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Tues 7/25, 5-8 pm: Civic Festival with #GetOrganizedBK! & More (Posted 2017-07-22)

Tues 7/25, 5-8 pm:
Build Resistance & Community
Prospect Park Bandshell:
Enter 9th St & Prospect Park West
Join dozens of great community organization, and some wonderful artists and performers!
Confirmed performers:
Gowanus Wildcats, Artists for a Free World,
Girls Be Heard, Bangladesh Institute of Performing Arts, The Occasionalists, & More
Kid-friendly activities:
face stamps, bubbles & more by Park Slope Parents.
Participating organizations include:
Brooklyn For Peace;  Make the Road New York,
New York Immigration Coalition, Park Slope Parents, DRUM – Desis Rising Up & Moving,
Interference Archive, IntegrateNYC4me,
Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats (CBID), Fifth Avenue Committee, Center for Anti-Violence Education, 350 Brooklyn, PEN America, Fast Food Justice,
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Brooklyn SolarWorks, Rise and Resist,
& More
Action Alert:
Dirty Energy Bill Coming Up Soon!
The Energy and Natural Resources Act of 2017 (S1460) may be voted on in the Senate as soon as this coming Monday 7/24.

The bill would speed approval of exports of liquefied natural gas, give FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission) new authority in approving pipelines, and authorize hundreds of millions of dollars to explore for methane hydrates. The “Renewables” section of the bill doesn’t even mention solar or wind energy!
Sen. Schumer has not yet taken a position on this bill; we need him to speak publicly against it and to lead opposition to it. NOTE that this bill has been introduced with Democratic support.
On Monday,  call him at 866-584-6799
Mon 7/24, 5-7 pm:
Health Care, Not Warfare!
The Senate may still vote on a bill that would repeal the Affordable Care Act, cutting back health care in every state for people who are poor, elderly, or children.
Join this March to let our elected officials know that cutbacks in health care are unacceptable, and that Medicare for All (Single Payer) is the way to go!
@Union Square South Plaza, E. 14th opposite Whole Foods
Learn more about what’s really needed to address the health care crisis from
and
Support BertaCáceres Human Rights in Honduras Act (HR 1299)
This bill states: “The Honduran police are widely established to be deeply corrupt and to commit human rights abuses, including torture, rape, illegal detention, and murder, with impunity” and that the military has committed violations of human rights,
and asks that the United States suspend all “…security assistance to Honduran military and police until such time as human rights violations by Honduran state security forces cease and their perpetrators are brought to justice.”
Brooklyn Reps Nydia Velazquez and Carolyn Maloney are both co-sponsors! If you’re in their district, please reach out to thank them. We need the other Brooklyn reps (Clarke, Jeffries, and Donovan) to sign on as well. If you’re in their district, please contact them and ask them to add their names. It’s important!
Click here for their contact info, and also to find out who represents you.
For more info on HR 1299, check out this short video:https://vimeo.com/206184044  
For more info on the 2009 coup in Honduras,
check out this short video: https://vimeo.com/220757038
Fri 8/4, 11:00 am:
Atomic bombs which the U.S. dropped on Hiroshima and Nagasaki killed an estimated 210,000 citizess by the end of 1945 and, over the years, have ruined the health of many of the survivors. Join us to honor the memory of those who lost their lives in an appeal for a world free of nuclear weapons.
@Japanese Consulate, 299 Park Ave (btw 48th & 49th St), Manhattan
Initiated by: Manhattan Project for a Nuclear Free World;
Co-sponsored by:
Veterans for Peace-Chapter 34 (NYC), Brooklyn For Peace, Pax Christi Metro New York, Peace Action New York State, & others
Sat 8/5, 1:30 pm:
1:30 pm: Assemble on 4th Avenue between 96th & 97th St, Bay Ridge; Silent March to 4fh Avenue & Shore Road
2:00 to 3:00 pm: Silent Vigil
Sponsor: Bay Ridge Peace Action
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace
Thurs 8/10, 6:30–8:30 pm:
Join 350 Brooklyn for a picnic in Prospect Park End of Long Meadow nearest Grand Army Plaza (see map) (in lieu of regular meeting at Brooklyn Commons.)
Check 350Brooklyn for details.
All welcome!
SAVE THE DATE!
Thurs 9/7: 7-9:00 pm
Speaker: Dr. Partha Banerjee:
Human Rights Activist, Immigrant Rights Organizer, Labor Educator
@Brooklyn Commons,
388 Atlantic Ave btw Bond & Hoyt.
Free admission.
Wheelchair accessible
Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace
Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed Aug 9, 10 pm:
What’s Happening in South Sudan?? (Highlights, Part 2)
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Q

Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed Aug 9, 10 pm:
What’s Happening in South Sudan?? (Highlights, Part 2)
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Q

Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed Aug 9, 10 pm:
What’s Happening in South Sudan?? (Highlights, Part 2)
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?

E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:
Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

Health Care Not Warfare: Your call needed now! & More (Posted 2017-06-26)

Health Care, Not Warfare!
The Senate is preparing to vote this week on a bill that would radically cut back health care in every state for people who are poor, elderly, or children.
Call NY Senators Gillibrand and Schumer to thank them for their strong opposition to the repeal of the Affordable Care Act. Even if you called before, your call now is important!
Sen Gillibrand: 202-224-4451 or 212-688-6262
Sen Schumer: 202-224-6542 or 212-486-4430
Don’t stop there! If you have friends, relatives, or any contacts in the following states,
urge them to make the call:
1. Heller is the most important (R-NV) (202) 224-6244
2. Collins (R-ME) (202) 224-2523
3. Murkowski (R-AK) (202) 224-6665
4. Capito (R-WV) (202) 224-6472
5. Cassidy (R-LA) (202) 224-5824
6. Flake (R-AZ) (202) 224-4521
7. Gardner (R-CO) (202) 224-5941
8. Portman (R-OH) (202) 224-3353
9. Cruz (R-TX) (202) 224-5922
10. Paul (R-KY) (202) 224-4343
11. Lee (R-UT) (202) 224-5444
12. Sasse (R-NE) (202) 224-4224
13. Johnson (R-WI) 202-224-5323
Get updates on the status of the Senate bill from
Learn more about what’s really needed to address the health care crisis from
and
Tues 6/27, 7 pm:
@ Park Slope United Methodist Church,
410 6th Ave @ 8th St,
Park Slope
Doors open 6:30 pm
Sponsor: Park Slope United Methodist Church Social Action & Dismantling Racism Committees
Co-sponsor: BFP
Free Admission!
Refreshments served.
Thurs 7/13, 7:30 pm:
Next meeting 350 Brooklyn
@Brooklyn Commons,
388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond.
Regular meetings on 2nd Thursday each month.
All welcome!
Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!

Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed July 11, 10 pm:
What’s Happening in South Sudan??
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:

Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

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Tu 6/20: World Refugee Day: 5-8 pm Ft Greene Park; & More (Posted 2017-06-19)

Tues 6/20:

Two events:
In this time of rising racism and hostility towards immigrant, refugees, and people of color, join us at this event in solidarity with refugees and immigrants. “Know Your Rights” talk in Spanish, Arabic, and English, children’s entertainment, live music, “Upstander Training”, and more! Bring your favorite dish from your native country (with enough to share if possible) for a neighborhood potluck.
Sponsor: Fort Greene Peace
Co-sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace, Center for Anti-Violence Education
Location: Fort Greene Park:
Enter between St. Edwards St & North Portland.
Free and fun!
Join African Communities Together (ACT) and  City of Refuge Coalition as we march and rally to Stop the Refugee Ban, Save Asylum and Defend Temporary Protected Status (TPS).
6:00 pm: Assemble at East 59th/ 5th Avenue
6:30pm – 7:30pm: March to/ Rally at Trump World Tower and Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenue)
8:30pm – 9:30pm: Interfaith Iftar* at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza (47th Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenue)
*An Iftar is the ceremonial ‘breaking of fast’ observed by Muslims during the month of Ramadan.
Tues 6/27, 7 pm:
@ Park Slope United Methodist Church,
410 6th Ave @ 8th St,
Park Slope
Doors open 6:30 pm
Sponsor: PSUMC Social Action & Dismantling Racism Committees
Co-sponsor: BFP
Free Admission!
Refreshments served.
Thurs 7/13, 7:30 pm:
Next meeting 350 Brooklyn
@Brooklyn Commons,
388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond.
Regular meetings on 2nd Thursday each month.
All welcome!
Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed July 11, 10 pm:
What’s Happening in South Sudan??
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:
Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

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Sat 6/17: Women’s March to Ban the Bomb: led by women: everybody needed! & More: Posted 6/15/2017

Saturday Jun 17!
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”, including the U.S., are opposing the treaty.
Nukes don’t keep us safe!
They endanger our cities, pollute our lands, and drain our treasury.
Demand that nuclear-armed nations, including the U.S, join UN negotiations to BAN THE BOMB.
11:45 a.m: Brooklyn groups meet
@ La Colombe (40th St & 6th Ave, Manhattan)
Please let us know if you’ll be coming!

12:30 pm: March begins to the UN

1:15-4:00 pm Rally
@ Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
Organized by: Reaching Critical Will (WILPF)
Sponsors: United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ), Peace Action, Code Pink, Abolition 2000, and many more
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace
Sun June 18, 1 pm — 6 pm
Forum to unite the communities most impacted by the development, testing and use of nuclear weapons.
Sponsored by:Peace and Planet
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace & others
Location: Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn Street, downtown Bklyn
Admission Free! All Welcome.
Pre-registration not required.
Mon 6/19: Blockade the Bombers!
Demand that the U.S. participate in the ongoing UN negotiations for a treaty banning all nuclear weapons.
11:30 am: Vigil at the Isaiah Wall (1st Ave. & 43rd St.)
12 noon: Press conference, then march two blocks north. 
Those who choose to do so will engage in a nonviolent blockade of the entrances of the U.S. Mission to the UN (First Ave. & 45th St.). Witnesses to the nonviolent action are invited and welcome!
Initiated by: NYC War Resisters League
Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace & many others
Brooklyn For Peace (formerly Brooklyn Parents for Peace) is a 32-year old peace and justice organization with hundreds of members in neighborhoods throughout the borough. By education, advocacy, and outreach organizing, we seek to prevent war, and the social and economic injustices which lead to war. Money used for war creates austerity at home by drastically restricting funds needed for jobs, affordable housing, decent public schools, and repair to our crumbling infrastructure, among other urgent needs of the American people.
Basic annual membership is $30. If you’re not already a member, please join us!
You can donate on-line at our secure website brooklynpeace.org using PayPal or a credit card.
If you prefer, you can mail a check to BFP. PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, New Yorrk 11201
You can also call us to use your credit card on the phone, at 718-624-5921.

All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Brooklyn For Peace (dba BrooklynParents For Peace, ein 11-2963180) is incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our most recent financial report may be obtained from us or from the New York State Attorney General’s Office Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

For more information, visit brooklynpeace.org, e-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921

Sat 6/17: Women’s March to Ban the Bomb! (Everybody Welcome!) & More (posted 6/12/2017)

Saturday Jun 17!
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”, including the U.S., are opposing the treaty.
Nukes don’t keep us safe!
They endanger our cities, pollute our lands, and drain our treasury.
Demand that nuclear-armed nations, including our, join UN negotiations to BAN THE BOMB.
11:45 a.m: Brooklyn groups meet
@ La Colombe (40th St & 6th Ave, Manhattan)
12:30 pm: March begins to the UN
1:15-4:00 pm Rally
@ Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
Sponsors: Peace Action, United for Peace and Justice, Code Pink, Abolition 2000, WILPF, and many more
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace
Sun June 18, 1 pm — 6 pm
Forum to unite the communities most impacted by the development, testing and use of nuclear weapons.
Sponsored by:Peace and Planet
Endorsed by: Brooklyn For Peace & others
Location: Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn Street, downtown Bklyn
Admission Free! All Welcome.
Mon 6/19: Blockade the Bombers!
Demand that the U.S. participate in the ongoing UN negotiations for a treaty banning all nuclear weapons.
11:30 am: Vigil at the Isaiah Wall (1st Ave. & 43rd St.)
12 noon: Press conference, then march two blocks north to engage in a nonviolent blockade of the entrances of the U.S. Mission to the UN (First Ave. & 45th St.).
Initiated by: NYC War Resisters League
Endorsed by Brooklyn For Peace & many others
Wed  6/14, 10 pm

Ban the Bomb! Negotiations  to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons: Presentation by Ray Acheson (WILPF: Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom)

See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83;

live-stream on your computer  at time of the broadcast
Tues 6/20, 5-8 pm:
Join Fort Greene Peace  and Brooklyn for Peace for a
Picnic in the Park!

In this time of rising racism and hostility towards immigrant, refugees, and people of color, please join us
at this event in solidarity with refugees and immigrants.

Location: Fort Greene Park:

Enter between St. Edwards St & North Portland.
Tues 6/27, 7 pm:
@ Park Slope United Methodist Church,
410 6th Ave @ 8th St,
Park Slope
Doors open 6:30 pm
Sponsor: PSUMC Social Action & Dismantling Racism Committees
Co-sponsor: BFP
Free Admission!
Refreshments served.
Thurs 7/13, 7:30 pm:
Next meeting 350 Brooklyn
@Brooklyn Commons,
388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond.
Regular meetings on 2nd Thursday each month.
All welcome!
Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed June 14, 10 pm:
Ban the Bomb! Ray Acheson on UN Negotiations to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:
Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

TIME-SENSITIVE Action Alert! Senate vote THURS 6/8 on Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia
posted 6/7/2017

TIME-SENSITIVE Action Alert!
Senate vote THURS 6/8 on Arms Sale to Saudi Arabia
Dear Friend,
We just got word: tomorrow, Thurs June 8, the Senate will vote on S.J. Res 42 (Murphy/Paul/Franken) which would force a vote on the the Administration-authorized sale of $110 billion in arms to Saudi Arabia.  We need help to block this arms deal  (which has been approved by Trump).  Saudi Arabia is using these arms against civilians in Yemen, which is illegal under the Arms Export Control Act.
In Yemen, one in three U.S.-backed Saudi-led air raids have hit civilian sites. The Saudi-led coalition is responsible for two-thirds of the civilian deaths in the conflict, and they have repeatedly failed to differentiate between civilian and military targets. 17 million people in Yemen are on the brink of famine, which the UN reports has been caused by the armed conflict. Since April, there’s been an outbreak of cholera. Over 80,000 cases have been reported and nearly 700 deaths. The healthcare system is too strained by conflict to address the cholera outbreak or the rampant impacts of a famine on everyone’s health.
Follow up your e-mail with a phone call. The vote is imminent! Please make these 2 calls as soon as possible:
Senator Schumer: (202) 224-6542 or 212-486-4430
My name is ________________________. I’m a constituent and concerned about U.S. involvement in the conflict in Yemen, and ongoing arms sales to Saudi Arabia. I’m calling to ask Senator Schumer to co-sponsor SJR 42 to block the $110 billion dollar arms deal to Saudi Arabia, and to vote for it when it comes up for a vote.  We should not be complicit in the bombing of Yemeni civilians, who are already facing famine and a cholera outbreak as a result of the conflict. Please let me know Schumer’s position and how he votes on this.
Senator Gillibrand: (202) 224-4451  or 212-688-6262
(NOTE that Sen Gillibrand supported the 2016  Paul-Murphy resolution, and thank her for doing this.)
My name is_____________________. I’m a constituent concerned about U.S. involvement in the conflict in Yemen, and ongoing arms sales to Saudi Arabia. I’m calling to thank Senator Gillibrand for supporting the 2016 Paul-Murphy resolution to disapprove an arms sale to Saudi Arabia.  I hope she will co-sponsor SJR 42 to block the $110 billion dollar arms deal to Saudi Arabia and vote for it when it comes up for a vote.  We should not be complicit in the bombing of Yemeni civilians, who are already facing famine and a cholera outbreak as a result of the conflict. Please let me know Senator Gillibrand’s position and how she votes on this.
Thank you for taking action!
Charlotte Phillips, M.D.
Chairperson, Brooklyn For Peace
718-624-5921 (office)
Brooklyn For Peace (formerly Brooklyn Parents for Peace) is a 32-year old peace and justice organization with hundreds of members in neighborhoods throughout the borough. By education, advocacy, and outreach organizing, we seek to prevent war, and the social and economic injustices which lead to war. Money used for war creates austerity at home by drastically restricting funds needed for jobs, affordable housing, decent public schools, and repair to our crumbling infrastructure, among other urgent needs of the American people.
Basic annual membership is $30. If you’re not already a member, please join us!
You can donate on-line at our secure website brooklynpeace.org using PayPal or a credit card.
If you prefer, you can mail a check to BFP. PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, New Yorrk 11201
You can also call us to use your credit card on the phone, at 718-624-5921.

All contributions are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law. Brooklyn For Peace (dba BrooklynParents For Peace, ein 11-2963180) is incorporated as a non-profit 501(c)(3) corporation. Our most recent financial report may be obtained from us or from the New York State Attorney General’s Office Charities Bureau, 120 Broadway, New York, NY 10271.

For more information, visit brooklynpeace.org, e-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921

Wed 6/7: What’s Happening in South Sudan? Sat 6/17: March to Ban the Bomb! More: Posted May 27, 2017

Wed 6/7, 7 pm:

As violence escalates, famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan.What underlies the conflict?What is the role of the U.S. and the U.N?
Panel discussion 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, Distinguished Professor of African Studies, and Professor of Law, UNC-Chapel Hill
Moderator: Dr. Mohammed Nurhussein, Chair,
United African Congress
Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace
Co-sponsors: United African Congress, Give Them a Hand Foundation.
@Brooklyn Friends Meeting House,
110 Schermerhorn St, downtown Brooklyn.
Admission Free.
Sat 6/10: Volunteers needed!
We’ll be reaching out to our neighbors with info on the  Women’s March to Ban the Bomb (Sat 6/17)
Help us spread the word to build participation in this event, tied to the UN resolution banning nuclear weapons. Also we’ll have our “Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here” posters and pamphlets (now in Spanish!)
Sign up here or e-mail us at bfp@brooklynpeace.org to let us know when you can come, for an hour or more between noon and 5 pm.
LOCATION: Fifth Avenue,, between 4th and 5th Street,
in Park Slope
Save the Date: Sat Jun 17!
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”, including the U.S., are opposing the treaty.
Nukes don’t keep us safe!
They endanger our cities, pollute our lands, and drain our treasury.
Join Brooklyn For Peace to demand that nuclear-armed nations, including ours,  join the UN negotiations to BAN THE BOMB.
11:45 a.m: Brooklyn groups meet at La Colombe (40th and 6th, Manhattan)
12:30 pm: March begins to the UN
1:15-4:00 Rally at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza
Sun June 18, 1 pm — 6 pm
Forum to unite the communities most impacted by the development, testing and use of nuclear weapons.
Location: Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn Street, downtown Brooklyn.
Admission Free! All Welcome.
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Save the Date! Sat 6/17:
Sun 5/28, 12 noon:
Join Veterans for Peace, Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Iraq Veterans Against the War, Veterans for Peace Council to speak out for peace! Bagpipers will join our procession with a flag-draped coffin through the park. We will distribute flyers about the true meaning of Memorial Day. Wear black t-shirts if possible.
Mon 5/29:
Black Veterans for Social Justice Memorial Day Parade (6th Annual)
11:30 am: Start at Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza (1368 Fulton St & New York Ave). 12 noon: Parade starts up Marcy Ave
2 pm: Ceremony at the BVSJ headquarters at 665 Willoughby Ave (between Throop and Marcus Garvey)
Join us as a voice for peace!
Mon 6/5, 6-7 pm:
Focus on the US government’s use of Special Administrative Measures (SAMs), highlighting the case of  Ahmed Abu Ali who has been subjected to SAMs for over 11 years.
Co-sponsored by Center for Constitutional Rights (CCR)
@MCC, 150 Park Row, lower Manhattan.
Thurs 6/8, 7:30 pm:
Next meeting 350 Brooklyn
@Brooklyn Commons,
388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond. All welcome!
Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed June 14, 10 pm:
Ban the Bomb! Ray Acheson on UN Negotiations to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:
Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

Sun 5/21: Volunteers Needed! Join us @ Fifth Ave Festival in Park Slope! & More: Posted May 17, 2017

Sun May 21: Volunteers needed!
We’ll be reaching out to our neighbors with info on the  Women’s March to Ban the Bomb (Sat 6/17)
Help us spread the word to build participation in this event, tied to the UN resolution banning nuclear weapons. Also we’ll have our “Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here” posters and pamphlets (now in Spanish!)
Sign up here or e-mail us at bfp@brooklynpeace.org to let us know when you can come, for an hour or more between noon and 5 pm. We’ll let you know the exact location (Fifth Ave in Park Slope.)
Save the Date: Sat Jun 17!
In one of its final acts of 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with overwhelming support a landmark resolution to begin negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts. Throughout June and July of 2017, governments will negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons at the United Nations.
See presentation by Ray Acheson explaining the rationale and importance of this treaty, even if the U.S. and other nuclear armed states don’t participate.
Brooklyn For Peace will be joining with many others to hit the streets, demanding a treaty that prohibits these weapons of mass destruction once and for all!
Volunteers needed! Check out Women’s March to Ban the Bomb website for more info and to sign up! 
Sun June 18:
Forum to unite the communities most impacted by the development, testing and use of nuclear weapons.
Downtown Brooklyn location; details to be follow.
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.

Thurs 5/18, 7-9 pm:

Join Mohammed Sawalha, founder/director of Palestinian House of Friendship, and Sagiv Galai, Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC chapter leader, who will speak about police exchange programs between the US and Israel, obsession with militarization as the answer to security, and the imperative to reimagine safety for all people.
@77 Prospect Place between Flatbush and 6th Ave, Brooklyn
(sorry, not wheelchair accessible)
Admission Free.
Donations requested to benefit programs of Palestinian House of Friendship
Sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace–NYC
Sat 5/20, 6-8 pm:
Speaker: Judith Deutsch, psychoanalyst, former president of Science for Peace
Location: Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond, downtown Brooklyn.\
Sponsor: Marxist Education Project
Admission $6–$15;
no-one turned away
Wed 6/7, 7 pm:
What’s happening in South Sudan?
As violence escalates, famine has been declared in parts of South Sudan.
What underlies the conflict?What is the role of the U.S. and the U.N?
Panel discussion 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, Distinguished Professor of African Studies, and Professor of Law, UNC-Chapel Hill
Sponsor: Brooklyn For Peace
Co-sponsors: United African Congress, Give Them a Hand Foundation.
@Brooklyn Friends Meeting House, 110 Schermerhorn St, downtown Brooklyn.
Admission Free.
Thurs 6/8, 7:30 pm:
Next meeting 350 Brooklyn
@Brooklyn Commons,
388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond. All welcome!
Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!

Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed June 14, 10 pm:
Ban the Bomb! Ray Acheson on UN Negotiations to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: Mon June 5, 6-7 pm

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:

Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

Sat 5/13, 11 am: Youth Empowerment Rally & March, Cadman Plaza; & More: Posted May 12, 2017

Sat 5/13, 11 am–2 pm:
Gather at north end of Cadman Plaza.
Organizations will be sharing information and providing family-friendly activities.
Student-run soap box stations will be open for young people to speak their minds.
Line-up includes speakers age 8 to 17, as well as two participants in the 1963 Children’s March and Crusade in Birmingham, Alabama.
Rain or Shine!
Use FacebookTwitter and Instagram to let folks know about this event, especially teenagers and families with children of all ages.
Organizations participating include:
Save the Date: Sat Jun 17!
In one of its final acts of 2016, the United Nations General Assembly adopted with overwhelming support a landmark resolution to begin negotiations on a treaty prohibiting nuclear weapons. This historic decision heralds an end to two decades of paralysis in multilateral nuclear disarmament efforts. Throughout June and July of 2017, governments will negotiate a ban on nuclear weapons at the United Nations.
See presentation by Ray Acheson explaining the rationale and importance of this treaty, even if the U.S. and other nuclear armed states don’t participate.
Brooklyn For Peace will be joining with many others to hit the streets, demanding a treaty that prohibits these weapons of mass destruction once and for all!
Volunteers needed! Check out Women’s March to Ban the Bomb website for more info and to sign up! 
Sun June 18:
Forum to unite the communities most impacted by the development, testing and use of nuclear weapons.
Downtown Brooklyn location; details to be follow.
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Sun 5/14: Mother’s Day!
12 noon: Join the Granny Peace Brigade for a Mother’s Day Stroll! Meet at Manhattan entrance to Staten Island Ferry at noon. Stroll through Battery Park with The Rude Mechanical Orchestra, alerting people to the cost of war
at Battery Park gardens for a carnival to celebrate life, live, and the creation mothers represent (not bombs and violence)
Tues 5/16, 6:30 pm:
Join 350 Brooklyn &People’s Climate March NYC at
Join a mass interview of NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate Letitia James, and Comptroller Scott Stringer, as we discuss how NYC can fight climate change, create environmentally-friendly jobs, and deliver justice in spite of the current presidential administration
@NY Society of Ethical Culture, W 64th St & Central Park West, Manhattan
Thurs 5/18, 7-9 pm:
Join Mohammed Sawalha, founder/director of Palestinian House of Friendship, and Sagiv Galai, Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC chapter leader, who will speak about police exchange programs between the US and Israel, obsession with militarization as the answer to security, and the imperative to reimagine safety for all people.
@77 Prospect Place between Flatbush and 6th Ave, Brooklyn
(sorry, not wheelchair accessible)
Admission Free.
Donations requested to benefit programs of Palestinian House of Friendship
Sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace, Jewish Voice for Peace–NYC
Sat 5/20, 6-8 pm:
Speaker: Judith Deutsch, psychoanalyst, former president of Science for Peace
Location: Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond, downtown Brooklyn.\
Sponsor: Marxist Education Project
Admission $6–$15;
no-one turned away
Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!
Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed June 14, 10 pm:
Ban the Bomb! Ray Acheson on UN Negotiations to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921
End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: Mon June 5 (to be confirmed)

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:
Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!

Tonight! Wed 5/10, 6:30 pm: Town Hall: Impact of Trump Budget on NYC; & More: Posted May 10, 2017

TONIGHT! Wed 5/10, 6:30 pm:
What’s the potential impact of the Trump federal budget on New York?
Come to find out and voice your concerns!
@John Jay High School, 237 7th Avenue,
btw 3rd & 4th St, Park Slope
Hosted by: Assemblymember Robert Carroll and NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer, in partnership with Congresswoman Yvette Clarke, State Senator Kevin Parker, Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon and Councilmember Brad Lander.
RSVP requested (not required): action@comptroller.nyc.gov
Strengthen our voice for peace!
Without funds we can’t do the work!
or mail check to:
BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, New York 11201
All donations are tax-deductible.
BFP is a 501-c-3 organization.
Tonight! Wed 5/10, 7 pm:
NOTE: Event is sold out!  If you have not registered and would like to attend, please email unabrooklyn@gmail.com with you name and phone number. Waitlist registrants will be admitted after start of event if room is not at capacity (most likely space will be available)
Speaker: Dr. David S. Bassiouni will discuss the UN’s historic role protecting vulnerable populations, at a time when the US may slash funding for crucial humanitarian aid
Location: LIU Bklyn Ctr for Entrepreneurship and Innovation
Pratt Bldg 1st. floor
1 University Plaza, downtown Bklyn

Sponsor: United Nations Association Brooklyn Chapter

Co-sponsors: Brooklyn For Peace and others
(Admission Free)
Thurs 5/11, 7:00 pm:
Join 350Brooklyn to plan the next steps.
@Brooklyn Commons,
388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond.
Thurs 5/18, 7-9 pm:
Join Mohammed Sawalha, founder/director of Palestinian House of Friendship, and Sagiv Galai, Jewish Voice for Peace-NYC chapter leader, who will speak about police exchange programs between the US and Israel, obsession with militarization as the answer to security, and the imperative to reimagine safety for all people.
@77 Prospect Place between Flatbush and 6th Ave, Brooklyn
(sorry, not wheelchair accessible)
Admission Free,
Donations requested to benefit programs of Palestinian House of Friendship
Sat 5/20, 6-8 pm:
Speaker: Judith Deutsch, psychoanalyst, former president of Science for Peace
Location: Brooklyn Commons, 388 Atlantic Ave btw Hoyt and Bond, downtown Brooklyn.\
GET FB post
Sponsor: Marxist Education Project
Admission $6–$15;
no-one turned away
Refugees and Immigrants Welcome Here!
Join BFP to help put up posters in our neighborhoods! We’ve found that local merchants are very willing to participate. E-mail bfp@brooklynpeace.org to get posters or to go out with our team.
Visit us on Facebook for info on these and other upcoming events
Be a BFP Member!
Start conversation with family and friends!

$15 per 500 ml bottle
Fairly traded, organic, extra virgin, from West Bank farmers’ cooperatives.
Email
to arrange pick-up in Boerum Hill or Park Slope;
Your purchase supports the Palestinian economy, as well as the ongoing peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace.
Catch highlights from our Forums!
2nd Wed each month,10 pm
See it on Cable: Verizon FiOS 43; Optimum 68; Spectrum 1996;  RCN 83; on your computer live-stream at time of the broadcast
Next program:
Wed May 10, 10 pm:
Ban the Bomb! Ray Acheson on UN Negotiations to Outlaw Nuclear Weapons
See programs you’ve missed! Tune in to:
Questions? Thoughts?
E-mail
or call 718-624-5921

Join us as we move ahead in our 32nd year working for peace and justice in Brooklyn and beyond!

End abuses of human rights and civil liberties in “War on Terror” cases, often against Muslims.
Vigil (every 3 months)  at Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC), lower Manhattan near City Hall
Next vigil: Mon June 5 (to be confirmed)

Books Not Bombs!

Check it out on Facebook:
Students Not Soldiers

Join Granny Peace Brigade in ongoing actions to protest the allocation of $1.5 million for JROTC programs in NYC public high schools.   E-mail
grannypeace@gmail.com for info on upcoming action opportunities.You don’t need to be a granny to participate:
All are welcome!