The Third Thursday Lunch

The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) and the Sowers of Justice Network
FOR is composed of women and men who recognize the essential unity of all creation and have joined together to explore the power of love and truth for resolving human conflict. While it has always been vigorous in its opposition to war, FOR has insisted equally that this effort must be based on a commitment to the achieving of a just and peaceful world community, with full dignity and freedom for every human being.

  1. Rev. Kelly Kirby - "Philanthropic Redlining"

    Rev. Kelly Kirby's presentation on "philanthropic redlining" and how we can support economic justice for the American descendants of slavery by supporting Black-led institutions.

    Redlining traditionally refers to the housing policies that resulted in the systematic denial of mortgage capital to black Americans during the 20th Century. Philanthropic redlining highlights misguided donor attitudes and practices that have led to significant underfunding of black-led organizations, particularly in the South and Midwest. Black-led organizations are more likely to be more reliant on government grants, resulting in many of them being more vulnerable to changes in government and recessions.

  2. Reparations - What We Should Know

    FOR's Third Thursday Luncheon features Dr. Kevin Cosby president of Simmons College and pastor of St. Stephen Baptist Church teaching on Reparations.

  3. Police, Power and Privilege

    Sadiqa Reynolds, President and CEO of the Louisville Urban League, Joins us on Zoom

    Former District Judge Sadiqa Reynolds was the first woman to lead the Louisville Urban League. Her work on jobs, justice, education health, and housing has garnered the attention and coverage of CNN, FOX News, the NY Times and other national media outlets. Reynolds was the first African American to clerk for the Kentucky Supreme Court, and also the first African American to serve Kentucky as Inspector General. She has also run a private practice handling criminal defense matters, and representing abused, neglected and dependent children. Reynolds was Louisville Magazine’s 2017 Person of the Year, the 2018 National Urban League Woman of Power and the Audrey Grievous Community Enrichment Award recipient. The National Bar Association also named her a Gertrude E. Rush Award recipient for her justice and advocacy work.

  4. Third Thursday Lunch - Charles Booker

  5. More Than Just a Bed: Addressing the Needs of Louisville’s Homeless

    More Than Just a Bed: Addressing the Needs of Louisville’s Homeless
    Nina Moseley, now CEO of Wayside Christian Mission, will speak at the FOR Third Thursday Lunch on January 16, 2020. Nina has worked with the homeless in Louisville and at Wayside since 1988. Some years later Wayside Christian Mission purchased the property now known as Hotel Louisville. Together with her husband, the Rev. Tim Moseley, Nina is intimately familiar with the scope and needs of Louisville’s homeless and have made Hotel Louisville a welcoming place that addresses the complex needs of those who have no permanent home.

  6. ASALH - Migration From Our Ignorance to the Truth

    Barbara Spencer Dunn (author/lay historian/scholar activist), takes us on a ‘thought journey’ as she explores the topic Migration From Our Ignorance to the Truth as she provides thought provoking historical facts enhanced by the philosophy of the Father of Black History, Dr. Carter Godwin Woodson. Mrs. Dunn’s presentation hopes to leave her audience on a path that will help to make this world a better place to live as we earnestly encounter the fact that we are more alike than different and the realization that race is a social construct--there is one race--the human race. She leaves us in a moment in time that begs an answer to the question “Where do we go from here?”