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April 2012
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May 2012 Saturday Academy Schedule

Black History lectures on “Black Louisville” will be taught by Dr. Blaine Hudson from 11:00am-12:30pm unless otherwise noted w/asterisk*. Presentations on issues & culture will follow from 12:45pm-2pm:

  • April 14: "Race and Society in Latin America"
    Dr. Manuel Medina, UofL
    Dr. Nelson Lopez, Bellarmine University
  • April 21: "Charter Schools: What's Under the Thunder?"
    Cheri Bryant Hamilton, Kim Mapp, Pamela Newman
  • April 28: "Sistah Summit Before Derby/After-Party”
    Featuring Heaven & Earth 360
  • May 5: No session on Derby Day
  • May 12: “In the beginning there was Africa: the African origins of humanity,
    culture religion and history"
    John Chenault, UofL
    and
    "Exploring Prosperity Preaching: Biblical Health, Wealth and Wisdom"
    Dr. Debra Mumford, Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • May 19: "Lives Turned Around"
    Linda Stith and Duane Nathaniel, Wayside Christian Mission
  • May 26: Performance Showcase featuring 'GIFT with Randy and Sasha Johnson,
    Dexter and Doug Lattimore and Gary Brice
Saturday Academy Schedule February 2012 Flier
Saturday Academy Schedule February 2012

January 2012 Saturday Academy Schedule Black History lectures on “Black Louisville” will be taught by Dr. Blaine Hudson from 11:00am-12:30pm unless otherwise noted w/asterisk*. Presentations on issues & culture will follow from 12:45pm-2pm.

  • January 14: "Remembering the Freedom Rides, 1961 and 2011: An MLK Birthday Celebration"
    University of Louisville Healing History Institute, featuring Dr. John Walker, Murray State University Dr. Cate Fosl and Amber Duke, Anne Braden Institute, U of L
  • January 21: "Generation X and Y talk to Boomers about Power"
    Dr. Ricky Jones, Pan-African Studies, U of L, moderator
    Randy Johnson, Dre Dawson, Danielle Gantt, Cassia Herron, Haven Harrington
  • January 28: “Remembering Margaret Garner’s Escape (January 1856) The True Story behind Toni Morrison’s Beloved”
    Dr. Alicestyne Turley and Dr. Blaine Hudson, UofL
  • February 4: “Two Hundred Years of Black Louisville”
    Discussion and booksigning with Merv Aubespin, Ken Clay & Blaine Hudson, UofL
    And “The African Diaspora Series:  Reconnecting Branches of the Global Family”
    Dr. Ian Jacobs and Prof. John Chenault, UofL
  • February 11: “Contemporary Trends in American Quilts: Expressionism, Storytelling and Re-interpretations of Africa”
    Introducing Dr. Pearlie Johnson, Art Historian, Pan African Studies, UofL
  • February 18: “The Black Leadership Series: Black Church Leadership Characteristics, Challenges and Recommendations”
    Dr. Lewis Brogdon, Rev. Kilen Gray, Dr. Debra Mumford and Dr. Elizabeth Walker
    Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary
  • February 25: “The Disease of Addiction:  Not So Black and White”
    Dr. Burns Brady, ASAM, FASAM, ABFP, FAAFP
  • March 3: Discipline Practices in Jefferson County Public Schools: Cause for Concern
    Attorneys Rebecca Ballard DiLoreto, Children's Law Center; Rita J. Ward, Legal Aid Society; Leslie A. Jones, Protection & Advocacy, KY state government
  • March 10A Tale of Two Women: Being Merry and Being Married in NYC
    Brandy Young-Shumake and Jami Young-Shumake
  • March 17A Sistah Summit Preview: The Hex on Sex and Our Sisterhood
    Bani Hines-Hudson, Summit Co-founder
    Summit registration deadline is 3/17/12. No registration at door.
  • March 23 & 243/23 and 3/24 Saturday Academy Sistah Summit at Hotel Louisville
    “Moving from Pain to Power: [The] Help is on the Way"

    (9pm-5pm/women only) Speakers from Louisville, NYC, Chicago, D.C on issues impacting the well-being of Black women $60 general/$50 seniors & students and includes sessions, awards, entertainment & 3/23 dinner (6pm-8pm/for men & women/$30 without registration).
    Dinner keynote speaker journalist/author Donna Britt Brothers (& Me): A Memoir of Loving and Giving (6pm-8pm) will speak on Loving and Giving: Do We Do Them Too Much?; book signing to follow.
  • March 31Redefining Leadership from a Black Woman's Perspective
    Dr. Theresa Rajack-Talley, Chair; Elizabeth Jones, J.D.; Tamika Keene; all Pan-African Studies Department, UofL

Fall 2011 Schedule

The Saturday Academy Presents Educational Achievement and Attainment in Action

  • November 5: Brazil: A Culture of Contrasts
    Dr. Manuel Medina*, UofL, and Exchange Students from UNESP-Rio Preto, Brazil
  • November 12: Pan-African Studies Graduate Students’ Perspectives on Africa
    Danielle Gantt, (South Africa); Ruth Opara (Nigeria); Nada Zakaria (Sudan); Prince Frimpong Bediako (Ghana), UofL

Saturday Academy Special Session for Middle and High School Students and Their Parents/Guardians:

  • November 19: It’s Not Your GrandFather’s Job Market
    Dr. Thomas Crawford, Professor of Chemistry, Emeritus
    Dr. Crawford will entertain with chemistry demonstrations while he updates and motivate students to be serious about school success and workforce preparation for the global marketplace.
  • November 26: No Session: Thanksgiving Holiday Break

December 2011 Saturday Academy ScheduleDecember

  • December 3: "Occupy Louisville--Back to Black"
    Khalilah Collins, Jaison Gardner, Mikal Forbush and Dr. Kaila Story, UofL, moderated by Philip M. Bailey
  • December 10: "The African Diaspora in Kentucky: How Can We Build Community?"
    Open mic session featuring representatives from around the globe including
    Burundi, Congo, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Haiti, Somalia, Trinidad/Tobago, U.S., and the UofL Pan-African Studies Dept.
  • December, 17: "Awaking before Breaking" Holiday Happening at the Saturday Academy" featuring performance group Heaven and Earth 360
  • Winter Break: 12-24-11 thru 1-7-12

Saturday Academy resumes on 1/14/12 with continuation of "Black Louisville" lecture by Dr. Blaine Hudson 11-12:30, followed by presentations on issues and culture 12:45-2. 

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March 2011

Black History lectures on “Black Louisville” will be taught by Dr. Blaine Hudson from 11:00am-12:30pm unless otherwise noted w/asterisk*.

Presentations on issues & culture will follow from 12:45pm-2pm:

  • October 1: “Mayor Greg Fischer Speaks to the Saturday Academy”
  • October 8: “A Doctor Speaks: The 411 on Safer Sex”
    Karen Krigger, MD, UofL, School of Medicine
  • October 15: “Food-wise/Food Warriors: Food Justice in the West End”
    Karyn Moscowitz, Blain Snipstal, Portia White, Nathaniel Spencer, Myrna Brame, with Chef Derrick Jackson
  • October 22: “The Role of Kentucky in African-American Theater History”
    Dr. Lundeana Thomas*, UofL, and Students with the University of Louisville African American Theater Program
  • October 29: “Perspectives on Black Art”
    lecture by Dr. Robert Douglas*, and interview by Dr. Pearlie Johnson, UofL Pan African Studies Dept.

 

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March 2011

The Saturday Academy introduces a series of special sessions on Education.The purpose of this series is to discuss the 15k/55k Initiative to raise the levels of Black educational achievement and attainment in metro Louisville.

August 27, 2011

1:00-5:00 pm
NIA Center, 2900 West Broadway

This first session will help explain the 15k/55K Initiative as well as give the community anopportunity to provide input. Free and open to parents, concerned adults, educators, faith communities and high school and college students. Light refreshments will be served.

September 24, 2011

1:00-5:00 pm
Duvalle Education Center, 3610 Bohne Avenue
(Enter through MIDDLE door from BACK parking lot only/OTHER DOORS ARE LOCKED)

This session is specifically designed for 15k/55k partner organizations and members.

Light refreshments will be served.


Both sessions will be led by Dr. Blaine Hudson, Dean,College of Arts and Sciences and Director of the Saturday Academy
Please RSVP to LyShanna Cunningham, l.cunningham@louisville.edu, 852-2658

 

2010-11 Schedule

March & April

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April 2011
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March 2011
  • March 5: Women Writers off the Beaten Track: Alice Notley - Dr. Courteney Petrosino, UofL
  • March 12: Women and Aging: Issues and Insights - Dr. Latricia Best, UofL
  • March 19: Seasoned Sisters Speak - Katie Christopherson, Helen Lang, and Dolores-White-Baker
  • March 26: Creating Successful Students and Schools: One Role at a Time” Special Session presented with Women in Action Featuring award presentation to Principal Betty Graham, Olmstead Academy South
  • April 2: Segregation and City Planning in Louisville, Kentucky - Joshua Poe
  • April 9: South African Update: Personal and Political Perspectives - Dr. Ian Jacobs and Cynthia Jacobs
  • April 16: Black Art - Dr. Robert Douglas
  • April 23: Jockey Jim - Larry Muhammad
  • April 30: Giving Derby Back to the Black Community - Frank X. Walker

February

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Saturday Academy December Schedule

On October 2, the Saturday Academy returned for the 2010-2011 academic year--a year that will bring the 20th anniversary of the opening of the first Saturday Academy at DuValle in January 1991.

The African World/Black History seminar led by Dr. Blaine Hudson meets from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm; this year’s focus is African American History. Topics for this term include:

  • Civil War
  • Reconstruction
  • Segregation
  • Civil Rights
  • and Beyond

After the seminar, community discussions on issues and culture follow from 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm. Discussion topics for this month will be:

  • February 12: Black Immigration - Dr. Annette Powell, Bellarmine; Sophie Maier, Immigration Services Librarian; Mayol Mabil, Sudan; Others Invited
  • February 19: African-Americans We See on Reality TV - Dr. Siobhan Smith, UofL
  • February 26: City-County Merger Rationale, Rhetoric and the Reality - Dr. Ronald Vogel, UofL
Saturday Academy December Schedule
Saturday Academy December Schedule

On October 2, the Saturday Academy returned for the 2010-2011 academic year--a year that will bring the 20th anniversary of the opening of the first Saturday Academy at DuValle in January 1991.

The African World/Black History seminar led by Dr. Blaine Hudson meets from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm; this year’s focus is African American History.

After the seminar, community discussions on issues and culture follow from 12:45 pm -2:00 pm.  Discussion topics for previous months have been:

January 2011

  • January 15: More Radical than Remembered — Dr. M. L. King on Economic Justice, Pan-Africanism, Religion and Family Planning
  • January 22: Baseball as Raceball — Context, Culture and Communities with Rob Ruck (Pittsburgh, in collaboration with the Portland Museum)
  • January 29: Saturday Academy 20th year kick-off Celebration featuring performance group Heaven & Earth 360 and recollections from 'back in the day'

December 2010

  • December 4: "African Americans and the War of 1812:  Impact on freedom and communities" with Dr. Alicestyne Turley, Pan-African Studies
  • December 11: Special Session: "International Human Rights Day" at the Saturday Academy; "Is It Possible for Everyone to Have Quality Health Care" with Drs. Garrett Adams, Joyce Howell, Edgar Lopez, and Ayed Quadri
  • December 18: "Giving the Derby Back to the Black Community" with Frank X. Walker

November 2010

  • November 6: “Is there a school-to-prison pipeline in metro Louisville?” with Judge Denise Clayton, Judge Paula Fitzgerald, Atty. Felicia Nu’Man, Christy Swan, and Blaine Hudson
  • November 13: “Brazil: More than beaches and beauties” with Dr. Manuel Medina (UofL) and exchange students from Brazil
  • November 20: “Me, Myself & I: The Sistah I Never Knew” Sistah Summit Special Session with Dr. Vicki Hines-Martin, (UofL School of Nursing)
  • November 27: No Session—Thanksgiving Break

October 2010

 

  • October 2: "Misrepresenting History: Two Marches on Washington" with Dr. Tracy K'Meyer (UofL, History), Martina Kunnecke, John Johnson (KY Commission on Human Rights)

  • October 9: "What's at Stake for African Americans in the Midterm Elections?" with Dr. Dewey Clayton (UofL, Political Science), Dr. Ricky Jones (UofL, Pan African Studies), Eleanor Jordan (KY Commission on Women). Roger Wilson, JD

  • October 16: "African American Adolescents and Substance Abuse" with Dr. Sharon Moore (Kent School, U of L)

  • October 23: "Climate Change as a Social Justice Issue" with Dr. Keith Mountain (Geography, U of L)

  • October 30: "StudentSpeak:  College Success--What Gets in Our Way" with Tiffany Caesar, Melvin Wilson, Wesley Smith and Tamara Spiller, UofL graduate students

2009-2010 Schedule

The 2009-2010 Saturday Academy term runs from October 3, 2009 through May 22, 2010 at DuValle from 11am - 2pm, for adults and high school students.  Dr. Blaine Hudson will be the primary history lecturer from 11:00 am--12:30pm; followed by campus and community presenters on culture and issues (12:45-2).

The Saturday Academy is sponsored by the University of Louisville College of Arts and Sciences in collaboration with the Jefferson County Public Schools, with support from Councilwoman Cheri Bryant Hamilton, the Kentucky African American Heritage Foundation, the Louisville Urban League and the University of Louisville Signature Partnership Initiative.

For more information contact Marian Vasser at 852-2252 or mrvass01@louisville.edu or email Bani Hines-Hudson, Saturday Academy Coordinator, at bhineshudson@yahoo.com.

September 2009 Special Sessions

Saturday Academy Special Session I: Revolution and Evolution

Blaine Hudson Birthday Celebration and panel discussion featuring Blaine Hudson and his contemporaries who participated in the local unrest of the 1960's.  Panel co-moderators are Betty Baye and Carla Wallace.

Tuesday September 8, 2009
6pm-9pm
DuValle Education Center Cafeteria
3610 Bohne Avenue, enter from rear parking lot
Free and open to the public

Saturday Academy Special Session  II: The Gates Incident Revisited: The Continuing Significance of Race in the Age of Obama

Saturday, September 12, 2009
11am-2:00pm
DuValle Education Center Cafeteria
3610 Bohne Avenue, enter from rear parking lot
Free and open to the public

Session Schedule:

  • 11:00 am- 11: 30 pm - Introduction by Dr. Blaine Hudson
  • 11:30 am- 12:30 pm - "Law Enforcement, Officer Education and Race" with Chief Robert White, LMPD, and Dr. Deborah Wilson, Chair, UofL Dept. of Justice Administration.
  • 12:45 pm - 2:00 pm   "The Continuing Significance of Race in the Age of Obama"

Moderator:  Attica Scott, KY Jobs with Justice
Panel includes representatives from: American Civil Liberties Union of KY, KY Commission on Human Rights, KY Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, Metro Louisville Human Relations Commission, and the Center for the Study of Crime and Justice in Black Communities.

This special session is co-sponsored by:  Suzy Post, the American Civil Liberties Union of Kentucky, Fairness Campaign,  KY Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, KY Commission on Human Rights, Louisville Urban League, Metro Louisville Human Relations Commission, Metropolitan Housing Coalition, U of L Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, U of L Pan-African Studies Center for the Study of Crime and Justice in Black Communities

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