Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice

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

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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 2015 Voices for Peace and Justice examined gaps that prevent achieving the just society for which we dream.

Voices 2015: Closing the Gaps

Series Events:

  • August 31, 4:00 p.m. - 11 p.m.: Voices 2015 Kick-off, CKCPJ Board members will share information about upcoming Voices events during Blue Stallion Brewing's Mission Monday series - CKCPJ will receive 10% of taproom sales.
    Blue Stallion Brewing, 610 W. 3rd Street
  • September 8, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Panel Discussion on the meaning of the Black Lives Matter Movement.
    Northside Branch Library, 1733 Russell Cave Road
  • September 17, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Town Hall Forum for Constitution Day at UK on "The Power of Symbols: Confederate Imagery in the Public Space".
    W.T. Young Library Auditorium, University of Kentucky, parking in Parking Structure #2 at 301 Hilltop Drive
  • September 20, 1:00 - 6:30 p.m.: 9th Lexington Peace Fair
    Bluegrass Community & Technical College, Cooper Campus
  • October 6, 7:00-9:00: Bishop John Stowe on "The Ethics and Morality of Immigration".
    Mary Queen of the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 601 Hill 'n Dale Road
  • October 15, 7:00-9:00 p.m.: Panel and discussion of the opportunity gap in Fayette County Public Schools.
    Quaker Meeting House, 649 Price Avenue
  • October 22, 7:00-9:00 p.m.: Steve Pavey on "Closing the Gaps: Upholding Human Dignity and Opposing Criminalization of Immigrants"
    First Presbyterian Church, 171 Market Street
  • October 29, 7:00-9:00 p.m.: Jeff Freyman on "Imperialism, American Style"
    Lexington Public Library, Central Branch, 140 E. Main Street
  • November 4, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Young Afghan Peacemakers - Mohammad Aret Dstyar and Sofia Ramyar Abdul Hakim - will discuss their work in Afghanistan.
    Marksbury Building auditorium, University of Kentucky, 329 Rose Street. This event is co-sponsored by the University of Kentucky Peace Studies Undergraduate Certificate Program.
  • November 5, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.: Trans-Pacific Partnership Simulation Game: an interactive popular education resource to learn about international trade agreements - how they work, who they impact and how to work for change. The game is appropriate for people over age 12. It is a great resource for those with limited to no knowledge of trade agreements and for advocates who want a new, fun way to discuss the issues of trade.
    The Plantory, 501 W 6th St Suite 250

Join us in the Voices events this year: contact Janet Tucker (jlynjenks@gmail.com) or Mary Ann Ghosal (maryann.ghosal@eku.edu) to learn more.
See past years' Voices events by clicking the topics below:

VOICES 2014:
Let's Make the Minimum Wage a Living Wage

VOICES 2013:
... and Justice for All

VOICES 2012:
When Separate is Not Equal: Yesterday and Today

VOICES 2011:
Kentucky and Immigration

VOICES 2010:
Peace Education in Central Kentucky

VOICES 2009:
The Many Different Faces of Peace

VOICES 2008:
20 Days for Peace and Justice

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