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2017 Pathmakers to Peace

The 2017 PathMakers to Peace Reception & Gala Dinner will be held Thursday, November 30, 2017 at the historic Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights at 6:00 pm.

PathMakers to Peace honors individuals and organizations who have played a leadership role in forging new pathways in the movement for peace and justice. This year, we are pleased to honor:

  • Linda Sarsour
    Racial Justice and Civil Rights Activist; Co-Organizer Women’s March 2017;
    Co-Founder/CEO at MPower Change
  • Leslie Cagan
    Coordinator, Peoples Climate Movement NY;
    Co-Founder, United for Peace and Justice
  • UPROSE
    An intergenerational, multi-racial, nationally-recognized, grassroots organization
    led by women of color, working at the intersection of racial justice and climate
    change, promoting sustainability and resiliency, and a leader in the movement for
    environmental justice

WHEN: Thursday, November 30 from 6:00 to 9:30 pm
WHERE: Plymouth Church, 57 Orange St. Brooklyn Heights [MAP] (Plymouth Church is 75 Hicks Street but event entrance is around the corner at 57 Orange Street through the garden)

Tickets and tables available now. All proceeds benefit the peace and justice work of Brooklyn For Peace. Portion of ticket price is tax-deductible.

Thank you for your support!

Film: Nuclear Hallucinations at Brooklyn College

Fathima Nizaruddin, a documentary filmmaker from India is screening her film Nuclear Hallucinations (54 minutes, UK/India, 2016)
at Brooklyn College on 10th October. The film is about the Kudankulam anti-nuclear movement in India.

The event is open to public
Date: Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Time:12.30 to 2pm
Venue: 214, West End Building at Brooklyn College (Campus Map pdf) #8 on the map
Brooklyn College
2900 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11210
P: 718.951.5000

Synopsis
Nuclear Hallucinations is a film, which claims to be a documentary, and it is centered around the anti-nuclear struggle against the Kudankulam Atomic Power Project in South India. In a context where cases of sedition and waging of war against the state are filed against anti-nuclear protesters, the film attempts to question the totalitarian nature of pro- nuclear assertions through comic modes. Satirical impersonations, performance and ironic renderings of jingoistic rhetoric work together to form a narrative that explores the tragic absurdity of constructing nuclear power plants on a tsunami affected coast. This narrative tries to ascertain the relation between the production of “scientific facts” about the “safe” nature of the Indian nuclear project and violence against anti-nuclear protesters including police firing. Anti-nuclear activists, villagers and performers who appear in the film engage with the farcical dimension of these “facts” and this raises larger questions about how authoritarian knowledge claims are asserted through the documentary form.

video: Organizing 101 – Sane Energy Project

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Organizing 101, a 30-minute video from organizer Shay O’Reilly and Sane Energy Project. Valuable resource. ‘Organizing is about bringing people together so that we outnumber them and can shift the balance of power.’

Also: Check out their Sane Energy Art ideas and projects – for any community or artist.


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AIM Pipeline / Indian Point

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Many groups continue to work on stopping the AIM Pipeline from resting 100 feet from the aging Indian Point nuclear power plant that could become a Fukushima disaster for NYC and environs. The People’s Puppets made this short video. Upstate groups like We Are Seneca Lake continue civil disobedience and arrests to stop Crestwood from storing natural gas in empty salt caverns next to Seneca Lake.

(Image: Brooke McGowen)

 
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