A “Capitol” Offense: Selling Out the People

By Douglas Johnson Responding to the attack on the US capitol building in January, Stephen Schneck, the Franciscan Action Network Executive Director, wrote “Today was one of the most shameful days that I can remember in the history of our country.” He added, “what we have witnessed is an insurrection against the laws, the Constitution, … Continue reading A “Capitol” Offense: Selling Out the People

Central American Immigrants and U.S. Intervention in Guatemala

By Jim Johnson The article entitled “Migrants Seeking Better Life in United States Fall Prey to Mexico Violence” penned by Karol Suarez and published in the March 19, 2021 edition of the Courier Journal documents the massacre of some 19 immigrants.  That massacre took place in Tamaulipas, Mexico. These were immigrants fleeing the violence and … Continue reading Central American Immigrants and U.S. Intervention in Guatemala

April Third Thursday Lunch: “Hood to the Holler” with Charles Booker

Our monthly Third Thursday Lunch series continues with Virtual Lunches via Zoom! JOIN US! THIRD THURSDAY LUNCH SERIESpresented by Fellowship of Reconciliation andSowers of Justice Network April 15 | Noon-1:00 PMFeatured Speaker: Charles Booker The April Third Thursday Lunch program will feature Charles Booker, former representative to the Kentucky General Assembly. He will speak on “Hood … Continue reading April Third Thursday Lunch: “Hood to the Holler” with Charles Booker

Third Thursday Lunch Series: Reparations

Our monthly Third Thursday Lunch series continues with Virtual Lunches via Zoom! JOIN US! THIRD THURSDAY LUNCH SERIESpresented by Fellowship of Reconciliation andSowers of Justice Network March 18th | Noon-1:00 PMFeatured Speaker: Rev. Kevin Cosby Join us for Third Thursday Luncheon’s program featuring Dr. Kevin Cosby president of Simmons College and pastor of St. Stephen Baptist … Continue reading Third Thursday Lunch Series: Reparations

Third Thursday Lunch Resumes: Collective Courage

Our monthly Third Thursday Lunch series has resumed with Virtual Lunches via Zoom! JOIN US! Next Event - Thursday, February 18 at 12PM Join us for Third Thursday Luncheon’s Black History Month program featuring U of L professor and Louisville Association for Community Economics (LACE) board member Dr. Lisa Markowitz, LACE Board Chair Cassia Herron, … Continue reading Third Thursday Lunch Resumes: Collective Courage

Overview of Kentucky’s Prison and Jail System

By Kyle Ellison October 12, 2020 I attended last year’s Kentucky Criminal Justice Forum in Louisville and appreciated the opportunity to discuss re-entry issues with legislators and people working on the front lines of criminal justice reform. (https://www.kentuckycjf.org/).  This brought back thoughts and feelings from my years with Kentucky Department of Corrections (KDOC) as a … Continue reading Overview of Kentucky’s Prison and Jail System

Politics and prisons, populations and pardons: repeating the past in more expensive ways

By Kyle Ellison  February 6, 2020  (Revised October 12, 2020)  Disabled prison inmates in Frankfort, Kentucky circa 1911 In his final days in office Governor Bevin issued 650 pardons, several of which were highly controversial. We should think about the remaining 37.000 people who remain in Kentucky’s prisons and jails. Over the 220 years Kentucky has … Continue reading Politics and prisons, populations and pardons: repeating the past in more expensive ways