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 2014 event series presents a rich collaboration of organizations.
In this year's VOICES event series, CKCPJ's 2014 Voices for Peace and Justice focus on raising awareness for a living wage - and passing legislation to raise minimum wage at the local or regional level.
Voices 2014: Let's Make the Minimum Wage a Living Wage
Did you know about the successful grass roots campaign to raise the minimum wage in Seattle to $15/hour? The City Council of Seattle made history by unanimously passing a path to a $15 minimum wage - the highest in the nation. Click on the image to the right to read more.
Have you seen the Living Wage Calculator for Kentucky's counties? Explore the website here: http://livingwage.mit.edu/states/21/locations.
- August 21, 6:00 p.m.: Open House and Tour.
The Plantory at the Bread Box, 501 West Sixth Street, the new home of CKCPJ
- September 15, 6:30 p.m.: Film screening "Inequality for All," (a documentary film about income inequality, public policy, and economics and features professor Robert Reich) and an informal discussion afterwards.
Farish Theatre in Lexington Public Library Central Branch, 104 E. Main Street
- September 18, 7:00 p.m.: LFUCG At-Large Council Debate, co-sponsored by CKCPJ and Fayette County Public Schools, with questions posed by high school students.
Norsworthy Auditorium, Fayette County Public Schools District Offices, 701 E. Main Street
- October 2, noon to 3 p.m.: Rally for Minimum Wage and Voter Registration with the NETWORK's Nuns on the Bus.
Fayette County Courthouse Square, 120 N. Limestone Street
- October 2, 6:30 p.m.: Discussion of The Rich and the Rest of Us: A Poverty Manifesto by Tavis Smiley and Cornel West; Dr. Melynda Price, Robert E. Harding Jr. Associate Professor of Law at UK and former CKCPJ Board member, will facilitate the discussion.
The Wild Fig Book Store, 1439 Leestown Road
For more information, contact Janet Tucker (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Randolph Hollingsworth (email@example.com) to learn more.