2020 BFP Activity Summary

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Overview

We sponsor, co-sponsor and endorse actions that are needed to try to establish a more just society (stopping the war at home, abroad, and on the planet). Among them were marches, walks, and rallies against sequester cuts, military spending/waste, lack of gun control, drone use, drone weapons development, government spying, reducing social security benefits, nuclear weapons, and encouraging divestiture from companies selling West Bank products. This year because of the Covid 19 pandemic we have had to limit our activities to virtual online events with some in-person right before the quarantine.

Arts & Culture

  • Supported the “Cooking with Mukti” Fundraiser led by Fundraising Committee
  • Planned and supported BFP’s first virtual Open Mic Fundraiser
  • Members of the collective are leading the new BFP website redesign

Climate Action Working Group

Committee working group completed Climate Action brochure for distribution

  • Designed and completed Climate Action brochure for distribution
  • Participation in Climate Justice is Racial Justice March

Fundraising

  • Organized, planned and phone banked to promote Cooking With Mukti virtual event
  • (how many) digital fundraising drives that engaged members and newcomers in donating to BFP’s efforts

Israel-Palestine

  • Held USS Liberty online forum
  • 2 monthly reading groups (how many in total?)

Peace and Economic Justice 

  • What’s Happening In Bolivia (?)
  • Wrestling With Zionism (what are these?)
  • Digital Town Hall 1: The War Economy and Covid-19, part I and II
  • USS Liberty Town Hall
  • Re-imagining Community Safety and Policing: De-Funding and De-Militarizing the NYPD, part I and part II
  • Education Equity in the Time of COVID19: NYC Schools: A Double Crisis

UNICEF

  • Trick or Treat for UNICEF was virtual this year (Read report)

Demonstrations 

Endorsements/Co-sponsoring

Petitions

Community-Building and Outreach

Social Media

  • Our Facebook, Instagram and Twitter postings reached over thousands of individuals (what number)
  • Post of our Forums on our YouTube channel (how many new posts were they- link to it)
  • Produce monthly show on Brooklyn Public Access Television (BCAT) featuring highlights of our Forums, subjects were four, three-part series (what were they)

Intern and Volunteer Opportunities

  • 2 students volunteered putting up posters for Refugees Are Welcome Here campaign
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