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Upcoming Events

If you know about or are planning an event that you think relates in some way to the Book-in-Common program, This I Believe, or any of the themes, topics, and initiatives brought up by the text, tell us about it! Send an email to with the name, date, time, location, and short description of the event, and we can add it to this list. Be sure to continue checking this page for updates on upcoming events!




October 9: Let’s Talk Lunch: Anne Braden
12 – 1 pm, Cultural Center

Anne Braden’s belief in action made her a leader in fighting against racism. Come break down social justice issues related to the topic. FREE food! See Anne Braden Institute for lecture details.

October 23: Campus Sustainability Day
10 am – 2 pm, Humanities Quad

Learn what campus and community groups are doing to create a sustainable revolution and how to get involved. “Green” freebies!

October 23: Let’s Talk Lunch: I Believe in a Violence-Free World
12 – 1 pm, Cultural Center

What do you believe a violence-free world could look like? Join PEACC in dialogue based on the BinC. FREE food!


October 24: 42 : The True Story of an American Legend
5 pm & 8 pm, Floyd Theater, FREE admission

Baseball wouldn’t be what it is today without Jackie Robinson. He wrote about his journey in This I Believe. Watch that story come to life on the big screen.

October 26: How Can We Best Serve Conference
Time & Location TBA

Passionate about making the world better? Want to do more than just talk about it? Join Engage Lead Serve Board to learn more about the Louisville community, its needs and how you can best serve! Info.  

November 9: Elect Her – Campus Women Win
10:30 am – 4 pm, Shumaker Bldg Room 139

Learn how anyone can run a strong campaign for student government, and network with government leaders. Info.

November 17: This I Believe: Kentucky
2 – 4 pm, Columbia Auditorium, Spalding University

The publishers of This I Believe launch their latest publication, This I Believe: Kentucky. Public radio personality and Louisvillian Bob Edwards will host, with notable Kentucky authors attending and reading their essays. Ticket info.

November 20: Anne Braden Memorial Lecture
5:30 pm, SAC Multi-Purpose Room

Dr. Khalil Gibrand Muhammad, director of the Schomburg Center for Research in African American Culture, gives this year’s lecture. More info.

December 4: Book-in-Common Critical Thinking Essay Contest Deadline
Details & essay guidelines

1st place winner: $350 award; 3 Honorable Mention winners: $50 award!



August 23: Explore More with Book-in-Common
1:30 pm to various locations

You read This I Believe, so let's talk about it!

August 28: 50th Anniversary Celebration of the March on Washington
2 pm, various locations

Join the campus march from the Red Barn to the steps of Ekstrom, followed by music, a keynote speaker and a reenactment of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech. See CODRE for more info.

August 29: Bible Study Interest Meeting
4 – 5 pm, Interfaith Center

Open to anyone! Discuss tonight’s topics – This I Believe; Caring for Victims of Abuse – and propose ideas for future topics.

September 10: Values Card Sort
4 – 5 pm, Shumaker Research Bldg. 139

Your values can have a profound effect on the decisions you make, like what major and career you choose. Join the Career Development Center and FYI/BinC in identifying which values guide YOUR everyday life. FREE snacks!


September 19: PeaceDay
SAC West Plaza and Red Barn

UofL’s PeaceDay commemorates the United Nations' annual International Day of Peace with a variety of events, like the Community Involvement Fair and a screening of Pray the Devil Back to Hell. Check out bands and live music in the Red Barn starting at 7 pm!

September 19: Community Involvement Fair
11:30 am – 1 pm, SAC West Plaza

PeaceDay commemorates the UN’s annual International Day of Peace with events like the Community Service Fair. Reps from Big Brothers Big Sisters, Olmsted Parks, Habitat for Humanity and more will be available. FREE food!

September 19: Film Screening: Pray the Devil Back to Hell
1 – 3 pm, Red Barn

Learn about the power of non-violent resistance that changed lives of citizens in Liberia. FREE food!

September 24: Film Screening: The Invisible War
2:30 pm, Floyd Theater

This groundbreaking documentary investigates the epidemic of rape within the US military. Focusing on the powerfully emotional stories of rape victims, The Invisible War is a moving indictment of the systemic cover-up of military sex crimes, chronicling women’s struggles to rebuild their lives and fight for justice.

September 24: Take Back the Night (TBTN) 2013
5 – 8 pm, Red Barn

Participate in the emboldening march, join an inspiring candlelight vigil and hear powerful stories from those speaking out
against violence. Keynote by Susan Burke. FREE food!  See PEACC for more info.


September 25: Values Card Sort
4 – 5 pm, Shumaker Research Bldg. 139

Your values can have a profound effect on the decisions you make, like what major and career you choose. Join the Career Development Center and FYI/BinC in identifying which values guide YOUR everyday life. FREE snacks!


September 26: 80 Years Later: Leading the Eleanor Roosevelt Way
6 – 7 pm, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

In this free public McConnell Center lecture, Robin Gerber discusses the biography, Leading the Eleanor Roosevelt Way.


October 3: Pride Week Keynote: Janet Mock
7 pm, SAC Multipurpose Room

Writer and social justice activist Janet Mock makes an effort to expand society’s limited portrait of womanhood by speaking out about the struggles, triumphs and portrayals of trans women like herself. See LGBT Center for more info.

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