Yearlings Club Schedule for Spring 2014

The College of Arts and Sciences’ International, Diversity and Outreach Programs are offering the free, public discussions in partnership with the Yearlings Club. The events run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. the second Sunday of each month from September through April at the Yearlings Club, 4309 W. Broadway, and include light refreshments. The lecture series seeks to bring university faculty members and the public together to share expertise, discuss issues and forge common bonds.

The spring events are:

January 12, 2014

Progress Report: Initiatives for addressing the problem afflicting young Black Males

Over the past two decades the life chances of Black men in the United States has increasingly worsened even as the economic boom brought gains to other groups in society. Alarmingly, in recent years we have witnessed a huge pool of young Black males becoming more disconnected from mainstream society especially in the country’s inner cities. Join us as our panel discusses initiatives currently underway to address problem afflicting young Black males.

February 9, 2014

The Challenge of School Desegregation Efforts in Louisville, Kentucky

Dr. Tracy K’Meyer will discuss her recently released book From Brown to Meredith: The Long Struggle for School Desegregation in Louisville, Kentucky, 1954-2017, which details school desegregation efforts in Louisville, Kentucky. A distinguished panel will join Dr. K’Meyer to discuss their perspectives on the impact of the Louisville’s school desegregation efforts on African American students.

March 9, 2014

A Conversation on Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Following the President executive order implementing the Dream Act, the U.S. Senate passed a Comprehensive Immigration Reform Bill, which is currently tabled by Speaker Boehner. Meanwhile, issues about citizenship, deportation, border security, etc., continue to concern voters. Learn from our panel conversation about immigration issues and its impact on our community and nation.

April 13, 2014

Reception and Presentation of the “Community Spirit Award”

The University of Louisville/Yearlings Club Forum Series will host the Eleventh Annual Community Reception and the presentation of the Second Annual Community Spirit Award to individuals and organizations who demonstrate a sustained commitment to improving the quality of life of citizens and students in our community. These “unsung heroes” are volunteers and professionals whose civic engagement and social responsibility extends beyond their expected service.

For more information, contact Clest Lanier at 502-852-3042 or