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Newsletter - Brookhaven Citizens for Peaceful Solutions, Volume 1, Issue 2

Brookhaven Citizens for Peaceful Solutions (BCPS) newsletter containing six pages of articles, transcripts of emails and letters, photographs, and membership form, 2001. Brookhaven Citizens for Peaceful Solutions (BCPS) six-page newsletter, Volume 1, Issue 2, titled "Bigger, Stronger, Wiser..." featured an article detailing BCPS accomplishments. According to the newsletter, since the group's formation in July 2000, membership climbed from three to 180 dues-paying members. This article was accompanied by a photo captioned, "SC [Suffolk County] Legislators Tonna, Foley & Fischer as well as Bishop Wcela join BCPS at its first press conference." Other articles included, "Something From Mary [Moycik-Aguilera]," "[Suffolk County Executive Robert] Gaffney's Broken Promise," "Bullets to Ballets" by Christine Harvey, and "All is Quiet, Or Is It?" by Ed Hernandez. Brookhaven Citizens for Peaceful Solutions (BCPS), a Farmingville-based organization formed in July 2000 to "develop real solutions to the real problems affecting the residents of Farmingville and the Town of Brookhaven." The organization advocated for a Community Opportunity Center in Farmingville to provide "Mexican immigrants with a safe place to wait for work," organized a candlelight vigil in September 2000 in honor of two Mexican day laborers who were kidnapped and assaulted by two local Farmingville youths, and worked to "engage, educate and mobilize the residents of Farmingville and its surrounding community" in their advocacy for peaceful solutions.
Identifier: HOF_FARM_B32F5_001
Date: December 31 2001
Language: English
Repository: Hofstra University Special Collections
Source: Hofstra University.The Farmingville Collection, 1996-2005. Box 32, Folder 5.
Rights: This record is not part of the New York State Archives' collection and is presented on our project partner's behalf for educational use only. Please contact the home repository for information on copyright and reproductions.
Special Project: Ventana al Pasado/Window on the Past

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