PathMakers to Peace 2022 Virtual Gala
Brooklyn For Peace (BFP) will hold its annual PathMakers to Peace gala on Thursday, December 8 at 7:00 pm, virtually via Zoom.
The PathMakers to Peace award was established in 2013, to honor organizations and individuals who have played a leadership role in working to find non-violent resolutions to conflict. The name of the award, PathMakers to Peace, emphasizes that there are many roads to reaching the goal of a peaceful and just world. This is the 9th year for the PathMakers to Peace Gala, an annual fundraiser for Brooklyn For Peace.
Brooklyn For Peace is tremendously excited to present five PathMakers to Peace honorees for this year:
- Dr. Debbie Almontaser founded and is a former principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy, and is a veteran of New York City’s public school system. She is the Board President of the Muslim Community Network, as well as the Founder and CEO of Bridging Cultures Group.
- Phyllis Bennis directs the New Internationalism Project at the Institute for Policy Studies, focusing on Middle East, US wars, and UN issues. Over decades, she has worked with many anti-war and Palestinian rights organizations, writing and speaking widely across the U.S. and around the world.
- Rev. Dr. Herbert Daughtry is the National Presiding Minister Emeritus of The House of the Lord Churches, serving from 1959-2019. He was among the leaders of the historic anti-nuclear march and rally that drew over one million demonstrators to Central Park on June 12, 1982. Rev. Daughtry has been active in the peace movement since the 1960s (Vietnam) to the war in Ukraine calling for a cease-fire, negotiations, and settlement, mutually beneficial.
- Bev Grant is a veteran social activist, feminist, labor singer/songwriter, “cultural worker,”, and founder of the Brooklyn Women’s Chorus. She has used her music as an organizing tool in both community and union organizing, often writing songs for specific issues or campaigns and facilitating the creation and use of music by others.
- Brooklyn Movement Center (BMC) is a Black-led, membership-based organization of primarily low-to-moderate-income Central Brooklyn residents. BMC trains and mobilizes Central Brooklynites and local stakeholders to lead local and city-wide policy campaigns to end abusive policing, to create alternative community safety approaches.
For more information on the honorees, as well as information on tickets, journal ads, and sponsorships, visit bit.ly/ptpgala2022.
Founded in 1984, Brooklyn For Peace is committed to eliminating war and the social injustices that are its causes. Through active education on international and domestic issues, BFP empowers the community to be a productive force in securing a peaceful future for generations to come by building a world where negotiating a resolution is the first response to conflict. BFP promotes U.S. policies based not on coercion and violence, but on peace, justice, democratic advancement, human rights and respect for international law.