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Be a Part of Brooklyn For Peace

Brooklyn For Peace is entering our 30th year of working for peace and social justice in Brooklyn and beyond! We are writing now because we need your membership and financial support to maintain our current level of activity and to grow.

Brooklyn For Peace combines education and activism; both are essential. We work on a range of issues, as determined primarily by the concernsof our active members. Our goal is to build an effective peace and justice movement. The issues we tackle range from global to local. We connect the dots between issues such as a militarized foreign and domestic policy, climate change, and the economic crisis here at home.We continue to we seek creative ways to address the urgent tasks of developing a culture of peace in our communities.

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Fort Greene Forum Says
“End Stop And Frisk!”

Nov 17, 2013,

Some 100 residents crammed into the main room at the Lafayette Avenue Presbyterian Church on Tuesday November 12 to hear a forum of speakers discuss the widely-detested NYPD tactic of stop and frisk. Pushed by the outgoing mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and his police commissioner, Ray Kelly, stop and frisk makes victims of innocent youth. It overwhelmingly and unfairly targets young African-American and Latino youth, basing its assumption on nothing more than racial and ethnic characteristics. The tactic had become a focal point of the recent Mayoral election in our city and Bill de Blasio, the victorious candidate in that campaign, opposed its continuation and strongly criticized the Mayor and the Commissioner for their unyielding support.

Public Advocate James addresses the audience.
Newly-elected NYC Public Advocate, Letitia James,
speaks as part of the panel on Stop And Frisk.

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Marchers To Cuomo:
“Keep Interfaith Hospital Open!”

Nov 12, 2013

Dozens of employees of Interfaith Medical Center marched, along with their supporters, last night. Forming a human chain in front of the hospital, the marchers demanded that Governor Cuomo end his plans to shutter many of Brooklyn’s hospitals – health facilities that serve large sections of Brooklyn’s working class communities – leaving them without access to medical care.

Fightbacks against the austerity policies of corporate-oriented elected officials are heating up … in Brooklyn and around the country. People are saying NO to priviatization, cutbacks, layoffs and closures.

Brooklyn For Peace, which participated in last night’s demonstration, says that spending priorities in Congress that favor war over people’s needs must be changed if local services are to be saved and expanded.

For more photos of last night’s protest: http://smu.gs/1anrQLl

Governor Cuomo ... keep the faith at Interfaith!

We Went All Out For UNICEF This Year!

October 31, 2013

Brooklyn For Peace’s UNICEF Committee had a very successful campaign this year. They participated in advance and during Park Slope’s annual Halloween Parade. As thousands of people crowded the neighborhood’s streets last night, BFP’ers were out with collection boxes, handing them out to very many of the trick-or-treaters. A great lesson for the kids: get some treats but also think and act on behalf of children around the world who are suffering from poverty, hunger and war.

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Diane Allison and her UNICEF puppet attracted lots of attention.
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Tribute to Congressman Major Owens

Brooklyn For Peace
Tribute to Congressman Major Owens

Brooklyn For Peace mourns the death of former Congressman and BFP Board member Major Owens. We are also profoundly gratefully for his inspiring example as a political leader, community activist and personal friend.

In the aftermath of 9/11, we phoned his Washington office to express our distress about the incarceration of Muslim men in the Metropolitan Detention Center and about the intensifying cries for war. We didn’t know him then. Within hours he called us back. Not a staff member, but the Congressman himself: “Hello, this is Major Owens.” We said we wished to meet with him: “Where do you want me to go?” Not, come to my office. But I’ll come to you. “Wherever you want–a home, a meeting room.”

A Congressman who answers his own phone calls, who will travel to your meeting place. Not to make a speech, or receive a check. But to have a conversation with his constituents about issues that matter. What an extraordinary politician!
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Pathmakers To Peace
A Truly Beautiful Night In Brooklyn!

Oct 21, 2013

Hundreds gathered at the Brooklyn Historical Society’s beautiful meeting hall for a Brooklyn For Peace reception: Pathmakers To Peace. The event, which honored five outstanding Brooklyn residents or organization who have demonstrated a continued effort to support the peace and justice movement both in and outside the community, was attended by a diverse community of people from all over Brooklyn and beyond.

Pathmakers To Peace, Brooklyn For Peace's fundraising event. Oct

Charlotte Phillips, MD — Chair of Brooklyn For Peace, receives applause from attendees at the reception.

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