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by Gail M. Koehler Rushed to release just after the Charleston mass shooting last June, Ta-Nehisi Coates’s best-selling second book Between the World and Me has been one of the most talked-about books of the summer. It has also served as a kind of Rorschach test: what readers see in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 23, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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Book Review: Waking Up White: And Finding Myself In the Story of Race by Debby Irving (Elephant Room Press) 2014, Cambridge MA. 273 pages. “We have a choice to make: resist change and keep alive antiquated beliefs about skin color, or outgrow those beliefs and make real the equality we... Continue reading
Posted Apr 20, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
by Betsy Neale Introduction: Carol Taylor is the Social Justice Educator at the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center of the University of Kentucky. Carol is a Black woman who is interested in helping people better understand racial issues so we can work together for social justice. I first met Carol... Continue reading
Posted Nov 25, 2014 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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What does it mean to be peacemakers? Can we find ways for those who are committed to peace to listen to each other and talk with each other even when we might not agree? Are you willing to experiment with these questions? If so, you are invited to a planning... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2014 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
Lexington is getting national attention because in October 2013, the Day Shelter Ordinance made law some very questionable regulations. Advocates say that it looks like "the city was using zoning ordinances to discriminate against the poor or the homeless. Many homeless people are minorities who are protected under federal fair... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2014 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing, and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. --Rumi (from the home page of the The Center for Nonviolent Communication (CNVC) website: www.cnvc.org) Book Review: Nonviolent Communication: a Language of Life by Marshall Rosenberg, Puddledancer Press, 2003. You can purchase a copy... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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a brief personal memorial by co-worker Gail M. Koehler I can't think of April Browning, who passed suddenly April 7th, without remembering her commitment to her family. The ones that come to my mind might be different from yours: her son, Elijah, her partner John, her mom Janie and sister... Continue reading
Posted Apr 12, 2014 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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Two of CKCPJ’s Youth Peacemaker Awards were presented this year at CKCPJ's annual dinner: to Yuriko Gonzales and Alex Hernandez. Johm Kim, Manager of Violence Prevention Initiative at Saint Joseph Health System, presented the CKCPJ Youth Peacemaker award to Yuriko Gonzales Yuriko's award recognizes the joy and fierce dedication, both,... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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When CKCPJ held its Annual Dinner on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Imani Family Life Center, the CKCPJ 2014 Sohner award was presented to the Kentucky Equal Justice Center (KEJC) in recognition of the work done by the staff of this small but dedicated group which has a distinguished... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2014 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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CKCPJ held its Annual Dinner on Sunday, March 16, 2014 at the Imani Family Life Center. At that dinner CKCPJ's 2014 Peacemaker of the Year recognition was awarded to Rev. Willis Polk. We are very grateful to CKCPJ board member Marion Gibson—who is also a member of Imani— for sharing... Continue reading
Posted Mar 25, 2014 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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CKCPJ held its Annual Dinner on Sunday, March 16, 2014. At that dinner CKCPJ's 2014 Lifetime of Waging Peace recognition was awarded to Chester and Ann Grundy. We are very grateful to Chester Grundy for sharing these remarks as he reflected on that recognition (Ann was unable to join us... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2014 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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CKCPJ held its Annual Dinner on Sunday, March 16, 2014. At that dinner, Dr. Kerby Neill introduced the Lifetime of Waging Peace recognition, awarded to Chester and Ann Grundy. This text captures much of his introduction. We are very grateful to him for sharing these words with our readers. Dr.... Continue reading
Posted Mar 23, 2014 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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Anyone remember the demand that youth “just say no” to drugs and the related Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) program? The campaigns started in the 198o's with Nancy Reagan's efforts. Decades later, years of controlled studies have long discredited these misguided attempts to influence youth in meaningful ways. Recently, Scientific... Continue reading
Posted Jan 23, 2014 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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guest post by Joy Arnold of Central Kentucky Move to Amend Come out Sunday, January 19 to watch "Why We Fight" and join a panel discussion afterward to consider: Why do we fight? An immediate answer is: To protect and spread democracy, silly. That's what we're told, over and over.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2014 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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During Lexington's "Looking for a Home" Posada procession (Tues. Dec. 17), one of our stops was at the Herald-Leader offices, because: When you are looking for a home, sometimes you need an advocate! CKCPJ co-chair David Christiansen spoke appreciations and a call with these words: “We have a number of... Continue reading
Posted Dec 21, 2013 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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At Tuesday night's (December 17) '"Looking for a Home" Posada Procession, we halted at the Circuit Court building to remember that "If you are Looking for a Home you don’t want to live where you have no voice!" This was an opportunity for CKCPJ board member Janet Jenkins Tucker (pictured... Continue reading
Posted Dec 19, 2013 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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A message to Mayor Jim Gray and the Lexington/Fayette Urban County Government during Lexington's "Looking for a Home" Posada procession Tues. Dec. 17, 2013 at our third stop (read by CKCPJ board member Billie Mallory): “Just as Mary and Joseph needed a place for their child to ‘lay down his... Continue reading
Posted Dec 18, 2013 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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We know, we know, it's tempting to think that a really unique gift—like this Viking edition beard head— will bring joy to your loved ones when they struggle with quivering fingers to unwrap your best-gag-gift offering. But we're here to help, and we're going to ask you to back away... Continue reading
Posted Dec 10, 2013 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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Q: “Why are we violent, but not illiterate?” A: The answer is agonizingly obvious: “We’re taught to read!” CKCPJ’s education project, LexingtonUnited, is guided by this insight, articulated by author Robert C. Koehler (no relation to the author of this article!), from a question originally posed by the writer Colman... Continue reading
Posted Oct 29, 2013 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
At the University of Kentucky for the Spring 2013 session, CKCPJ Board member Kerby Neill is offering an Introduction to Peace Studies course. Continue reading
Posted Dec 11, 2012 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
Q: “Why are we violent, but not illiterate?” (a question originally posed by writer Colman McCarthy) A: The answer is agonizingly obvious: “We’re taught to read!” Continue reading
Posted Dec 16, 2011 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
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