This November the Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center (IJPC) is thrilled to host local artists for the 2021 annual gathering, The Art of Justice: Creative Visions for Peace, at the Woodward Theater. In collaboration with SOS Art, IJPC will showcase local artists whose visual and performance pieces share a vision for peace that will inspire all those in Greater Cincinnati seeking a just society. In addition to featuring local artists, IJPC will share highlights from the last year and honor local residents for their work building peace in our community.

Due to COVID-19, the capacity of the event will be limited and all guests will be required to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination. If you are not vaccinated or cannot attend in-person, virtual tickets are available for a livestreamed version of the event.

In an effort to take extra precautions against the spread of COVID-19, the #NoDeathPenaltyOH coalition is taking Lobby Day virtual. Rather than travel to the statehouse, we will meet with legislators over the course of the week via Zoom to voice our support of death penalty abolition.

On October 19th, let’s come together as a community to stand united against the death penalty. The coalition has planned programming and events alongside opportunities throughout the week to meet with legislators. Join us and register here.

Thank you to all who have taken the time to write to your legislator, submit a letter to the editor, make a phone call, attend an event and more. Those actions take us one step closer to abolition and this work would not be possible without community. We hope you are able to join us for Lobby Day*.


*Before attending virtual Lobby Day, we ask that participants attend these trainings:

Lobbying 101
Tuesday, October 5th
6:30 PM
Register here

Lobbying 102
Tuesday, October 12th
6:30 PM
Register here

Questions? Email Bekky@IJPCcincinnati.org.

Incarceration inflicts short- and long-term harms on the lives of those incarcerated as well as their loved ones and communities. The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center, in partnership with the National Civil Rights Museum and Families Against Mandatory Minimums, is examining the role race plays in mass incarceration in an upcoming virtual discussion. Modern Day Abolition: Mass Incarceration and Racial Justice brings together a panel of experts to discuss the range of collateral consequences of criminal conviction, including impediments to the restoration of rights, lingering social stigma and barriers to reentry into society. The panel will also break down the impact of incarceration on families, including on children of current and formerly incarcerated parents.

MAY 19TH @ 7PM- Join the program committee of EquaSion’s “A Mighty Stream” Interfaith Racial Justice Initiative for the second webinar in a four-part series examining Faith Perspectives on Racial Justice. This panel aims to explore our spiritual understanding of race, racism, and racial just ice, by applying scriptures, tenets, practices, contemporary writings and/or beliefs to discover the ways we are called individually or collectively to enter racial justice work. Panelists will consider how to enter into truly transformational relationships across difference as an active demonstration of love and justice. Register Here.

Featured Panelists

  • Rev. Canon Paul Williams, Christ Church Cathedral Episcopal
  • Aruni Marapane, Buddhist Chaplain representing eight Buddhist temples in Cincinnati
  • Jheri Neri, Greater Cincinnati Native American Coalition
  • Rev. Dr. Paul Booth, Jr., Pastor, Legacy Pointe Church
  • Dr. Deborah Vance, Cincinnati Baha’i Community
  • Tammy Bennett (Host), “A Mighty Stream” Program Committee; Partner, Chief Equity and Inclusion Officer at Dinsmore & Shohl LLP

Join us as we look at the different ways that we exert people power to create deep and lasting change. We will dive into strategies and avenues for social change, and emerge with new understandings of our place in the work that we care most about. From talking to friends, to writing an op-ed, to lobbying elected officials, to participating in community projects — how are you going to make your voice heard as you strive for peace and justice in our world? Come with an issue that you care about in mind and leave with a plan as you prepare to take action.

Registration Deadline: March 12th

Join us as we look at the different ways that we exert people power to create deep and lasting change. We will dive into strategies and avenues for social change, and emerge with new understandings of our place in the work that we care most about. From talking to friends, to writing an op-ed, to lobbying elected officials, to participating in community projects — how are you going to make your voice heard as you strive for peace and justice in our world? Come with an issue that you care about in mind and leave with a plan as you prepare to take action.

Registration Deadline: March 12th

Join us as we look at the different ways that we exert people power to create deep and lasting change. We will dive into strategies and avenues for social change, and emerge with new understandings of our place in the work that we care most about. From talking to friends, to writing an op-ed, to lobbying elected officials, to participating in community projects — how are you going to make your voice heard as you strive for peace and justice in our world? Come with an issue that you care about in mind and leave with a plan as you prepare to take action.

Registration Deadline: March 12th

Join us as we look at the different ways that we exert people power to create deep and lasting change. We will dive into strategies and avenues for social change, and emerge with new understandings of our place in the work that we care most about. From talking to friends, to writing an op-ed, to lobbying elected officials, to participating in community projects — how are you going to make your voice heard as you strive for peace and justice in our world? Come with an issue that you care about in mind and leave with a plan as you prepare to take action.

Registration Deadline: March 12th

 

This is a one-day, online event, featuring Caroline Brennan as the keynote speaker from Catholic Relief Services and breakout sessions led by staff and volunteers with Catholic Charities Southwestern Ohio, Catholic Social Action office of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Weavers Dayton CRS Chapter, and Catholic Relief Services.

Saturday, January 30th

10:00 a.m. to 12:15 p.m.

Register online.