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.

Feb 1 to 28 » 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

Feb 1 TO 28 » 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

Feb 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

Feb 2 (Sat) » LOUISVILLE COMMUNITY AGRICULTURE. Every Saturday morning. Also, other days and times. 26 farmers’ markets from California neighborhood to Norton Commons. Visit

Feb 2 (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://

Feb 2 (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

Feb 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

Feb 3 (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

Feb 3 (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, 262-0148 or e-mail

Feb 4 (Mon) » JEFFERSON COUNTY RACIAL JUSTICE TEAM. Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. Every 1st Monday at 6:30PM. Help us organize and assess our local campaign for racial justice and equity. Learn and share. Call Becky Jones for more information, 589-3188.

Feb 5 (Tues) » CONSOLING PARENTS. Meeting at First Lutheran Church every Tuesday at 6:30PM. Meet others who know the loss of miscarriage, stillbirth, and newborn death. Call 629-2103 for more information.

Feb 5 (Tues) » 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.

Feb 6 (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

Feb 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.

Feb 7 (Thurs) » KENTUCKY SINGLE PAYER HEALTH CARE. Every first & third Thursday, 5:30PM at Main Public Library. Call Kay Tillow 636-1551.

Feb 7 (Thurs) » DEADLINE TO SUBMIT ARTICLES FOR THE APRIL ISSUE OF FORsooth. Email submissions to

Feb 7 (Thurs) » DEADLINE TO SUBMIT EVENTS FOR THE MARCH ISSUE OF FORsooth. Every first Thursday. Please email

Feb 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.

Feb 9 (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 contact Jean at or call 502-634-3114.

Feb 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 Douglass Blvd. Bring a sign. Remember those suffering
from conflicts in the Middle East. For more information, call Harold Trainer, 419-4083.

Feb 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.

Feb 10 to 16 » HAND IN HAND MINISTRIES. Work side by side with people who live and work in vulnerable communities. Visit

Feb 11 (Mon) » JEFFERSON COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE TEAM. Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. Every 2nd Tuesday at 5:30PM. Help us organize and assess our local campaign for community environmental concerns. Learn and share. Call Becky Jones for more information, 589-3188.

Feb 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.

Feb 12 (Tues) » AMERICANA COMMUNITY CENTER, 6PM, Volunteer orientation every 2nd Tuesday. Help bridge the gap for our refugee and immigrant neighbors. Visit

Feb 13 (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.

Feb 13 (Wed) » LOUISVILLE FORUM. Noon at Vincenzo’s Downtown. Every 2nd Wednesday. Speakers on current public issues. Non-partisan discussion. For details, call 329-0111.

Feb 13 (Wed) » COMPASSIONATE LOUISVILLE. Noon. Meeting locations rotate. Help monitor the progress of Metro Louisville ten-year campaign for compassion. Visit for more information.

Feb 14 (Thurs) » EVERYONE READS TRAINING. JCPS VanHoose Education Center, 4PM. Every 2nd Thursday. Join our community-wide effort to improve reading skills.

Feb 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

Feb 15 (Fri) » 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

Feb 18 (Mon) » JEFFERSON COUNTY DEMOCRACY TEAM. Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. Every 3rd Monday at 6:30PM. Help us organize and assess our local campaign for boosting citizen participation and advocacy. Learn and share. Call Becky Jones for more information at 589-3188.

Feb 19 (Tues) » WEST JEFFERSON COUNTY COMMUNITY TASK FORCE. Meeting at the NIA Center every 3rd Tuesday at 6PM. Help us examine and assess community environmental concerns. Call 852-4609 for more information.

Feb 19 to 21 » COMMUNITY INSTITUTE. Peace Education Program, 8:30AM to 4PM. Hands-on training in conflict resolution youth workers, educators, parents, and community
leaders. Visit

Feb 20 (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

Feb 20 (Wed) » JEFFERSON COUNTY ECONOMIC JUSTICE TEAM. Kentuckians For The Commonwealth. Every 3rd Wednesday at 6:30PM. Help us organize and assess our local campaign for equitable development, affordable housing and healthcare, and participatory budgeting. Learn and share. Call Becky Jones for more information at 589-3188.

Feb 20 (Wed) » THOMAS MERTON, WHITENESS, AND RACIAL JUSTICE. Bellarmine University, 7PM. Hear professor and prolific author Daniel P. Horan, OFM. Visit

Feb 21 (Thurs) » CHAT WITH POLICE. 6PM. Open dialogue with police officers. Meeting places rotate month to month. Visit

Feb 21 (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

Feb 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.

Feb 21 (Thurs) » LEARNING DIFFERENCES SUPPORT & ADVOCACY. Learning Disabilities Association of Kentucky every third Thursday at 7PM. Support for individuals and families. Call 473-1256 for more info.

Co-sponsored by FOR and the Sowers of Justice
Network at Hotel Louisville. Hear compelling speakers on current concerns and issues of justice, compassion, faith, and public policy. Lunch begins at 11:30AM, presentation begins at 12 noon. RSVP to Pat Geier by the Monday prior at 609-7985 or
See page 5 for more details about this month’s event.

Feb 21 (Thurs) » FORsooth LABELING PARTY. Louisville Presbyterian Seminary, Winn Center. 6:30 PM. Every 3rd Thursday. 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.

Feb 22 (Fri) » DAUGHTERS OF GREATNESS. Muhammad Ali Center. 8:30AM. Hear the inspiring story of author and commentator Hannah L. Drake with breakfast. Visit

Feb 26 (Tues) » FREE NONPROFIT START-UP CLINIC. Center for Nonprofit Excellence, 3PM. Every 4th Tuesday. Learn the fundamentals, avoid pitfalls, and find direction. Visit

Feb 26 (Tues) » KENTUCKY REFUGEE MINISTRIES LUNCH & LEARN. Noon. Learn more about our refugee & immigration settlement program and citizenship tutoring classes. Visit


Feb 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.

Feb 5 to 26 » 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

Feb 7 (Thurs) » INTERFAITH PRAYER VIGIL FOR PEACE. Lexington, KY at West Main and Broadway, 5:30PM to 6:30PM. Every Thursday for twelve years. For more information, visit

Feb 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 for more information.

Feb 2 (Sat) » ENGLISH CONVERSATION CLUB. Every Saturday at the Iroquois Public Library, 3PM. Also Main Library on Wednesdays at 7PM and Shively Public Library on Thursdays at 6:30PM.
Feb 2 (Sat) » HOUR OF POWER BOOK DISCUSSIONS. Newburg Public Library, every first Saturday at 2PM. Discuss books on personal efforts.
Feb 2 (Sat) » AFRICAN AMERICAN READ-IN. Newburg Public Library, 2:30PM. Hear students discuss Black History and share their favorite dish.
Feb 3 (Sun) » AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORY MONTH FILM SERIES. Main Public Library, 2PM. Every Sunday this month.
Feb 4 (Mon) » BASIC SPANISH. South Central Public Library, 6:30PM. Every Monday. Learn to use the basic tools of the language.
Feb 4 (Mon) » REDLINING LOUISVILLE. Newburg Public Library, 6:30PM. Hear Joshua Pope explore structural discrimination in historic redlining maps.
Feb 6 (Wed) » MEETING OF THE MINDS. Crescent Hill Public Library, 7PM. Discuss current topics with your friends and neighbors.
Feb 7 (Thurs) » CITIZENSHIP CLASS. Iroquois Public Library, 11AM. Every Thursday. Instruction by Kentucky Refugee Ministries
Feb 7 (Thurs) » SOCIAL JUSTICE MOVEMENTS. Main Public Library, 6:30PM. Take our short course on his historical and contemporary perspective. Also, Feb 14 & 21.
Feb 10 (Sat) » AFRICAN DRUMMING WORKSHOP. South Central Library, 3PM. Experience playing in an ensemble.
Feb 12 (Tues) » INDIGENOUS LANGUAGES OF THE AMERICAS. Main Library, 6:30PM. Practice word from Native American Languages.
Feb 19 (Tues) » ON THE EDGE BOOK GROUP. South Central Library, 6:30PM. Read and discuss our off-the-beaten-path selections.
Feb 20 (Wed) » BOOKS ON GLOBAL SOLIDARITY. Main Public Library, 12PM. Discuss contemporary books by authors from all over the world. (aka Mayor’s Book Club)
Feb 21 (Thurs) » WOMEN’S BOOK CLUB. South Central Public Library, 7PM. Join our discussion of books of interest to women.
Feb 23 (Sat) » THE MISEDUCATION OF THE NEGRO Bon Air Public Library, 2PM. Join or discussion of Carter G. Woodson’s insightful book.
Feb 26 (Tues) » CONVERSATIONS WITH A SUFFRRGIST. Main Public Library, 6:30PM. Enjoy this engaging one-woman performance about Mattie Griffith Browne.
Feb 28 (Thurs) » WOMEN MAKE FILMS SERIES. Main Public Library, 6: