Diversity

Leading the Charge: Women Fighting for Change!

Leading the Charge: Women Fighting for Change!

As the number of women in state and local government increases, women are fighting to ensure the concerns of their constituents are addressed. Join us for an informative conversation as our distinguished panel discusses local and state legislation introduced during the current legislative session. Our distinguished panel will share their views on the impact of the legislation introduced and offer strategies for moving forward.

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African American Perspectives: A Nation Divided

African American Perspectives: A Nation Divided

The year 2020 revealed to some and reminded others that America is truly a nation divided. Our Yearlings Club panel offered their perspectives on current issues, historical events leading up to those issues and offers solutions to address problems affecting black communities throughout the country.

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UofL is home to the first Black Studies Program established in the south

UofL is home to the first Black Studies Program established in the south

The origins of UofL’s Pan-African Studies department can be traced back to the late 1960s when there was unrest not only across the country, but also on campus. Ricky Jones, chair of the Pan-African Studies department, said during this time, there was a student-led effort to develop more Black Studies opportunities.

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Join the Conversation: Becoming Antiracist

Join the Conversation: Becoming Antiracist

Moving beyond conversations about racism and into the antiracist action by building a shared understanding of what it means to be antiracists ans how to take appropriate action as individuals and collectively to foster a more equitable and inclusive community.

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Two from UofL named to Bingham Fellows Class of 2021

Two from UofL named to Bingham Fellows Class of 2021

The newest Bingham Fellows were announced Thursday and include two representatives from UofL: Cherie Dawson-Edwards, associate dean, A&S Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and an associate professor for the Department of Criminal Justice, and Michael Wade Smith, UofL’s Chief of Staff and External Affairs.

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Climate Change Effect: Urban Heat Islands & West Louisville

Climate Change Effect: Urban Heat Islands & West Louisville

Climate change is affecting the American people in far-reaching ways. Impacts related to climate change are evident across regions and in many sectors important to society—such as human health, agriculture and food security, water supply, transportation, energy, ecosystems, and other.

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Black Student Unions

Black Student Unions

Representatives from university and JCPS high school Black Student Unions will discussed their organization's history and shared their views on the progress their institutions have made in addressing the needs of black students. Two UofL 1960s-70s Black Student Union Representitives were present: Honorable Gerald Neal, Kentucky State Senator and Laura M. Douglas, Esquire, Retired Executive.

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2020: A Dream and a Vision

2020: A Dream and a Vision

The African American Theatre Program and the Yearlings Club co-sponsored this year's MLK Day Celebration. The guest speaker was Kellie Watson, Esq. Chief Equity Officer, Louisville Metro Government.

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2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Program

2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Program

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - With new leadership in the White House and Senate, 2021 will provide a glimpse of what the future holds for the United States. With a newly elected President and Vice President (the first African, Asian-American woman) sworn in on January 20, 2021 after months of turmoil, the country is poised to address the important issues facing the country. Congressman John Yarmuth and Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Associate Dean, Diversity, Engagement, Culture and Climate discussed the priorities of the new congress.

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Army vet set to graduate with PoliSci major after finding acceptance, support at UofL

Army vet set to graduate with PoliSci major after finding acceptance, support at UofL

Welcomed in 2018 on the condition he would keep up his grades, Kridos graduates this month with his bachelor’s in political science. He credits his parents and UofL’s dedication to every student’s success for giving him the second chance he needed to make his dreams come true.

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Civil rights champion honored by UofL trustees

Civil rights champion honored by UofL trustees

Catherine Fosl, professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies and founding director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research (ABI) in the University of Louisville College of Arts & Sciences, is the recipient of the 2020 Trustees Award.

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‘UofL is in my DNA:’ Graduate earns his degree while serving as a Los Angeles police officer

‘UofL is in my DNA:’ Graduate earns his degree while serving as a Los Angeles police officer

Before he had the chance to finish his degree at UofL, Louisville native William Dorsey Jones Jr. moved to Los Angeles in the spring of 2006 to pursue a career in entertainment. While he was out there, he found another passion – service.

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Remembering 2020

Remembering 2020

December, 2020 - The Pandemic, Marching for Social Justice, and the Presidential Election that elected the first African American Woman Vice President! Where do we go from here?

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New African American Theatre Program director connects humanity through performing arts

New African American Theatre Program director connects humanity through performing arts

It is part of what persuaded her to pursue a master’s of fine arts in performance at the University of Louisville, and now Sidney Edwards has come full circle to take on the role as director of the African American Theatre Program (AATP).

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Statement on Attorney General's Announcement

Statement on Attorney General's Announcement

UofL's College of Arts & Sciences is committed to justice and equity, and thus stands in solidarity with those demanding justice in the wrongful death of Breonna Taylor.

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We Can't Wait: Student Empowerment Through Activism

We Can't Wait: Student Empowerment Through Activism

Through a moderated discussion, four student scholars and activists discussed their experiences, their educations, what's getting them up in the morning, what keeping them up at night, and what they expect to change as a result of their work.

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Suffrage at 100: Celebrating a century of the 19th Amendment

Suffrage at 100: Celebrating a century of the 19th Amendment

August 18, 1920, marked the first major breakthrough in a serious of events that would unleash the voices of women across the nation. The 19th Amendment passed 100 years ago, allowing women to cast their ballots and have influence in their government for the first time.

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Academics for Black Survival and Wellness Week (June 19 - June 25)

Academics for Black Survival and Wellness Week (June 19 - June 25)

Join Academics for Black Survival and Wellness Week Beginning on Juneteenth, Friday, June 19 - Thursday, June 25, 2020 A week-long personal and professional development initiative for academics to honor the toll of racial trauma on Black people, resist anti-Blackness and white supremacy, and facilitate accountability and collective action.

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Theatre Arts students, faculty win big in competition

Theatre Arts students, faculty win big in competition

Tyler Tate, a second-year MFA student in Theatre Arts, won first place in acting in this year’s Irene Ryan Region IV Kennedy Center American College Theatre Festival. Xavier Harris, a third-year MFA student in Theatre Arts, won runner up with his partner Lamar Hardy.

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