Activate U

When Feb 09, 2019
from 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM
Where Humanities
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Contact Phone 606-585-1013
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Join the Engage. Lead. Serve. Board (ELSB) for its 3rd annual Activate U conference. 2019 is going to be the year where we “Find our Fit” and make a difference in something much greater than ourselves. Get inspired by changemakers in every movement, have constructive conversations on making an impact, and learn about how your strengths can serve the community around you. Speakers include:

  • Keynote speaker Jessica Bellamy - a UofL grad who tells visual stories using data and personal narratives. As a Design Justice advocate, Jessica started her design career working with nonprofits and community groups to create compelling explainers that break down complex service and policy information.
  • J-R Curtin, PhD - a Senior Fellow and Executive Director of the 4Civility Institute with extensive experience in alternative dispute resolution, restorative justice, education, training, and in anti-bullying efforts.
  • PictureJoshua Poe - a nationally recognized city planner and community organizer who began his career organizing around housing, labor, and economic justice issues. In 2017 he authored and published the interactive storymap, Redlining Louisville: The History of Race, Class, and Housing in Louisville. He is a pioneer in documenting and exposing how city planning was weaponized as a tool to deny Black people land ownership and access to the accumulation of generational wealth. His work on the history of city planning, inclusive design and equitable development makes him a featured speaker nationally. He is currently working on developing equitable development strategies, organizing around anti-gentrification efforts, creating equity metrics for program and project evaluations, and addressing root systems of power to create sustainable social change.
  • Janet Dake - a junior at UofL, double majoring in Political Science and Art with a minor in Spanish. Last fall she co-founded the student organization UNA Women at UofL. As an affiliate of the United Nations, they work to promote gender equality. In 2016 she interned at the Kentucky Refugee Ministries, an eye-opening experience that sparked her passion for immigrant/refugee rights. Janet currently interns at the Backside Learning Center teaching English and working with kids.

Registration starts at 8:15am. Participants will receive a complimentary breakfast and lunch. For questions and accommodations, please contact elshadai.smithmensah@uoflelsb.org. Register free here.

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