Bed-Stuy Coalition for Peace
605 Jefferson Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
November 30, 2002 Contact: Beverly Morgan
Phone: (718) 907-0578
Fax: (718) 574-8059
BROOKLYN SAYS WAR IS NOT THE ANSWER
The Bed-Stuy Coalition for Peace, a community-based movement, is calling for a mass peace
walk and rally on December 7, 2002. Organized by the newly formed Coalition, the activity will
take place in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn, New York.
The demonstration is scheduled to step off at 12:00 noon from in front of Restoration Plaza, 1360
Fulton Street. Its aim is to provide a forum for like-minded individuals to demonstrate that war is
not the answer. Humanity wants and must have endless peace, not “endless war” with its brutal
destruction of life and the environment.
“By joining together in one voice,” said Veronica Nunn of Buddhists for Peace, one of the
organizations comprising the Coalition, “we will take an important step towards opening the
doors of communication and building camaraderie in our neighborhood, which can set a powerful
The Coalition feels confident that the peace walk and rally will inspire many people—young and
old--to vigorously engage in dialogue and other activities that will lead to unity and a deeper
understanding among people of all nationalities, races, genders, religions, sexual and gender
The Coalition calls on each and every one to work in tandem with others with a vision towards
creating a society of peace and justice in the 21st Century.
Speakers at the rally, set for 2-5 PM at AME Zion Baptist Church, 54 McDonough Street (near
Tompkins), include, among others, Portia Waldon, Buddhists for Peace; Ulysses Kilgore, III,
community leader; Rev. Herbert Daughtry, House of the Lord Church; and Larry Holmes of the
International Act Now to Stop War and End Racism Coalition (A.N.S.W.E.R.). Actor Susan
Sarandon is an invited guest. The hip-hop-for-peace group, “Beats and Rhymes,” and others will
provide cultural entertainment.
Sponsors include Black Veterans for Social Justice; Rev. M. Pearce, Zion Baptist Church; Fulton
Cultural and Spiritual Shop; Ramsey Clark, former U.S. attorney general; Veterans for Peace; and