Shows at Green Lantern and the Hive
By Danny Mayer
In a couple of weeks, Lexington will lose a vital component of its peace and justice community when Jerry Moody relocates north to Canada.
Moody, a social activist and rabble-rouser since his high school days in Ohio during the late Sixties, has been a tireless campaigner, organizer and contributor to a number of social justice causes since his arrival in Lexington two decades ago. He’s worked for Kentuckians for the Commonwealth fighting against big business coal practices and nefarious anti-felon voting laws; he helped start the now-defunct New Morning World Coffee House on Euclid Ave to provide a space for activists to gather to protest the first Iraq War, and has continued to organize protests against the most recent wars in the Middle East; he’s been active in the Central Kentucky Council for Peace; he’s worked to create a free university for the community; he’s advocated for Hispanic outreach groups, re-introduced CentrePointe to live guerilla theatre, and campaigned for local and national politicians. And he’s done all this while playing drums for peace and guitar for fun.