Sat Nov 15, 6–9:30 pm
Honoring Noam Chomsky & BFP’s 30th Anniversary
2014 PathMakers to Peace Reception:
Tickets available now!
Join us on Saturday November 15 for 2nd annual PathMakers to Peace Awards Reception, honoring Noam Chomsky, linguist, author, political commentator and activist, and celebrating 30 years of Brooklyn For Peace working for peace and justice.
What better way for BFP to renew our efforts than to invite you to join us for a night of celebration starting off with drinks and hor d’oeuvres, followed by dinner, dessert and our keynote speaker.
This year the event will take place on Saturday, November 15, at 6:00 pm, at the historic Plymouth Church. Opened in 1846, the church was once a major Abolitionist center. Its first pastor was Henry Ward Beecher who became a leading figure in the abolitionist movement. The church was a station on the Underground Railroad.
Come out and support the honorees and this wonderful event, as your attendance would be greatly appreciated and very much needed. Help Brooklyn For Peace continue to be your voice for peace and social justice.
There are many ways you can be a part of this incredible event. You can:
When: Saturday, November 15, 2014 at 6:00 pm
Where: Plymouth Church, 57 Orange Street, Brooklyn Heights, NY 11201
If you have any questions call us 718-624-5921 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
We are pleased to honor the following as PathMakers to Peace:
Noam Chomsky is one of our nation’s foremost public intellectuals. Since the publication of his highly influential essay, “The Responsibility of Intellectuals” in 1967, he has been a consistent voice for peace, social justice and human rights around the world. He has authored hundreds of books and articles, spoken in forums across the globe, helped countless scholars to develop their own work and provided an invaluable commentary on the lies and misrepresentations of politicians and mainstream media. For literally millions of people, his example as both intellectual and political activist has been a source of inspiration.
As a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Noam Chomsky has also achieved an international reputation as a linguist, philosopher, cognitive scientist and logician. Yet more than the sum of all these achievements, Noam Chomsky is best considered as the moral conscience of our society. Brooklyn For Peace is proud to honor him with our 2014 PathMaker to Peace award.
And to celebrate 30 year Anniversary of
Brooklyn For Peace
Brooklyn For Peace is a diverse network of Brooklyn residents-parents, non-parents, adults, youths, and neighbors-alarmed by the militarism of our society and its impact on our lives as well as the lives of people around the world. We organize community meetings and forums, set up information tables, participate in phone and advertising campaigns, meet with elected officials and participate in demonstrations. We disseminate solid and carefully researched analysis on international and domestic policies.
We are a democratically functioning non-partisan group. We provide a host of opportunities for Brooklyn residents to work for peace and social justice in ways that can accommodate busy schedules. We believe, when given t he right tools, ordinary people will change the world.
2013 Pathmakers to Peace!
Brooklyn For Peace held the Pathmakers to Peace reception on Sunday, October 20 at the Brooklyn Historical Society to honor 5 outstanding Brooklyn residents who have demonstrated a continued effort to support the peace and justice movement both in and outside the community.
One hundred and seventy people gathered for the reception. The event was attended by a diverse community of people from all over Brooklyn and beyond. You can check out photos on our Facebook page or at http://bit.ly/ptp-photos. The event was made possibly by a list of wonderful supporters. Please check out the Pathmakers to Peace event journal.
Both the name, Pathmakers to Peace, and the logo for these awards were chosen to emphasize the many different pathways to peace, as well as to recognize those who have played a leadership role in forging new pathways.
We were pleased to honor the following as Pathmakers to Peace:
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 email@example.com.