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.

Meeting times are subject to change for some organizations. Please email us information about your peace and justice events to change

Jun 1 to Jul 14 —SHINING A LIGHT— The Muhammad Ali

Center. See photographs from countries all over the world

on human rights and social justice. This year’s focus is the

daily lives of homeless women. Visit alicenter.org

Jun 1 to 30—SACK LUNCHES FOR THE HOMELESS—

Wayside Christian Mission. Open every day. Help us assemble

sack lunches for men and women who are working

and away from the Mission at mealtimes. Sack lunches

are also used by our Good Samaritan Patrol. Visit wcm1.

weebly.com

Jun 1 to 30—TEA IN ASIA—The Crane House. Discover

the history and traditions of tea throughout Asia. Visit

cranehouse.org

Jun 1 (Sat.)—INTERFAITH SILENT MEDITATION—

Every first Saturday. 9:30 a.m. 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, or visit earthandspiritcenter.org

Jun 1 (Sat)—LOUISVILLE COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE—

Every Saturday morning. Also, other days and

times. 26 farmers’ markets from California neighborhood

to Norton Commons. Visit louisvilleky.gov/government/

mayors-healthy-hometown-movement/services/healthyeating

Jun 1 (Sat)—PRESERVE OUR URBAN FORESTS—

Olmsted Parks Conservancy. Almost every Saturday. Our

tasks include invasive plant removal, mulching, painting

or general park beautification in our various Olmsted parks

and parkways. Gloves, tools and guidance provided. Be

sure to sign-up before coming out. Visit olmstedparks.org

Jun 1 (Sat)—HELP BUILD A HOME—Habitat for Humanity

of Metro Louisville. Almost every Saturday. Work

alongside our sweat-equity families. Ask about our nonconstruction

opportunities too. Visit louisvillehabitat.org

Jun 1 (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 newrootsproduce.org

Jun 2 (Sun)—COMMUNITY COMPOSTING—UofL

Belknap Campus. Every Sunday, Noon to 2 p.m. Help

us turn trash to treasure. Haul home some rich compost

for your garden. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Visit

louisville.edu/sustainability

Jun 2 (Sun)—AIM HIGHER—Every first Sunday at 7 p.m.

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

at 502-262-0148, or email FORnonviolence@gmail.com

Jun 4 (Tues)—GLOBAL TRIVIA NIGHT—World Affairs

Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, 7 p.m.

Test your knowledge and learn more from others. Visit

worldkentucky.org

Jun 4 (Tues)—CONSOLING PARENTS—Meeting at First

Lutheran Church every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Meet others

who know the loss of miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn

death. Call 502-629-2103 for more information.

Jun 4 (Tues)—DANCE WELL—Every Tuesday until July

2nd. Locations rotate. Dance for veterans and families

coping with brain injuries and PTSD. Call 502-889-6584

for more information.

Jun 5 (Wed)—VOLUNTEER FOR REFUGEE FAMILIES—

Catholic Charities, 5:30 p.m. First Wednesday every month.

Learn more about our refugee & immigration settlement

program and family assistance efforts. Visit cclou.org

Jun 5 (Wed)—THE LOUISVILLE SUSTAINABILITY

FORUM—Passionist Earth & Spirit Center, the Barn at

1924 Newburg Road. Noon to 1:45 p.m. Sustainability and

relationships that create a community for change. Bring

your lunch.

Jun 5 (Wed)—KENTUCKY REFUGEE MINISTRIES

LUNCH & LEARN—969-B Cherokee Road. Noon. First

Wednesday every month. Learn more about our refugee &

immigration settlement program and citizenship tutoring

classes. Visit kyrm.org

Jun 6 (Thurs)—GRANT WRITING—Center for Nonprofit

Excellence. 9 a.m. Learn the basics of writing grant

proposals. Visit cnpe.org

Jun 6 (Thurs)—KENTUCKY SINGLE PAYER HEALTH

CARE—Every first & third Thursday, 5:30 p.m. at the

Main Public Library. Call Kay Tillow 636-1551.

Jun 8 (Sat)—LOUISVILLE MOMS DEMAND ACTION

FOR GUN SENSE—Louisville Urban League. Help us make

plans for advocating sensible gun policies. Visit

facebook.com/MomsDemandActionKY

Jun 8 (Sat)—EARTHSAVE OF LOUISVILLE—Crescent

Hill Ministries, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Discuss healthy food and

behavior change. Bring a plant-based dish and share your

recipe. Mix, mingle, music. Call 502-299-9520 for more

information.

Jun 8 (Sat)—CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY—Crescent

Hill Public Library. Noon. Help plan efforts to lobby for

state legislation to combat climate change. For more contact

Jean at jmchri@gmail.com, or call 502 634-3114.

Jun 9 (Sun)—VIGIL FOR PEACE—Louisville Peace Action

Committee (LPAC) and Veterans for Peace Chapter 168.

Bardstown Rd. at Douglas Blvd. 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. Bring

a sign. Remember those suffering from conflicts in the

Middle East. For more information, call Harold Trainer

at 502-419-4083.

Jun 9 (Sun)—THE NONVIOLENT CITIES PROJECT—

Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service, every 2nd Sunday at

2:30PM. Help us spread and apply the principles of nonviolent

action here and now. Call 812-280-0665 or email

rodwsm@gmail.com for more information

Jun 10 (Mon)—KFTC CHAPTER ANNUAL MEETING—

Kentuckians For The Commonwealth, Jefferson County

Chapter, 6:30PM. Join us as we reflect on our work,

celebrate, and make plans for the coming year. Visit kftc.org

Jun 11 (Tues)—MOVIMENIENTO DE MUJERES

LATINA / LATINA WOMEN’S MOVEMENT—La Casita

Center, 5:30 p.m. Network, mentor, find friends and share.

Call 322-4036 for more information.

Jun 11 (Tues)—AMERICANA COMMUNITY CENTER—

6 p.m., Volunteer orientation every 2nd Tuesday. Help

bridge the gap for our refugee and immigrant neighbors.

Call 502-366-7813 to RSVP.

Jun 12 (Wed)—Y-NOW CHILDREN OF PRISONERS

MENTORING—Join us for a tour of YMCA Safe Place.

2nd Wednesday each month. Learn how you can help

break the cycle through mentoring and encouragement.

RSVP to 635-5233.

Jun 12 (Wed)—LOUISVILLE FORUM—Noon at Vincenzo’s

Downtown. Every 2nd Wednesday. Speakers on current

public issues. Non-partisan discussion. For details call,

502-329-0111.

Jun 12-15—HAND IN HAND MINISTRIES—Work side

by side with people who live and work in vulnerable communities.

Visit myhandinhand.org

Jun 13 (Thurs)—EVERYONE READS TRAINING—JCPS

VanHoose Education Center, 4PM. Every 2nd Thursday.

Join our community-wide effort to improve reading skills.

Jun 14 (Fri)—A GLIMPSE OF ETERNITY—The Louisville

Astronomical Society, dusk, 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 louisville-astro.org

Jun 15 (Sat)—GROWING FOOD AND COMMUNITY—

15 Thousand Farmers at Dismas Charities, St. Ann’s on

Algonquin Pkwy. Share ideas and experiences about

growing your own food. Taste samples. Visit 15thousandfarmers.

com

Jun 18 (Tues)—WEST JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMUNITY

TASK FORCE—Meeting at the NIA Center

every 3rd Tuesday at 6 p.m. Help us examine and assess

community environmental concerns. Call 502-852-4609

for more information.

Jun 19 (Wed)—JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE—Highlands-

Shelby Park Public Library. Help us plan for future and

assess our accomplishments. Call 502-553-6451, or email

barbaraberman2@gmail.com

Jun 20 (Thurs)—CHAT WITH POLICE—6 p.m. Every 3rd

Thursday. Open dialogue with police officers. Meeting

places rotate month to month. Visit louisville-police.

org/475/Youth-Chats-with-the-LMPD

Jun 20 (Thurs)—MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT &

ADVOCACY—NAMI Louisville. 3 p.m. every 3rd

Thursday, as well as Saturdays and Sundays. Support

for families. Draw on years of experience. Visit

namilouisville.org

Jun 20 (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

502-595-4911 to RSVP.

Jun 20 (Thurs)—LEARNING DIFFERENCES SUPPORT

& ADVOCACY—Learning Disabilities Association

of Kentucky every third Thursday at 7 p.m. Support for

individuals and families. Call 502-473-1256 for more

information.

Jun 20 (Thurs)—FORsooth LABELING PARTY—

Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, Winn Center. 6:30

p.m. Every 3rd Thursday. We need volunteers! Many

hands make light work, and the opposite is also true!

Please join us if you can. Call 451-5658 for more info.

Jun 26 (Wed)—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. Call 502-636-4660 to RSVP.

OUT OF TOWN

Jun 3 (Mon)—KENTUCKY MIGRANT NETWORK

COALITION—Lexington KY at the Cardinal Valley

Center, 12 p.m. Every first Monday. Get better acquainted

with Kentucky’s immigrant and refugee families. For more

information, call 859-258-3824.

Jun 3-26—WATERSHED WATCH OF KENTUCKY—Various

sites. Join our volunteer monitoring effort to maintain

and improve water quality. Visit kywater.org

Jun 4-24—FAIRNESS MEETINGS—ACLU of Kentucky.

Help us promote LGBT Rights in Kentucky and join our

meeting in Versailles, Georgetown, Frankfort, Bowling

Green, Berea, and Shelbyville. Visit aclu-ky.org

Jun 6 (Thurs)—INTERFAITH PRAYER VIGIL FOR

PEACE—Lexington, KY, at West Main and Broadway.

5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 859-

327-5514.

Jun 20 (Thurs)—ORGANIC AGRICULTURE WORKING

GROUP—KSU Research Farm, Frankfort, KY. Participate

in efforts to develop local food economies with the

Community Farm Alliance and others. https://kysu.edu/

academics/cafsss/organic-agriculture-working-group/

about-organic-agriculture working-group/

Jun 22 (Sat)—CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM DIALOGUE—

Lexington, KY at 10 a.m. Meeting places rotate. Every

4th Saturday. Explore moral, cultural, and social issues

together. For more information, call 859-2772-7891.

AT THE LOUISVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARIES

Visit http://www.lfpl.org for more information.

Jun 1 (Sat)—ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB—Every

Saturday at the Iroquois Public Library, 3 p.m. Also Main

Library on Wednesdays at 7 p.m., and Shively Public

Library on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m..

Jun 1 (Sat)—HOUR OF POWER BOOK DISCUSSION—

Newburg Public Library, 2 p.m. Discuss books on personal

efforts to overcome the challenges of abuse, oppression,

deprivation, discrimination or disabilities.

Jun 4 (Tues)—UNDERSTANDING OUR WATERSHEDS—

South Central Library, 2 p.m. Participate in MSD

interactive activities.

Jun 5 (Wed)—MEETING OF THE MINDS—Crescent Hill

Public Library, 7 p.m. Discuss current topics with your

friends and neighbors.

Jun 6 (Thurs)—SEARCHING FOR WISDOM—Main

Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Every Thursday until June 20th.

Explore philosophical themes from many of the world’s

cultures.

Jun 12 (Wed)—JAPANESE ORIGAMI—Iroquois Public

Library, 2 p.m. Join our workshop with Ayako Nakajima.

Jun 17 (Mon)—SONGS OF FREEDOM AND UNITY—

Main Library, 2 p.m. Traditional songs from the African

diaspora.

Jun 18 (Tues)—LOUISVILLE’S LGBTQ HISTORY—

Main Public Library, 6:30 p.m. Hear panelists discuss the

public and private gathering spaces important to Louisville’s

community.

Jun 19 (Wed)—BOOKS ON GLOBAL SOLIDARITY—

Main Public Library, 12 p.m. Discuss contemporary books

by authors from all over the world.

Jun 25 (Tues)—CHINESE FAN DANCE—South Central

Public Library, 2 p.m. Enjoy our celebration of Asian

culture.