Faculty and staff from across the University of Louisville signed a letter supporting the Kent School of Social Work endorsement of the Black Lives Matter movement that was presented to President Neville Pinto and Provost Dale Billingsley on December 20, 2016.
2016 – Angela Y Davis's lecture was inspired by her 2015 book of the same title, Freedom is a Constant Struggle.
Congratulations to 2011 Social Justice Research Paper Awards winners Allison Lutes and Tyler Donovan
Congratulations to 2010 Social Justice Research Paper Awards winners John Vance and Joelle Robinson.
Congratulations to 2012 Social Justice Research Paper Awards winners Megan Helton, Elizabeth Tatum-Barnes, Brice Nordquist.
Congratulations to 2013 Social Justice Research Paper Awards winners Emily Maiden, Jacob Eleazer and Gregory Justis.
Congratulations to 2015 Social Justice Research Paper Awards winner Leah Gravius.
Congratulations to 2014 Social Justice Research Paper Awards winners Aletia Robey and Elisabeth Virgo.
2015 – Emory University historian Carol Anderson's lecture was inspired by Anderson’s essay for the Washington Post titled “Ferguson Isn’t About Black Rage Against Cops. It’s White Rage Against Progress” – which immediately went viral — and is also the subject of a forthcoming book.
2014 – University of California Berkeley professor of law, African American studies and ethnic studies John A. Powell, J.D. provided insights based on decades of research and activism in the areas of race, structural racism, ethnicity, housing, poverty and democracy.
2013 – Schomburg Center director Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad spoke about how knowing the past directly relates to understanding the present race-related crises.
2012 – African American studies scholar, author and UCLA professor, Robin D.G. Kelley addressed mass incarceration, punitive measures against children of color in public schools, Trayvon Martin, the Occupy Movement and racism, and more in his talk for the 6th Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture.
2011 – Author Dr. Michelle Alexander was the guest speaker for the fifth annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture featuring a presentation of her book.
2010 – The fourth annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture featured a presentation by Dr. Bernice Johnson Reagon, a cultural historian, singer/composer, student activist leader veteran of the Albany, Georgia Civil Rights Movement; and a member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC Freedom Singers).
2009 – The 3rd Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture featured Prof. Michael Honey, who delivered a lecture entitled, “From Civil Rights to Economic Justice: The Freedom Movement’s Unfinished Business”.
2008 – 2nd Annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture: Dr. Ransby is author of the award-winning Ella Baker and the Black Freedom Movement: A Radical Democratic Vision, and associate professor of history/African American Studies/Gender and Women*s Studies at Univ. of Illinois-Chicago.
2007 – The first Anne Braden Memorial Lecture guest speaker, the late Julian Bond, was a civil rights icon and catalyst for change during the Civil Rights Movement.