Sixth Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair

05/12/2010 04:19 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

I want to pass this notice along from my friends at Brooklyn for Peace (

The Sixth Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2010. This event has become the largest peace and social justice education and performance event in the city of New York. The last Peace Fair drew over 2,000 people of all ages.

The Peace Fair, which is a program of Brooklyn For Peace (Formerly Brooklyn Parents for Peace), is being co-sponsored this year by the Brooklyn College Community Partnership and The Brooklyn College Student Center. The Fair will be held at the Brooklyn College Arts Lab and the Brooklyn College Student Center at Brooklyn College from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m.

The Brooklyn Peace Fair brings together peace and justice activists with others not currently involved in community groups and helps to build the movement in Brooklyn and beyond. This year the organizers are making a special effort to bring young people who are not yet involved in activism to the Fair.

This year's program will feature participatory workshops for youth and adults, featured speaker and panel discussion, including SOA Watch founder and Nobel Peace Prize nominee, Father Roy Bourgeois and performances which will include dance, spoken word, hip hop, poetry, jazz and more. The performers list is in formation, but so far includes Ill-Literacy, Spiritchild (of Mental Notes), Rude Mechanical Orchestra, Metro Sonics, Stephanie Rooker, Veronica Nunn, Dave Lippman, Gio Safari, The Last Internationale and more. Dozens of local community organizations will sponsor information tables.

For more information contact Brooklyn For Peace at: 718 624 5921