Yearlings Club Series

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. Free and open to the public. Light refreshments are served. For additional information, please contact Clest Lanier at (502)852-3042 or

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2014 Spring Programs

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.

Free, open to the public The Yearlings Club, Light refreshments served,