The Justice Broadside provides a compendium of area social justice events and actions of interest to First Unitarian. We are small in number, but we can add our voices to people of good will throughout the community to effect change.

Most recent Broadsides:

First U Lou Broadside Alert

Gun Violence Reform Rally:
7:30pm to 9:00pm, Saturday, 24-Aug-2019
Most meetings to discuss gun violence that I am aware of seem to happen on
the eastern side of the Ninth Street Divide. Saturday night, at 28th and
Broadway, on the western side of Ninth Street, a Candlelight Vigil for
victims of gun violence will be held. This is organized by the Kentucky
Alliance Police Accountability Committee and Moms Demand Action for Gun
Sense. The location is where the Rev. Louis “Buster” Coleman would buy
back guns, in a direct action to reduce violence in the West End. Buster
will be remembered as well.

Action Request:
Clean Renewable Energy for Louisville. Contact your Metro Council
representative and ask them to support or even co-sponsor the Resolution
for 100% clean energy for city government by 2030 and community wide by
2040. The Parks and Sustainability Committee is now considering the
Resolution into September. If your council member is on this committee a
call to her or him will be even more helpful. Chair Person Cindi Fowler
(D-14), Vice Chair Pat Mulvihill (D-10), Committee Member Mark H. Fox
(D-13), Committee Member Kevin Triplett (D-15), Committee Member Marilyn
Parker (R-18), Committee Member Nicole George (D-21), Committee Member
James Peden (R-23). Contact Roger Ohlman [email protected] for more details.

Donor Opportunity:
Pam Middleton works with the Grannies Respond group that meets immigrant
families in bus stations, to provide basic food and supplies to people
crossing a strange country, often with children, with minimal funds,
resources or English skills. The Louisville Grannies are considering
sponsoring asylum seekers who are not allowed to work by paying their
utility bills. “Angels” are sought to provide about $300/month for this
purpose. For more information or to arrange a donation, contact Pam

Thanks for reading,
Del Ramey
First U Lou Mission and Outreach

[email protected]


First U Lou Broadside Alert

Louisville Metro Council Alert:

6:00pm, Thursday, 22-Aug-2019
The Metro Council is scheduled to discuss a safety zone outside of the EMW
Clinic. There will be public addresses to the council on this subject,
including by Meg Stern, aka Rita Sasse’s very active daughter! Rita plans
to be in the First U parking lot at 5:30pm and give a ride to the first
couple of people that need it. Public support for this issue is CRITICAL!!

The idea of a safety zone is that patients exercising their constitutional
right to private medical care are not required to pass through a gauntlet
of people blocking their path, hollering in their face, calling them names,
shoving ridiculous dolls and photos in their faces. Clinic escorts
currently try to shield patients from the worst of these abuses. A safety
zone would provide a clear, unobstructed path to the clinic entrance.

Thanks for reading,
Del Ramey
First U Lou Mission and Outreach
[email protected]


Clean Renewable Energy for Louisville: Contact your Metro Council representative and ask them to support or co-sponsor the Resolution for 100% clean energy for city government by 2030 and community wide by 2040.  The Resolution is sponsored by Brandon Coan – MC Person District 8.  A vote is expected by the 22nd of this month.

Contact information for all Metro Council representatives can be found at:

Gun Violence Prevention Team Forming: Members of the Unitarian Universalist community are invited to join and pray for this team that is seeking to implement a faith-based response to the scourge of gun violence. We are exploring ways to build awareness, church safety and emergency preparedness, and relationships with other faith communities through actions and advocacy. The team currently includes members of four Louisville congregations: TJUC, Crescent Hill Baptist, Crescent Hill Presbyterian, Highland Baptist. Our next meeting will be Saturday, September 21, at 11 a.m., in the Gathering Room (back building) at Crescent Hill Presbyterian Church.  We will discuss The Second Amendment: A Biography, by Michael Waldman, and plans for a “community read.” The book is available at Carmichael’s at a 20% discount if you say you are a member of the Gun Violence Prevention Book Club. For more information, contact Lisa Austin at [email protected]

Zero Hunger Mobile Market, a single aisle grocery store in a mobile trailer, bringing groceries to Louisville’s food deserts.  A partnership of Kroger and Dare to Care.  Info/schedule:

Upcoming Calendar:

Tuesday, 20-Aug-2019 12:00pm,  The Angela Project, prayer service on 400th Anniversary of Slavery in America.  End of 40 days of prayer, starting 12-Jul-2019.
St. Stephen Church, 1018 S. 15th St.

Tuesday, 20-Aug-2019 5:30pm to 6:30pm,  LSURJ base building meeting, Celebrate No Police in Schools, discuss film showing “When They See Us”, upcoming meeting with County Attorney about ending cash bail.
Fairness Campaign Office, 2263 Frankfort Ave.

Wednesday, 21-Aug-2019 5:30pm to 7:30pm, Religion in Public Schools, organized by ACLU, AUSCS.   Food and beer available, but not included!
Monnik Beer, 1036 E. Burnett Ave.

Tuesday, 27-Aug-2019 6:00pm to 8:00pm,  Reclaiming a Racial Justice Legacy: Stories of White People Who Chose to Show Up, LSURJ event. Facilitated by FUL’s own Michael Tee and Bill Allison and LSURJ friend Carla Wallace.
Central Presbyterian Church, 318 W. Kentucky St. 

Wednesday, 28-Aug-2019 5:30pm to 7:00pm, Bernheim Forest Under Threat Road Show.  Community support is needed to prevent loss of forest land to a gas
pipeline and an interstate highway extension.  The trees need support!
Mile Wide Beer Company, 636 Barrett Ave.


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