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 are please to honor the following as Pathmakers to Peace:
Pulitzer Prize winning playwright (“Ruined”) Lynn Nottage is a proud graduate of the Yale School of Drama. Her newest play, By The Way, Meet Vera Stark, recently completed its successful world-premiere Off-Broadway at Second Stage Theatre. Read full bio.
Brooklyn Food Coalition and Brooklyn College Community Partnership;
Nancy Romer, Chair of the Governance Board of the Brooklyn Food Coalition, a grassroots food justice organization working for healthy food access for all, sustainable food systems and justice for food workers. She co-founded BFC in 2009 and has served for four years as its General Coordinator, helping to launch the organization into its present form. Read full bio.
Rabbi Ellen Lippmann
Rabbi Ellen Lippmann is founder and rabbi of Kolot Chayeinu/Voices of Our Lives, a 21-year-old progressive Jewish community in Brooklyn, N.Y. Rabbi Lippmann is the former East Coast Director of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, and former director of the Jewish Women’s Program at the 14th Street Y in Manhattan. Read full bio.
Dr. Ahmad Jaber
Dr. Jaber has been a Bay Ridge community member for over thirty years. He currently sits on the board of Beit Al Maqdis Islamic Center, the Arab Muslim American Federation and the Islamic Mission of America, and was a past president of the National Arab American Medical Association-New York Chapter. Read full bio.
Families United for Racial and Economic Equality (FUREE) is a Brooklyn-based, multi-generational, member-led organization, made up mostly of women of color. We organize low-income communities to build power to change the system. Read more.