Please congratulate the wonderful Karen Conley who has agreed to serve as the new co-chair of the Central Kentucky Council for Peace and Justice. With Janet Tucker's departure, CKCPJ needed a new female co-chair. David Christiansen had agreed to continue in the two-year commitment as a co-chair last year.
Here's more about Karen from the article by Peg Gabriel in the latest issue of Peaceways:
"Karen is a long-time activist who founded Kentuckians for Responsible Gun Legislation and is a strong supporter of Moms Demand Action. She is vice-president of the Kentucky Chapter of National Organization for Women and a member of the economic justice committee of Kentuckians for the Commonwealth.
"Karen has attended CKCPJ events and participated in the 2016 Peace Networking event with Kentucky NOW. Committees focusing on wage disparity intersect well with her work with and for women. She said, “I’d like to help in any way I can.”
"Karen grew up in Lexington, and after living in other places, including overseas, returned to Kentucky. She now lives on a fi ve-acre farm where cats mingle with raccoons."