Events

Whether or not you have read Hidden America, the many related events during the fall and spring semesters and are an interesting way to explore different facets of the Book-in-Common. Events are open to any interested student, faculty or staff; check back for additional details as we add events.

Spring 2018 BinC Events

January 15
UofL MLK Day of Service
8:30am - 12:30pm, Meet in Student Recreation Center
Join the Engage Lead Serve Board for the 9th Annual MLK Day of Service to commemorate MLK Jr's legacy by volunteering in the city of Louisville. Transportation provided to and from service sites. 

January 16
Louisville Civil Rights Bus Tour
12:00pm, Departs from Cultural Center
The City of Louisville was an active site during the Civil Rights Movement. Join Cultural Center and Anne Braden Institute on this free bus tour (approx. 1.5 hours) to explore Louisville's Download Civil Rights Trail. Limited space. Register: bit.ly/uoflrightstour

February 10
Engage Kentucky Symposium
9:00am - 3:00pm, UofL School of Education and SAC Floyd Theater
The Engage Kentucky Symposium, hosted by the Engage Lead Serve Board, is a one day conference on advocacy and socio-economic status in the state of Kentucky. Keynote speaker Chanelle Helm kicks off the program at 10am, followed by three rounds of breakout sessions with leaders from community groups ranging from the ACLU to the Secretary of State's office, and student leaders from UofL. Free breakfast and lunch will be provided for all attendees.

February 21
Gender in the Workplace-- Employment Opportunity or Obstacle?
6:30pm, Ekstrom Library, Chao Auditorium
The Malcolm X Debate program and First Year Initiatives collaborate using topics crafted from the university’s Book-in-Common, Hidden America.The debate revolves around a question that frames the issue, or clash, invoked by some segment of the BinC. Speeches on each side of the issue—pro and con—are presented by two undergraduate students, followed by “rebuttals” from the audience. Starting speeches will be driven by the question, “Does gender determine employment opportunities in the United States?”

February 22
Locked In: The True Causes of Mass Incarceration-- and How to Achieve Real Reform
4:30pm, PNC Horn Auditorium, College of Business
Author John Pfaff will discuss his book, as part of the BB&T Speaker Series. Co-sponsored by the Schnatter Center.

March 2
Cardinal Career Trek: Enterprise Holdings
9:00am-12:00pm, Enterprise (Transportation Included)
Students will get the chance to talk with industry professionals, tour an Enterprise branch, and learn about career opportunities. Lunch and transportation provided. Please pre-register for this event by logging on to Cards Career Connection powered by Handshake. Questions? Contact the Career Development Center at 502-852-6701.

March 8
Lecture: "Immigration in the Trump Era"
4:00pm, Brandeis School of Law, Room 75
Lectures in Social Change: Social Change in the Trump Era presents the second in a series of three lectures for Spring 2018. Immigration Attorney and candidate for Kentucky House of Representatives District 40, Nima Kulkarni, will deliver “Immigration in the Trump Era,” which is free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research. For more information, please contact cherie.dawson@louisville.edu and visit www.louisville.edu/peace/academic-programs/social-change-minor for more information on Social Change at UofL.

March 28
Local Crime and Justice Issues
4:30pm, PNC Horn Auditorium, College of Business
Public policy researcher Josh Crawford and community activist Christopher 2X will share their insights and theories on what’s wrong with our local system and
how to begin to fix it.

March 29
Lecture: "Criminal Justice in the Trump Era"
4:00pm, Brandeis School of Law, Room 75
Lectures in Social Change: Social Change in the Trump Era presents the final lecture in a series of three for Spring 2018. Dr. George Richards will deliver “Criminal Justice in the Trump Era,” which is free and open to the public. Cosponsored by the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research. For more information, please contact cherie.dawson@louisville.edu and visit www.louisville.edu/peace/academic-programs/social-change-minor for more information on Social Change at UofL.

March 30
Film Screening and Discussion of "Do Not Resist"
12 - 2:30pm, Chao Auditorium in Ekstrom Library
DO NOT RESIST is an urgent documentary that explores the militarization of local police departments-- in their tactics, training, and acquisition of equipment-- since 9/11. Film screening is followed by discussion with the following panelists:
Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Criminal Justice, University of Louisville
Dr. Joseph Grant, Criminology & Criminal Justice, Indiana University-Southeast
Dr. Beth Grossi, Criminal Justice, University of Louisville
Michael Losavio, J.D., Criminal Justice, University of Louisville
Moderator: Caroline Jalain, doctoral student, Criminal Justice, University of Louisville