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 by the first Wednesday of the month.


Calendar for peacemakers

CALENDAR FOR PEACEMAKERS Before attending these events, it’s best to contact the sponsoring organization to verify the time and place of the event. To list your event here, email info to by the first of each month.

May 1 to 31 ARTISTIC RELFECTIONS OF SEOUL AND LOUISVILLE. The Crane House. Daily. See examples of hanji as an artistic medium. This experimental series of work was created entirely with Korean handmade papers called hanji and incorporates reflections of both the artist’s birthplace, Seoul, South Korea, and her current home, Louisville. Visit

May 1 to 31 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

May 1 to Jun 24 SHINING A LIGHT PHOTOGRAPHY EXHIBIT The Muhammad Ali Center. See thoughtproving photos on survivors of gender-based violence, livelihoods, educations, rights and justice. Visit http://

May 1 to Jul 1 WOMEN IN 20TH CENTURY ART. Speed Museum. See works of art by women artists and designers in the years after the Age of Impressionism. Visit

May 2 (Wed) VOLUNTEER FOR REFUGEE FAMILIES Catholic Charities, 5:30pm. First Wednesday every month. Learn more about our refugee & immigration settlement program and family assistance efforts. Visit

May 2 (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 3 (Thurs) KENTUCKY SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE. Every first & third Thursday, 5:30PM at Main Public Library. Call Kay Tillow at 636-1551.

May 5 (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://

May 5 (Sat) LOUISVILLE COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE. Every Saturday morning. Also, other days and times. 26 farmers’ markets from California neighborhood to Norton Commons. Visit

May 5 (Sat) PRESERVE OUR URBAN FORESTS. Olmstead Parks Conservancy. Almost every Saturday. Our tasks include invasive plant removal, mulching, painting or general park beautification in our various Olmstead parks and parkways. Gloves, tools and guidance provided. Be sure to sign-up before coming out. Visit

May 5 (Sat) | HELP BUILD A HOME. Habitat for Humanity of Metro Louisville. Almost every Saturday. Work alongside our sweat-equity families. Ask about our non-construction opportunities too. Visit

May 5 (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

May 6 (Sun) | AIM HIGHER. Focuses 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@

May 6 (Sun) | COMMUNITY COMPOSTING. UofL Belknap Campus. Every Sunday, Noon to 2PM. Help us turn trash to treasure. Haul home some rich compost for your garden. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Visit

May 7 (Mon) | 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 636-4660 to RSVP.

May 8 (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 8 (Tues) | AMERICANA COMMUNITY CENTER, 6pm, Volunteer orientation every 2nd Tuesday. Help bridge the gap for our refugee and immigrant neighbors. Visit

May 9 (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 9 (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 9 (Wed) COMPASSIONATE LOUISVILLE. Noon. Meeting locations rotate. Help monitor the progress of Metro Louisville’s ten-year campaign for compassion. Visit http://compassionatelouisville. for more information.

May 10 (Thurs) EVERYONE READS TRAINING. JCPS VanHoose Education Center, 4PM. Every 2nd Thursday. Join our communitywide effort to improve reading skills. Visit https://apps.jefferson.kyschools. us/vounteer.

May 11 (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

May 12 (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 12 (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 info contact Jean at jmchri@gmail. com or call 502-634-3114.

May 13 (Sun) VIGIL FOR PEACE. Louisville Peace Action Committee (LPAC) and Veterans for Peace Chapter 168, 4PM to 5PM. Every 2nd Sunday. Bardstown Rd. at Douglas Blvd. Bring a sign. Remember those suffering from conflicts in the Middle East. For more information, call Harold Trainer, 502-418-4083.

May 13 (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 for more information.

May 15 (Tues) 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

May 16 (Wed) JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE. Highlands-Shelby Park Public Library. Every third Wednesday. Help us plan for future and assess our accomplishments. Call 502-553-6451 or e-mail

May 17 (Thurs) CHAT WITH POLICE. 6PM. Open dialogue with police officers. Meetings places rotate month to month. Visit

May 17 (Thurs) MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT & ADVOCACY. NAMI Louisville every third Thursday at 3PM. Also Saturdays and Sundays. Support for families. Draw on years of experience. Visit www.

May 17 (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 22 (Tues) FREE NONPROFIT START-UP CLINIC. Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 3PM. Every 4th Tuesday. Learn the fundamentals, avoid pitfalls, and find direction. Visit

May 28 (Mon) JEFFERSON COUNTY ECONOMIC JUSTICE TEAM. Meeting at the Main Public Library. Every 4th Monday at 6:30PM. Help us organize and assess our local campaign for equitable development, affordable housing and healthcare, and participatory budgeting. Lean and share. Visit

May 29 (Tues) KENTUCKY REFUGEE MINISTRIES LUNCH & LEARN. Noon. Learn more about our refugee & immigration settlement program and citizenship tutoring classes. Visit

May 29 to Jun 17 HOST A BELARUSSIAN. World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Ten women leaders from the public, private, and nonprofit fields are participating in USAID-sponsored program for international professional. Forge lasting memories and make lifelong friendships. Visit https://


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August 16 (Thurs) FORsooth LABELING PARTY. Presbyterian Seminary, Winn Center. 6:30 PM. We need volunteers! Many hands make light work, and the opposite is also true! So please join us if you can. Call 451-5658 for more information

May 1 to 29 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

May 1 (Tues) KENTUCKY WATERSHED WATCH TRAINING WORKSHOP. Learn to take qualified water samples for professional lab analysis and collect basic field data. Visit default.aspx.

May 3 (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, visit

May 7 (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 17 (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 www.

May 19 (Sat) KFTC ORGANIZING ACADEMY. Kentuckians for The Commonwealth, London, KY, 10:30AM to 4:30PM. Lean and practice meeting facilitation, creating agendas, and grassroots fundraising. Visit

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May 1 (Tues) HOUR OF POWER BOOK DISCUSSIONS. Newburg Public Library, every first Tuesday, 6:30 PM. Discuss books on personal efforts.

May 2 (Wed) MEETING OF THE MINDS. Crescent Hill Public Library, 7PM. Discuss current topics with your friends and neighbors.

May 2 (Wed) ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB. Every Saturday at the Iroquois & Newburg Public Library Branches, 3PM. Also South Central on Mondays and Main Library on Wednesdays at 7PM.

May 10 (Thurs) CITIZENSHIP CLASS. Iroquois Public Library, 11AM. Every Thursday. Instruction by Kentucky Refugee Ministries.

May 22 (Tues) RESILIENCE & COMMUNITY SERVICES. Main Library, 10AM. Discuss Metro services available to homeless and low-income residents.

May 23 (Wed) GRANTSEEKING BASICS FOR WORTHY CAUSES. Main Library, 1:30PM. Learn to research and find the right grant for your cause. Practice the essential elements of grant proposals.

May 26 (Sat) LA CUCARACHIA MARTINA. Shively Public Library, 1PM. See Teatro Tercera Llamada’s presentation of this inspiring bilingual play. Bring your family.