The Justice "Broadside"

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 communithy to effect change.

Upcoming events: First U Lou Broadside


First, just watch this clip.  Trust me!

Second, did you know that First U members are voting members of the Center
for Transformative Action at First Unitarian?  This is a 501(c) 3
non-profit organization with the goal to organize and support projects and
events with a social justice angle.  It's been dormant for the past few
years, but Brian Daly is working to re-activate it.  Contact Brian or Del
Ramey if you are interested in any way.  b.daly [at] twc.comdel.ramey [at]

11:30am, unfortunately most Fridays, Jefferson Square Park, 6th and Jefferson streets, near memorial flame - Arms of Compassion holds a small, short ceremony to speak the names of recent murder victims.  Share and join our hopes and spirits in seeking a less violent, more compassionate community.  Follow on Facebook page or send email from Facebook to be added to email alert:

Online - KFTC's People's Guide to the (Louisville Metro) Budget.  A discussion of the process, issues and how to be heard and involved in Louisville Metro's budget.  Download from:

Louisville Comprehensive Plan - 20 year plan for Metro Louisville, multiple public meetings and forums, seeking volunteer/community involvement!  More information at:

Upcoming Comprehensive Plan meetings:
29-Mar-2017, 6:00pm, Community Forum, Beechmont Community Center, 205 W. Wellington Ave.
30-Mar-2017, 6:00pm, Livability/Environment, Public Health and Wellness, 400 E. Gray St.
11-Apr-2017, 4:00pm, Marketplace, Urban League, 1535 W. Broadway
11-Apr-2017, 6:00pm, Mobility, Urban League, 1535 W. Broadway
20-Apr-2017, 6:00pm, Housing, Edison Center, 701 Ormsby Ave.

12:00pm to 1:30pm, Thursday, 30-Mar-2017 - 50th Anniversary of Martin Luther King, Jr visit to Allen Courtroom, UofL.  Speaker panel includes former student who invited Dr. King.  Brandeis School of Law, Room 275.

5:30pm to 8:00pm, Thursday, 30-Mar-2017 - Free showing of documentary film "13th", followed by discussion.  Gheens Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, UofL.

9:00am to 10:00am, Saturday, 1-Apr-2017 - Meet KY legislators, Highlands/Shelby Park Library, Mid-Town Mall, 1250 Bardstown Rd.

11:30am to 1:30pm, Tuesday, 4-Apr-2017 - 50th anniversary read-in of MLK's "Beyond Vietman" speech, on 10th anniversary of the Anne Braden Institute.  UofL Ekstrom Library quad and Student Activities Center bridge.

4:30pm to 6:00pm, Tuesday, 4-Apr-2017 - 10th Anniversary Open House, Anne Braden Institute, second floor of UofL Ekstrom Library, food and nibbles!

5:30pm, Thursday, 6-Apr-2017 - 2017 Minx Auerbach Lecture, "Killing the Black Body Redux", by Dorothy Roberts, reception follows.  Gheen Science Hall and Rauch Planetarium, UofL.

10:00am to 4:00pm, Friday, 7-Apr-2017 - TEDxUofL 2017: Growth.  This is about growth in the cultural understanding, outreach, community building sense.  Held at the Red Barn, UofL.  Registration required.  Online: or

Thanks for reading,
Del Ramey
First U Lou Mission and Outreach
del.ramey [at]


Ongoing programs:
The Sierra Club is looking for volunteers to work with youth outdoors, in
their "Inspiring Connections Outdoors" program.  General information at:

Contact Carol Hanchette, clhanchette [at], if interested.

Good News Luncheon, Louisville Coalition for the Homeless:

This is a lunch meeting of any groups or people concerned about the
homeless in Metro Louisville.  It occurs approximately quarterly, at
different locations.  People talk, eat and then organization
representatives briefly describe their work and individuals are asked to
identify themselves and why they are attending.

The Coalition web site is:

Know of a homeless person needing health care?  Contact Carey Addison,
Health Care for the Homeless Supervisor, Family Health Centers,

Know anyone who could use a warm blanket?  The Blanket Ministry, Fern Creek
Christian Church, has a pipeline to the government for free pressed wool
disaster blankets.  These are similar to felt, so will not last as long as
a woven blanket.  But they have lots of these free blankets.  All anyone
needs to do is contact them and pick up some blankets!!  Contact
Eric Richardson, Johnna Hale, 502-239-9300johnnahale [at]

Organizations you may not have heard of:

Burrito Riders - Prepare and distribute, usually by bike, breakfast
burritos to the homeless twice a month on Saturday mornings.  Also recycle
bicycles to donate to the homeless.

Forgotten Louisville - Food, clothing, hygiene supplies distributed to the
homeless, generally on Wednesday night, from the Yellow Parking lot on
River Road and other locations in Metro Louisville.

My Dog Eats First - Free pet food.  The homeless have pets too!  Donations
of pet food welcome at 2509 Portland Ave., Wednesdays, 6pm to 9pm.

Hip Hop Cares - Hip Hop music and food distribution combined.  Facebook