Third Thursdays

Our Monthly Third Thursday Lunches (co-sponsored by FOR and Sowers of Justice Network) bring in speakers to give new insights and perspectives on current events and social issues. Grab your lunch and join us online each month for these informative and insightful conversations.

Upcoming Third Thursday Lunches.

Oct. 20, 2022, 12-1pm—Dee Pregliasco, First Vice-President of the Kentucky League of Women Voters: Voting Rights Under Attack (click here to REGISTER in advance or see below to join live)

Voting rights under attack: The current situation, locally and nationally

DeeOUR SPEAKER: Dee Pregliasco, First Vice-President of the Kentucky League of Women Voters

According to the League’s website (lwvky.org) “Many changes have been made in Kentucky’s voting and election process,leaving voters confused and potentially prevented from voting”.

Well known as a student of the tangled web of voting history in the United States, Dee Pregliasco’s presentation will be a timely reminder that the upcoming general election on Tuesday, November 8th, is a very important date to observe —for voters in Jefferson County will be casting their ballots to determine their next mayor, 3rd district congressman, U.S. senator, state legislators, two possible amendments to the Kentucky Constitution and local school board races (see louisvillefor.org for details).

The event will also be live streamed on the Sowers of Justice Facebook page,

https://www.facebook.com/SOJNLou and broadcast on 106.5 FM WFMP’s FORward radio. Third Thursday lunch is sponsored by Fellowship of Reconciliation and Sowers of Justice, two faith based advocacy groups that work for justice through education and action.

Register in advance for this meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYlcOigqDMjE9CEyjiFbNszUY5c-k6sl3Q1

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.


We invite you to view articles and videos from our previous events.

Previous Lunches

September 15, 2022 – “Kentucky Resources Council, The Good Trouble Proposal” with Tom “Fitz” Fitzgerald (watch VIDEO)

April 21, 2022 – “Answering questions on Ukraine and Russia” with Andrew Bacevich (watch VIDEO)

March 17, 2022 – “Hurt to Hope and Ultimately, to Healing: How Gun Violence Changed My Life” with Rose Smith and Barbara Boyd (watch VIDEO)

February 17, 2022 – “Issues Before the 2022 Kentucky General Assembly” with Representative Pamela Stevenson (watch VIDEO)

January 20, 2022 – “The State of Homelessness in Louisville” with Natalie Harris (watch VIDEO)

November 18, 2021 – “The Teaching of African and Native American History” with Dr. Ricky Jones (watch VIDEO)

October 21, 2021 – “Palestine and Israel – Update and Analysis” with Dr. Ibrahim Imam (watch VIDEO)

September 16, 2021 – “Philanthropic Redlining” with Rev. Kelly Kirby (watch VIDEO)

April 15, 2021 – “Hood to the Holler” with Charles Booker (watch VIDEO)

March 18, 2021 – “Reparations” with Rev. Kevin Cosby (watch VIDEO)

February 18, 2021 – “Collective Courage: Black Co-ops in Louisville’s West End” (watch VIDEO)

January 21, 2021 – “Police, Power, and Privilege” with Sadiqa Reynolds (watch VIDEO)

January 16, 2020 – “More Than Just a Bed: Addressing the Needs of Louisville’s Homeless” with Nina Moseley, CEO of Wayside Christian Mission (watch VIDEO)

November 2019 –  “Kentucky’s Renewable Energy Future” with David Brown Kinloch

September 19, 2019 – “Fork University” with Doug Lowry (watch VIDEO)

August 2019 – “Stories from the Border” with Cory Lockhart

June/July 2019 – “Stories from the Border” with Tricia Lloyd-Sidle
(watch VIDEO)

February 21, 2019 – “ASALH: Migration from Our Ignorance to the Truth” with Barbara Spencer Dunn (watch VIDEO)

October 2018 – “The Bail Project” with Shameka Parrish-Wright (watch VIDEO)

January 2018 – “Racial and Socio-Economic Equity Issues in Jefferson County Public Schools” with Chris Harmer (view NOTES from presentation)

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