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Date Event
Oct. 23-30, 2020 UofL Sustainability Week - Oct. 23-30, 2020
I Commit To... Campus Sustainability Day 2015A full week of events to celebrate, raise awareness, and engage your passions for environmental, social & economic justice! Upcoming events include:

Oct. 30, 2020 EcoReps Workshop: A Conversation with our Josh Smith Sustainability Awardee, Shane Tedder, UK's Sustainability Officer
Shane TedderFriday, Oct. 30th at Noon, Ekstrom Library room W210
Virtual & In-Person for up to 10 attendees (first-come, first-served)
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting, or dial in at 502-792-9582 (Conference ID: 135 251 995#)

Join us for our monthly EcoReps workshop featuring locals making a difference in sustainability! This month, we'll be in conversation with the winner of UofL's 2020 Josh Smith Sustainability Award for a non-affiliated community member who has made significant contributions to UofL's sustainability initiatives! This year's award goes to D. Shane Tedder, M.S., who has served since 2009 as the University of Kentucky's first Campus Sustainability Officer and now also serves at the Assistant Director of the Tracy Farmer Institute for Sustainability and the Environment.
Throughout his time at UK, Shane has always been willing to set aside conventional UK-UofL rivalry in favor of a supportive and collaborative relationship. He has been passionate about, supportive of, and instrumental to the success of UofL’s sustainability initiatives. Over the last decade, Shane has been a lead organizer of annual statewide gatherings for higher education sustainability staff to exchange ideas, information, and inspiration. He has hosted numerous visits and tours for us to learn from the sustainability efforts underway on UK’s campus. He co-organized the 2018 Kentucky Bike Walk Summit in Lexington, which helped recharge our statewide efforts to advance bicycling and walking as a sustainable transportation option. Most recently, in 2020, Shane has been instrumental in helping UofL consider investing in a large-scale, off-site solar installation that would help us achieve our Climate Action Plan goals. He and his team at UK have given generously of their time and information to help UofL administrators understand the opportunities available in the Kentucky renewable energy market through virtual power purchase agreements. If there’s one person outside of UofL who we can always count on to offer assistance, sage advice, great ideas, and a good ol’ fashioned Kentucky Can-Do spirit to help our sustainability initiatives succeed, it is Shane Tedder. His kindness, selflessness, and eagerness to share have been a constant inspiration to us and we can think of no one else more worthy of our praise and gratitude.
The events of 2020 have given all of us a chance to pause, reflect, and develop our resolve to do and be better. For UK Sustainability this has involved a critical evaluation of how social justice is represented in their programs and supported through by their resources and initiatives. UK is shifting its understanding of the metaphor of the triple bottom line (people, prosperity and the planet) to one where social justice must be the foundation on which we build programs that balance the economy with the environment. Actively acknowledging, condemning, and dismantling unjust systems and redressing the harm they have caused has to come first in Shane's work.
The Sustainability Council’s Eco-Reps logoEcoReps program is designed to move students, faculty & staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL! We provide basic training & resources, service opportunities, and leadership positions as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. This fall, we continue our series of in-person and virtual workshops each month on last Fridays at noon in Ekstrom Library room W210 and online. All are welcome. More info on EcoReps website. Facebook Event. This is a UofL Sustainability Week event!
Fridays, through Nov. 20, 2020 Garden Commons workdayGarden Commons Fall Workdays
Fridays, 12pm-1pm, Garden Commons (SW corner of Strickler Hall)
All are welcome at our weekly group workdays in UofL's organic Garden Commons in its new location at the southwest corner of Strickler Hall, east of the Speed Art Museum Parking Garage, and across the walkway from  the Biology Department's Korfhage Native Plant Garden! Join us to learn (by doing) how to grow hyper-local, super-delicious vegetables, herbs, and fruits! Anyone can work in the garden any time, but we'll gather together every Friday at noon throughout the fall (Aug. 28 - Nov. 20) to harvest, weed, water, and plant. No prior experience necessary. Tools & gloves provided. Please bring drinking water & bags to harvest into! Wear a mask and practice physical distancing to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. The Garden Commons is open to participation any time from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest! Connect with us and get all the details on Facebook or Instagram.
Every Sunday UofL Community CompostingUofL Community Composting Volunteer Day
Every Sunday, Noon-2pm
250 E. Bloom St. (one block north of Cardinal Blvd. between Brook & Floyd Streets - map here)

Come help us turn “trash” into treasure as we manage UofL’s volunteer-powered community composting operation. Dress to get dirty. Tools provided. Learn about worm composting and becoming a UofL EcoRep! All participants will be welcome to haul back home some rich UofL compost for their own gardening projects in whatever containers/vehicles they bring. This is a weekly service opportunity throughout the year. Contact: Brian Barnes, 502-338-1338.
Nov. 5, 2020 All Eyes on Louisville: Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Fall Social Justice Speaker Series
Imagining Our Way to Freedom: Art, Activism, and Worldmaking
Thursday, Nov. 5th, 7pm-8:30pm, online - Register here.
This panel discussion will focus on Black artists and Black Arts activism and how both have always been integral to social justice movements. Panelists:
  - Sidney Monroe Williams, Assistant Professor in the Department of Theater Arts, U of L
  - Hannah Drake, Louisville Poet & Activist
  - Ramona Lindsey, Louisville Visual Artist & Senior Program Officer at the Community Foundation of Louisville
  - Moderator: Nefertiti Burton, Professor and Chair of the Department of Theatre Arts at U of L
All eyes must remain on Louisville until justice is won. The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies invites you to a virtual series that celebrates the work that Louisville’s local leaders are doing on behalf of our collective freedom. This series is an opportunity for the campus community to learn from their vision and find out how to join in the struggles for justice for Breonna Taylor and for the Black, brown, and poor residents of our city. Let’s dialogue about how we can work towards liberation through education, art, cross-border solidarity, law reform, and restorative justice. Co-sponsors: Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, Graduate Certificate in Diversity Literacy, Pan-African Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Women’s Center, and Pi Sigma Alpha. Please register as soon as possible to help us get a headcount and needs for translation services for ASL and Spanish.
Nov. 6, 2020 LaneBoldmanKCC.jpgSustainability Roundtable: Environmental Priorities affecting State Government
Friday, Nov. 6th, 11am, online
Join Microsoft Teams Meeting
Or join by phone at 502-792-9582 (Conference ID: 430 698 464#)

Please join us for UofL's Sustainability Roundtable on alternate Fridays throughout the fall at 11am. Our speaker on November 6th will be Lane Boldman, Executive Director of the Kentucky Conservation Committee, on the topic of "Environmental Priorities affecting State Government." Lane has been working on environmental advocacy issues in Kentucky and nationally since 1992 and has been with the Kentucky Conservation Committee since 2014. Lane is also currently serving on the Board of Directors for the Kentucky Chapter of the US Green Building Council and the Lexington Corridors Commission (since 2016). Her background includes working as the Advocacy and Outreach Coordinator for the Kentucky Environmental Foundation, and as a leader in multiple positions for the Sierra Club. Lane has previously chaired the Cumberland (Kentucky) Chapter of the Sierra Club and held leadership roles in the areas of mining, forestry, wild lands, energy and communications for more than two decades. Lane has also served on the Sierra Club’s national Board of Directors, holding positions as Secretary, Vice President for Volunteer Leadership and Vice President for Visibility and Outreach. In addition Lane has led policy teams for the Sierra Club on Natural Gas Fracking, and as Chair for the Sierra Club’s Council of Sierra Club Leaders. Lane has also previously served on the board of Citizens Coal Council, working to empower citizens affected by the impacts of mining and coal,  the board of the US Green Building Council/Kentucky Market Leadership, and the board of the Kentucky Solar Energy Society.
The format is a 30-40 minute presentation from a variety of speakers throughout the year, followed by 20-30 minute open discussion. Anyone with an interest in sustainability 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 Tamara Sluss.
Nov. 9, 2020 Pumpkin Smash 2018PUMPKIN SMASH!!
Monday, Nov. 9th, noon, SAC Ramp
Don’t know what to do with your old pumpkins and Jack-o-Lanterns from Halloween? Don’t trash them! Turn them into stress-relief, worm food, and organic fertilizer! UofL is here to help you compost! Drop off your old pumpkins (and other plant-based fall decorations) in front of the Red Barn or at HSC's Kornhauser Plaza by the pumpkin composting sign any time from October 30th through noon on November 9th. At that time, all are invited to our annual Pumpkin Smash! Join us for composting fun and Post-Election stress relief! RSVP on Facebook.
Nov. 11, 2020 Calling In The Call Out Culture
Wednesday, Nov. 11th at 5:30pm, online
The 14th annual Anne Braden Memorial Lecture will feature Loretta Ross, a Visiting Associate Professor at Smith College in the Program for the Study of Women and Gender. Dr. Ross teaches courses on white supremacy, reproductive justice, and calling in practices. She has spent more than forty-five years committed to antiracist and feminist activism, including founding the National Center for Human Rights Education. She started her career in activism and social change in the 1970s, working at the D.C. Rape Crisis Center, the National Organization for Women (NOW), the National Black Women’s Health Project, the Center for Democratic Renewal (National Anti-Klan Network), and SisterSong Women of Color Reproductive Justice Collective, among others. Her work with rape and trauma survivors in the 1970s helped launch the movement to end violence against women.
Her writing has been featured in The New York Times, Time Magazine, The Washington Post, and elsewhere. Her most recent books are Reproductive Justice: An Introduction co-written with Rickie Solinger, and Radical Reproductive Justice: Foundations, Theory, Practice, Critique, both published in 2017. Her forthcoming book is Calling In the Calling Out Culture: Detoxing Our Movement, due out soon.
Dr. Ross’ work comes at a pivotal moment. After a summer of tragedy and unrest, many are returning to classrooms, faculty meetings, advisory boards, and neighborhood associations wondering what comes next. How can we create atmospheres where people press into the hard work of self-reflection and daily change-making? How do we end taboos surrounding speaking about racism and systems of injustice, challenging one another to do better while leaving room for inevitable mistakes?
She has trained educators and social justice advocates nationwide to conduct empathetic, forthright conversations confronting injustice. Her timely lecture helps us move from a necessary season of anger and protest into the daily grind of justice work. This will be the first-ever virtual Anne Braden Lecture.
Nov. 12, 2020 Image may contain: text that says 'First ever virtual ABI RESEARCH MEETS ACTIVISM Panel ILLUMINATING THE INTERSECTIONS: REPRODUCTIVE JUSTICE IS RACIAL JUSTIVE SisterSong defines Reproductive Justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities. Panel to include: Damara Jenkins, CNM, UofL Erin Smith, KY Health Justice Network Kabira Yakini, Mama to Mama With closing commentary by Loretta Ross Nov. 12 from 9-10:30 AM Το REGISTER: http://bit.ly/AB1Panel Free and open to the public FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT US AT Bradenistutesciajutic@gmail.com (502) 852-6142 ANNE BRADEN INSTITUTE FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE RESEARCH'Illuminating the Intersections: Reproductive Justice is Racial Justice
Thursday, November 12th, 9-10:30am, online - Register here.
The UofL Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research invites you to their first-ever VIRTUAL Research Meets Activism Panel! This event is free and open to the public. SisterSong defines Reproductive Justice as the human right to maintain personal bodily autonomy, have children, not have children, and parent the children we have in safe and sustainable communities. This dynamic panel will include:
  • Damara Jenkins, Certified Nurse Midwife, UofL
  • Erin Smith, KY Health Justice Network
  • Kabira Yakini, Mama to Mama
  • With Closing statements by Loretta Ross, our 2020 Anne Braden Memorial Lecturer
Nov. 12, 2020 All Eyes on Louisville: Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Fall Social Justice Speaker Series
All of Us or None of Us: Connecting the Dots Between BLM in Louisville and the Americas
Thursday, Nov. 12th, 7pm-8:30pm, online - Register here.
How do our struggles for social justice and freedom in Louisville intersect with and relate to social justice struggle throughout the hemisphere? This panel offers transnational approaches to activism and the movements for Black lives. Panelists:
  - Karen Moya, Adult Services Coordinator, Americana Center.
  - Sara Nuñez, Doctoral Student at U of L and former Director of the Cultural Center
  - T. Gonzales, Founder of Louisville Trans Man (TBD)
  - Moderator: Cara K. Snyder, Assistant Professor of Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies, U of L
All eyes must remain on Louisville until justice is won. The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies invites you to a virtual series that celebrates the work that Louisville’s local leaders are doing on behalf of our collective freedom. This series is an opportunity for the campus community to learn from their vision and find out how to join in the struggles for justice for Breonna Taylor and for the Black, brown, and poor residents of our city. Let’s dialogue about how we can work towards liberation through education, art, cross-border solidarity, law reform, and restorative justice. Co-sponsors: Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, Graduate Certificate in Diversity Literacy, Pan-African Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Women’s Center, and Pi Sigma Alpha. Please register as soon as possible to help us get a headcount and needs for translation services for ASL and Spanish.
Nov. 13, 2020 Garden Commons Workshop: Wreath Making
Friday, Nov. 13th, 12pm-1pm, Garden Commons (SW corner of Strickler Hall)Garden Interns: Avalon Gupta VerWiebe & Ellie Miller
Get in the holiday spirit! Come learn how to make your own beautiful wreath using a variety of plant materials from campus and herbs from our garden. It's easier than you might think and you'll take home something beautiful and unique. This is the last in our fall series of Garden Workshops on Fridays at noon. The Garden Commons is open to participation any time from students, staff, faculty, and community members. Everyone who comes is welcome to share in the harvest! Connect with us and get all the details on our Facebook Page.
Nov. 19, 2020 All Eyes on Louisville: Women's, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Fall Social Justice Speaker Series
No Peace: Exploring Breonna’s Law, Transformative Justice, and Defunding the Police
Thursday, Nov. 19th, 7pm-8:30pm, online - Register here.
What does it mean to defund police? What did Breonna's Law do? What is transformative justice and how can it help us understand what defunding the police looks like? Panelists:
  - Keturah Herring, ACLU, Breonna's Law
  - Attica Scott, State Representative
  - Ashanti Scott, U of L Student & Activist
  - Moderator: Sadiqa Reynolds, Director of the Louisville Urban League
All eyes must remain on Louisville until justice is won. The Department of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies invites you to a virtual series that celebrates the work that Louisville’s local leaders are doing on behalf of our collective freedom. This series is an opportunity for the campus community to learn from their vision and find out how to join in the struggles for justice for Breonna Taylor and for the Black, brown, and poor residents of our city. Let’s dialogue about how we can work towards liberation through education, art, cross-border solidarity, law reform, and restorative justice. Co-sponsors: Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research, Commonwealth Center for the Humanities and Society, Graduate Certificate in Diversity Literacy, Pan-African Studies, Philosophy, Political Science, Sociology, Women’s Center, and Pi Sigma Alpha. Please register as soon as possible to help us get a headcount and needs for translation services for ASL and Spanish.
Nov. 20, 2020 EcoReps Workshop: Topic/Guest TBA
Friday, Nov. 20th at Noon, Ekstrom Library room W210
Virtual & In-Person for up to 10 attendees (seats are first-come, first-served)

Join us for our monthly EcoReps workshop featuring locals making a difference in sustainability! The Sustainability Council’s
Eco-Reps logoEcoReps program is designed to move students, faculty & staff beyond talk to action for a more sustainable UofL! We provide basic training & resources, service opportunities, and leadership positions as a point-person & peer-to-peer advocate for sustainability. This fall, we continue our series of in-person and virtual workshops each month on last Fridays at noon in Ekstrom Library room W210. All are welcome. More info on EcoReps website.

 

Join ELSB's Vote Everywhere and The Cultural Center for a panel discussion about the impact of voting, as well as the importance of being civically engaged today as people from Black and Latinx communities. All are welcome to tune into the forum.

10/28/20 a las 6 p.m. ¡El enlace para unirse se puede encontrar en nuestra biografía!
Únase a Vote Everywhere y @uoflculturalctr para un panel de discusión sobre el impacto de la votación, así como la importancia de participar cívicamente hoy como personas de comunidades negras y latinas. ¡Todos son bienvenidos a participar en el foro!

 

To RSVP: https://louisville.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6566903

Follow the link tinyurl.com/yourvotevoice to be added to our Microsoft Teams channel where the event will be taking place.

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