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.

Fall 2017 BinC Events

August 18 
CARDS Connection
11:30am - 1:30pm, Meet at designated location listed below 
Reunite with your SOSer/CARDS Connection online mentor and meet more new students for lunch and activities, including their top tips for a successful start, answers to whatever questions you have and casual conversations about Hidden America and your college experience.

September 1, 15 & 29
Sustainability Roundtables
11am - 12pm, Urban Studies Building, Rm 123
The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Anyone with an interest in sustainability (or social-ecological resilience) can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Daniel DeCaro (daniel.decaro@louisville.edu).

September 7
What is DACA?
12pm, Cultural Center
Does Trump's decision on DACA leave you confused? Join ELSB, LAHSO, the Undocumented Student Resource Council and others in learning more about DACA and what it means to UofL students. FREE refreshments.

September 7 
"Nerve" Documentary Screening 
6 - 9pm, SAC W303A
Join the Engage Lead Serve Board for the screening of "Nerve," an environmental documentary highlighting "how a small Kentucky town led the fight to safely dismantle the world's chemical weapons." Snacks beginning at 6:30pm, movie at 7, Q&A from 8:30-9.

September 13 
Majors Fair 
11am - 1pm, Humanities Quad 
Make your major work for you! Did you know that you do not necessarily have to be pre-med to go to medical school? Or that your education degree can serve you both in and out of the classroom?
Take this opportunity to learn about majors at UofL, as well as minors, additional opportunities, and campus departments that can support you.
Open to students of a
ny year, major, and academic standing. Plus FREE FOOD! Visit two "major" tables and one "campus resource" table in order to receive free lunch. http://events.louisville.edu/event/majors_fair_6845#.WTFnLOvyu70

September 18
Diversity Dialogue: From Pre-school to Penitentiary
12 - 1:30pm, Cultural Center
Join this Diversity Dialogue as facilitator/author Duane Campbell helps attendees examine the many conditions that perpetuate this vicious cycle, from the educational system, criminal justice/injustice, community, family structure and history and "The American Dream."

September 20
Campus Talk: The Ugly Side of Women in Media
12 - 1:30pm, Cultural Center
Join the Women's Center as we discuss the "ugly" side of women in the media - music, ads, video games and movies/tv. All are welcome to come discuss. Lunch provided!

September 27
Latin American and Latino Studies Heritage Lecture
4:30 - 5:30pm, Chao Auditorium, Ekstrom Library

Cuba: Today and Tomorrow with Dr. Jorge Dominguez
Dr. Dominguez will discuss issues concerning Cuba, including the current challenges facing the revolutionary government, the island’s economics, and Cuba’s evolving relationship with the United States and its neighboring Latin American countries. Dr. Dominguez is the Antonio Madero Professor for the Study of Mexico in the Department of Government, and serves as the Chair of the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies at Harvard University.

September 29
Cardinal Career Trek: Centerstone
9am - 1pm
Get a tour of Centerstone's Louisville office, meet with working professionals in the field and ask questions about how to get your foot in the door at one of the nation's largest not-for-profit providers of community-based behavioral health care. Transportation provided.Register by 9/22.

October 13 & 27
Sustainability Roundtable
11am - 12pm, Urban Studies Building, Rm 123
The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Anyone with an interest in sustainability (or social-ecological resilience) can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Daniel DeCaro (daniel.decaro@louisville.edu).

October 18 
Campus Cardinal Debate 
6pm - 7:30pm, Chao Aud., Ekstrom Library 
The award-winning Malcolm X Debate Program and FYI invite you to a fun and fast-moving debate on hot topics related to “Hidden America.” This exciting opportunity to meet lots of great people includes a FREE t-shirt, interactive group discussion, and a chance to give back to the community.

October 19
Diversity Dialogue - Unsung Heroes: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly on Military Personnel Stigma and Stereotypes
12 - 1:30pm, Cultural Center
Join the Cultural Center for FREE lunch and dialogue on this topic.Did you know each year, approximately a quarter of a million veterans return to higher education institutions or the civilian workforce after serving honorably in the military? Many veterans report challenges in their transition to higher education institutions and civilian employment. In addition to changes in organizational culture, leadership norms and expectations for interactions, public media often portray veterans as heroes, victim, or violent aggressors, and military members must deal with the impact of these stereotypes. Perspectives of active and discharged service-members, as well as strategies for addressing some challenges will be discussed as well. #YouBelong at #UofL.

October 28
Book-in-Common Connections Service Event
8:30am - 12:30pm, Strickler Hall Lobby
Join FYI and Engage Lead Serve Board for a variety of service opportunities related to “Hidden America.” This exciting opportunity to meet lots of great people includes a FREE t-shirt, interactive group discussion, and a chance to give back to the community! Check In will be from 8:30AM-9:00AM in the Strickler Hall Lobby area.
If you have a disability and require accommodation to participate in this event, please make your request by contacting Kathy Meyer at kathy.meyer@louisville.edu. Please make your request by October 18th to allow sufficient time to secure the requested accommodations.

November 10
Sustainability Roundtable
11am - 12pm, Urban Studies Building, Rm 123
The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Please feel free to bring your lunch. Anyone with an interest in sustainability (or social-ecological resilience) can give talks at the speaker series and participate in the audience, including faculty, staff, students, practitioners, teachers, government officials, and members of the public. If you would like to give a presentation, or would like to hear a particular speaker, please contact Daniel DeCaro (daniel.decaro@louisville.edu).

November 10
Dia del Celebracion
6 - 9pm, Red Barn
Join the Latin American and Latino Student Organization (LAHSO) for their annual signature event. This is an evening to celebrate culture and create community.

December 12
Critical Thinking Composition Contest Submission Deadline
5pm
Who do you think is part of our “hidden” America? Answer that question in your written or digital composition and be eligible for one of several $300 and $100 scholarships. Details and submission information on the Composition Contest website.