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Randolph Hollingsworth
Lexington, KY
Member of Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice, and CKCPJ Peace Leader
Interests: curious, peace, social justice, education
Recent Activity
Join Us Monday 01/16/2017 You are invited to join Council for Peace & Justice members and supporters at the CKCPJ tables at Alpha Phi Alpha's 23rd Annual Unity Breakfast honoring Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Click here for more about the breakfast. Breakfast tickets are $25 each. If you... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2017 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
Here's an announcement from Kentucky Human Rights Commissioner D. Anthony Everett: The Education Foundation of the Alpha Beta Lambda Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. will hold the 23rd Annual Unity Breakfast on Monday, Jan. 16, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. (EST). The breakfast will take place at the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2017 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
On October 2oth, the University of Kentucky Center for Equality and Social Justice (with support from Qualitative Initiative for Policy and Social Research and the College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology) hosted a symposium on race and policing. The symposium included a presentation by Keith Payne, a social... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2016 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
The Peace Action Council is planning a campaign to promote non-violent activities and mediation for young peole in Lexington this summer. According to the CKCPJ Committee Reports in the latest Peaceways issue, the Peace Action Council plans to collaborate with many groups to promote and implement the campaign. They are... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
At the June 1 meeting of CKCPJ's Board, the Housing Justice Project committee announced they plan to take on issues raised by their meetings with key people working on low-incoming housing needs. According to the CKCPJ Committee Reports in the latest Peaceways issue, the Housing Justice Project plans to take... Continue reading
Posted Jun 7, 2016 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
Please congratulate the wonderful Karen Conley who has agreed to serve as the new co-chair of the Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice. With Janet Tucker's departure, CKCPJ needed a new female co-chair. David Christiansen had agreed to continue in the two-year commitment as a co-chair last year. Here's... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2016 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
Readers of Peaceways are invited to join CKCPJ for its quarterly board meeting on Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Quaker Meeting House, 649 Price Avenue, Lexington. The evening will start with a potluck supper. The agenda for the evening will include reports from standing CKCPJ committees: the... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2016 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
George Ella Lyon, poet laureate of Kentucky and long time advocate for justice and peace, will be the keynote speaker at the 2016 Peace & Justice Dinner. The dinner will be held at 6:00 p.m. Sunday March 6th at Imani Family Life Center, 1555 Georgetown Road, Lexington. The dinner will... Continue reading
Posted Mar 3, 2016 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
March with us in Lexington's 2016 MLK Day Freedom March. Help everyone remember that although the civil rights movement of the 1960s was mostly about freedom and equality, it was also about commitment to nonviolence and a radical call for jobs, fair pay, and an end to the Vietnam War.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2016 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
We just got new info from the KCHR about the registration for the law symposium - don't email Mary Ann Taylor, instead go to their website to pre-register (and get a more detailed agenda) at
The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights and the University of Kentucky College of Law are hosting a law symposium in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of the Kentucky Civil Rights Act. Governor Edward T. Breathitt signed the Kentucky Civil Rights Act into law on January 27, 1966. The act was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 22, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
CKCPJ is proud to announce that the Kentucky Poet Laureate, George Ella Lyon, will be the featured speaker at our upcoming Annual Dinner. SAVE THE DATE March 6,2016 5 – 6 p.m. Networking Fair 6 – 8:30 p.m. – Annual Dinner with speaker George Ella Lyon at Imani Family Center,... Continue reading
Posted Nov 26, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
This just in from the Kentucky Human Rights Commission: Kentucky Human Rights Commission commends Governor Steve Beshear for today restoring voting rights to former felons who have served their sentences and been discharged. Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear at 10 a.m. (EST) this morning issued Executive Order#2015-871, which automatically restores voting... Continue reading
Posted Nov 24, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
CKCPJ Board member Mary Ann Ghosal calls for support from central Kentuckians. Come together with the Berea community on Monday, Nov 23, 12:30-2:00 p.m. in action for peace and justice. Those who want to stand in protest of bigotry and to express disgust for the recent incidents involving harassment to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 22, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
!!! IMPORTANT REQUEST!!! Discussions are underway to develop a modified ordinance to move the minimum wage forward here in Lexington. The City Council needs to hear from the community TODAY on this issue as important actions could be taken starting as early as TUESDAY! Please take a few moments and... Continue reading
Posted Oct 26, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
This just in from the Lexington Downtown Development Authority: Gehl Studio will be back in Lexington to wrap up the Public Space Public Life study. Through pedestrian counts, online surveys, public meetings, and focused stakeholder discussions the team has observed and measured our city center. They have tried to understand... Continue reading
Posted Oct 5, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
This just in from the KY Commission on Human Rights: The Kentucky Commission on Human Rights is pleased to announce its 10th Annual Kentucky Hispanic, Immigrant and Refugee Networking Summit. The commission holds the event to celebrate U.S. Hispanic Heritage Month. The free-to-the-public summit will be held from 9:30 a.m.... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
This just in from the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights: Dear Civil Rights Leaders and Advocates, On August 5 at 1 pm (Eastern Daylight Time), the Kentucky Historic Properties Advisory Commission will meet to discuss whether to remove the Jefferson Davis statue from the Kentucky State Capitol. This government meeting... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
This past week, Lexington local government officials voted to hold up a proposed minimum wage ordinance hostage in committee giving as excuse that they want to see how Louisville's more modest proposal survives. Only hours later, Louisville's minimum wage hike to $9 over three years was validated by a circuit... Continue reading
Posted Jun 30, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
Show your support for establishing a minimum wage in Lexington This Monday – June 8th – our City Council has scheduled a Committee of the Whole meeting to hear public comments on establishing a local minimum wage here in Lexington. The meeting is scheduled from 5 PM to 8 PM... Continue reading
Posted Jun 3, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
WHAT ARE THE FACTS? (a handout from the Lexington Working Families Campaign) The current Massachusetts Institute of Technology Living Wage Calculator for Fayette County indicates that a single mother (with just one child) working full-time must earn at least $17.60 per hour to adequately support her family ( Women are... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
Janet Tucker, CKCPJ Co-Chair, Photo by Steve Pavey On May 15th, CKCPJ's Lexington Working Families Campaign joined up with several other organizations to raise awareness about the LFUCG Council's deliberations on raising minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 over three years, starting July 1, 2016. Gathering at Triangle Park in... Continue reading
Posted May 24, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FROM LEXINGTON-FAYETTE NAACP LEXINGTON, KY (May 22, 2015) – The Fayette County Public School (FCPS) Board Members appear to be at a crossroads of effectively overseeing district resources to improve schools for all children. Recently, they have shown that they are incapable of (1) researching and... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
Check out the terrific Op-Ed in the Lexington Herald-Leader yesterday by community activist, Jordan E. Mazurek. Raising Minimum Wage Would Also Help Our Economy Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders
Richard Mitchell and Janet Tucker of CKCPJ in front of UK President Patterson's statue A group of University of Kentucky students from several different activist organizations along with local peace and justice organizations (including CKCPJ) joined together last Friday to protest UK's connection with VF Corporation. Led by the UK... Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at CKCPJ PEACE Leaders