Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice

  . . .  thinking globally, working locally in central Kentucky, for a different world

“Let us realize that the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends towards justice”: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s impassioned call for continued struggle echoes through the decades, encouraging dedicated people of goodwill to press on, helping bend that arc. In the spirit of shared labor toward common causes, the Voices for Peace and Justice 2010 event series presents a rich collaboration of organizations.

VOICES 2010 is the CKCPJ's fall 2010 event series focusing on peace education in central Kentucky.  Join us to hear voices that are too often not heard.

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Sept. 14 through Nov. 16

Tuesdays at noon

"Introduction to Peacemaking," series of workshops by Kerby Neill, a peace educator with extensive experience. The $50 fee for the course covers the Center’s costs and supports its other worthwhile programming— Kerby is not taking any compensation for his time. The Center offers scholarships for those for whom the cost is a burden—enquire when you register by email or by phone.Register by phone: 859.254.4175; e-mail: CCLL1@Carnegie Literacy.org; or online: www.CarnegieCenterLex.org.

Carnegie Literacy Center


Tues., Oct. 19th

5 - 6 pm

"Facing the Displaced," by Daira Quinones Preciado, an Afro-Columbian leader, storyteller & musician. Preciado, a leader in the Afro-Colombian displaced movement, will share the story of her community’s displacement due to drug war fueled conflict in Columbia. Go to witnessforpeace.org/daira to see a video of Daira. She is a musician, storyteller and community organizer who was forced from her home at gunpoint. This is an excellent opportunity to bring to light Colombia’s internally displaced—one of the largest in the world—and connect the dots between military policy and the failed drug war in the U.S.Students for Peace & Earth Justice at Bluegrass Community & Technical College, & Witness for Peace Details: click here

Rebecca Glasscock

(859) 246-6319

Thur. Oct. 21st
9 am - 3 pm

Homeless Connection - 3rd Annual Resource Fair; at Central Christian Church. This event is in its third year: last year, 250 people participated and dozens of providers attended. The event was initiated during our 2008 twenty-fifth anniversary celebrations by board member Billie Mallory, who is requesting assistance to help serve Council-sponsored coffee to the participants and lunch to the resource providers. Note: November is National Hunger Awareness Month. In recognition, we will collect canned goods at VOICES events in October to benefit the community Thanksgiving Dinner sponsored by Lighthouse Ministries (Nov 20 at Sayre School); donations can also be dropped off at 185 Elm Tree Lane, Lexington. Volunteers needed to help serve at the following shifts: 9-11, 11-1, 1-3. Contact Billie Mallory at mallory.billie @ yahoo.com or call 859.285.5211 to let her know when you can help.  Details: click here

Billie Mallory

(859) 285-5211

A series of events throughout central Kentucky

Paul Chappell, "Empowering Peacemaking"  Paul Chappell, Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, is a graduate of West Point, spent seven years in the military including a deployment to Iraq, is the author of two books, and that he is now employed as the Peace Leadership Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation (www.wagingpeace.org). Outside of his public presentations, Paul will spend much of his time in Central Kentucky at schools, colleges and universities in the area including Sayre School, the University of Kentucky, Bluegrass Community & Technical College Cooper Campus, Transylvania University, and Berea College.

  • Tues., October 26, 3-4 pm
    Transylvania University, Cowgill Building Room 102
  • Thurs., Oct. 28, 12:30-1:45 pm
    Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Academic Technical Building’s Lobby, 470 Cooper Drive, Lexington
  • Thurs., Oct. 28, 7-8:30 pm
    Gallery of The Appalachian Center, 205 North Main, Berea
  • Fri., Oct. 29, 5:30 to 7:30 pm
    DeVassa Bar, 401 W Main St, Lexington
  • Sat. Oct. 30, 7-8:30 pm
    Unitarian Universalist Church, 3564 Clays Mill Rd, Lexington
  • Sun., Oct. 31, 1-3 pm
    Transylvania University, Library, Third and N. Broadway, Lexington
For details of Paul’s presentations while he is here, or the time he is at any of the schools, please contact Gail Koehler. For more information on Paul and his work, visit his website http://paulkchappell.com. Sponsor: BCTC's Students for Peace & Earth Justice at Bluegrass Community & Technical College; Oswald Auditorium Details: click here

Gail Koehler


Fri. Oct. 29th

5:30 - 7:00 pm

CKCPJ Fundraiser: “A Conversation with Paul Chappell” - with music, light refreshments, complimentary wine and hors d’oeuvres, featuring guitarist Eric Smith from the band Killer Meteor - to help CKCPJ present VOICES 2010. DeVassa Bar & Lounge, 401 West Main Street, Lexington. Suggested donation $25. Details: click here Gail Koehler

Sat. Oct. 30th

9 am - 3 pm

Paul Chappell - Peace Leadership Training.  Chappell is Peace Leadership Director for the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation. Lunch is included. You must pre-register. Sponsored by CKCPJ and Bluegrass Community & Technical College. Details: click here

Gail Koehler


Sat., Nov. 6

1 pm - 3 pm

There and Back with South African human rights activist Eddie Daniels.  Join Eddie Daniels as he signs his autobiography, There and Back at Lucia’s. Eddie was born in District Six, South Africa, in 1928. Because of his opposition to apartheid as a member of the Liberal Party of South Africa and the African Resistance Movement, he was banned, detained, imprisoned and banned again. Eddie served his sentence of fifteen years on Robben Island in "B section" in the company of leaders such as Mandela, Sisulu, and Kathrada. Three years and eight months after his release from prison, after the lifting of the banning orders, he and his wife, Eleanor, married in defiance of the Immorality and Mixed Marriages Acts. **NOTE** Eddie Daniels is in Kentucky as the Scholar in Residence at the University of Kentucky. More info: www.as.uky.edu/southafrica. This special event marks the first day of Lucia’s Holiday Open House, offering fair trade wine, chocolate and coffee tastings, and door prizes to celebrate the fair trade movement and the beginning of the holiday season. Lucia's World Friendly Boutique, 523 E. High St., Lexington - see www.luciasimports.com).

Gail Koehler


Tues., Nov. 9

5:30 pm

Hispanic Youth in the Kentucky Educational System — A Study By Children's Law Center, Inc. This presentation will focus on a study regarding Hispanic youth in the Kentucky school system. The study was conducted by Children's Law Center legal interns last summer. St. Thomas Lutheran Church, 1285 Barnes Mill Road, Richmond, Kentucky. This event is hosted by the Kentucky Foothills Community Partnership.

Sandra Añez Powell


Tues., Nov. 16

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Youth at Risk of Detention Come hear a report prepared by The Children’s Law Center to hear how Kentucky is failing to meet the needs of children charged with status offenses. Of particular concern is the use of detention. Children's Law Center, Inc. is co-hosting this event with The SKY (Strengthening Kentucky) Families program at Imani Baptist Church. Fayette County Cooperative Extension Service, 1140 Red Mile Place, Lexington. Sponsored by The Children's Law Center, Inc.

Rebecca DiLoreto, Litigation Director of the Children’s Law Center, rebecca.diloreto@fuse.net; or 859.253.0152

Thurs., Nov. 18

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Please Don't Call Me Homeless, I Don’t Call You HomedFeaturing the Street Voice Council Players, this play will be the final Lexington performance. This original play raises awareness of the many issues related to homelessness. Its performances support the mission and services of the Catholic Action Center, co-sponsored by CKCPJ. Lyric Theatre, 300 E. 3rd Street, Lexington.

Catholic Action Center; or 859.255.0301

updated 28 August 2011


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