My name is Charlene Barker; I was born and raised in Westchester County. I lived in CT for several years before moving to NYC in March 1983. Many said I would not last six months, and yet here I am 30 years later quite the content survivor. I love NYC, especially Brooklyn, with all its unique and fascinating qualities. Some of my interests, other than peace/political activism, are photography, travel, cooking, museums, crocheting, music, needlepoint, movies, theater, art, old cemeteries and tag sales. I have been involved with activism since February 2003 and also very proud to be part of Brooklyn for Peace.