Based on interviews and primary sources collected over 14 years, the play offers a uniquely personal lens for understanding inequality as the root of state violence and impunity. In its debut performance at SJC, it aims to create conversations with audiences across the United States to build solidarity across universal struggles for liberation and equality.

FREE & OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
REFRESHMENTS PROVIDED

WHEN: Wed March 2, 6 pm
WHERE: St Joseph's College, 245 Clinton Ave, Brooklyn, NY (Fort Greene/Clinton Hill) in Tuohy Auditorium

For more information:
thereisafield.info
sjpatsjc@gmail.com

Sponsored by:
Students for Justice in Palestine at St. Joseph's College

Cosponsored by:
Black Student Association at Saint Joseph's College
Council for the Arts
Campus Ministry
Alumni Engagement

On Facebook.

FEB 26 and 27: VDAY Bed Stuy presents The Vagina Monologues, a benefit performance

V‑DAY BEDSTUY, BROOKLYN presents THE VAGINA MONOLOGUES

Join us as we RISE, RELEASE, and DANCE to Demand Justice for Women and Girl Survivors of Violence. A group of local Brooklyn artists will present a benefit performance of Eve Ensler’s award winning play The Vagina Monologues

WHEN: February 26th and 27th at 7 PM

WHEN: The Pow Wow 1058 Bedford Avenue

 Last year over 5,800 V-Day benefits were held around the world raising over $5 million and awareness towards ending violence against women. V-Day Bedstuy, Brooklyn is a local effort within the worldwide context of the 2016 V-Day Campaign, ONE BILLION RISING FOR JUSTICE, a call for women survivors of violence and those who love them to gather safely in places where they are entitled to justice and release their stories.

 The Vagina Monologues dives into the mystery, humor, pain, power, wisdom, outrage and excitement buried in women’s experiences.  Playwright Eve Ensler has performed the play to great acclaim throughout the world - from Zagreb to Santa Barbara, from London to Seattle, from Jerusalem to Oklahoma City. 

 The Vagina Monologues will be performed at the PowWow, 1058 Bedford Avenue, on February 24, 26, and 27th, at 7 PM. Tickets range from $10-30 and may be purchased here. All funds will benefit The Art Therapy Nest, a local Bedstuy organization that provides a compassionate space for healing and creativity, offering individual and group psychotherapy. With funds raised, founder Jennifer Lepke will establish a program that specifically supports domestic and sexual violence survivors in their journey to living healthy and empowered lives.

Learn More About One Billion Rising: www.onebillionrising.org.

Learn More About V-Day: vday.org

Learn more About The Art Therapy Nest: http://www.thearttherapynest.com

FEB 18: Shut Down Indian Point Forum

Shut Down Indian Point Forum with Carl Lundgren, Chair, Shut Down Indian Point Now! and Catherine Skopic, Legislative Committee Chair, SDIPN

WHEN: Thursday, February 18, 2016, 6:30 to 8:30 PM
WHERE: Unitarian Church of Staten Island, 312 Fillmore St. (at Clinton Ave.). To get to the Unitarian Church from Staten Island Ferry: Take the S40 Bus about 1.5 miles to Clinton and walk 2 short blocks left up from water.

Peace Action of Staten Island, in collaboration with the Social Justice Committee of the Unitarian Church of Staten Island, will sponsor a forum on shutting down theIndian Point Nuclear Power Facility, north of New York City.

The Indian Point Energy Center houses two working nuclear power plants and is just 35 miles from midtown Manhattan in Buchanan, New York. 20 million people live within 50 miles of the plants, including most of Staten Island. A study commission by New York State found that evacuation is not possible. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says, “Indian Point is a catastrophe waiting to happen.”

Shut Down Indian Point Now! (SDIPN.net) is a grassroots organization, comprised of individuals working in New York City to shut down Entergy's Indian PointNuclear Plant and against the use of nuclear power in the US and around the world.

Find out why so many people are calling for the closure of Indian Point Nuclear Plant and the steps it will take to accomplish that goal. Some of the reasons include: Indian Point’s vulnerability to terrorism, a laundry list of safety problems, the storage of 1500 tons of radioactive waste onsite, and the lack of a workable evacuation plan.

On Facebook.

Sponsor: Peace Action Staten Island | peacesi.org | pasi.contact@gmail.com | 718-989-2881
Co-sponsors include: Brooklyn For Peace, Staten Island Democratic Associate, Clear Water NY., Food & Water Watch, and Eco-Poetry.org (list in formation).

WED, FEB 10: "War No More" on BRIC (formerly BCAT) at 10 PM

Did you miss any of our recent Forums? Catch the highlights on “War No More” on BRIC (Brooklyn Public Network)!
“War No More” is BFP’s monthly Cable TV program, cablecast on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10 pm.

February's show will be Wednesday, February 10 at 10 pm.

The show will feature Amy Goodman, Host and Executive Producer, Democracy Now! and her remarks at the Pathmakers to Peace Gala on Nov 12, 2015 (Highlights, Part One).

Tune in by cable in Brooklyn at Channel 79 (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. It’s a live video-stream, so you must watch at time of the cablecast.
Go to BCAT TV Network, scroll down to Channel 2 and Launch!

Please visit brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921 for more info.

FEB 1, MON, 6 pm: No Separate Justice Vigil

No Separate Justice & Witness Against Torture Speak Out Against Torture, Racism and Islamophobia in Overseas and Domestic Prisons at Metropolitan Correctional Center at a monthly vigil in Manhattan. The vigil will  include presentations by organizers, advocates, and attorneys addressing abuses in the United States' domestic and overseas detention systems.

WHEN: Monday, February 2  (from 6-7PM)
WHERE: Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. The closest subway to the MCC is the 4, 5, or 6 train to the Brooklyn Bridge.

Please join us on Monday as we continue to build a growing voice of people of conscience and shine a light together to expose the human rights abuses happening across our country in these cases.

Next vigil: Monday, March 7 from 6 to 7 pm

Learn more at no-separate-justice.org or on Facebook.

SAT, JAN 30: Africans Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism + the Black Freedom Movement with Vincent J. Intondi at Brooklyn Friends

Before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against nuclear weapons, African Americans were protesting the Bomb...

Now for the first time, African Americans Against the Bomb tells the compelling story of those black activists who fought for nuclear disarmament by connecting the nuclear issue with the fight for racial equality.

Join us to hear author Vincent J. Intondi speak and answer questions! Vincent J Intondi is an author. He is also Associate Professor of African American History at Montgomery College and Director of Research at the Nuclear Studies Institute.

WHEN: Saturday, January 30 at 2 pm
WHERE: Brooklyn Friends, 110 Schermerhorn St.

This event is free and open to all!

Check out the event on Facebook.

Please visit brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921 for more info.

FRI, JAN 29: African Americans Against the Bomb: Nuclear Weapons, Colonialism + the Black Freedom Movement with Vincent J. Intondi at WORD

Before Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. spoke out against nuclear weapons, African Americans were protesting the Bomb...

Now for the first time, African Americans Against the Bomb tells the compelling story of those black activists who fought for nuclear disarmament by connecting the nuclear issue with the fight for racial equality.

Join us to hear author Vincent J. Intondi speak and answer questions! Vincent J Intondi is an author. He is also Associate Professor of African American History at Montgomery College and Director of Research at the Nuclear Studies Institute.

WHEN: Friday, January 29 from 6:30–8:30 pm
WHERE: WORD Bookshop, 126 Franklin St. in Greenpoint

This event is free and open to all! This is the first of 2 talks.

Check out the event on Facebook.

Please visit brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921 for more info.

TH, JAN 28: People's State of the Union #PSOTU2016

Once a year, the President delivers the State of the Union address to highlight important national issues from the past year and suggest priorities for the year to come. It’s a broadcast from one to many. But what if, once a year, we could all speak and listen to each other?

Fort Greene Peace & Brooklyn For Peace, in affiliation with people-powered U.S. Department of Arts and Culture, invite you to play a role in creating the People’s State of the Union. People’s State of the Union is an invitation for people everywhere to reflect and take part in shaping the current state of our union.

From January 23-­31, 2016, communities will gather in Story Circles across the country, sharing personal stories reflecting on the state of our union. These stories will be shared back online, creating a collective self­portrait of our country and providing inspiration for the Poetic Address to the Nation, broadcast live in February.

What is your story?

Join us Thursday, January 28 at 7:00 pm at Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church, 85 S. Oxford in Fort Greene. There willbe music by VATAN, spoken word by Velez More, a collaborative art project, and a chili dinner (meat and veggie options!).

Check out the event on Facebook. All are welcome. Please email fortgreenepeace@gmail.com if you need childcare or have questions!

WED, JAN 13: ISIS: What can be Done? with Phyllis Bennis and David Wildman at the Commons

ISIS: What can be done? with Phyllis Bennis and David Wildman

With Music by Judy Gorman

WHEN: Wednesday, January 13 from 7:00–9:30 pm
WHERE: The Commons 388 Atlantic Ave. between Bond and Hoyt

Phyllis Bennis is an activist, analyst on Middle East and UN issues, and author of Understanding ISIS and the New Global War on Terror: A Primer

David Wildman is from United Methodist Church Human Rights & Racial Justice and recently visited refugee camps in Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan

  • What is ISIS and what threat does it pose?
  • What has been US policy up until now and how is it likely to change?
  • What have been the effects inside Iraq & Syria?
  • Is there a peaceful resolution to the challenge posed by ISIS?
  • What is the role of the US in the emergence of ISIS and the refugee crisis?

Please visit brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921 for more info.

SAT, DEC 12: Say YES to Syrian Refugees and NO to Anti-Muslim Hatred!

Shed light on the darkness! Say YES to Syrian Refugees and NO to Anti-Muslim Hatred!

Come to an interfaith Hanukkah candle lighting on the steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall

WHEN: SATURDAY, DEC. 12 at 6:00 PM

WHERE: Steps of Brooklyn Borough Hall

THIS EVENT IS CO-SPONSORED BY Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of our Lives, Arab American Association of New York, City Council Member Brad Lander, Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Jews for Racial and Economic Justice (JFREJ), T’ruah: the Rabbinic Call for Human Rights, Brooklyn For Peace (LIST IN FORMATION)

kolotchayeinu.org or call 718-395-9950

TUES, DEC. 8: Iran: A Community Gathering

A community gathering to exchange knowledge, questions and ideas, including a cultural presentation followed by conversation with:

  • Hadi Ghaemi (Executive Director, International Campaign for Human Rights in Iran)
  • Omid Memarian (Independent Iranian Journalist)
  • Tara Sepahrifar (Iranian student activist)
  • featuring a special performance by VATAN, a Brooklyn-based Middle Eastern-American band blending Persian folk music with country, funk, & rock

    Come join us! For more information, contact fortgreenepeace@gmail.com or (718) 624-5921

Save the Date: Pathmakers to Peace with Amy Goodman
Thursday, November 12 at Plymouth Church!

Honoring Amy Goodman!

On Thursday, November 12 from 6:00–9:30 pm
At Plymouth Church, 75 Hicks St. between Orange and Cranberry, Brooklyn in Brooklyn Heights. [MAP]

Doors open at 6 pm for appetizers and drinks.
Program will begin at 7 pm. Dinner, cocktails, wine, beer, and other drinks will be included. Music by John O'Connor.

Please visit brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921 for tickets. Visit our Fundraising Committee Page to stay up-to-date on the event.

OCT 20, TUES, 6-8 pm: Happy Hour for Peace

Join Brooklyn For Peace for a happy hour for peace! Enjoy conversation, drinks, and free pizza. Free copies of the Arts & Culture Committee CD NSA Listening Partywill be handed out.

WHERE: Brazen Head, 228 Atlantic Ave. Brooklyn (downtown Brooklyn between Court and Boerum Place)
WHEN: Tuesday, October 20, 6 to 8 pm

More info on the Arts & Culture page.

OCT 17, 24 & 25, 10 am to 2 pm: Trick or Treat for UNICEF Box Distribution

Sign up to lend us a helping hand in the 2015 Brooklyn for Peace Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF activities. Give us a couple of hours to hand out 2,000 UNICEF boxes to neighborhood children to help them collect donations for the needy children of the world. 

1.       Saturday, Oct. 17th at the OLD STONE HOUSE PLAYGROUND  inside the park at 5th Ave. between 3rd & 4th Sts.  2 shifts, 10 AM TO noon and noon to 2 PM

2.       Saturday, Oct.24th GRAND ARMY PLAZA GREENMARKET 2 shifts, 10 AM to noon and noon to 2 PM

3.       Sunday, October 25th the OLD STONE HOUSE PLAYGROUND at the 4th St. entrance --( alongside of the 5th Ave. Farmers’ Market).  2 shifts, 10 AM to noon and noon to 2 PM 

Sign up for the shifts you’d like to hand out boxes here!

Visit the UNICEF page for more information.

OCT 31, SAT, : Trick or Treat for UNICEF Box Collection at the Halloween Parade

Celebrate Halloween by staffing collection stations along 7Th and 5th Aves. Engage children and families to participate in Trick-or-Treating for UNICEF.

Sign up to lend us a helping hand in the 2015 Brooklyn for Peace Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF activities. Give us a couple of hours to collect UNICEF boxes from neighborhood children along the parade route to help them collect donations for the needy children of the world. 

The Halloween parade and pageantry that take place along 7th and 5th Aves. in Park Slope are marvelous, -- magnets for families and children that passionately want to demonstrate their design and theatrical skills as well as for eager trick-or-treaters. Please help us staff four collecting stations,giving out UNICEF collection boxes and flyers as well as accepting contributions from the Halloween crowd.

On Halloween, Saturday, October 31 we’ll need this many people at these times:

  • 4pm to 6pm: 8 people needed to man 4 stations
  • 6pm to 8pm: 2people needed  to man 1 station

Sign up for the shifts you’d like to take to staff collection stations here!

The Brooklyn for Peace UNICEF Committee thanks you for your help! This is our 14th Halloween of facilitating thousands of children to Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF.

Visit the UNICEF page for more information.

OCT 7, WED, Noon-1 pm: Demonstrate against ongoing wars in Afghanistan and other countries

Demonstrate against the ongoing wars in Afghanistan (invaded 14 years ago on Oct. 7, 2001, by the U.S.), Iraq, Yemen, Syria, and other countries in the region.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, Noon to 1 PM

WHERE: Times Square Military Recruiting Station, 43rd St & Broadway/7th Ave., Manhattan
Train: 1,2,3,7,N,Q to Times Sq

See it on Facebook
Sponsor: War Resisters League/NYC.
Endorsed by BFP, Veterans for Peace, Granny Peace Brigade, and others

OCT 7, WED, 3-6 pm: 14th Anniversary of Afghanistan War: Can we go home now?

14th Anniversary of the Afghanistan War: CAN WE GO HOME NOW? Military Families Speak Out (Metro) and Manhattan Peace Action will be reading the names of the fallen in Afghanistan. Please join us.

WHEN: Wednesday, October 7, 2015, 3-6 PM

WHERE: 60 East 14th Street opposite Union Square Park

OCT 5, MON, 6 pm: No Separate Justice Vigil

No Separate Justice & Witness Against Torture Speak Out Against Torture, Racism and Islamophobia in Overseas and Domestic Prisons at Metropolitan Correctional Center at a monthly vigil in Manhattan. The vigil will  include presentations by organizers, advocates, and attorneys addressing abuses in the United States' domestic and overseas detention systems.

WHEN: Monday, October 5  (from 6-7PM)
WHERE: Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan. The closest subway to the MCC is the 4, 5, or 6 train to the Brooklyn Bridge.

The special focus in October is the ongoing harassment of Yemenis and Yemeni-Americans by US officials and the vigil will also highlight the case of Tariq Ba Odah, a gravely ill hunger striker at Guantanamo; recent victories in efforts to end solitary confinement in domestic prisons; and the connection between interlocking systems of Islamophobia, white supremacy, mass incarceration, solitary confinement, and other forms of torture.

More at the Diversity-Outreach page.

OCT 1, TH, 7 pm: Waking Up from the Nuclear Nightmare

With
Joseph Gerson, American Friends Service Committee on "Eliminating Nuclear Weapons"
Tim Judson, Nuclear Information and Resource Service on "Shutting Down Nuclear Power Plants"

WHERE: Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn St. in Downtown Brooklyn
WHEN: Thursday, October 1 at 7:00 pm

More info on the Climate Action page.

SEPT 14, MON, 7 pm: Fort Greene Peace Meeting

The next meeting of Fort Greene Peace will be on Monday, September 14 at 7 pm at Black Iris on the corner of DeKalb and Clerment Aves. All are welcome. RSVP or email fortgreenepeace@gmail.com

SEPT 7, MON, 6 pm: No Separate Justice! Vigil at MCC, Manhattan

End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.

No Separate Justice!”: Monthly vigil on 1st Monday of each month.

End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Next vigil Mon, Sept 7, 6:00 pm: Focus to be announced

No Separate Justice Campaign is co-sponsored by: Amnesty International USA, Center for Constitutional Rights, the Council On American-Islamic Relations (CAIR)-New York, Educators for Civil Liberties
Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace and many others

Where: 150 Park Row (corner Pearl St.), lower Manhattan near City Hall (across street from Metropolitan Correctional Center)
Directions: [MAP]
Train: 4/5/6 to Brooklyn Bridge/City Hall; J/Z to Chambers St/Centre St. Walk up Centre Street to Foley Square and look for Pearl Street which is in between the two huge federal courthouses on Foley Square. Walk down Pearl Street one block to where it dead ends on Park Row. Vigil takes place on the corner across from the entrance to MCC.

Read more about Individuals and Cases Highlighted at Previous Vigils on our Diversity and Outreach Committee page.

SEPT 9, WED, 10 pm: “War No More”: BFP Monthly Show on Brooklyn Community Access Television

Did you miss any of our recent Forums?
Catch the highlights on “War No More”!
“War No More” is BFP’s monthly Cable TV program, cablecast on the 2nd Wednesday of each month, 10 pm

Topic for Wed Sept 9, 10 pm: How Should the U.S. Respond to the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq?

Highlights, Part Two, from Forum held on November 10, 2014.
Speakers:
Zachary Lockman, Professor of Middle Eastern Studies & History, NYU
Raed Jarrar, Expert on Middle East; Policy Impact Coordinator, American Friends Service Committee.

Tune in by cable in Brooklyn at Channel 79 (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. It’s a live video-stream, so you must watch at time of the cablecast.
Go to BCAT TV Network, scroll down to Channel 2 and Launch!

AUG 20, THURS, 7 pm: Town Hall Meeting and Dialogue on the TPP (Trans-Pacific Partnership) with Congresswoman Yvette Clark and others

What’s the latest on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP)?
Is it free? fair? fake? toxic?

Join Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, a representative of Congresswoman Nydia Velazquez, NY State Senator Jesse Hamilton, and others, to question, learn, discuss, and share: Who would gain? Who Would lose? What are the latest developments in these so-called trade negotiations? What can we do?

Congress has voted to move forward with “Fast Track” for the TPP. When the negotiations (now being conducted in secret) are complete, the TPP will come before Congress for an up-or-down vote. If it is ultimatley passed, the TPP will affect many aspects of our lives, and the lives of people in other counries. It will drastically increase the social and economic inequalities which lead to war.

Sponsored by: Social Action Committee of the Park Slope United Methodist Church. International Trade Education Squad of the Park Slope Food Co-op; and Brooklyn For Peace

Click here (Public Citizen) or here (Sierra Club) to learn more and keep up to date on the TPP.

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