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Save the Date:
Pathmakers to Peace with Amy Goodman
Thursday, November 12 at Plymouth Church!

The 2015 Pathmakers to Peace will honor Amy Goodman

Thursday, November 12 , 6--9:30 pm
Plymouth Church, 57 Orange St., Brooklyn 
between Henry and Hicks in Brooklyn Heights. [MAP]

Doors open at 6 pm for appetizers and drinks; program will begin at 7 pm.  Dinner and wine will be included.

Tickets go on sale August 15, 2015!

Please visit brooklynpeace.org or call 718-624-5921 for tickets.

Important information re travel directions:

Subway directions: The 2 and 3 trains will NOT be running!
Take A or C train to High Street station. It is very important (really) to be on the back end of the train if coming from Manhattan and the front end if coming from out in Brooklyn. You will exit on Cadman Plaza West. Henry Street is roughly parallel and is easily accessed by a pedestrian walk just south (and slightly uphill) of the station. On Henry Street you will be a half block north of Orange Street, which starts there. Walk 1/2 block on Orange

Looking forward to seeing you there!

We are pleased to honor the Amy Goodman as PathMaker to Peace!

 

2014 Year in Review

Because of your contributions, this year we were able to:
(a partial list):

  • Sustain a full-time Program Coordinator, who is facilitating and energizing our programs. We continue to reach out to a younger generation, using cultural activities as well as social media.
  • Reach out to our neighbors with information, petitions, and postcards at street fairs and farmer's markets. Continued outreach to our constituents to encourage our elected officials to oppose what now appears to be an endless war.
  • Hold a 2 week vigil against the war on Gaza at which we collected over two thousand signatures demanding an end to all attacks on civilians and an end to U.S. support of the Israeli occupation
  • Host community forums on a wide range of topics, including “Arts and Activism;” “In Search of a Nuclear Deal with Iran;” “The Invention of the White Race;” “The US in the Middle East;” “Whistleblowers and Surveillance;” “Life and Loathing in Greater Israel;” The Ongoing Genocide in Darfur and the Crisis in South Sudan;”; “Which Way Forward: Climate Chaos or Climate Justice?”; collaboration with Fort Greene Peace on a forum, “How Should the U.S. Respond to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria?”
  • Participate in NYC Millions March/Black LIves Matter! response to police killlings of Akai Gurley, Eric Garner, Michael Brown, and others.  Provide resources and connections to ongoing activities.
  • Join in a bus trip to Albany to demand Governor Cuomo to ban fracking
  • Participate in rallies against the Keystone XL Pipeline
  • Hold a rally at Grand Army Plaza to demand our reps support diplomacy for a negotiated resolution with Iran regarding its nuclear program
  • Participate in the 12th annual Children of Abraham Peace Walk, creating linkages and trust between Christians, Muslims and Jews
  • Bring a contingent to the People’s Climate March
  • Create and release a compilation CD ‘NSA Listening Party’ with contributions by local musicians
  • Produce a monthly program (“War No More”) on Brooklyn Community Access Television
  • Participate in numerous activities to raise awareness of Israeli violations of human rights and international law, and opposition to one-sided American support for these policies.
  • Bring Halloween Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to Park Slope and surrounding neighborhoods, raising international awareness among our youngest members
  • Participate in a program of cultural activities highlighting peace at the Brooklyn Museum in conjunction with their “Art of War” exhibit
  • Meet with some of our elected officials, local and federal, to discuss with them our perspective on the Israel-Palestine conflict and reaching agreement with Iran on its nuclear program
  • Support local organizations fighting budgets cuts in domestic programs addressed to human needs.
  • Organize call-ins to Congress, urging timely votes against the military budget.
  • With your membership and generous donations, we can continue to expand and grow in meeting the challenges ahead!
  • Join us in celebrating our 30th anniversary year with renewed energy and in going forward in our efforts to build peace with justice.
  • Halloween Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF to Park Slope and surrounding neighborhoods, raising international awareness among our youngest members
  • Participate in a program of cultural activities highlighting peace at the Brooklyn Museum in conjunction with their “Art of War” exhibit
  • Meet with some of our elected officials, local and federal, to discuss with them our perspective on the Israel-Palestine conflict and reaching agreement with Iran on its nuclear program
  • Support local organizations fighting budgets cuts in domestic programs addressed to human needs.
  • Organize call-ins to Congress, urging timely votes against the military budget.

Your financial support, as well as your participation in our ongoing activities, is what makes our work possible. With your membership and generous donations, we can continue to expand and grow in meeting the challenges ahead!

 

Letter to Our Supporters: December 2014

Dear Friend,

2014 marks 30 years of Brooklyn For Peace working for peace and justice! We are writing now because your membership and financial support are crucial for us to maintain our current level of activity and to grow.

We are very appreciative of the kind words recently expressed by Noam Chomsky regarding the significance of our 30 year history and the importance of continuity and consistency in a grassroots group. The generosity of our members has made this possible. Simply put, without funds we can’t do the work!

Basic annual membership is $30. Larger donations are very much appreciated and will be put to good use in developing our program. If you’ve already contributed in 2014, please consider an additional end-of-the-year tax-deductible contribution.

You can donate on line at our 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 York 11201.
You can call us at 718-624-5921 to use your credit card on the phone.

As we see our country engaging in a new war against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, as well as continued military activity in Afghanistan, Yemen, Pakistan, and elsewhere, we believe that our mission is more urgent than ever. We seek new ways to articulate alternatives to armed conflict, and to work for the elimination of war and the social and economic injustices that underlie it.

Because of your contributions, this year we were able to engage in a wide range of activities. See our website for a partial list.

Our 2014 Pathmakers to Peace awards, emphasizing the many different pathways to peace, honored Medea Benjamin (in May), Michael Ratner (in October), and culminated in a gala dinner at the historic Plymouth Church, celebrating Noam Chomsky as well as BFP’s founders on our 30th anniversary. In addition to recognizing these individuals for “courage, dedication, and leading the way”, these events were important in building bridges between organizations, connecting issues, and nurturing our own community.

Your financial support, as well as your participation in our ongoing activities, is what makes our work possible. With your membership and generous donations, we can continue to expand and grow in meeting the challenges ahead!

Through active education on international and domestic issues, we empower our community and ourselves to be an effective force in securing a peaceful future for generations to come. We work on a range of issues, as determined primarily by the concerns of our active members.

Our goal is to build an effective peace and justice movement. The issues we tackle range from global to local. We connect the dots between issues such as a militarized foreign and domestic policy, climate change, and the economic crisis here at home. The recent People’s Climate March and our Forum on Climate Justice, which preceded it, exemplify our efforts to educate and mobilize our community around vitally important issues. During the past month, we collaborated with Fort Greene Peace on a forum, “How Should the U.S. Respond to the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria?” We also continued outreach to our constituents to encourage our elected officials to oppose what now appears to be an endless war.

Join us in celebrating our 30th anniversary year with renewed energy in our efforts to build peace with justice.

Charlotte Phillips, M.D. , Chairperson

Carolyn Eisenberg
Vice-Chair

Veronca Nunn
Vkice-Chair

David Tykulsker
Vice-Chair

 

PathMakers to Peace Supporters

Thank you to our supporters and friends! Check out the Pathmakers to Peace Journal.

Thank you to the 2014 Pathmakers to Peace Supporters:
Please give your support to our supporters!

All Souls Bethlehem
Allan Eisenberg
Amorina Pizza
Arab American Association of New York
Bassetts' Catering
BAX
Black Veterans for Social Justice
Bob Cook: Your PC Guru
Boerum Hill Association
BFP Anti-Militarism Committee
BFP Arts and Culture
BFP Climate Action
BFP Darfur/Africa Task Force
BFP Diversity Outreach
BFP Israel-Palestine Committee
BFP Latin America Task Force
BFP Nuclear Zero
BFP PEJ Committee
BFP UNICEF
Brooklyn Historical Society
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Camp Kinderland
CBID
Charlene Barker
DeadHorse Records
Eventfull Catering
Flatbush Food Coop
Florsheims
Fort Greene Peace
Fortune House
Grizer-Hoffman Family
Harmonic Insurgence
Heights Chateau
HolyLand Auto Repair
Hope Animal Hospital
Indypendent
Iraq Veterans Against the War
Jews for Racial and Ecomonic Justice
Jim Brennan, Assemblymember
Joe Kopitz and Ken Diamondstone
Key Food
Letita James, Public Advocate
Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
Make the Road
Met Supermarkets
Mukti's Kitchen
Muslim Community Network
New Yorkers Against Gun Violence Education Fund
Noodle Pudding
Park Plaza
Peace Action Bay Ride Interfaith Peace Coalition
Peace Action NYS
Perelandra
PNHP-NY Metro
Prospect Perk Cafe
Queens Pride House
Red Rose
Rothberg Law
Save Mor
Select Mail
The Central Brooklyn MLK Commission
The Garden Food Market
United Community Center of East New York
United University Professionals
Veris Wealth Partners
Veterans for Peace
War No More on BCAT
War Resisters League
Wild Ginger Pan-Asian Cuisine
Wyckoff's Corner Pharmacy
Yvette Clarke, Congressperson

Give your support to our supporters!

Become A Member of Brooklyn For Peace!

Since 2001, ten billion dollars have been taken from Brooklyn taxpayers and wasted on the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. A total of more than a trillion dollars overall has been spent on the wars. U.S.foreign policy and tax dollars are supporting the wrong policies in Israel, Latin America, Africa and the Mid East. In addition to countless lives here and abroad both lost and permanently maimed, we are also seeing this misallocation of resources result in drastic cutbacks of public services.

Brooklyn For Peace provides a voice for resistance! We participate in demonstrations, vigils, letter-writing, phone-call and petition campaigns. We work with a wide variety of other groups. We are out on the street with flyers and at neighborhood festivals. We provide visibility to the need for peaceful alternatives.

Just a few of our activities thus far in 2011:

  • 7th Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair at Brooklyn College, with Juan Gonzalez as the keynote speaker, emphasizing "Cut the Military Budget! We Need New Priorities!"
  • Participation in April 9 National Anti-War demonstration
  • Nuclear Zero Town Hall Meeting, launching petition campaign to have NYC declared as a Mayor's City of Peace
  • Distributing flyers emphasizing cost of war to Brooklyn, on Tax Day in Brooklyn (Flatbush-Midwood) and on May 12 at the city-wide demonstration against cutbacks
  • Community Meeting on Libya, resulting in a statement and petition calling for alternatives to military action
  • Ongoing vigils for Darfur, keeping this issue in public view
  • CineForos (films with discussion) on Latin America
  • Joining with community members to support the building of a mosque in Sheepshead Bay, and sponsoring a workshop on Islamophobia at the Brooklyn Peace Fair

Most of our work is done by volunteers. However, even this e-mail message which you are now reading costs money to send!

We are only able to maintain our multi-faceted program by employing a full-time Program Coordinator. Funds are also needed to rent space in which to hold events, to print flyers and publicity materials, and to video our events to make them accessible to those not able to attend in person.

If you aren't already a member, please take the opportunity now to join as well as to make a financial contribution. Your financial support is an important way of participating.

  • Click here to become a member.
  • Click here to make a donation. Annual membership is a suggested donation of $30 ($10 for students and those on a limited income.)
  • You can also mail your check to BFP, PMB 106, 41 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201.

All contributions are fully tax-deductible, and will be acknowledged with our thanks!

Visit our website brooklynpeace.org for current and upcoming opportunities for participation.

Questions? Call us at 718-624-5821 or email us at bfp@brooklynpeace.org.

 
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