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Radical Compassion: From Individual Mercy to Systemic Change

IJPC Annual Gathering 2022

Thursday, October 6th at the 20th Century Theater

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During this year’s Annual Gathering, we will be joined by Dr. Marcus Mescher, associate professor of Christian ethics at Xavier University. Following the keynote address, we’re excited to host a panel discussion with leaders of the movements that are central to our work including Maryam Abidi, Harold D’Souza, and Sr. Alice Gerdeman.

6:00 Reception

Hors d’oeuvres will be provided. Drinks available for purchase.

7:00 Program

Valet parking provided.

IJPC 2022 Award Recipients

Mona Jenkins
IJPC 2022 Bob Maxwell Peace Builder Award

Mona is an educator and organizer who graduated from the University of Cincinnati where she studied Educational Foundations for Social Change. She actively works with community members to address neighborhood specific issues related to health, gender, housing, and education. In collaborating with leaders and individuals who reside in the neighborhoods, Mona seeks to build engagement, empowerment, and community sustainable solutions. She serves as the Director of Development and Operations for the Cincinnati Homeless Coalition, an advocacy agency whose goal is to eradicate homelessness. As the Cooperative Food Justice Coordinator for Co-op Cincy, Mona works with residents to address food insecurity within their neighborhoods through equitable, community-centered approaches. Mona is also the Co-Founder of Queen Mother’s Market Cooperative, a worker and community-owned grocery store that will be opening in the Cincinnati neighborhood of Walnut Hills in 2024. Mona is on the board of the Erica J. Holloman Foundation, Inc., an organization for the awareness of Triple Negative Breast Cancer, the Cincinnati Health Network (CHN), and the Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO).

Louise Lawarre
IJPC 2022 Margaret Fuller Peace Award

Louise holds a Masters in Culture and Spirituality from Holy Names University in Oakland, CA. She worked with Imago for 10 years as the Earth Spirit Rising program coordinator. Louise has served as the executive director of GAPP (Greater Anderson Promotes Peace) since its founding in 1999, and is the program coordinator for the MLK Coalition. Louise has been part of IJPC since S. Louise Akers, SC was the Coordinator and the organization office was at St. Francis School. Beginning in 1999 she served on the IJPC Board of Directors for six years and as Board Chair for the majority of them. Since 2018 Louise has held a critical role in the development of the Rethinking Racism initiative, toolkit, and is one of the ‘tour guides’ for the Race and Racism in Cincinnati 3-part Docuseries.  

Hands Across Campus, Archbishop McNicholas High School
IJPC 2022 Youth Justice Award

Hands Across Campus (HAC) focuses on fostering inclusion through leadership, education, engagement, and encounter. Through interactive meetings, open discussions, immersive experiences, and activities, students develop an understanding and respect for their own as well as other cultures and grow as compassionate leaders in the McNicholas community and beyond! Recently, HAC has organized cultural celebrations in our school, spearheaded hygiene and cereal collections to support our local community, participated in education and outreach programs through Imago, Mt. Washington Cemetery, the Ozaman Center, and Shantytown.

Thank you to our sponsors!

Peace Advocates

Christ Church Cathedral

Sisters of Charity of Cincinnati

Sisters of the Precious Blood

Peace Builders

Sisters of Mercy of the Americas

Nina and Howard Tolley

Xavier University

Peace Supporters

I.B.E.W. Local Union 212

Keating Muething & Klekamp PLL

Peace Promoters

Bellarmine Chapel


Alphonse Gerhardstein & Miriam Gingold

Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur

Ursulines of Cincinnati

YMCA of Greater Cincinnati

Peace Seekers

Carl A. Adkins, CFP®, CWS®, Sentinel Private Wealth Group of Wells Fargo Advisors

American Civil Liberties Union of Ohio Foundation

Anna Baecker, CPA

Franciscan Friars – Province of St. John the Baptist

Jodie McCalla & Terrence Huge

Dyah & David Miller

Over The Rhine Marianists

Allison and Patrick Reynolds-Berry

Sisters of St. Francis, Oldenburg

Rebecca Sontag

Ursulines of Brown County