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.

Sep 1 to 4 WORLDFEST. Belvedere, Downtown. Explore Louisville’s many faces and cultures in music, dance, food and educational events. Visit
Sep 1 & 8 KARMALOGUE. The Crane House. Life isn’t always about the big picture. It’s about the little bits. See Francis Cleetus’ interpretation of those tiny glimpses through his paintings, drawings, cartoons and sculptures. All inspired by his real life experiences across three countries. Visit
Sep 1 to Dec 29 MUHAMMAD ALI RETROSPECTIVE. The African American Heritage Center. Award winning photos and paintings covering many years depict Ali’s life and legacy. Visit
Sep 1 to Jan 2 AVAILABLE LIGHT: WEST LOUISVILLE. The Muhammad Ail Center. A photography exhibition exploring West Louisville through the eyes of local photographer, Bud Dorsey and showcasing compassion, love, pride, and struggle. Visit
Sep 2 (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://
Sep 2 (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
Sep 2 (Sat) LOUISVILLE COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE. Every Saturday morning. Also, other days and times. 26 farmers’ markets from California neighborhood to Norton Commons.
Sep 3 (Sun) “AIM HIGHER” focusing on military counter-recruitment. Every first Sundayat 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
Sep 6 (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
Sep 6 (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
Sep 6 (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.
Sep 6 (Wed) DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THIS PEACE CALENDAR for the October issue of FORsooth. Every first Wednesday. Please email announcements to:

Sep 7 (Thurs) KENTUCKY SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE. Every first & third Thursday, 5:30PM at Main Public Library. Call Kay Tillow 636-1551.
Sep 9 (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.
Sep 9 (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 at or call 502 634-3114.
Sep 10 (Sun) YOUR NEIGHBOR’S RELIGION. Interfaith Paths to Peace. Hear speakers on Judaism, Baha’i, Buddhism, and Islam during this four-part series. Visit
Sep 10 (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, 502-387-9490.
Sep 10 (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.
Sep 12 (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.
Sep 13 (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.
Sep 13 (Wed) LOUISVILLE FORUM. Noon at Vincenzo’s Downtown. Every 2ndWednesday. Speakers on current public issues. Non-partisan discussion. For details call, 329-0111.
Sep 13 (Wed) COMPASSIONATE LOUISVILLE. Noon. Meeting locations rotate. Help monitor the progress of Metro Louisville ten-year campaign for compassion. Visit for more information.
Sep 14 (Thu) EVERYONE READS TRAINING. JCPS VanHoose Education Center, 4PM. Every 2nd Thursday. Join our communitywide effort to improve reading skills. Visit
Sep 14 (Thurs) GIVE FOR GOOD LOUISVILLE. Louisville Community Foundation. Our biggest day of local giving. Help over 600 non-profits. Visit
Sep 14 (Thu) 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.
Sep 15 (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:
Sep 15 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
Sep 21 (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
Sep 21 (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
Sep 21 (Thu) THIRD THURSDAY LUNCH. Judi Jennings, “How Jail Incarceration Affects Us All.” Hotel Louisville, 120 W. Broadway (Second and Broadway) Lunch begins at 11:30 am. Speaker at noon. Judi Jennings directs the “Special Project” for artmaking activities for children and families in the visitors’ lobby of the Louisville Metro Jail. To visit incarcerated relatives, families often endure long waits in an overcrowded lobby. The Special Project advocates for criminal justice reform at the local level. Judi will discuss 1) how jail incarceration affects everyone in Metro Louisville, 2) why art matters, and 3) how you can make a difference! Co-sponsored by the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) and Interfaith Paths to Peace. RSVP to Cathy Ford at 502-458-1223 or or to Cindy Humbert at:
Sep 21 (Thurs) DIALOGUE WITH POLICE. 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.
Sep 23 & Sep 28 HAND IN HAND MINISTRIES. Work side by side with people in other communities and other countries by participating in our immersion trips. Visitwww.myhandinhand,org
Sep 26 FREE NONPROFIT START-UP CLINIC. Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 3PM. Every 4th Tuesday. Learn the fundamentals, avoid pitfalls, and find direction. Visit
Sep 26 (Tues) KENTUCKY REFUGEE MINISTRIES LUNCH & LEARN. Noon to 1:30PM. Learn more about our refugee & immigration settlement program and citizenship tutoring classes. Visit
Sep 26 to 28 IDEA FESTIVAL. Hear speakers on a wide range of insightful ideas that possibly might help us change the world. Visit
Sep 29 (Tues) THE RACE TO RE-MAKE CIVILIZATION. Word Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Author Davd Biello examines the hopeful side of environmental change. He believes we are a capable of saving our environment.
Oct 1 (Sun) HUNGER WALK/RUN. Riverfront Park. Show your support of our food banks in Metro Louisville. Visit
Oct 3 (Tues) CONFLICT RESOLUTION TRAINING Peace Education Program. Learn the basics of conflict resolution through affirmation, cooperation, and communication.

Sep 3 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
Sep 4 (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.
Sep 7 (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,
Sep 8, 9, & 14 WATERSHED WATCH SAMPLING. Kentucky Watershed Watch in many regions. 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
Sep 9 to 10 TRAIL OF TEARS NATIVE AMERICAN POW WOW. Hopkinsville, KY. Dance and pray with us as we celebrate Native American cultures. Traditional food, clothing, jewelry, and crafts. Visit
Sep 21 (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

Sep 1 to 30 REFUGEE YOUTH ART Iroquois Public Library, 1PM. See original art in various media by youth from our local refugee families.
Sep 2 (Sat) ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB. Every Saturday at the Iroquois & Newburg Public Library Branches, 3PM. Also Main Library on Wednesdays at 7PM.
Sep 5 (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.
Sep 7 (Thurs) FRENCH LANGUAGE AND CULTURE. Western Bon Air Public Library, 2PM. Taste the French language in its basic words and phrases and words commonly heard in the media, movies, and music.
Sep 8 (Fri) NATIVE AMERICAN CULTURE IN KENTUCKY. Western Bon Air Public Library, 2PM. A presentation on the tribal societies in the Ohio Valley from the pre-Columbian era onward.
Sep 9 (Sat) FRENCH CIRCLE. Iroquois Public Library, 12:30PM. Join local francophones for a presentation and discussion in French.
Sep 12 (Tues) BEGINNING SPANISH, Iroquois Public Library, 6:30PM.Learn conversational Spanish from native speakers.
Sep 16 (Sat) WELCOME TO CUBA. Western Bon Air Public Library, 2PM. A presentation by El Kentubano on the history, traditions, culture of Cuba.
Sep 20 (Wed) BOOKS ON GLOBAL SOLIDARITY. Main Public Library. Read and discuss books from different counties and cultures. (aka The Mayor’s Book Club)
Sep 23 (Sat) CULTURAL SHOWCASE: SYRIA Iroquois Public Library, 2PM. Enjoy Syrian music and food. Meet our new neighbors.
Sep 23 (Sat) SYMBOLISM OF AN ABORIGINAL PEOPLE. Bon Air Public Library. A panel discussion of aboriginal people and their contributions all over their world.
Sep 23 (Sat) INTERNATIONAL DANCE OFF Western Bon Air Public Library, 2PM. Dance with us to a playlist of hit songs from around the world. Try new dance steps.