Social Justice – Beyond the Walls
CLCM Coat Drive
As you get ready to turn your closets over for fall (which will be here eventually!), please keep CLCM in mind. Our clothes closet will take any serviceable clothes and shoes that you no longer need, and we are separately collecting coats for our Coat Giveaway on October 23.
Feel free to bring coats up to the CLCM office, and we’ll make sure they find good homes. Men’s coats are particularly needed. The First U Committee on Homelessness and God’s Girls are helping with the project. You can bring coats to the social hall on Sunday, October 20, the Committee on Homelessness will ensure they get to the giveaway. Thank you!
The Economic Case for Medicare for All
Thursday, October 24 at 7:00pm in the First Unitarian sanctuary.
The public is invited to hear economics professor, Gerald Friedman will speak on the funding of a single payer, improved Medicare for All healthcare system. Sponsored by: Kentuckians for Single Payer Health Care, PO Box 17595, Louisville, KY 40217, www.kyhealthcare.org, [email protected], 502 636 1551. Contact Jill Harmer for more information.
Former First U Choir Director Phillip Morgan in Concert
October 27 at 4:30pm
1619 – 2019: Remembering the Arrival of the First Enslaved Africans in the British Colonies in North America
Central Presbyterian Church and Black Classical Artists of Louisville will present a concert as part of Central’s year-long focus on the issue. Performers, including Phillip Morgan, baritone, Dr. Angelique Clay, soprano, Owen Sammons, organist, and Grace Baugh-Bennett, pianist, will perform “Traditional Negro Spirituals” and other African American sacred music to mark the moment that changed the economic destiny of America and the cultural destiny of hundreds of thousands of people. The concert is free. Central is located at 318 W. Kentucky, on the corner of S. 4th Street and W. Kentucky.
CLCM Trivia Night and Holiday Boutique: November 16
CLCM will have it’s fall Trivia Night on Saturday, November 16 at 7:00 at Christ Church Cathedral. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us for fun, food and fellowship.
Metro Council Resolution for 100% Renewable Energy to be Heard October 17 and 31
This month Metro Council Parks and Sustainability Committee is holding Q&A with key factions on the Resolution. “Folks, our planet’s oceans, glaciers and ice sheets, coastal cities, weather systems, forest, species, fresh water are all changing at accellerating rates toward what most climate scientist in over 17 fields of expertise call a “tipping point”. Everyone will be effected by these changes, but those with the least – homeless, low income, migrants, third world populations and those with the least – are being effected the most. Though the technology exists and continues to improve that will create a sustainable Earth, our leaders at all levels of government have done comparitively little. Your support is needed NOW to pass a Resolution for 100% clean energy in Louisville. Similar resolutions have passed in over 130 US cities and a handful of states. This Resolution is being heard by Metro Council Parks and Sustainability Committee at 3:00PM on Oct 17 and again on Oct. 31. Contact your Metro Council representative and ask them to support the Resolution for 100% Clean Reneable Energy (R-102-19) for city government by 2030 and community wide by 2040. If your council member is on this committee a call to her or him will be even more helpful. Chair 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) and Committee Member James Peden (R-23). Contact Roger Ohlman for more details.