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NETWORK talk features activist Gwen Patton

by Judy Hughes, communications and marketing last modified Feb 27, 2012 01:33 PM

Activist Gwen Patton will speak March 8 during a University of Louisville luncheon discussion series on diversity and social justice issues.

Patton’s topic will be “Hands on the Freedom Plow,” which is the title of a 2010 book to which she and 51 other women contributed their stories of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the civil rights movement. A founder of the National Association of Black Students, Patton now is program and field director of the Southern Rainbow Education Project, a coalition dedicated to grassroots activism.

UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences, through its Office for International, Diversity and Outreach Programs, sponsors the UofL NETWORK luncheon series. NETWORK is an acronym for New Energy to Work Out Racial Kinks.

The event will begin at noon in the Cressman Center for Visual Arts, downtown at First and Main streets. Reservations are required for the $10 luncheon event. Parking is included for people who register by March 5. Register online.

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