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. The following events are open to any interested student, faculty or staff; check back for additional details as we add more events.

Spring 2017 BinC Events

January 13
Louisville Civil Rights Bus Tour

11am - 2pm, Departs from Cultural Center
The City of Louisville was an active site during the Civil Rights Movement. Join this free bus tour to explore Louisville’s Downtown Civil Rights Trail.

January 16
MLK Day of Service

9:30am - 4pm, Floyd Theater
Students, faculty and staff are invited to make MLK Day ‘a day on, not a day off’ by participating in an on-campus program and then completing service in the city of Louisville. Volunteers receive a FREE meal and t-shirt. Transportation provided. Details: uofl.me/MLK-Day-Info

January 18
Women in the Movement Discussion with Dr. Kaila Story
12-1:30pm, Cultural Center
Learn more about the many women who played important roles in the Civil Rights Movement, from leading local civil rights organizations to serving as lawyers on school segregation lawsuits. Discover how their efforts to lead the movement were often overshadowed by men, who still get more attention and credit for its successes in popular historical narratives and commemorations. FREE food.

January 18
Deep Dive: From Stories to Strengths

5 - 6pm, Student Activities Center, W309K
Stories help us discover new aspects of ourselves. We will discuss various inner strengths reflected by individuals in this year's Book-in-Common "Hidden America" and consider how those can be applied to your personal, academic and co-curricular life. FREE dinner provided as you delve into some great discussion with the Office of Student Involvement. FREE food.

January 19
Civil Rights Movie Viewing and Discussion

6pm, Chao Auditorium
In “Children of the Civil Rights Movement” you’ll take a step back in time to a group of children’s six year odyssey to freedom before the 1964 Civil Rights Act.

February 1
Black History Month Commemorative & Performing Arts Night Featuring Blair Imani
6pm, Strickler Hall, 101 (Middleton Auditorium)
An evening dedicated to celebrating black culture and acknowledging the accomplishments of Black leaders and pioneers, this event features speaker Blair Imani: community activist, Founder and Executive Director of Equality for HER, public speaker, model and Huffington Post contributor engaged with a variety of issues affecting Black, Muslim and femme communities.

February 8
Human Trafficking Awareness Conference
6pm, SAC Multi-purpose Room
Learn more about human trafficking: What is it? How and why does it happen? Who is at risk? What are red flags and how can it be prevented? What do you do if you identify a victim? Following the presentation, there will be a resource fair with community organizations and student groups to get involved with and make a difference. Doors open at 5:30pm. Resource fair includes refreshments.

February 24
Cardinal Career Trek: Louisville Orchestra
10:30am - 2:00pm, Career Development Center
Attend a Louisville Orchestra rehearsal and participate in a site visit, including networking with professionals and hearing from a panel of experts. Free transportation and lunch provided. Register online.

March 1
Campus Cardinal Debate
7 - 8:30pm, Strickler Hall 102
Deregulation has pros and cons for Kentucky’s farmers and coal miners, underrepresented populations, immigrant workers and others. The Malcolm X Debate Program and First Year Initiatives invite you to a fun and fast-moving experience in critical political analysis and rhetorical response. Debaters will offer position speeches on “Deregulation and the Labor Market,” and attendees can join in the discussion. FREE refreshments.

March 22
Diversity Dialogue: Islamophobia in America

12 - 1:30pm, Cultural Center

Join this series of conversations around the idea of increasing cultural competence and understanding of diversity issues.

Keep checking back for more Book-in-Common events to be added to the calendar.