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PathMakers to Peace 2019

Friends, members and peace and justice activists crowded into the beautiful hall of Brooklyn’s Historic Plymouth Church to celebrate the 2019 PathMakers to Peace. Brooklyn For Peace’s annual gala honors individuals and organizations who have played a leadership role in working to find nonviolent resolutions to conflict.  The 2019 PathMakers to Peace are:

Zephyr Teachout for her progressive positions and voice on social and economic justice issues

Ray Acheson for her leadership as Director of Reaching Critical Will, and for her indispensable work on the United Nations Treaty to ban nuclear weapons

Jim Anderson for his leadership as President of Peace Action New York State, and for his lifelong commitment to peace and social justice

Left to right: Charlotte Phillips, MD, BFP Chair; Veronica Nunn, Vice-Chair; Emilie Beck, Program Coordinator; Honoree: Ray Acheson, Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom; Honoree: Zephyr Teachout, author, activist, professor and former candidate for NY Governor; Honoree: Jim Anderson Peace Action NYS President; and Tara Currie, BFPer.

The guests enjoyed a delicious buffet supplied by Bassett Caterers and listened with great attention as each honoree addressed the gathering. Thank you to everyone who attended, contributed, sponsored, advertised or otherwise supported the 2019 PathMakers to Peace Gala.  We appreciate your continued support, energy, and generosity.

A special thank you to Matt Weinstein for the beautiful photos, Annie Yan for video recording the Gala (available now on our Youtube channel), and to Christine Lewis of Domestic Workers United for her uplifting vocal performance. Our gratitude goes to Veronica Nunn for emceeing, Plymouth Church for hosting us, and to Rev. Brett Younger for his inspiring welcoming remarks. The full PathMakers to Peace program is available online. Please be sure to patron our advertisers !

  • 350 Brooklyn
  • Allan Eisenberg, PhD
  • Alliance for Quality Education
  • Amorina Pizza
  • Arab American Association of New York
  • Archer Byington Glennon & Levine
  • Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon
  • Assemblymember Robert Carroll
  • Bassett Caterers
  • Belli Osteria
  • Benjamin Moore Go Greene Hardware
  • BFP Arts and Culture Collective
  • BFP Climate Action Task Force
  • BFP Darfur/Africa Task Force
  • BFP Diversity Outreach Task Force
  • BFP Israel-Palestine Committee
  • BFP Latin America Task Force
  • BFP Nuclear Zero Task Force
  • BFP Peace & Economic Justice Committee
  • BFP UNICEF Committee
  • Black Veterans for Social Justice
  • Bob Cook, Your PC Guru
  • Brooklyn Arts Exchange
  • Brooklyn Commons Cafe
  • Brooklyn Friends of the People’s World & the Brooklyn Club of the Communist Party, USA
  • Brooklyn Historical Society
  • Brooklyn Microgrid
  • Brooklyn Society For Ethical Culture
  • Brooklyn Solar Works
  • Brothers Halal Meat Market
  • Cafe Chili
  • Cambridge Dental PC
  • Camp Kinderland, Inc.
  • CBID: Central Brooklyn Independent Democrats
  • Citizen Action of New York
  • D’Amico Coffee
  • David Cunningham Architecture Planning
  • Deadhorse Records
  • Domestic Workers United
  • DRUM: Desis Rising Up and Moving
  • Dwip Bangla Grocery
  • Fat Tail Financial Advisory Group
  • Fish Tales
  • Flatbush Food Cooperative Foodtown
  • Granny Peace Brigade
  • Halstead Properties
  • Heights Chateau
  • Holyland Auto Repair
  • Hungry Ghost
  • Imagic Studio
  • Jews for Racial and Economic Justice
  • Ken Diamondstone and Joseph Kopitz
  • Kitchen
  • Long Island Alliance for Peaceful Alternatives
  • Mel Grizer and Susie Hoffman
  • Mohammed Nurhussein, M.D.
  • Mukti’s Kitchen
  • Muslim Community Network
  • National Lawyers Guild [NYC]
  • Peace Action Bay Ridge
  • Peace Action New York State
  • Peace Action of Staten Island
  • Perelandra Natural Foods
  • Phillips-Fein Family
  • Physicians for a National Health Program NY Metro
  • Ralph’s Bodega
  • Representative Yvette Clarke
  • Representative Nydia Velzquez
  • Rothberg Law Firm
  • SaveMor Digital Printing
  • Select Mail and Redhook Star Revue
  • Staubitz Market
  • The Indypdendent
  • The Nation
  • Theater Three Collaborative
  • United Community Centers
  • United For Peace & Justice
  • United University Professions
  • U.S. Labor Against the War
  • Verde Cafe & Lounge
  • Veris Wealth Partners
  • Veterans for Peace Chapter 34
  • Vokashi
  • Wild Ginger
  • Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom
  • World Can’t Wait
  • World Fellowship Center

Thank you to all those who joined the PathMakers to Peace 2019 Host Committee!

  • Monroe and Diane Allison
  • Bruce Altschuler
  • Ann Fawcett Ambia
  • Charlene Barker
  • George Bartenieff and Karen Malpede
  • Donald Bickford
  • Edward Briody
  • Tara Currie and Mark Parrish
  • Ken Diamondstone and Joseph Kopitz
  • Robert Drinan and Kimberly Westcott
  • Carolyn and Allan Eisenberg
  • Jaki Florsheim and Henry Florsheim
  • Tom Gogan and Gloria Brandman
  • Ed Goldman and Deirdre Jordan
  • Mel Grizer and Susie Hoffman
  • Georgia Guida
  • Susan Johnson
  • Sally Jones and David Jones
  • Lucy Koteen and Alan Young
  • May Makki and Omar Makki
  • Ellen Meyers
  • Fran Minichiello
  • Mary Nolan and Ervand Abrahamian
  • Jean Nolan
  • Veronica Nunn and Travis Shook
  • Mohammed Nurhussein
  • Charlotte Phillips and Oliver Fein
  • Eleanor Preiss and Mitchell Cohn
  • Eric Shtob and Sonia Collins
  • Matthew Weinstein and Stacey Weinstein
  • Barbara Winslow

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Brooklyn For Peace needs YOUR support to strengthen our voice and our efforts in building a broad-based resistance movement in the coming year. Donations made on-line or postmarked before midnight on Dec 31 are tax-deductible in 2018.

Brooklyn For Peaceis locally-based, rooted in Brooklyn neighborhoods. We are multi-issue, non-sectarian, and non-partisan. Our distinctive contribution is speaking out against war, and emphasizing the pervasive influence of militarism throughout our society. We collaborate with a range of single-issue groups. We link the issues through the lens of a foreign policy which relies on military power to address problems. Our track-record since 1984 of educational programs leading to informed action has made our voice a respected one.

The multitude of crises which confront us daily, from the danger of nuclear war, to the reality of climate catastrophe, to the heart-wrenching images of immigrant families and children, can easily lead to paralyzing despair. We counteract hopelessness with opportunities for action. See below for some of our activities in 2018.

Without funds we can’t do the work!  Please donate now if you have not already done so.
If you have already donated in 2018, please accept our thanks and consider an additional end-of-year donation so that we can expand our outreach and our voice in 2019. And please join us in 2019 in building the movement for peace with justice! 

Charlotte Phillips, M.D. Chairperson
for the BFP Board  
We are a 501 c 3 organization. All donations made on-line or postmarked before midnight Dec 31, 2018, are tax-deductible to the extent allowed by law.

Some of our activities in 2018:


A Light For Peace Shone Bright In Brooklyn
Pathmakers To Peace Gala, 2018.

Dec 6, 2018—

It was an evening to remember.

Friends and supporters of Brooklyn For Peace filed into Brooklyn’s historic Plymouth Church to enjoy a festive evening of good food and drink. But also to mingle with old friends and meet new ones. They came to support the 34-year old peace and justice organization and to be the wind behind its sails as it continues to meet the challenges of these difficult times.

Co-founders Rusti Eisenberg, Dr. Charlotte Phillips & PathMakers recipient Dr. Liz Leoharris.

After a delicious and plentiful buffet, the event began with a warm welcom by the church’s spiritual leader, Rev. Brett Younger. This year the group honored leading Pathmakers To Peace as it has done in years past. But before, we welcomed special guests who arrived unannounced but who were enthusiastically welcomed as champions in Congress against the Trump agenda. Both Congress members Yvette Clarke and Nydia Velázquez rose and delivered passionate remarks, pledging to stand firm on behalf of peace and to defend immigrants and refugees from the cruel policies of the Trump Administration. They spoke of the difficult battles ahead but also pointed out that the newly-elected majority in the House, with its numerous new women members, would make their ability to fight back more effective. The presence of these two important Brooklyn Congress members was a tribute, many felt, to Brooklyn For Peace’s status as a long-standing and effective voice for peace and progress in our Brooklyn communities.

This year’s honorees were—
Make The Road, New York – a true champion that serves and protects immigrants and refugees with a focus on Latinos who are facing attacks from the Trump policies. The award was accepted by Chloe Tribich who spoke on their behalf.

Next was Rebecca Wilkomerson, the Chair of Jewish Voice For Peace, an outstanding organization that has grown exponentially in recent years, filling its ranks with newly-active youth, particularly young Jews. They stand in solidarity with the people of Palestine in demanding a just and fair peace in the Mid East and reject the idea that being Jewish is synonymous with supporting the extremist and anti-human policies of Netanyahu and his government.

The last honoree was Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, Co-Chair of the Poor People’s Campaign, which, in a fitting reprise of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s 1968 movement,  has launched a movement for a “moral revival” in our country, demanding the shifting of priorities away from greed and war and toward meeting the urgent needs of the American people, particularly those who suffer the injustice and degradation of endemic poverty. Theoharris made a moving speech that wove together all the themes of the various struggles taking place in today’s difficult period.

Many thought that this event was one of the finest and most uplifting the organization has sponsored over the years. The feelings of camaraderie and solidarity in a festive atmosphere of bonhomie, lifted people’s spirits and determination to continue the fight for a better country and world. Onwards!

To view all the photos of the event, click HERE.
To view video of the program, click HERE
To view the PathMakers to Peace 2018 Program, click HERE.

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