2006_10_arts_bpf.gifThe Brooklyn Peace Fair is happening all weekend, starting this afternoon. The fair is NYC's "largest annual grassroots event dedicated to the promotion of peace, social justice, and education on sustainable development". Run by the non-profit organization, Brooklyn Parents for Peace, they have been raising awareness for over 22 years.

This, the fourth peace fair, will include discussions, workshops, keynote speeches, music, and art. Speakers include Sonia Sanchez, Roger Touissant, Medea Benjamin, Sheldon & Anita Drobny (Co-Founders of Air America Radio), Marty Markowitz and Michael Massing. Bands include The Epochs, A Place to Bury Strangers and more.

Full list of events, and those included, after the jump...

A BENEFIT FOR THE BROOKLYN PEACE FAIR (proceeds to benefit Brooklyn Parents for Peace and the 4th Annual Brooklyn Peace Fair)
Supreme Trading
213 North 8th Street (in Williamsburg between Driggs & Roebling)
$15.00 donation | 21+

2:30 - Doors Open
3:00 - Michael Leviton
4:00 - The Shapes
5:00 - Mon.Key.Pod
6:00 - Taigaa!
7:00 - Bunny Rabbit
8:00 - Jealous Girlfriends
9:00 - Outputmessage
10:00 - The Epochs
11:00 - A Place to Bury Strangers
12:00 - Outputmessage DJ Set
1:00 - Fluxblog DJ Set

SUNDAY OCTOBER 22, 2006 | 11:00AM-5:00PM
Kumble Theater for the Performing Arts
1 University Plaza (Long Island University's Brooklyn Campus in Fort Greene at the intersection of Flatbush & Willoughby (entrance on Flatbush between Willoughby & Dekalb at the main gate))

MAIN STAGE (Kumble Auditorium):
11:00 - Opening Remarks
11:10 - Peace Dance
11:30 - Urban Word NYC
11:50 - Magnolia (Willie Mae Rock Camp for Girls)
12:10 - Jason Trachtenburg (Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players)
12:35 - Anti-Social Music
1:00 - Evelyn Harris (ex-Sweet Honey in the Rock)
1:30 - Speaker: Medea Benjamin (Co-founder, Code Pink)
2:00 - Keynote Speaker: Sonia Sanchez (poet, Civil Rights Leader)
2:30 - Youth Peace Contest, moderated by M-1 of Dead Prez
2:40 - Speaker: Roger Touissant (President, TWU)
3:10 - Beans
3:35 - Jeffrey Lewis
4:00 - Mahogany
4:30 - Closing Remarks

SECOND STAGE (Avena Lounge | lower level of LIU Great Hall): Featuring performances by the Blisstones, Legacy, Brilho de Luz, Raging Grannies, Samba School For Social Justice, Bruce Markow, Brooklyn Women's Chorus, Bev Grant and the Dissident Daughters, Arab American Association, and others TBA.