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Save The Date: 2022 PathMakers to Peace
December 8, 2022 @ 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Join us this year as we hold our 9th annual PathMakers to Peace Gala. And like last year this event will be virtual. We are excited to be going back to some of our basic formats by honoring multiple individuals and a Brooklyn Based organization.
The PathMakers to Peace award was established in 2013, to honor organizations and individuals who have played a leadership role in working to find non-violent resolutions to conflict. The name of our award, PathMakers to Peace, emphasizes that there are many roads to reaching the goal of a peaceful and just world.
This year’s 2022 PathMakers to Peace award will be a virtual event and our honorees are Dr. Debbie Almontaser, Phyllis Bennis, Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry, Bev Grant and Brooklyn Movement Center.
Dr. Almontaser founded and is a former principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy. A veteran of New York City’s public school system, she taught special education, trained teachers in literacy, and served as a multicultural specialist and diversity advisor. She co-designed a curriculum for the Muslim Communities Project at Columbia University and for Educators for Social Responsibility/Metro.
Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, focusing on Middle East, U.S. wars, and UN issues. She is also a fellow of the Transnational Institute in Amsterdam. In 2001 she helped found the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, and now serves on the national board of Jewish Voice for Peace. She works with many anti-war and Palestinian rights organizations, writing and speaking widely across the U.S. and around the world.
Visit to read more about Phyllis Bennis at this link. https://ips-dc.org/ips-authors/phyllis-bennis/
Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry – the National Presiding Minister Emeritus of The House of the Lord Churches, served from 1959-2019. He hails from a family that has produced five generations of Black church leaders. Currently the Founder and Chairman of Herbert Daughtry Global Ministries, he has previously served as Chairman of the National Black United Front as well as Founder and President of the African People’s Christian Organization. He was among the leaders of the anti-nuclear march and rally that drew over one million demonstrators to Central Park on June 12, 1982.
Active in the peace movement since the 1960s (Vietnam) to the war in Ukraine calling for a cease-fire, negotiations, and settlement, mutually beneficial. Visit to read more about Rev. Dr. Daughtry and his organization at this link
Bev Grant is an American musician, photographer, filmmaker, and activist based in New York City. She is the founder and former director of the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus.
Visit Bev Grant’s website to view and l listen to her prolific body of work. https://bevgrant.com/
Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) is a Black-led, membership-based organization of primarily low-to-moderate-income Central Brooklyn residents. BMC trains and mobilizes Central Brooklynites and local stakeholders to lead local and city-wide policy campaigns to end abusive policing, to create alternative community safety approaches. BMC also conducts know your rights and leadership training.
Visit and explore this community organizing group based in Bed-Stuy Brooklyn. https://brooklynmovementcenter.org/