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
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.
Jun 1 to 30—TEA IN ASIA—The Crane House. Discover
the history and traditions of tea throughout Asia. Visit
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/
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
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
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
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
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
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 email@example.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
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
firstname.lastname@example.org 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,
Jun 12-15—HAND IN HAND MINISTRIES—Work side
by side with people who live and work in vulnerable communities.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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-
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/
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
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
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
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
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