Please register to attend the Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice's annual Peace Dinner and Resource Fair. This year's gala event takes place on Sunday, March 6th at Transylvania University, in the W. T. Young Campus Center (on the southwest corner of 4th and Broadway). There is plenty of parking (Download PDF file of map showing Parking@Transy-Mar6-2011).
The resource fair starts at 5:00 p.m. You are invited to set up a table and/or networking space to talk about your organization's social justice mission and activities. Use the online registration form to describe your table space - https://www.peaceandjusticeky.org/Dinner2011.htm.
Michael Fogler, classical guitarist extraordinaire, will play for us until the vegetarian/vegan dinner is served at 6:00 p.m. (buffet-style). Food for children aged 12 or under is free; for students or persons with low income, ticket prices are $10. We ask all others to pay ticket prices on a slide scale, $15-50, according to ability to pay (the event cost will run approximately $20 per person. Contributions greater than $20 will receive tax receipts and be directed to CKCPJ grassroots programming, peace education efforts, and Voices event series.) Please make reservations online at https://www.peaceandjusticeky.org/Dinner2011.htm or call Richard Mitchell at 859.327.6277 - we need to know contact information where we can confirm your reservation, the number of people and wehter you are registering children age 12 and under. Dinner reservations must be made no later than Tuesday, March 1st - otherwise we cannot guarantee there will be food for you. The Resource Fair and the after-dinner programming is free.
Dr. Catherine Fosl, of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, will speak at 7:30 p.m. and lead a discussion afterward. Fosl is a historian and the author of several publications, including Subversive Southerner: Anne Braden and the Struggle for Racial Justice in the Cold War South. Her topic for the evening's discussion with us is "Beyond the Oppression Olympics: Toward an Intersectional Politics for the 21st Century." Fosl explains: "In the 1980s, U.S. justice struggles were held back by internal divisions and even competition over which 'ism' (racism, sexism, militarism, etc.) should take priority. I'll outline that history and use a few recent local examples to discuss its transformation into more effective coalition-building and ways of thinking about different systems of oppression more synergistically or intersectionally." Be ready to discuss with this engaging scholar the ways in which your own social justice activism relies on a particular "ism" and how you have successfully crossed traditional barriers to build more effective coalitions for change. Please get the word out to everyone - here's a flyer for you to print out and post (Download Fosl-poster2011).