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.
Meeting times are subject to change for some organizations. Please email us information about your peace and justice events to change
Jul 1 to Nov 10—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. alicenter.org
Jul 1 to Aug 31—SACK LUNCHES FOR THE HOMELESS—
Wayside Christian Mission. Open every day. Help 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 waysidechristianmission.org/
volunteer.html for this and other opportunities.
Jul 1 to Aug 31—TEA IN ASIA—The Crane House. Discover the
history and traditions of tea throughout Asia. cranehouse.org
Jul 2 (Tues)—CONSOLING PARENTS—First Lutheran
Church, every Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. Meet others who know
the loss of miscarriage, stillbirth and newborn death. Call
629-2103 for more information.
Jul 3 & Aug 7 (Wed)—VOLUNTEER FOR REFUGEE
FAMILIES—Catholic Charities, 5:30pm. First Wednesday
every month. Learn more about the refugee & immigration
settlement program and family assistance efforts. cclou.org
Jul 3 & Aug 7 (Wed)—THE LOUISVILLE SUSTAINABILITY
FORUM—Passionist Earth & Spirit Center, the Barn at 1924
Newburg Road. Every first Wednesday, 12 p.m. to 1:45 p.m.
Sustainability and relationships that create a community for
change. Bring your lunch.
Jul 3 & Aug 7 (Wed)—KENTUCKY REFUGEE MINISTRIES
LUNCH & LEARN—12 p.m. First Wednesday every month.
Learn about the immigrant and refugee resettlement program,
as well as volunteer for citizenship tutoring classes. Kyrm.org
Jul 4 (Thurs)—KENTUCKY SINGLE PAYER HEALTH
CARE—Main Public Library. Every first & third Thursday
at 5:30PM. Call Kay Tillow at 636-1551.
Jul 5 to Aug 16—ORGANIC GARDENING—Garden Common,
University of Louisville. Every Friday. Learn to grow hyperlocal vegetables, herbs and fruits with hands-on practice.
Jul 6 & Aug 3 (Sat)—INTERFAITH SILENT MEDITATION—
Passionist Earth & Spirit Center, the Barn at 1924 Newburg
Road. Every first Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Brief meditation
instruction and longer periods of silence, interspersed with
opportunities for walking meditation. Call 502-452-2749 for
information, or visit earthandspiritcenter.org
Jul 6 (Sat)—LOUISVILLE COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE—
Twenty-six farmers’ markets across the city, from the
California neighborhood to Norton Commons. Every Saturday
morning, but time and dates vary. Visit https://louisvilleky.gov/
Jul 6 (Sat)—PRESERVE OUR URBAN FORESTS—Olmsted
Parks Conservancy. Tasks include invasive plant removal,
mulching, painting and general park beautification in our
various Olmsted parks and parkways. Gloves, tools and
guidance provided. Be sure to sign-up before coming out.
Jul 6 (Sat)—HELP BUILD A HOME—Habitat for Humanity
of Metro Louisville. Work alongside “sweat-equity” families.
Ask about our non-construction opportunities too.
Jul 6 (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. newrootsproduce.org
Jul 7 (Sun)—COMMUNITY COMPOSTING—University of
Louisville Belknap Campus. Every Sunday, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
Help turn trash to treasure, and haul home some rich compost
for your garden. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. louisville.
Jul 7 & Aug 4 (Sun)—AIM HIGHER—Every first Sunday
at 7 p.m. Focusing on military counter-recruitment, with
discussions on 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
262-0148, or email FORnonviolence@gmail.com
Jul 8 to 12 / Jul 15 to 19—KONNICHIWA SUMMER—World
Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana. Learn
more about Japanese traditions, practice cultural arts and make
Jul 9 & Aug 13 (Tues)—MOVIMENIENTO DE MUJERES
LATINA (LATINA WOMEN’S MOVEMENT)—La Casita
Center, Every second Tuesday, 5:30 p.m. Network, mentor,
find friends and share. Call 322-4036.
Jul 9 & Aug 13 (Tues)—AMERICANA COMMUNITY
CENTER—Volunteer orientation every 2nd Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Help bridge the gap for our refugee and immigrant neighbors.
Call 366-7813 to RSVP.
Jul 9 to 11—TEEN LEADERS DIVERSITY CAMP—
Peace Education Program. Learn more about others and
practice communication and conflict resolution skills.
Meeting times are subject to change for some of these events. Please email us information about your peace and justice events to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jul 10 & Aug 14 (Wed)—Y-NOW CHILDREN OF PRISONERS
MENTORING—2nd Wednesday each month. Join us for a
tour of YMCA Safe Place, and learn how you can help break
the cycle through mentoring and encouragement. Call 635-
5233 to RSVP.
Jul 12 & Aug 9 (Fri)—A GLIMPSE OF ETERNITY—The
Louisville Astronomical Society. Tom Sawyer Park. Every
second Friday (weather permitting). Dusk. Peer through
telescopes upon planets, the moon, stars, double stars, the
Orion nebula and other cosmic wonders. louisville-astro.org
Jul 12 to Aug 6—HAND IN HAND MINISTRIES—Various
trips. Work side by side with people who live and work in
vulnerable communities. myhandinhand.org
Jul 13 & Aug 10 (Sat)—EARTHSAVE OF LOUISVILLE—
Crescent Hill Ministries. Every 2nd Saturday. 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Discuss healthy food and behaviorial change. Bring a plantbased dish and share your recipe as you mingle to music. Call
299-9520 for more information.
Jul 13 & Aug 10 (Sat)—CITIZENS’ CLIMATE LOBBY—
Crescent Hill Public Library. Every second Saturday. 12
p.m. Help plan efforts to lobby for state legislation to combat
climate change. For more information contact Jean at jmchri@
gmail.com, or call 502-634-3114.
Jul 14 & Aug 11 (Sun)—VIGIL FOR PEACE—Louisville Peace
Action Committee (LPAC) and Veterans for Peace Chapter
168. Bardstown Rd. at Douglas Blvd. Every second Sunday. 4
p.m. to 5p.m. Remember those suffering from conflicts in the
Middle East. Bring a sign. For more information call Harold
Trainer at 502-419-4083.
Jul 14 & Aug 11 (Sun)—THE NONVIOLENT CITIES
PROJECT—Pace e Bene Nonviolence Service. Every second
Sunday. 2:30 p.m. Help spread and apply the principles of
nonviolent action here and now. Call 812-280-0665, or email
email@example.com for more information.
Ju1 15 (Mon) & Aug 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, and taste
Jul 16 & Aug 19 (Tues)—WEST JEFFERSON COUNTY
COMMUNITY TASK FORCE—NIA Center. Every
third Tuesday. 6 p.m. Help examine and assess community
environmental concerns. Call 852-4609 for more information.
Jul 17 & Aug 20 (Wed)—JEWISH VOICE FOR PEACE—
Highlands-Shelby Park Public Library. Every third
Wednesday. Help plan for the future and assess the
organization’s accomplishments. Call 502-553-6451, or email
Jul 18 (Thurs)—DEADLINE TO CONTRIBUTE ARTICLES
TO THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF FORSOOTH.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Jul 18 & Aug 15 (Thurs)—CHAT WITH POLICE— Every
third Thursday. Open dialogue with police officers. Meeting
places rotate month to month. Visit louisville-police.org/475/
Youth-Chats-with-the-LMPD and check their event calendar
July 18 & Aug 15 (Thurs)—MENTAL ILLNESS SUPPORT
& ADVOCACY—NAMI Louisville. Every third Thursday,
as well as Saturdays and Sundays. 3 p.m. namilouisville.org
Jul 18 & Aug 15 (Thurs)—COURT APPOINTED SPECIAL
ADVOCATES FOR CHILDREN (CASA)—Orientation.
12 p.m to 1 p.m. Learn how you can help defend the rights
of abused and neglected children in Jefferson County. Call
595-4911 to RSVP
Jul 18 & Aug 15 (Thurs)—LEARNING DIFFERENCES
SUPPORT & ADVOCACY—Learning Disabilities
Association of Kentucky. Every third Thursday. 7 p.m.
Support for individuals and families. Call 473-1256 for more
Jul 23 to 25—TRAINING FOR EDUCATORS IN CONFLICT
MEDIATION AND PEER MEDIATION—Learn and
practice the essentials. peaceeducationprogram.org
Aug 1 (Thurs)—DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS TO THIS
CALENDAR IN THE SEPT ISSUE OF FORSOOTH.
Please email email@example.com
Aug 8 (Thurs)—“EVERYONE READS” TRAINING—JCPS
VanHoose Education Center. Every second Thursday. 4 p.m.
Join our community-wide effort to improve reading skills.
Aug 14 (Wed)—LOUISVILLE FORUM—Vincenzo’s
Downtown. Every second Wednesday. 12 p.m. Speakers on
current public issues, and non-partisan discussion. For details,
Aug 15 (Thurs)—FORSOOTH LABELING PARTY—
Presbyterian Seminary, Winn Center. Every 3rd Thursday.
6:30 p.m. 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.
Aug 28 (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 selfdetermination. Call 636-4660 to RSVP.
Aug 30 to Sep 2—WORLDFEST—The Belvedere. All days.
Music, stories, history and food. louisvilleky.gov/government/
OUT OF TOWN
Jul 1 & Aug 5 (Mon)—KENTUCKY MIGRANT NETWORK
COALITION—Lexington, KY, at the Cardinal Valley
Center. Every first Monday. 12 p.m. Get better acquainted
with Kentucky’s immigrant and refugee families. For more
information call 859-258-3824
Ju1 3 to Aug 27—FAIRNESS MEETINGS—ACLU of
Kentucky. Promote LGBQ+ Rights in Kentucky and join
our meetings in Versailles, Georgetown, Frankfort, Bowling
Green, Berea and Shelbyville. aclu-ky.org
Jul 4 (Thurs)—INTERFAITH PRAYER VIGIL FOR
PEACE—Lexington, KY, at West Main and Broadway. Every
Thursday. 5:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. For more information call
Jul 7 to Aug 31—WATERSHED WATCH OF KENTUCKY—
Various sites. Join our volunteer monitoring effort to maintain
and improve water quality. kywater.org
Jul 18 (Thurs)—ORGANIC AGRICULTURE WORKING
GROUP—Frankfort, KY. KSU Research Farm. Every
third Thursday. Participate in efforts to develop local food
economies with the Community Farm Alliance and others.
Jul 27 & Aug 24 (Sat)—CHRISTIAN-MUSLIM DIALOGUE—
Lexington, KY. Meeting places rotate. Every fourth Saturday.
10 a.m. Explore moral, cultural and social issues together. For
more information call 859-2772-7891.
Aug 2 to 4—KFTC ANNUAL MEETING—Kentuckians For
The Commonwealth. Berea College. Join us as we reflect
on our work, celebrate and make plans for the coming year.
Sep 7 & 8—TRAIL OF TEARS POW WOW—Hopkinsville,
KY. Every year on the first weekend after Labor Day. Celebrate
Native American heritage with dances, lore and crafts. Visit
AT THE LOUISVILLE FREE PUBLIC LIBRARIES
Visit http://www.lfpl.org for more information.
Jul 6 (Sat)—ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB—Iroquois
Public Library. Every Saturday. 3 p.m. Also at the Main Public
Library on Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and the Shively Public
Library on Thursdays at 6:30 p.m.
Jul 18 & Aug 15 (Thurs)—WOMEN’S BOOK DISCUSSION—
South Central Library. 7 p.m. Call 634-3515 for this month’s
Jul 18 (Thurs)—APOLLO 11 LUNAR LANDING—South
Central Library. 4 p.m. Celebrate the 50th anniversary of the
historic human spaceflight with lunar and planetary activities.
Aug 4, 11 & 18 (Sun)—BHARATANATYAM SHOWCASE—
South Central Library. 3 p.m. Indian dance by the Guru
Vandana Arts Academy.
Aug 6 (Tues)—THE BASICS OF BHARATANATYAM—South
Central Library. 3 p.m. Learn and practice this Indian dance.
Aug 7 (Wed)—TA KA DA MI, INDIAN RHYTHM—South
Central Library, 3 p.m. Learn the beat patterns and explore
the rhythm of this rich artform.
Aug 12 (Mon)—TEATRO TERCERA LLAMADA—Newburg
Public Library. 6:30 p.m. Obra teatral bilingüe (InglesEspañol) para niños. Also, Iroquois Public Library on Aug 22,
South Central Library on Aug 24, and Main Public Library
on Aug 31.
Aug 21 (Wed)—BOOKS ON GLOBAL SOLIDARITY—Main
Public Library, 12 p.m. Discuss contemporary books by
authors from all over the world.