ART WANTED: A&C joins Peace Art Campaign: Art for Peace and Planet
As part of BFP Arts & Culture Committee’s Peace Art Campaign Takin It To The Streets,
we are asking you to participate with us in Art for Peace and Planet!
Contribute your art work in the form of a poster or sign
to build a just, sustainable, and nuclear-free world!
We invite students and artists of all ages
to create art (in the form of a sign or poster) in our Takin It To The Streets campaign,
to be a part of our contingent in the March on Sunday, April 26. We want our contingent to be beautiful, uplifting,
and also to bring our message to the world
which will be watching!
Plan to join us at Union Square at 1 pm, on Sunday April 26,
and march with us to the United Nations,
where we will have a table at the Festival.
Art work will be displayed in and around our table,
and photographed for posting on our website.
All participants will receive a peace button and a
certificate of participation.
Brooklyn For Peace is joining a major international mobilization on Sunday, April 26,
to demand that the United Nations start negotiations immediately to implement the NPT (Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty).
This treaty, signed in 1971, committed the nations
which owned nuclear weapons
at that time (U.S., U.K., China, Russia, and France) to
enter negotiations to eliminate them.
44 years later the negotiations have not even started!
Our world today has over 15,000 nuclear weapons, most of them owned by the United States and Russia. The United States has just announced that it will “upgrade” its nuclear arsenal of 7,500 weapons to the tune of $1 trillion. Russia and the other seven nuclear states may follow our lead. Attention should be focused on halting climate change, building a sustainable world, and ending racial and economic injustice. Nuclear weapons don’t help us achieve any of these goals.
The mission to abolish nuclear weapons is an opportunity to fundamentally alter our relationship among ourselves and with the world - a chance to transform our culture into a culture of peace based on compassion and respect for all life.
All Souls Bethlehem Church Anti-Racism Film Festival is being held on March 27th and April 10th-11th. Please mark you calendars and come out to see some powerful films that deal with the multilevel issues of racism.
Friday Night April 10th at 7PM:
On April 10th we’ll show the Academy Award-Winning documentary, “Taxi to the Dark.” This unflinching examination of torture and death inside US military prisons will be the foundation for a post-film discussion on both Islamaphobia and the misguided “War on Terror.”
Then on Saturday April 11th we’ll show three films:
This powerful documentary tells the story of four high school boys who murdered a Mexican immigrant. “Shenandoah” dissects the mob mentality of the small town in which the atrocity took place.
This major motion picture, according to the Netflix review, “features intensely moving performances by Asian cinema’s legend Cheng Pei Pei as Junn, an immigrant mother grieving the untimely death of her only son Kai (Andrew Leung), and Ben Whishaw as her son’s lover, Richard. Jun’s grieving is disrupted by Richard’s visits and his attempts to communicate are first met with distrust. Richard hires Vann, a young translator, who helps piece together the tender memories of the man they both loved.”
Spoken word poets Saul Williams and Sonja Sohn star in this scathing critique of America’s racist judicial system and the burgeoning Prison Industrial Complex. The real-life artists at the heart of this powerful drama attest to the bridge between creativity and spiritual liberation.
If you’re new to All Souls Bethlehem Church don’t be thrown off by the large church on the corner of Cortelyou Road and E. 7th St., as we are located in a house midway down the block between Cortelyou Rd. and Ditmas Ave. (across the street from the basketball courts of the Middle School)..