Category: Blog

Dismantling the School to Prison Pipeline

The Fix Our Schools Campaign is a student led, informed, and guided coalition created to tackle the injustices percolating within classrooms. As a coalition member, IJPC finds it is imperative to stand behind and take guidance from the voices of those most impacted by policies as we work towards racial equity in our communitie

Conversations That Matter

Over the last couple of months we have been working closely with members from the Immigrant Dignity Coalition here in Cincinnati to put together “Conversations that Matter.”

Finding Our Voices for Peace

As an organization whose mission is to promote the creation of a nonviolent society, IJPC is determined to work towards and imagine a future where violence is not resorted to as the way to end conflict or the way to instill safety.

“How Can I Help?”

Ending human trafficking is a group effort. While we need advocates lobbying for better laws and policies, we also need educators that correct misinformation, storytellers sharing their truth, helpers showing love to those who’ve been victimized, healers empowering survivors, and so much more. 

Reflections from IJPC’s First S. Louise Akers Fellow, Naiomi Gonzalez

In honor of S. Louise Akers, SC, one of the founders of IJPC and its first director, we created a fellowship program to continue her legacy of peace and justice work in our region, the IJPC S. Louise Akers Fellowship through Mercy Volunteer Corps. In the fall of 2021, IJPC welcomed Naiomi Gonzalez as the inaugural S. Louise Akers Fellow and we checked in with her half way into her time to learn more about what drew her to the program, what she’s working on, and how she sees a connection to S. Louise Akers, SC. 

Advocacy at Ohio BMVs

Did you know 16- and 17-year old U.S. citizens who have foreign-born parents are eligible to apply for their temps, driver’s licenses, and state IDs? Have you or someone you know been wrongfully turned away from the BMV because of their parent’s immigration status?

The Implications of Military Spending

There are many nuanced arguments to weaponry, safety, global conflict, resources and more that feed and fuel our military industrial complex. But war is a choice, even if it feels insurmountable to overcome. As citizens, we can continue to work towards creating nonviolent communities and ask for more from our government. When we ask for more of our government, we are asking to value people over profit.

About IJPC

The Intercommunity Justice and Peace Center educates and advocates for peace, challenges unjust local, national and global systems, and promotes the creation of a nonviolent society. IJPC is supported by faith-based organizations and individuals who work together to educate around justice issues, take collaborative action and do public witness. We address local, national and international concerns focusing on the death penalty, immigration, human trafficking and peace and nonviolence.