JUN 7, WED: Forum: What is Happening in South Sudan? Give the Peace Deal a Chance!
Violence is escalating in South Sudan. Famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan. As of 2016 estimates of victims of the war in South Sudan had already exceeded 100,000. Thousands more have been killed since that time. The UNHCR most recently reported 1,559,815 refugees since December 2013.
Join us for a Panel Discussion and Q & A with
Mr. Milton Allimadi
Ugandan-born, Publisher of The Black Star News, human rights activist and Adjunct professor at John Jay College
Dr. Bereket H. Selassie
William E. Leuchtenburg Distinguished Professor of African Studies, and Professor of Law, UNC-Chapel Hill
Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein
Chair, United African Congress
WHEN:June 7, Wednesday from 7 to 9 pm
WHERE:Brooklyn Friends Meeting House
110 Schermerhorn St.
2,3,4,5 to Boro Hall; A,C,F,R to Jay Street/Metrotech; A,C,G to Hoyt-Schermerhorn
FREE! All are welcome!
JUN 17, SAT: Women's March to Ban the Bomb
Make nuclear weapons illegal!
The UN General Assembly is negotiating a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, just as land mines have successfully been banned. Nations in the “nuclear club” are opposing this.
Nukes don’t keep us safe.
They endanger our cities, pollute our lands, & drain our treasury.
In the 1990s, the US and Russia did destroy certain types of nukes. IT CAN BE DONE.
Demand that nuclear-armed nations join the UN negotiations to BAN THE BOMB.
WHEN: June 17, Saturday
11:45: Brooklyn groups meet at La Colombe (40th and 6th, Manhattan)
12:30: March begins to the UN
1:15-4:00 Rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
JUN 20, TUES: Picnic in the Park for World Refugee Day
Join us for a picnic in the park for World Refugee Day at Fort Greene Park.
Come celebrate ethnic diversity and acceptance of all people by bringing your favorite dish from your native country to our neighborhood potluck!
There will be food, music, Know Your Rights trainings, Upstander exercises, and more.
WHEN: June 20, Tuesday from 5:00 to 8:00 pm
WHERE: Fort Greene Park, Northeast corner at Myrtle and St. Edwards
FREE! All are welcome! This is a family-friendly event.
Sponsored by Fort Greene Peace, Co-sponsored by Brooklyn For Peace
Ongoing: Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Poster Campaign
Join us to put up Refugees and Immigrants Welcome posters in Brooklyn! We will partner you with others to put up posters, or you can pick up some and put them up yourself.
WHEN: At your convenience
WHERE: Wherever you can imagine
Email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com to get involved.
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