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This page contains links of organizations that advocate human rights and civil liberties.
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KENTUCKY ORGANIZATIONS
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Government Organizations

Governor’s Office, Department for Local Government
Tony Wilder, Commissioner. 1024 Capital Center Drive, Suite 340,
Frankfort, KY 40601.
Telephone, (502) 573-2382; (800) 346-5606. Fax, (502) 573-2939. Web, www.dlg.ky.gov
The Department for Local Government, or DLG, under the Office of the Governor, provides financial help in the way of grant and loan assistance, as well as advising local governments in matters of budget, personnel and other issues relevant to those entities.
 
Governor's Office of Minority Empowerment
Delquan Dorsey, Executive Director. 700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 138, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 564-2611. Fax, (502) 564-0437. Email, kyome@ky.gov Web, www.ome.ky.gov
Charged with the primary responsibilities of ensuring that all minorities are better represented and receive equal access in the following areas of empowerment: economic development, education, healthcare, housing, government services and criminal justice matters.

 
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. State Commission
700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 138, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 564-2611. Fax, (502) 564-0437. Email, kyome@ky.gov Web, www.ome.ky.gov
The Commission is a part of the Governor’s Office of Minority Empowerment. The Commission’s mission is to promote Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day as an occasion to reflect on the principles of racial equality andnonviolent social change as espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.


Kentucky Personnel Cabinet, Office of Diversity & Equality
Arthur Lucas, Executive Director. 501 High Street, 1st Floor, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 564-8000. Fax, (502) 564-0182. Web, www.personnel.ky.gov/diversity
Develops and implements policies, procedures and programs to promote and monitor progressive statewide workforce management in the areas of equal employment opportunity, affirmative action, retention, inclusion and diversity.
 
ADA and EEO Coordinators for Kentucky Government Agencies
Agriculture:
Jamie Mayes, EEO & ADA Coordinator. 500 Mero Street, 7th Floor, Capital Plaza Tower. Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 564-4696. Fax, (502) 564-6551. Email, Jamie.Mayes@ky.gov

Attorney General:
Corey Bellamy, EEO & ADA Coordinator. Office of the Attorney General, 700 Capitol Avenue, Suite 34, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 696-5679. Fax, (502) 564-8735. Email, Corey.Bellamy@ag.ky.gov

Auditor of Public Accounts:
Gregory Giesler, EEO & ADA Coordinator. 209 Saint Clair Street, Suite 2, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 564-5841. Fax, (502) 564-2912. Email, Gregory.Giesler@auditor.ky.gov

Department of Military Affairs:
Steve Bullard, EEO Coordinator. EOC Building #100, Boone National Guard Center, 100 Minuteman Parkway, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 607-1738. Fax, (502) 607-1240. Email, StevenP.Bullard@us.army.mil
Crystal Simpson, EEO & ADA Coordinator
EOC Building #100, Boone National Guard Center, 100 Minuteman Parkway, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 607-1541. Fax, (502) 607-1240. Email, Crystal.Simpson2@us.army.mil

Economic Development:
Stacy McClellan, EEO Coordinator,
Telephone, (502) 564-3400, x3288. Fax, (502) 564-4669. Email, Stacy McClellan@kygov

Education:
Priscilla McCowan, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-2932. Fax, (502) 564-2316. Email, Priscilla.McCowan@ky.gov

Education / KY Department for Libraries & Archives:
Joan Leach, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-8300, x298. Fax, (502) 564-5773. Email, Joan.Leach@ky.gov

Energy & Environment:
Lynn Keeling, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-2042. Fax, (502) 564-2043. Email, Lynn.Keeling@ky.gov

Finance & Administration:
Yvette Smith, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-2874. Fax, (502) 564-1055. Email, Yvette.Smith@ky.gov

Health & Family Services:
Cathy Cox, EEO Coordinator, Telephone, (502) 564-7770, x4107. Fax, (502) 564-3129. Email, CathyJ.Cox@ky.gov

Justice:
Stephanie Appel, EEO Coordinator. Telephone (502) 564-1335. Fax, (502) 696-3841. Email, Stephanie.Appel@ky.gov

Justice / Department of Corrections:
Teresa Harris, EEO Coordinator. Telephone (502) 564-4636. Fax, (502) 564-3571. Email, Teresa.Harris@ky.gov

Justice / Department of Criminal Justice Training:
Mary Pascal, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (859) 622-5894. Email, Mary.Pascal@ky.gov

Justice / Department of Juvenile Justice:
Cynthia Watson, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 573-2044, x268. Fax, (502) 573-2031. Email, CynthiaY.Harris@ky.gov

Justice / Department of Juvenile Justice:
Carey L. Alexander, EEO Coordinator. Telephone (502) 573-3747. Fax, (502) 573-2031. Email, CareyL.Alexander@ky.gov

Justice / Department of Public Advocacy:
Georgianne Reynolds, EEO Coordinator. Telephone (502) 564-8006. Fax, (502) 564-7890. Email, Georgianne.Reynolds@ky.gov

Justice / Kentucky State Police:
Carey L. Alexander, EEO Coordinator. Telephone (502) 695-6300. Fax, (502) 782-6615. Email, Glenda.Hager@ky.gov

Kentucky Commission on Human Rights:
Glenda Green, EEO Coordinator. Telephone (502) 595-4024, x21, Fax, (502) 595-4801, Email, Glenda.Green@ky.gov

Kentucky Real Estate Commission:
Y. Denise Payne Wade, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 429-7250. Fax, (502) 429-7246. Email, Denise.Wade@ky.gov

Kentucky State Board of Licensure for Professional Engineers & Land Surveyors:
B. David Cox, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 573-2680. Fax, (502) 573-6687 Email, BDavid.Cox@ky.gov

Labor:
Cornelius O’Banion, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-0686. Fax, (502) 696-3903. Email, Cornelius.Obanion@ky.gov

Personnel:
Singer Buchanan, State EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-8000. Fax, (502) 564-0182. Email, Singer.Buchanan@ky.gov

Personnel Board:
Andy Crocker, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-7830. Fax, (502) 564-1693. Email, Andy.Crocker@ky.gov

Public Protection:
Lynn Keeling, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-2042. Email, Lynn.Keeling@ky.gov
 
Secretary of State:
Michelle Starkweather, EEO & ADA Coordinator. Office of the Secretary of State, 700 Capital Avenue, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 782-7410. Fax, (502) 564-1484.
Email, Michelle.Starkweather@ky.gov

Tourism / Kentucky Artisan Center:
Debby Giannini, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (859) 985-5448. Fax, (859) 985-5449. Email, Debby.Giannini@ky.gov

Tourism / Kentucky Arts Council:
Freda Harris, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-8110, x309. Fax, (502) 564-0853. Email, Freda.Harris@ky.gov

Tourism / Kentucky Center for the Arts:
Harry Hinkle, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 562-0116. Fax, (502) 562-0105. Email, HHinkle@KentuckyCenter.org

Tourism / Department of Fish & Wildlife:
Pat Barnard, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-3400. Fax, (502) 696-1907. Email, Pat.Barnard@ky.gov

Tourism / Department of Parks:
Freda Harris, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-8110, x309. Fax, (502) 564-0853. Email, Freda.Harris@ky.gov

Tourism / Department of Travel & Tourism:
Freda Harris, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-8110, x309. Fax, (502) 564-0853. Email, Freda.Harris@ky.gov

Tourism / Kentucky Heritage Council:
Donna Coleman, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-7005. Fax, (502) 564-5820. Email, Donna.Coleman@ky.gov

Tourism / Kentucky Historical Society:
Pam Brookman, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-1792. Fax, (502) 564-1909. Email, Pamela.Brookman@ky.gov

Tourism / Kentucky Horse Park
Stephanie Gibson, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (859) 259-4235. Fax, (859) 254-0253. Email, Stephanie.Gibson@ky.gov

Tourism / Kentucky State Fair Board:
Paul Herberg, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 367-5237. Fax, (502) 367-5258. Email, Paul.Herberg@ksfb.ky.gov

Transportation:
Alvin Wilson, EEO Coordinator. Telephone, (502) 564-3601. Fax, (502) 564-2114. Email, Alvin.Wilson@ky.gov

Treasury:
Rebecca C. Comley, EEO & ADA Coordinator. Capital Annex Building, Frankfort, KY 40601.
Telephone, (502) 564-4722. Fax, (502) 564-6545. Email, Rebecca.Comley@ky.gov
Nina Carter, EEO Coordinator. Capital Annex Building, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 564-4722. Fax, (502) 564-6545.
Email, Nina.Carter@ky.gov

Veteran Affairs:
Honor Barker, EEO & ADA Coordinator.
1111B Louisville Road, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 564-9203. Fax, (502) 564-4036. Email, Honor.Barker@ky.gov

Kentucky Court of Justice, Administrative Office of the Courts, Minority Affairs
100 Millcreek Park, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 573-2350.
The Office of Minority Affairs develops diversity outreach programs on behalf of the Kentucky Court of Justice. The OMA acts in an advisory role to ensure that court system policies and procedures do not discriminate based on race, creed, religion, color, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability or national origin.
 
AARP – Kentucky
10401 Linn Station Road, Suite 121, Louisville, KY 40223. Telephone, (866) 295-7275.
Web, www.aarp.org/ky
AARP is a non-profit, non-partisan social mission organization with 460,000 members in Kentucky. Its members value AARP in different ways - from information and products to advocacy and education. AARP serves as a one-stop resource for information on the age 50+ population in Kentucky.
Aids Interfaith Ministries (AIM) of Kentuckiana
Aaron Guldenschuh-Gatten, Director. 1436 South Shelby Street, Louisville, KY 40217. Telephone, (502) 635-4510. Web, www.aimkyonline.org

Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research
Catherine Fosl, Director. Ekstrom Library, Room 258, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292. Telephone, (502) 852-6142. Web, www.comm.louisville.edu/abi
The Institute’s mission is to bridge the gap between academic research and social justice community advocates who might apply that research. The Institute sponsors, stimulates, and disseminates interdisciplinary research relevant to the Louisville community and the U.S. South on social movements, citizen participation, public policy reforms, and social, racial, gender and economic justice.
A. Philip Randolph Institute – Louisville Chapter
Cylister Williams, President. 2709 Oregon Avenue, Louisville, KY 40210. Telephone, (502) 778-7885; (502) 558-4009. Email, cylist@insightbb.com
The A. Philip Randolph Institute is a non-profit non-partisan organization that focuses on voter education, voter registration, and get-out-the-vote efforts. The Institute partners with other local organizations to address civil and human rights issues impacting individuals in the community.

Carl Braden Memorial Center
3208 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211. Telephone, (502) 778-8130.
Email, carlbradencenter@gmail.com Web, www.carlbradencenter.org
Since 1969, the Carl Braden Memorial Center has hosted meetings of the Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, progressive lawyers' law offices, the original Black Panther Party, anti-war activists and GI’s opposing the war in Vietnam, tenants unions, Occupy Louisville, and many, many more. The building that currently houses the Braden Center was donated in order to sustain Carl and Anne Braden’s work of promoting justice in Louisville and the world at large.

Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice (CKCPJ)
Bruce Mundy and Rebecca DiLoreto, Co-Chairs. 110 North Upper Street, Lexington, KY 40507. Telephone, (859) 488-1448. Email, peaceandjusticeKY@gmail.com Web, www.peaceandjusticeky.org
The CKCPJ is a coalition of peacemaking groups and individuals whose primary objectives are to provide members and the community with resources and information about peace and justice issues; coordinate and support activities and actions focused on peace and justice issues; and facilitate the interchange of ideas among members and within the community.

Citizens of Louisville Organized and United Together (CLOUT)
Rev. Robert Owens, Lead Organizer. 1113 S. Fourth Street, Suite 350, Louisville, KY 40203. Telephone, (502) 583-1267. Fax, (502) 583-9563. Email, clout@bellsouth.net Web, www.cloutky.org
CLOUT is an organization of religious congregations and groups whose mission is to build the power of religious congregations to solve community problems by holding systems accountable. It is a grassroots, direct action, multi-issue organization that represents a diversemix of races and ethnicities, as well as different religious traditions.

Common Cause Kentucky
Richard Beliles, State Chair. 3044 Bardstown Rd., #200 Louisville, KY 40205. Telephone, (502) 592-5381. Email, rbeliles@juno.com Web, www.commoncause.org/ky
Common Cause Kentucky’s mission is to promote good citizenship and to advocate open, honest, and accessible state and local government via lobbying the Kentucky General Assembly for bills that promote honest and open state and local government practices; filing court petitions when necessary; writing public officials; speaking to TV, radio stations, and community groups; and distributing a state newsletter.

Community Action Kentucky
101 Burch Court, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 875-5863. Toll free, (800) 456-3452. Fax, 502-875-5865. Web, www.kaca.org
The Community Action Kentucky network consists of 23 Community Action Agencies throughout the state and provides a broad array of services to over 500,000 low and moderate income Kentuckians each year through a variety of services including weatherization, Head Start, employment and self-sufficiency training, Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program, transportation, senior services, and more. The 23 Agencies are listed alphabetically by agency name below. The Kentucky counties for which each agency provides services are listed as well.

Audubon Area Community Services
Mr. Aubrey Nehring, CEO
1700 West 5th Street, P.O. Box 20004, Owensboro, KY 42304. Telephone, (270) 686-1600. Fax, (270) 686-1614. Web, www.audubon-area.com
Service Area: Daviess, Hancock, Henderson, McLean, Ohio, Union, and Webster

Bell-Whitley Community Action Agency
Craig Brock, Acting Executive Director
129 Pine Street, P.O. Box 159, Pineville, KY 40977. Telephone, (606) 337-3044. Fax, (606) 337-1439. Web, www.bell-whitley.org

Big Sandy Area Community Action Program
James Michael Howell, Executive Director
Johnson County Courthouse, 230 Court Street, Paintsville, KY 41240. Telephone, (606) 789-3641. Fax, (606) 789-8344. Service Area: Floyd, Johnson, Magoffin, Martin, and Pike

Blue Grass Community Action Partnership
Troy Roberts, Executive Director
111 Professional Court, Frankfort, KY 40601. Telephone, (502) 695-4290. Fax, (502) 695-1075. Web, www.bluegrasscommunityaction.org
Service Area: Anderson, Boyle, Franklin, Garrard, Jessamine, Lincoln, Mercer, Scott, and Woodford.

Central Kentucky Community Action Council
Tom Moorman, Executive Director
332 Hood Avenue, P.O. Box 830, Lebanon, KY 40033. Telephone, (270) 692-2136. Fax, (270) 692-4530.
Service Area: Breckinridge, Grayson, Hardin, Larue, Marion, Meade, Nelson, and Washington
Community Action Council for Lexington-Fayette, Bourbon, Harrison and Nicholas Counties
Jack E. Burch, Executive Director
710 West High Street, P.O. Box 11610, Lexington, KY 40576. Telephone, (859) 233-4600 Fax, (859) 244-2219. Web, www.commaction.org
Service Area: Bourbon, Fayette, Harrison, and Nicholas

Community Action of Southern Kentucky
Cheryl Allen, Executive Director
921 Beauty Avenue, P.O. Box 90014, Bowling Green, KY 42102. Telephone, (270) 782-3162. Fax, (270) 842-5735. Web, www.casoky.org
Service Area: Allen, Barren, Butler, Edmonson, Hart, Logan, Metcalfe, Monroe, Simpson, and Warren
 
 
Daniel Boone Community Action Agency
Mike Buckles, Executive Director
1535 Shamrock Road, Manchester, KY 40962. Telephone, (606) 598-5127. Fax, (606) 598-4330. Web, www.danielboonecaa.org
Service Area: Clay, Jackson, Laurel, and Rockcastle

Foothills Community Action Partnership
Vicki Jozefowicz, Executive Director
309 Spangler Drive, Richmond, KY 40475. Telephone, (859) 624-2046. Fax, (859) 624-2049. Web, www.foothillscap.org
Service Area: Clark, Estill, Madison, and Powell

Gateway Community Action
Dennis Gulley, Executive Director
151 University Drive, P.O. Box 367, West Liberty, KY 41472. Telephone, (606) 743-3133. Fax, (606) 743-1130. Web, www.gcscap.org
Service Area: Bath, Menifee, Montgomery, Morgan, and Rowan

Harlan County Community Action Agency
Donna Pace, Executive Director
319 Camden Street, P.O. Box 1556, Harlan, KY 40831. Telephone, (606) 573-5335. Fax, (606) 573-9341. Service Area: Harlan

KCEOC Community Action Partnership
Paul Dole, Executive Director
Physical Address: 5448 US 25E, Suite A, Gray, KY 40734. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 490, Barbourville, KY 40906. Telephone, (606) 546-3152. Fax, (606) 546-5057.
Web, www.povertyisreal.org
Service Area: Knox

Lake Cumberland Community Action Agency
Bruce B. Brown, Executive Director
23 Industry Drive, P.O. Box 830, Jamestown, KY 42649. Telephone, (270) 343-4600. Fax, (270) 343-2800. Web, www.lc-caa.org
Service Area: Adair, Casey, Clinton, Cumberland, Green, McCreary, Pulaski, Russell, Taylor, and Wayne.

Licking Valley Community Action Program
Judy L. Planck, Executive Director
203 High Street, Flemingsburg, KY 41041. Telephone, (606) 845-0081. Fax, (606) 845-0418. Web, www.lvcap.com
Service Area: Bracken, Fleming, Lewis, Mason, and Robertson.

LKLP Community Action Council
Rick Baker, Executive Director
398 Roy Campbell Drive, Hazard, KY 41701. Telephone, (606) 436-8853. Fax, (606) 487-1872. Web, www.lklp.org 
Service Area: Knott, Leslie, Letcher, and Perry

Louisville Metro Community Action Partnership
William Myers, Executive Administrator
810 Barrett Avenue, 2nd Floor, Louisville, KY 40204. Telephone, (502) 574-1157. Fax, (502) 574-1246. Web, www.louisvilleky.gov/CAP
Service Area: Jefferson

Middle Kentucky Community Action Partnership
Darrell R. Shouse, Executive Director
1137 Main Street, Suite 106, Breathitt County Courthouse, Jackson, KY 41339. Telephone, (606) 666-2452. Fax, (606) 666-9780.
Web, www.mkcap.org
Service Area: Breathitt, Lee, Owsley, and Wolfe

Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency
Kim Embrey-Hill, Executive Director
213 Washington Street, P.O. Box 305
Shelbyville, KY 40066. Telephone, (502) 633-7162. Fax, (502) 633-7254.
Web, www.mpcaa.org
Service Area: Bullitt, Shelby, and Spencer

Northeast Kentucky Community Action Agency
David Carroll, Executive Director
539 Hitchins Avenue, Olive Hill, KY 41164. Telephone, (606) 286-4443. Fax, (606) 286-6733. Web, www.nkcaa.net
Service Area: Boyd, Carter, Elliott, Greenup, and Lawrence
 
Northern Kentucky Community Action Commission
Florence Tandy, Executive Director
717 Madison Avenue, Covington, KY 41011. Telephone, (859) 581-6607. Fax, (859) 655-2949. Web, www.nkcac.org
Service Area: Boone, Campbell, Carroll, Gallatin, Grant, Kenton, Owen, and Pendleton

Pennyrile Allied Community Services
Judy Peterson, Executive Director
1100 South Liberty, P.O. Box 549 (42241-0549)
Hopkinsville, KY 42240. Telephone, (270) 886-6341. Fax, (270) 885-6078.
Service Area: Caldwell, Christian, Crittenden, Hopkins, Lyon, Livingston, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Trigg

Tri-County Community Action Agency
Brenda Fox, Executive Director
1015 Dispatchers Way, LaGrange, KY 40031. Telephone, (502) 222-1349. Fax, (502) 222-0968. Web, www.tricountycaaky.org
Service Area: Henry, Oldham, and Trimble

West Kentucky Allied Services
Janna York, Executive Director
222 West Water Street, P.O. Box 736, Mayfield, KY 42066. Telephone, (270) 247-4046. Fax, (270) 247-2158.
Service Area: Ballard, Calloway, Carlisle, Fulton, Graves, Hickman, Marshall, and McCracken

Greater Campbellsville United
107 West Broadway, Campbellsville, KY 42718. Telephone, (270) 465-9636 ext. 226. Fax, (270) 465-0607.
Web, www.greatercampbellsvilleunited.com
Greater Campbellsville United promotes equal opportunity, equality, and positive relationships among all racial, ethnic, socio-economic, religious, gender and political entities in this community and throughout the region. GCU works with local government, state and federal programs to bridge the gaps and break barriers that inhibit growth in the minority community.

Justice Resource Center of Louisville
Rev. Milton C. Seymore, Chairperson. Rev. James R. Tennyson, Executive Director. 115 Steedly Drive, Louisville, KY 40214.
Telephone, (502) 931-8525.
The Justice Resource Center of Louisville is an active participant in the battle for civil rights and for justice for all people. The Center’s work includes advocating for job opportunities for minorities, organizing against unfair utility increases, and pushing Kentucky’s representatives in the US Congress towards economic justice. The Center has a radio broadcast on Saturday mornings at 10AM on WLOU.

Kentuckians for the Commonwealth (KFTC)
Burt Lauderdale, Executive Director.
P.O. Box 1450, London, KY 40743. Telephone, (606) 878-2161. Fax, (606) 878-5714.
Web, www.kftc.org
KFTC is a grassroots organization of 7,500 members across Kentucky. It uses a set of core strategies, from leadership development to communications and voter empowerment, to impact a broad range of issues, including coal and water, new energy and transition, economic justice and voting rights.

Kentucky Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression
3208 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40211. Telephone, (502) 778-8130. Fax, (502) 778-8173.
The Alliance is a multi-issue organization dedicated to exposing and eradicating racist policies and practices deeply embedded in institutions. The Alliance mobilizes people of color and whites to take visible action together against specific instances of racism in their community. The Alliance has been working to end racism in Louisville since the 1950s, and is a part of the National Alliance Against Racist & Political Repression.

Kentucky Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (KCADP)
Rev. Pat Delahanty, Chair. P.O. Box 3092, Louisville, KY 40201. Telephone, (502) 636-1330. Email, staff@kcadp.org Web, www.kcadp.org
KCADP consists of individuals and organizations working to end the death penalty in Kentucky. KCADP educates Kentucky residents about why it is in their best interest toabolish the death penalty, organizes and mobilizes throughout the commonwealth, and engages in advocacy efforts that move constituents to persuade the governor and the General Assembly to abolish the death penalty.

Louisville Showing Up for Racial Justice (LSURJ)
Telephone, (502) 558-7556. Web, www.facebook.com/SURJLouisville
Information about national SURJ, www.showingupforracialjustice.org
Louisville SURJ is a local effort to organize white people for racial justice. While it is an independent entity, Louisville SURJ draws inspiration from the national SURJ effort formed in response to the rising tide of racism in the so-called colorblind era after the 2008 presidential elections.

Minority Economic Development Initiative Western Kentucky, Inc.
Henry Snorton III, Executive Director. 1101-A South Main Street, Hopkinsville, KY 42240. Telephone, (270) 885-8885. Fax, (270) 885-7985. Web, www.medisuccess.org
The Initiative’s mission is to serve as western Kentucky’s leading 501(c)(3) economic development organization that impacts communities and economies for improvement using education, entrepreneurship and small, minority, and women-owned business development.

Muhammad Ali Institute for Peace and Justice, at University of Louisville
Ekstrom Library, Room 280, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY 40292. Web, www.louisville.edu/aliinstitute
The Institute advances the work, study, and practice of peace-building, social justice and violence prevention through the development of innovative educational programs, training, service and research. The Ali Institute has a special concern for young people living with violence in urban areas; therefore, they seek to equip the young and those working with them to be agents of peace and justice in their communities.

National Coalition Building Institute – Kentucky Chapter
2711 W. Main Street, Louisville, KY 40212
The National Coalition Building Institute is an international non-profit leadership development network dedicated to the elimination of racism and other forms of oppression. Rooted in an understanding of individual, community, and systemic change, NCBI leaders work with public and private organizations to further cultural competence, collaboration and partnerships, and effective relationships within and across group identities. There is a chapter located in Louisville, KY.

Network Center for Community Change (NC3)
Dana Jackson, Executive Director. 334 E. Broadway, 3rd Floor, Louisville, KY 40202. Telephone, (502) 583-1426. Email, connect@makechangetogether.org Web, www.makechangetogether.org
NC3 is about: building community demand for results, by mobilizing residents and stakeholders around an equity agenda creating opportunity for families and transforming neighborhoods; creating new connections to systems and organizations by creating new avenues and approaches for interacting with systems that otherwise pose barriers; transforming the environment to sustain the change, creating family-centered, equitable, results-focused systems that work for all families; and holding ourselves and others accountable for what we say we are doing in community.

Operation Turnout
Rev. L. Clark Williams, Chairman. Telephone, (859) 543-8513.
Email, Operation.Turnout.Forum@gmail.com
Web, operationturnout.weebly.com
Operation Turnout’s mission is to engage the minority population of Central Kentucky in the political process through collective voter registration and commitment, voter education, and voter turnout initiatives.
 

People’s Rights in Demanding Equality, Inc. (PRIDE)
George L. Burney, President. 2321 Garland Avenue, Louisville, KY 40211. Telephone, (502) 749-7201. Fax, (502) 749-7201.
PRIDE assists ex-offenders in the Louisville community with securing employment and work release. PRIDE sponsors the largest Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebration in Kentucky with a parade and motorcade.

Physicians for a National Health Program – Kentucky Chapter
Garrett Adams, MD, Kentucky Coordinator. KSPH c/o Nurses Professional Org, 1169 Eastern Parkway #2218, Louisville, KY 40217. Email, info@kyhealthcare.org Web, www.kyhealthcare.org
Physicians for a National Health Program is a single issue organization advocating for a universal, comprehensive single-payer national health program. PNHP has more than 18,000 members and chapters across the United States. PNHP educates physicians and other health professionals about the benefits of a single-payer system--including fewer administrative costs and affording health insurance for the 50 million Americans who have none.

Restorative Justice Louisville (RJL)
Libby Mills, Executive Director. 514 West Liberty Street, Suite 106, Louisville, KY 40202. Telephone, (502) 574-6869. Email, lmills@just-solutions.org Web, www.rjlouisville.org
RJL’s mission is to provide a restorative and holistic approach to crime that promotes justice and reparation for victims, as well as the community, and accountability, personal development and re-integration of the offender into a productive community lifestyle. RJL’s general approach is based on four steps: truth telling, apology, making reparations, and reconciliation.

The Plantory f/k/a Kentucky Conference for Community and Justice
560 East 3rd Street, Lexington, KY 40508. Telephone, (859) 255-6999. Fax, (859) 255-9339. Web, www.plantory.org
The Plantory provides dynamic, affordable professional workspace to “Do Good” organizations. It is a place where a community of people works together and collaborates to make positive social change happen. It provides support services and networking opportunities for a diverse and dynamic mix of like-minded people, nonprofits, and social enterprises – a center for folks who want to do good, do it together, and do it more effectively.

Women in Transition (WIT)
Physical Address: 806 East Chestnut Street, Louisville, KY 40204. Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1808, Louisville, KY 40201. Telephone, (502) 636-0160. Web, www.witky.org
WIT is a grassroots organization operating within an economic human rights framework. WIT uses the language of human rights to address the issue of poverty in its community. The organization pursues educational activities to dismantle classism, raise awareness about poverty, and teach its members to become their own advocates. WIT works to help provide direct support to its members and does organizing work to push for policies that will alleviate poverty.

World Affairs Council of Kentucky & Southern Indiana
Xiao Yin Zhao, Executive Director. 200 West Broadway, Suite 607, Louisville, KY 40202. Telephone, (502) 561-5422. Fax, (502) 540-5628. Email, contact@worldkentucky.org Web, www.worldkentucky.org
The World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana (WAC) is a non-profit educational organization that promotes global activity. Whether it’s hosting VIP visitors from abroad or organizing speaking events on current international topics, WAC strives to connect Kentucky to the world.
 
 
AFRICAN-AMERICAN
 
Non-Governmental Organizations
 
100 Black Men of Louisville, Inc.
Kevin Wiggington, President. 4124 Wahl Street, Louisville, KY 40218.
Web, www.100blackmenoflouisville.com
The mission of 100 Black Men of Louisville is to improve the quality of life within its communities by encouraging education while providing equal economic opportunities for all. The cornerstone of its work is mentoring.
African American Agenda Initiative (AAI)
1718 West Jefferson Street, Louisville, KY 40203. Email, africanamericaninitiative@gmail.com
The African American Initiative is a policy development movement to improve the quality of life in Louisville’s African American community. AAI’s work includes data collection, analysis, and policy determinations calculated to benefit African Americans, and by extension the community at large.
African American Heritage Center (Franklin)
Physical Address, 500 Jefferson Street, Franklin, KY 42135. Mailing Address, P.O. Box 353, Franklin, KY 42135. Telephone, (270) 598-9986. Fax, (270) 586-5719. Email, africanamericanh@bellsouth.net Web, www.aahconline.org
The African American Heritage Center, Inc. is a cultural educational facility designed to echo the events of the past, reflect on the activities of the present and preserve these events for future generations. Its purpose is to enhance, through appropriate programs, genealogical research, workshops and activities, an increased understanding of the life of African Americans.
Alpha Kappa Alpha
See www.aka1908.com to utilize the Chapter Locator, which is within the “About AKA” tab. There are 17 Alpha Kappa Alpha-affiliated chapters in Kentucky.
Alpha Kappa Alpha is the oldest Greek-lettered organization established by African-American college-educated women. The organization has dedicated itself to improving the quality of life for citizens worldwide and promoting peace.
Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc.
See www.alpha-phi-alpha.com to utilize the Chapter Locator, which is within the “Membership” tab. There are 10 Alpha Phi Alpha-affiliated chapters in Kentucky.
Alpha Phi Alpha’s objectives are: to stimulate the ambition of its members; to prepare them for the greatest usefulness in the causes of humanity, freedom, and dignity of the individual; to encourage the highest and noblest form of manhood; and to aid down-trodden humanity in its efforts to achieve higher social, economic and intellectual status.
Blacks in Kentucky State Government (BIKSG)
Gwen Buffington, President. (502) 564-4970, x4005
Blacks In Kentucky State Government is a local chapter of the national organization, Blacks in Government. The focus of the local chapter is to promote equity, excellence and opportunity in employment by providing mini professional development opportunities through monthly meetings and networking sessions. This is achieved by bringing together individuals throughout the various agencies, setting the tone for dialogue and raising awareness of advocating for the necessity of such an organization.
Delta Sigma Theta
Terina J. Matthews, Kentucky Coordinator.
Email, matthewstjm@aol.com See www.dstmidwestregion.com for Midwest Region chapter list.
It is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. It is a sisterhood of more than 200,000 predominately Black college-educated women.

Isaac Scott Hathaway Museum
Yvonne Giles, Director. Robert H. Williams Cultural Center, 644 Georgetown Street, Lexington, KY 40508.
The museum is dedicated to establishing a public facility to highlight individual biographies and display artifacts, art and written work of distinguished African-American artists, writers and others contributing to the community.
Kappa Alpha Psi – South Central Province (includes chapters in Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and Kentucky).
Byron White, Province Polemarch.
Web, www.scpkapsi.com
Collegiate Greek-lettered fraternity with a predominantly African-American membership. Sponsors programs providing community service, social welfare and academic scholarship.
Kentucky Association of Blacks in Higher Education
Marlisa R. Austin, President.
Email, Marlisa.Austin@kctcs.edu Web, www.kabhe.wildapricot.org
The purpose of the organization is to promote the advancement of blacks in higher education in Kentucky by articulating needs and concerns, promoting unity, cooperation and awareness, and enhancing the personal and professional growth of its members. KABHE also seeks to aid Kentucky colleges and universities in the recruitment, retention and development of African-American faculty and staff by sponsoring regional meetings and an annual conference where pertinent educational issues are discussed and solutions are explored.
Regional Representatives:
Southeast - Samuel Coleman
Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College. Email, samuel.coleman@kctcs.edu
Northeast - Stephanie Mayberry
University of Kentucky
Email, stephanie.mayberry@uky.edu
Northeast - Rhonda Gummer
Jefferson Community & Technical College
Email, rhonda.gummer@kctcs.edu
Southwest - Mary-Elaine Horn
Murray State University
Email, mhorne@murraystate.edu
Northwest - Charlotte Barker
Jefferson Community & Technical College
Email, Charlotte.Barker@kctck.edu
Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage (Louisville)
1701 West Muhammad Ali Boulevard, Louisville, KY 40203. Web, www.kcaah.org
The Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage is the result of a collection of African-American educators, artists and historians who collaborated to give the long dormant history of African-Americans in the state the voice and platform it deserves. Its goal is to promote African-American contributions and history in the state of Kentucky.
Kentucky Black Caucus of Local Elected Officials (KBC-LEO) c/o Kentucky League of Cities
Wanda Wilson, Councilmember, City of Earlington, 100 E. Vine Street, Suite 800, Lexington, KY 40507. Telephone, (800) 876-4552.
The mission of KBC-LEO is to conduct non-partisan research, technical assistance, training, and educational and informational activities and programs to advance African-American political participation at the local level, promote municipal employment of African-Americans, and develop positive perceptions about government by
African-American citizens.

Louisville Association of Black Social Workers
Talisha Ford, President.
Web, www.labswky.blogspot.com
The Louisville Association of Black Social Workers is a chapter of the National Association of Black Social Workers and was first chartered in 2004. The Louisville chapter is a growing group of students and professionals in the field of social work as well as those who are not in the field of social work but adhere to the mission of NABSW.
Louisville Defender
1720 Dixie Highway, Louisville, KY 40210. Telephone, (502) 772-2591. Fax, (502) 775-8655.
Weekly newspaper founded in 1933 focusing on African-American issues.
Louisville Urban League
Benjamin Richmond, President/CEO. 1535 West Broadway, Louisville, KY 40203. Telephone, (502) 561-6830. Fax, (502) 585-2335. Web, www.lul.org
Louisville Urban League was founded by a group of African-Americans who were committed to providing positive role models and academic assistance for area youth. The organization assists disadvantaged people to attain social and economic stability and prosperity.
Muhammad Ali Center
144 North Sixth Street, Louisville, KY 40202. Telephone, (502) 584-9254. Web, www.alicenter.org
The Muhammad Ali Center is a multicultural center with an award-winning museum dedicated to the life of Muhammad Ali. The mission of the Muhammad Ali Center is to preserve and promote the legacy and ideals of Muhammad Ali, to promote respect, hope, and understanding, and to inspire adults and children everywhere to be as great as they can be.
Omega Psi Phi
See www.omegapsiphifraternity.org
to utilize the Chapter Locator, which is within the “About Omega” tab. There are 13 Omega Psi Phi-affiliated chapters in Kentucky. Omega Psi Phi is the first predominantly African-American fraternity to be founded at a historically black university. Programs include voter education and registration, literacy, and mentoring.
Phi Beta Sigma – Great Lakes Region.
Arnold Black, Regional Director.
Web, www.pbsglregion.org
Social/service collegiate and professional fraternity dedicated to strong bonds of brotherhood, living with integrity, serving humanity, promoting quality education and developing leaders. Initiatives include voter education and registration, AIDS awareness, and mentoring.
Sigma Gamma Rho – Central Region (includes chapters in Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, Wisconsin). Soror Pamela Kadirifu, 21st Central Region Syntaktes. Web, www.sgrhocentral.celect.org
The Sorority gives leadership, service, and resources toward removing barriers and inequalities so that all people of America may develop their potential and exercise full citizenship. They do so through support of human rights legislation, service to and support of grassroots individual and community development activity, and through active participation in the programs of affiliate and other organizations.
Urban League Of Lexington-Fayette County
P.G. Peeples, President/CEO. 148 DeWeese Street, Lexington, KY 40507. Telephone, (859) 233-1561. Fax, (859) 233-7260. Email, info@ullexfay.org Web, www.ullexfay.org
The mission of the Urban League of Lexington-Fayette County is to assist African-Americans and disadvantaged citizens in the achievement of social and economic equality. It is a community- based movement devoted to empowering African- Americans to enter the economic and social mainstream.
Zeta Phi Beta
Keisha Smith, Kentucky State Director.
Web, www.zphib1920.org
International, historically African-American Greek-lettered sorority founded on the belief that as a progressive organization, it should address societal ills. Dedicated to service to the community.