Lead KY: University of Louisville

 Lead KY: University of Louisville


The American Association of University Women (AAUW) at UofL, UofL Women's Center and Lead Kentucky presents the 2nd Annual Lead KY: University of Louisville which will be held on Thursday November 14, 2019 with doors opening at 4:30pm and the program beginning at 5pm in the Swain Student Activities Center Multipurpose Room. Programs on November 13 & 14, are free.

Pre-registration through Eventbrite is required Registration

Students attending the will learn from Kentucky politicians and leaders, participate in breakout sessions including topics on careers in politics, running for office, activism in the arts, and being a leader overall. Speakers will provide concepts that students will think critically about and help to prepare our future leaders. Not only will students be enhancing and learning new concepts, but they will be able to learn skills that are needed to truly be successful.

Join us on a journey to explore the significant contributions women have made and are making in politics. Wednesday, November 13th we will be screeningKnock Down the House with doors opening at 5:45pm and the film beginning at 6pm in the Student Activities Center Multipurpose Room. RSVP

When tragedy struck her family in the midst of the financial crisis, Bronx-born Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez had to work double shifts in a restaurant to save her home from foreclosure. After losing a loved one to a preventable medical condition, Amy Vilela didn’t know what to do with the anger she felt about America’s broken health care system. Cori Bush was drawn into the streets when the police shooting of an unarmed black man brought protests and tanks into her neighborhood. Paula Jean Swearengin was fed up with watching her friends and family suffer and die from the environmental effects of the coal industry. At a moment of historic volatility in American politics, these four women decide to fight back, setting themselves on a journey that will change their lives and their country forever. Without political experience or corporate money, they build a movement of insurgent candidates challenging powerful incumbents in Congress. Their efforts result in a legendary upset.

Lead KY is the premier program for recruiting and empowering college women interested in all professions--equipping them with the skills, confidence, encouragement, and opportunity to become the Commonwealth’s next generation of leaders.