This calendar is as comprehensive as we can make it. The ways and means of peacemaking include advocacy, witnessing, service, organizing, financial support, teaching & learning, and prayer & mediation. This calendar presents many examples of all these and we hope you find inspiring and useful.
Please e-mail us information about your peace and justice events to firstname.lastname@example.org by the first Wednesday of the month.
Calendar for peacemakers
Apr 26 (Wed) THE OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND – Israel’s public relations war in the U.S. Free film showing: 6:45 pm at Crescent Hill Public Library, 2762 Frankfort Avenue. Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian land and repeated slaughters of civilians in Gaza have triggered widespread backlash against Israeli policies almost everywhere in the world. This new film examines how pro-Israel organizations suppress that backlash in the U.S. and shape media coverage in Israel’s favor. Sponsored by: Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), Louisville Committee for Peace in the Middle East, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Students for Justice in Palestine. More info: 502-264-2437 or email@example.com
(This film will be shown again on May 23 at another library. See below.)
Apr 29 (Sat) PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH in Washington DC and other cities. Join the People’s Climate Movement to stand up for our communities and climate. Get involved at: http://www.peoplesclimate.org/
Apr 29-30 (Sat-Sun) INTERNATIONAL BAZAAR – ISLAMIC SCHOOL OF LOUISVILLE. Noon to 6 pm at 8215 Old Westport Rd Louisville, KY. Traditional folk dance, ethnic food, crafts. Visit http://www.islbazaar.com/
May 3 (Wed), VOLUNTEER FOR REFUGEE FAMILIES Catholic Charites, 5:30pm. First Wednesday every month. Learn more about our refugee & immigration settlement program and family assistance efforts. Visit http;//cclou.org
May 3 (Wed) NOONTIME INTERFAITH MEDITATIONS. Every Wednesday from 12:10 to 12:30 at Christ Church Cathedral, Downtown. Weekly rotation includes Zen Buddhist silence, Lecto Divina, Vipassana Buddhist practices, and Creative Visualization. Visit http://paths2peace.org
May 3 (Wed) THE LOUISVILLE SUSTAINABILITY FORUM. Every first Wednesday. Sustainability and relationships that create a community for change. Bring your lunch. Noon to 1:45 PM, Passionist Earth & Spirit Center, the Barn at 1924 Newburg Road.
May 4 (Thurs) KENTUCKY SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE. Every first & third Thursday, 5:30PM at Main Public Library. Call Kay Tillow 636-1551.
May 6 (Sat) INTERFAITH SILENT MEDITATION. Every first Saturday. 9:30AM. Brief meditation instruction and longer periods of silence, interspersed with opportunities for walking meditation. Passionist Earth & Spirit Center, the Barn at 1924 Newburg Road. Call 502-452-2749 for information. Visit http://earthandspiritcenter.org
May 6 (Sat) CANVASS NEIGHBORHOODS FOR FRESH FOOD. Saturdays and Sundays. Join us any time. Fresh Stop Project volunteers take orders door to door for locally grown fruits and vegetables. Visit http://newrootsproduce.org
May 6 (Sat) LOUISVILLE COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE. Every Saturday morning. Also, other days and times. 26 farmers’ markets from California neighborhood to Norton Commons. www.louisvilleky.gov/HealthyHometown
May 7 (Sun) “AIM HIGHER” focusing on military counter-recruitment. Every first Sunday at 7 PM. Discuss conscientious objection, military recruitment, and the possibility for high school students to “opt out” of having their names given to recruiters. Call Jim Johnson, 262-0148 or FORnonviolence@gmail.com
May 9 (Tue) JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE meeting at 7 pm. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For details, call 502-553-6451 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 9 (Tues) MOVIMENIENTO DE MUJERES LATINA — LATINA WOMEN’S MOVEMENT, La Casita Center, Every second Tuesday, 5:30PM. Network, mentor, find friends and share. Call 322-4036 for more information.
May 10 (Wed) Y-NOW CHILDREN OF PRISONERS MENTORING. Luncheon at YMCA Safe Place. 2nd Wednesday each month. Learn how you can help break the cycle through mentoring and encouragement. RSVP to 635-5233.
May 10 (Wed) LOUISVILLE FORUM. Noon at Vincenzo’s Downtown. Every 2nd Wednesday. Speakers on current public issues. Non-partisan discussion. For details call, 329-0111.
May 10 (Wed) COMPASSIONATE LOUISVILLE. Noon. Meeting locations rotate. Help monitor the progress of Metro Louisville ten-year campaign for compassion. Visit http://compassionatelouisville.org
May 11 (Thu) DEADLINE FOR ARTICLES FOR THE JULY-AUGUST ISSUE OF FORSOOTH. Email articles to email@example.com or call 502-264-2437
May 11 (Thurs) EVERYONE READS TRAINING. JCPS VanHoose Education Center, 4PM. Every 2ndThursday. Join our communitywide effort to improve reading skills. https://apps.jefferson.kyschools.us/vounteer
May 11 & 22 REAL PEOPLE, REAL CHALLENGES, REAL SOLUTIONS. Volunteers of America Family Emergency Shelter, morning and evening sessions. One hour interactive tour of VOA’s work and programs for self-determination. For more information, call 636-4660
May 12 (Fri) A GLIMPSE OF ETERNITY. The Louisville Astronomical Society at dusk in Tom Sawyer Park. Every 2nd Friday, weather permitting. Look through telescopes at planets, our moon, stars, double stars, the Orion nebula, and other wonders. Visit http://www.louisville-astro.org/events
May 13 (Sat) EARTHSAVE OF LOUISVILLE. Crescent Hill Ministries, 6PM to 8PM. Every 2nd Saturday. Discuss healthy food and behavior change. Bring a plant-based dish and share your recipe. Mix, mingle, music. Call 299-9520 for more information.
May 13 (Sat) CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY. Main Public Library, Noon. Every 2nd Saturday. Help plan efforts to lobby for state legislation to combat climate change. For more information contact Jean firstname.lastname@example.org or call 502 634-3114.
May 14 to 18 US-MEXICO POLICE PROFESSIONALIZATION EXCHANGE PROGRAM. Word Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Police from Mexico are visiting Kentucky this week to conduct training on Internal Affairs with local, state, and federal police. www.worldkentucky.org
May 14 (Sun) VIGIL FOR PEACE. 4PM to 5PM, every second Sunday. A remembrance of all those suffering from conflicts in the Middle East. Bring a sign. Bardstown Road at Douglass Blvd. Sponsored by LPAC (Louisville Peace Action Community) and Veterans for Peace Chapter 168. For more information, call Harold Trainer at 502-387-9490.
May 14 (Sun) THE NONVIOLENT CITIES PROJECT. Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, every 2nd Sunday at 2:30PM. Help us spread and apply the principles of non-violent action here and now. Call 812-280-0665 or email email@example.com for more information.
May 15 (Mon) GROWING FOOD AND COMMUNITY. 15 Thousand Farmers at Dismas St. Ann’s on Algonquin Pkwy, the 15th of every month. Share ideas and experiences about growing your own food. Taste samples. Visit www.15thousandfarmers.com
May 16 (Tue) FAMILY SCHOLAR HOUSE GRADUATION CELEBRATION for the Class of 2017, 5:30 pm at the Muhammad Ali Center. The event is open to the public. Contact Kate Brackett at (502) 813-3086.
May 18 (Thurs) MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT & ADVOCACY. NAMI Louisville every third Thursday at 3PM. Also Saturdays and Sundays. Support group for families. Draw on years of experience. Visit www.namilouisville.org
May 18 (Thurs) COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN (CASA). Orientation, Noon to 1PM. Learn how you can help defend the rights of abused and neglected children in our community. Call 595-4911 to RSVP
May 18 (Thurs) There is no Third Thursday Lunch in May or June. Lunches will resume in the fall.
May 18 (Thurs) DIALOGUE WITH POLICE. 6pm. Public open-dialogue discussions that allow youth 25 and under to talk with local law enforcement officials and establish better relationships. New location each month. https://louisvilleky.gov/events
May 18 (Thurs) KENTUCKY SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE. Every first & third Thursday, 5:30PM at Main Public Library. Call Kay Tillow 636-1551.
May 18 (Thurs) MOSAIC AWARDS. Jewish Family and Career Services, 5PM. Join us for dinner and honor five local International Americans who made significant contributions in their professional fields and global solidarity. Visit www.jfcslouisville.org/mosaic-awards
May 23 (Tue) THE OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND – Israel’s public relations war in the U.S. Free film showing: 6:45 pm at Iroquois Public Library, 601 W. Woodlawn Avenue. Israel’s ongoing military occupation of Palestinian land and repeated slaughters of civilians in Gaza have triggered widespread backlash against Israeli policies almost everywhere in the world. This new film examines how pro-Israel organizations suppress that backlash in the U.S. and shape media coverage in Israel’s favor. Sponsored by: Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR), Louisville Committee for Peace in the Middle East, Jewish Voice for Peace, and Students for Justice in Palestine. More info: 502-264-2437 or firstname.lastname@example.org
May 30 (Tues) KENTUCKY REFUGEE MINISTRIES LUNCH & LEARN. Noon to 1:30PM. Learn more about our refugee & immigration settlement program and citizenship tutoring classes. Visit http://kyrm.org
May 30 (Tues) SCREENING OF THE FILM: REAL BOY. The Muhammad Ali Center, 5:30PM See the coming-of-age story of a transgender teenager on a journey to find his voice. Visit http://alicenter.org
May 31 to June 3 HAND IN HAND MINISTRIES. Work side by side with people in other communities and other countries by participating in our immersion trips. Visit www.myhandinhand,org
May 31 (Wed) DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THIS PEACE CALENDAR FOR THE JULY-AUGUST ISSUE OF FORSOOTH. Email announcements to email@example.com
Jun 15 (Thu) FORSOOTH LABELING PARTY. 6:30 PM at the Winn Center at the Presbyterian Seminary, 1044 Alta Vista Rd. COME TO THE PARTY ! Many hands make light work, and the opposite is also true. Join us if you can. It’s fun. Meet progressive people. Enjoy great conversations. Free refreshments. For directions, call 451-5658 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
OUT OF TOWN
May 1 (Mon) KENTUCKY MIGRANT NETWORK COALITION. Lexington KY at the Cardinal Valley Center, 12PM. Every first Monday. Get better acquainted with Kentucky’s immigrant and refugee families. For more information, call 859-258-3824.
May 4 (Thurs) INTERFAITH PRAYER VIGIL FOR PEACE. Lexington, KY at West Main and Broadway, 5:30PM to 6:30PM. Every Thursday for eleven years. For more information, call 859-327-6277.
May 6 (Sat) WATERSHED WATCH WORKSHOP. Kentucky River Watershed Watch in Lexington. Learn how to take a qualified water sample, collect field data, and make habitat assessments. Watershed Water volunteers work in all regions of our state. Call 502-782-7032 for more information
May 18 (Thurs) ORGANIC AGRICULTURE WORKING GROUP. KSU Research Farm, Frankfort, KY. Every third Thursday. Participate in efforts to develop local food economies with the Community Farm Alliance and others. www.communityfarmalliance.org
EVENTS AT LOUISVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARIES.
May 2 (Tues) HOUR OF POWER BOOK DISCUSSIONS. Newburg Public Library, every first Tuesday, 6:30 PM. Discuss books on personal efforts to overcome the challenges of abuse,
May 6 (Sat) ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB. Every Saturday at the Iroquois & Newburg Public Library Branches, 3PM. Also Main Library on Wednesdays at 7PM.
May 9 (Tues) BEGINNING SPANISH, Iroquois Public Library, 6:30PM. Learn conversational Spanish from native speakers.
May 17 (Wed) GRANTWRITING FOR WORTHY CAUSES. Main Public Library, 6:30PM. Learn the basics of research and writing grant proposals.
May 17 (Wed) BOOKS ON GLOBAL SOLIDARITY. Main Public Library, Noon to 12PM. Second Wednesday each month. (aka The Mayor’s Book Club) Read and explore contemporary books rooted in different countries and cultures. Celebrate the diversity of Louisville.
May 25 (Thurs) BASIC AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE. Main Public Library, 6:30PM Learn more about fingerspelling and techniques and the Deaf culture.