Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice

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

CKCPJ Voices Series

Beginning with the 25th anniversary of the Council in 2008, the CKCPJ has organized a series of events each fall that offer to central Kentucky the voices of human rights activists who otherwise would not be heard. Thousands of people have attended CKCPJ Voices activities that:

  • speak to issues of peace and justice;
  • voice concerns for the voiceless;
  • build local and regional coalitions for better communities; and,
  • share exciting local, regional and national ideas.

Voices 2016: Building Community - Resisting Polarization

Series Events:

  • September 14, 7:00 p.m.: Becoming Human: Accompanying the Struggle for Peace and Justice - from the U.S. to Palestine/Israel, a presentation by Steve Pavey. Using photography, Pavey describes the measured walk he took in Israel and Palestine - encouraging the audience to ask themselves what they're seeing in the world. "Who are you walking with?"
    Quaker Meetinghouse, 649 Price Avenue
  • September 18, 7:00 p.m.: What Black Lives Matters is For: The Vision For Black Lives, Dr. Meta Mendel-Reyes speak on the vision that lies behind the Black Lives Matter movement. Black liberation movements have been on the defensive so frequently that it's been clearer what they are against than what they are for. The new document, crafted by over 50 Black-led organizations, lays out a vision that sets the short-term and long-term course for the movement. Dr. Mendel-Reyes will help us understand the substance and spirit of this document. Dr. Mendel-Reyes is Associate Professor of Peace and Social Justice Studies at Berea College. In addition to membership on the national SURJ (Showing Up for Racial Justice) leadership team, she is also currently vice-chair of KFTC.
    Quaker Meetinghouse, 649 Price Avenue
  • October 20, 7:00 p.m.: Teens Inventing Peaceful Solutions, Janet Futrell brings examples of teens creatively finding peaceful solutions to conflict.
    Quaker Meetinghouse - in the Library, 649 Price Avenue
  • October 26, 7:00 p.m.: Tale of Two Cities: The Housing Gap, CKCPJ co-chair David Christiansen will describe the efforts of the Central Kentucky Housing and Homeless Initative and the obstacles facing low-wage workers as they try to find housing they can afford.
    Quaker Meetinghouse, 649 Price Avenue
  • November 2, 7:00 p.m.: Youth Needs, Safe Summers, and Reducing Local Violence, Dr. Kerby Neill presents on the interfaith efforts of Safe Summer Lexington and the ongoing discussion of its steering committee to reduce youth violence through employment, training and education.
    Quaker Meetinghouse, 649 Price Avenue

Join us in the Voices events this year: contact CKCPJ at info@peaceandjustky.org or call (859) 488-1448.

VOICES 2015:
Closing the Gaps

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

CKCPJ   |   1588 Leestown Road, Ste 130-138  |  Lexington, Kentucky  |  40511  |  U.S.A.
859-488-1448  |  info@peaceandjustky.org