The Park Slope Greens organized or participated in some great events and actions this past year. We heard from Black Lives Matter leaders at our Stopping Police Murder forum; recharged our spirits with art and music at our Cultural Tribune; and joined a host of protests and actions opposing fossil fuel infrastructure and supporting social justice. Thanks to those of you who supported our local in these endeavors. Often, we partnered with the Green Party of Brooklyn, our county organization.
An important task for a political party is to have robust, active county organizations, especially as our party enters into a presidential election year.
The coordinating committee of the Park Slope Greens local has voted to scale back on our monthly meetings (second Monday of the month) and to plan and organize programming under the Green Party of Brooklyn. We believe that our current resources are best directed toward building and strengthening our county organization with an eye toward planting the seeds for additional locals throughout the borough to develop.
Although we will not be seeing each other at the Park Slope Methodist Church on the second Monday of every month, there will be numerous actions, events, discussions and street work to do together, including a monthly Green Pub Club at rotating locations throughout Brooklyn; quarterly Green Party of Brooklyn membership meetings with featured programming; and occasional larger events.
Our monthly Green Pub Club is coming up in just a few days!
Monday Jan. 25 beginning at 7 p.m. at Radegast Hall and Biergarten on N. 3rd Street in Williamsburg.
Next Green Party of Brooklyn meeting:
Monday, Feb. 1 beginning at 7 p.m. at the 3rd Ave YWCA near Atlantic Ave
Featuring programming around the push for a just transition to 100% clean energy
Coordinating Committee of the Park Slope Greens
Dani, Gloria, Jonathan, James, Josh, Michael, and Paul
Just a quick announcement that the regularly scheduled Park Slope Greens meeting will not take place tomorrow. Stay tuned for updates. Keep fighting the good fight!
Thursday, November 19 6:30 PM
Forum on how to get NYC to 100% clean energy by 2030 with the People’s Climate Movement
Transport Workers Union Local 100
195 Montague St,, Brooklyn, NY
Seating is limited so please be sure to RSVP on Eventbrite. The first panel will discuss how to get to 100% clean energy. The second panel will discuss some of the challenges and opportunities in getting there. 6:00 Doors open!
Sunday, November 22 2pm
Justice for Tamir Rice on the first anniversary of his murder
Union Square, Manhattan
Police violence is reprehensible no matter the circumstances but especially when it is aimed at our young children at play. Sunday, November 22, will mark the first anniversary of the murder of 12 year old Tamir Rice. Tamir was playing on his own in an empty, snow-covered park in Cleveland, Ohio. As so many of our children do, he was spinning imaginary tales with his toy gun and throwing snowballs for fun. But Tamir, a young black boy, was gunned down by the police officers who were alerted to a young man in the park with what looks like “a toy gun”. No questions, no investigation, no pause to consider this was a 12 year old at play. Tamir was shot seconds after the police officers got out of their car; officers did not even seek immediate medical attention while he lay dying.
The past month has seen several big successes, from a packed house at the Cultural Tribute to the Black Lives Matter Movement, to an impressive Green Party presence at Left Forum, and finally to a great statewide meeting yesterday afternoon.
Now it’s time to ramp up our local organizing. Jill Stein will launch her campaign for President in the coming weeks, and this summer and fall will see a huge coalition of grassroots groups plan to “Flood the System,” with a coordinated series of actions calling out our economic system as the root cause of the climate crisis, leading up to the November UN summit in Paris. Greens are planning to participate in the Climate Mobilization Teach-In next Sunday and we have decisions to make on the message we want to spread at upcoming street fairs.
On a related note – Sunday, June 21 we will be tabling at the Seventh Heaven Street Fair which is always a lot of fun and well attended. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to sign up to help.
Park Slope Greens meetings are held on the second Monday of each month at the Park Slope United Methodist Church at the corner of 6th Avenue and 8th Street (basement/garden entrance) in Park Slope.
“F” train to 4th Ave/9th Street or 7th Avenue stops
“R” train to 4th Ave/9th Street stop.
Greens At Left Forum 2015
Green Party members and leaders will be featured on almost two dozen panels at this weekend’s Left Forum conference at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in Manhattan, speaking on climate change, the fight for better schools and services, independent political strategy and the nuts and bolts of running campaigns.
We will also have a table in the exhibition area, so please stop by! Can you volunteer to support our presence at Left Forum by helping to staff the table and promote our fantastic panels? Email us when you are available!
Marching to Free Oscar López, May 30 at 11am
If you are not presenting at Left Forum on Saturday morning (or are not attending Left Forum at all!) we ask you to please join the thousands who will be marching to demand the freedom of of Puerto Rican activist and icon Oscar López, a 72-year-old decorated Vietnam veteran who begins his 34th year in prison on May 29th despite having never been charged with any violent crime. He has served 12 of those years in complete, total isolation.
11am Saturday, May 30 2015: Assemble at 125th Street and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd in Manhattan
The march will proceed to 106th Street and Lexington Avenue for a rally.
Email email@example.com if you can march with your fellow Greens!
Fundraiser to Re-elect Kshama Sawant, with
Chris Hedges and Howie Hawkins, May 31 at 6pm
Kshama Sawant was elected to Seattle City Council in 2013 as an open socialist with over 90,000 votes. Since then, she has been an uncompromising fighter for working people and the oppressed, leading the way on the victory for a $15 minimum wage which has spread like wildfire throughout the country.
Support Kshama’s re-election this Sunday night at 6pm as she takes to the stage with Chris Hedges and Howie Hawkins to discuss the fight for independent political power, living wages and making the 1% pay!
Sunday, May 31 2015 at 6pm
All Souls Unitarian Church
1157 Lexington Ave (at E. 80th Street)
New York, New York 10075
$15 tickets available online
Spread the word about this event on Facebook and if you can’t make it, you can donate to the Sawant campaign online.
Reminder: Come to New Paltz For Our State Party Meeting on June 6th
RSVP online if you haven’t already! Registration for rank-and-file Greens will begin at noon, with workshops and networking starting at 1pm. The schedule for the day will be announced ASAP!
Want to support events like this, along with initiatives to support Green candidates? Registered Greens can become dues-paying Supporting Members today, and donations from Greens and allies are ALWAYS appreciated.