Yearlings Club Series

The Forum Series is sponsored by the UofL College of Arts and Sciences, Office of the Dean, Office for International, Diversity and Engagement Programs and The Yearlings Club, Inc.  This exciting partnership is a university Signature Partnership Initiative.There are many important issues addressed by this Series. Talented individuals share their expertise and help us discover solutions. But the most important voice is yours! Bring a family member, friend, or young person and join the conversation!

All sessions are held 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. at the Yearlings Club located at 4309 W Broadway. For additional information contact the A&S Dean’s Office, International, Diversity and Engagement Programs, (502)852-3042, .  All forums are free and open to the public.

2016-2017 Schedule

The 2016-2017 University of Louisville/Yearlings Club Forum Series will focus on important issues affecting the urban community in Louisville and communities across the region.


Fireside Chat with Mayor Greg Fischer

Sunday, September 18, 2016, 4:00-6:00p.m.
Join us for a "fireside chat" with Louisville's Mayor, the Honorable Greg Fischer as he discusses his vision for the community. Guest Moderator: Dr. Nat Irvin, II, DMA, Professor of Management, University of Louisville School of Business.


Criminal Justice: a Black Lawyer's Perspective

Sunday, October 16, 2016, 4:00-6:00p.m.


Impact of the Election on Black America

Sunday, November 20, 2016, 4:00-6:00p.m.
With the election of a new president key issues of importance to Black Americans will be at the forefront, the Supreme Court makeup, pending voting rights legislation, employment and healthcare.


Annual Holiday Community Reception

Sunday, December 11, 2016, 4:00-6:00p.m.


Putting Students First: Creating a Community of Learners

Sunday, January 22, 2017, 4:00-6:00p.m.
This forum will describe strategies taken by JCPS and JCTA leadership to create an environment conducive to learning.


Black History Month Program

Sunday, February 19, 2017, 4:00-6:00p.m.
A Salute to African American Athletes, "Trailblazers Who Broke Color Barriers in College Sports".


Annual Women's History Month Program

Sunday, March 19, 2017, 4:00-6:00p.m.
Women’s History Month Program, Honoring “Hidden Figures”.


Annual Community Spirit Awards Program & Reception

Tuesday, April 23, 2017, 4:00-6:00p.m.