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 email@example.com by the first Wednesday of the month.
Nov 1 to Dec 30 » AMERICA TO ZANZIBAR.
Muhammad Ali Center. Our family-friendly interactive exhibit explores the diversity of Muslim cultures in our community, country, and the world. Experience art, architecture, travel, trade, design and more. Visit http://www.alicenter.org.
Nov 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 http://wcm1.weebly.com.
Nov 1 to 30 » THE WORLD’S MAJOR RIVERS.
The Crane House. Compare three of the world’s major rivers: Ganges, Yangtze, and Ohio. Learn more about their influence on the history and culture of their respective countries. Visit http://www.cranehouse.org.
Nov 1 to 12 » KIN KILLIN KIN. The Kentucky Center for African American Heritage. A visual experience for engaging our youth and community in the reality of gun violence and moving towards solutions. Visit https://kcaah.org/.
Nov 1 to 4 » HAND IN HAND MINISTRIES. Work side by side with people who live and work in vulnerable communities. Visit http://www.myhandinhand.org.
Nov 1 (Thurs) » ANNE BRADEN MEMORIAL LECTURE. University of Louisville. 5:30PM. Hear Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor of Princeton University discuss structural racism. Visit http://louisville.edu/sustainability/.
Nov 1 (Thurs) » DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THIS CALENDAR IN THE NEXT ISSUE OF FORSOOTH. Every first Thursday. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov 1 (Thurs) » KENTUCKY SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE. Every first & third Thursday, 5:30PM at Main Public Library. Call Kay Tillow,
Nov 3 (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/.
Nov 3 (Sat) » LOUISVILLE COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE. Every Saturday morning. Also, other days and times. 26 farmers’ markets from California neighborhood to Norton Commons.Visit https://louisvilleky.gov/government/mayors-healthy-hometown-movement/services/healthy-eating
Nov 3 (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 http://www.olmstedparks.org.
Nov 3 (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 https://louisvillehabitat.org/.
Nov 3 (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.
Nov 4 (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 http://louisville.edu/sustainability.
Nov 4 (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, 502-262-0148 or e-mail FORnonviolence@gmail.com.
Nov 6 (Tues) » GLOBAL TRIVIA NIGHT. World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana, 7PM. Learn more about our world and make friends. Visit https://www.worldkentucky.org
Nov 7 (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 http://cclou.org.
Nov 7 (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.
Nov 7 (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 636-4660 to RSVP.
Nov 8 (Thurs) » THIS IS AMERICA: AND JUSTICE FOR ALL? University of Louisville, 7PM. Join our discussion on who justice works and how it breaks down. Visit http://louisville.edu/sustainability.
Nov 8 (Thurs) » EVERYONE READS TRAINING. JCPS VanHoose Education Center, 4PM. Every 2nd Thursday. Join our community-wide effort to improve reading skills. Visit https://apps.jefferson.kyschools.us/vounteer.
Nov 9 (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/.
Nov 9 (Fri) » SUSTAINABLITY ROUNDTABLE. University of Louisville, 11AM. Hear Tiago de Melo Cartaxo of Nova University, Lisbon, Portugal, discuss his experiences with sustainability initiatives. Visit http://louisville.edu/sustainability.
Nov 10 (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.
Nov 10 (Sat) » CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY. Crescent Hill Public Library, Noon. Every 2nd Saturday. Help plan efforts to lobby for state legislation to combat climate change. For more info contact Jean at email@example.com or call 502-634-3114.
Nov 11 (Sun) » VIGIL FOR PEACE. Louisville Peace Action Committee (LPAC) and Veterans for Peace Chapter 168, 4PM to 5PM. Every 2nd Sunday. Bardstown Rd. at Douglass Blvd. Bring a sign. Remember those suffering from conflicts in the Middle East. For more information, call Harold Trainer, 502-419-4083.
Nov 11 (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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Nov 11 (Sun) » BLACK PANTHERS. Speed Art Museum,
1:30PM. French New Wave filmmaker Agnes Varda interviews activists, interweaving footages of demonstrations. Visit http://speedmusem.org.
Nov 11 (Sun) » ARMISTICE DAY PEACE MARCH. Meeting at Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Place, 3PM. Join us as we show our community how we can foresee an end to violent conflict. Visit https://actionnetwork.org.
Nov 11 (Sun) » ARMISTICE DAY PEACE CELEBRATION. 3 to 5 PM. Crescent Hill Baptist Church, 2800 Frankfort Avenue.
Nov 13 (Tues) » MOVIMIENTO 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.
Nov 13 (Tues) » AMERICANA COMMUNITY CENTER, 6pm, Volunteer orientation every 2nd Tuesday. Help bridge the gap for our refugee and immigrant neighbors. Visit http://americanacc.org.
Nov 14 (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.
Nov 14 (Wed) » LOUISVILLE FORUM. Noon at Vincenzo’s Downtown. Every 2nd Wednesday. Speakers on current public issues. Non-partisan discussion. For details call, 329-0111.
Nov 14 (Wed) » COMPASSIONATE LOUISVILLE. Noon. Meeting locations rotate. Help monitor the progress of Metro Louisville ten-year campaign for compassion. Visit http://compassionatelouisville.weebky.com for more information.
Nov 15 (Thurs) » GROWING FOOD AND COMMUNITY. 15 Thousand Farmers at Dismas Charities 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.
Nov 15 (Thurs) » CHAT WITH POLICE. 6PM. Open dialogue with police officers. Meeting places rotate month to month. Visit https://louisvilleky.gov/events.
Nov 15 (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 http://www.namilouisville.org.
Nov 15 (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.
Nov 15 (Thurs) » THIRD THURSDAY LUNCH. Co- sponsored by FOR and the Sowers of Justice Network at Hotel Louisville at noon. Hear compelling speakers on current concerns and issues of justice, compassion, faith, and public policy. RSVP to Pat Geier by the Monday prior at 609-7985 or email@example.com. See page 4 for more details about this month’s event.
Nov 15 (Thurs) » FORsooth LABELING PARTY. Presbyterian Seminary, Winn Center. 6:30 PM. 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 information
Nov 21 (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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Nov 25 (Sun) » INVESTIGATION OF A FLAME. Speed Art Museum, 1PM. An experimental documentary portrait that follows the story of the Catonsville Nine, a disparate band of draft resistors. Visit http://speedmusem.org.
Nov 26 (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. Learn and share. Visit https://www.kftc.org.
Nov 27 (Tues) » FREE NONPROFIT START-UP CLINIC.
Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 3PM. Every 4th Tuesday. Learn the fundamentals, avoid pitfalls, and find direction. Visit http://www.cnpe.org.
Nov 27 (Tues) » KENTUCKY REFUGEE MINISTRIES LUNCH & LEARN. Noon. Learn more about our refugee & immigration settlement program and citizenship tutoring classes. Visit http://kyrm.org.
Nov 30 (Fri) » SEARCHING FOR THOMAS MERTON:
AN ARTISTIC TRIBUTE. Bellarmine University. Creative art by Joe McGee and Penny Sisto. One the first steps of our celebration of Thomas Merton’s life and work in Louisville. Visit http://merton.org.
Dec 20 (Thurs) DEADLINE FOR THE FEBRUARY ISSUE OF FORsooth. Every third Thursday. Email articles to email@example.com
OUT OF TOWN
Nov 1 (Thurs) » INTERFAITH PRAYER VIGIL FOR PEACE. Lexington, KY at West Main and Broadway, 5:30PM to 6:30PM. Every Thursday for twelve years.Visit http://www.peaceandjusticeky.org.
Nov 5 (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.
Nov 6 to 27 » 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 http://www.aclu-ky.org.
Nov 15 (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. https://kysu.edu/academics/cafsss/organic-agriculture-working-group/about-organic-agriculture working-group/.
AT THE LOUISVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Visit http://www.lfpl.org for more information.
Nov 1 (Thurs) » CITIZENSHIP CLASS. Iroquois Public Library, 11AM. Every Thursday. Instruction by Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Nov 3 (Sat) » 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.
Nov 3 (Sat) » CONFLICT IN IRAN. Iroquois Public Library, 1PM. Nazar Alatameemi to discuss the Islamic Revolution in Arabic without interpretation.
Nov 5 (Mon) » BASIC SPANISH. South Central Public Library, 6:30PM. Every Wednesday. Learn to use the basic tools of the language.
Nov 6 (Tues) » HOUR OF POWER BOOK DISCUSSIONS.
Newburg Public Library, every first Tuesday, 6:30 PM.
Discuss books on personal efforts
Nov 7 (Wed) » MEETING OF THE MINDS. Crescent Hill Public Library, 7PM. Discuss current topics with your friends and neighbors.
Nov15 (Thurs) » WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB. South Central Public Library, 7PM. Join our discussion of books of interest to women.
Nov 17 (Sat) » SAVOR THE WORLD. Main Public Library, 10AM. Explore another country every month through food, music, crafts, and books.
Nov 21 (Wed) » BOOKS ON GLOBAL SOLIDARITY. Main Public Library, 12PM. Discuss contemporary books by authors from all over the world.