Calendar for Peacemakers

peacedove eventsThis 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 calendar.peace@gmail.com by the first Wednesday of the month.

 

Feb 1 to 17 ANNUAL AFRICAN AMERICAN ART EXHIBITION. Actors’ Theater of Louisville. Enjoy art in several media by contemporary artists. Visit https://actorstheatre.org
Feb 1 to 24 VISUALIZING ECOLOGICAL SYSTEMS. Schneider Hall at U of L. See sculptures and drawings that explore the intersections between art and ecology. Contemplate the interactions between the various systems that surround us. Visit http://louisville.edu/ sustainability
Feb 1 to Mar 10 MEMORIES OF BURMA. The Crane House. See landscape and still life paintings by Louisville artist EH Ka Paw drawing inspiration from his childhood memories of Burma. Visit http://www.cranehouse.org
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Feb 1 (Wed) DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THE PEACE CALENDAR FOR THE MARCH 1 ISSUE OF FORSOOTH. Email announcements to calendar.peace@gmail.com
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Feb 1 (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
Feb 1 (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.
Feb 1 (Wed) CATHOLIC CHARITIES ORIENTATION. 5PM TO 6PM. Learn more about our refugee & immigration settlement program and our community engagement programs. Visit http://kyrm.org
Feb 2 (Thurs) KENTUCKY SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE. Every first & third Thursday, 5:30PM at Main Public Library. Call Kay Tillow 636-1551.
Feb 4 to 8 and Feb 8 to 14 INTERNATIONAL VISITOR LEADERSHIP PROGRAMS. The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Learn ways to cultivate leadership in non-governmental organizations, community groups, and schools in critical areas. The first week examines investigative journalism and the second week examines leadership training for young women. Visit http://www.worldkentucky.org
Feb 4 (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
Feb 4 (Sat) LOUISVILLE COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE. Every Saturday morning. Also, other days and times. 26 farmers’ markets from California neighborhood to Norton Commons.
Visit http://www.louisvilleky.gov/ HealthyHometown
Feb 4 (Sat) WORLDQUEST. Bellarmine University. See student teams test their knowledge of current affairs, world leaders, geography, recent history, flags, international organizations, countries, regions, the world economy, culture, and religion. Visit http://www.worldkentucky.org
Feb 5 (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
e-mail FORnonviolence@gmail. com
Feb 7 (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.
Feb 8 (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.
Feb 8 (Wed) LOUISVILLE FORUM. Noon at Vincenzo’s Downtown. Every 2nd Wednesday. Speakers on current public issues. Non-partisan discussion. For details call, 329-0111.
Feb 8 (Wed) COMPASSIONATE LOUISVILLE. Noon. Meeting locations rotate. Help monitor the progress of Metro Louisville ten-year campaign for compassion. Visit http:// compassionatelouisville.org for more information.
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Feb 9 (Thu) DEADLINE FOR ARTICLES FOR THE APRIL ISSUE OF FORSOOTH. Email articles to russgreenleaf@yahoo.com
or call 502-264-2437
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Feb 14 (Tue) JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE meeting at 7 pm. Meets the 2nd Tuesday of each month. For details, call 502-553-6451 or email: barbaraberman2@gmail.com
Feb 10 (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. louisville-astro.org
Feb 10 (Fri) KENTUCKY ACLU: ART, ADVOCACY AND ACTIVISM. 21c Museum Hotel. Engage in art and advocacy with fellow libertarians. Share reactions to international social justice issues. Visit http://www.aclu-ky.org
Feb 11 (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.
Feb 12 to 19 HAND IN HAND MINISTRIES. Work side by side with people in other communities and other countries by participating in our immersion trips. Visit http://www.myhandinhand,org
Feb 15 (Wed) 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 http://www.15thousandfarmers.com
Feb 16 & 28 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
Feb 16 (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 http://www.namilouisville.org
Feb 16 (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
Feb 16 (Thu) KENTUCKY SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE. Every first & third Thursday, 5:30PM at Main Public Library. Call Kay Tillow 636-1551.
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Feb 16 (Thu) THIRD THURSDAY LUNCH. Ron Russell, immigration attorney and immigration activist, speaks about changes in immigration policy. Hotel Louisville, 120 W. Broadway (Second and Broadway) Lunch begins at 11:30 am. Speaker at noon. Co-sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation and Interfaith Paths to Peace.
RSVP to Cathy Ford at 502-458-1223 or
fordhoff@bellsouth.net, or to Cindy Humbert at: interfaithpaths@gmail.com
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Feb 16 (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: fordhoff@bellsouth.net
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Feb 17 (Fri) ENGERY CONSERVATION STRATEGIES. Ekstrom Library at UofL, Noon. Basic training & resources and service opportunities on advocacy for sustainability. http://louisville.edu/ sustainability
Feb 19 (Sun) MOMS DEMAND ACTION FOR GUN SENSE. First Unitarian Church, 4th and York St., 4PM. Help plan Advocacy Day in Frankfort on Feb 22. Visit momsdemandaction.org
Feb 28 (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
Feb 22 (Wed) “THE OCCUPATION OF THE AMERICAN MIND.” Free film showing, 6:45 pm at Highlands Public Library, in the Mid City Mall, 1250 Bardstown Rd. Noam Chomsky, Phyllis Bennis, and others explain how the Israel Lobby influences US media coverage to support Israel. More info: 502-264-2437,
russgreenleaf@yahoo.com

OUT OF TOWN

Feb 2 (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.
Feb 6 (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.
Feb 15 (Wed) KY FAIRNESS RALLY. State Capitol in Frankfort, KY. Meet state legislators and discuss prospects for a Statewide Fairness Law. Visit http://www.fairnesscoalition.org
Feb 16 (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. Visit http://www.communityfarmalliance.org

EVENTS AT LOUISVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARIES.

Visit www.lfpl.org
Feb 1 (Wed) DISCOVER AFRICAN AMERICAN GREATNESS Bon Air Public Library, 2:30 PM. Join our online scavenger hunt. Share the facts you discover.
Feb 1 (Wed) MEETING OF THE MINDS. Crescent Hill Public Library, 7PM. Discuss current events and topics with your friends and neighbors
Feb 4 (Sat) ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB. Every Saturday at the Iroquois & Newburg Public Library Branches, 3PM. Also Main Library on Wednesdays at 7PM.
Feb 4 (Sat) INTRODUCTION TO AFRICAN AMERICAN FAMILY HISTORY Main Public Library, 2:30 PM. Learn the basics on how to trace your ancestors from many sources.
Feb 4 (Sat) AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN Newburg Public Library, 2:30 PM. Read inspiring great books and enjoy the favorite dishes of inspiring people
Feb 7 (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, oppression, deprivation, discrimination or disabilities.
Feb 8 (Wed) GRANTSEEKING BASICS FOR WORTHY CAUSES. Main Public Library, 1:30PM. Learn the basics of research and writing.
Feb 9 (Wed) BOOKS ON GLOBAL SOLIDARITY. Main Public Library, Noon to 1PM. 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.
Feb 10 (Fri) AFRICAN AMERICAN ARCHIVES TOUR. Western Public Library, 1PM. Peruse the great books in our collection. Watch a short documentary.
Feb 11 (Sat) BLACK LOUISVILLE JEOPARDY GAME. Newburg Public Library, 3PM.Master the essentials of our local history.
Feb 13 (Mon) FOLLOW THE DRINKING GOURD. Newburg Public Library, 6PM. Hear stories about the Underground Railroad and watch a video.
Feb 14 (Tues) BEGINNING SPANISH. Iroquois Public Library, 6:30PM. Learn conversational Spanish from native speakers.
Feb 18 (Sat) CULTURAL SHOWCASE: CELEBRATE AFRICA. Iroquois Public Library, 6:30PM. Meet our neighbors who originated from many African countries. Food and music.
Feb 23 (Thurs) DOCUMENTING LOUISVILLE’S BLACK HISTORY. Western Public Library, 6:30PM. Historian and Archivist Tom Owen discusses the efforts of UofL’s Regional History Archives.
Feb 23 (Thurs) ON THE TURKISH BORDER WITH SYRIA. Main Public Library, 7PM. Hear Elliot Ackerman discuss his new novel, “Dark at the Crossing,” set in Turkey and Syria.
Feb 25 (Sat) AFRO-CUBAN CULTURE. Iroquois Public Library, 6:30PM. Meet our neighbors who originated from Cuba. Learn more about their history, traditions, and music.
Feb 23 (Thurs) ON THE TURKISH BORDER WITH SYRIA. Main Public Library, 7PM. Hear Elliot Ackerman discuss his new novel, “Dark at the Crossing,” set in Turkey and Syria.
Feb 25 (Sat) FRENCH CIRCLE. Iroquois Public Library, 12:30PM. A new book in French every month.
Feb 26 (Sat) 2016 OBAMA’S AMERICA. Newburg Public Library, 1PM. Watch and discuss a new documentary.