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The Yearlings Club Forum Series, November 2022

The Yearlings Club Forum Series, November 2022

A fireside chat & reception with Congressman John Yarmuth and Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer

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First AAPI Fall Expo Celebrates Asian Heritage

First AAPI Fall Expo Celebrates Asian Heritage

The AAPI Faculty and Staff Association and the Asian Pacific Student Union collaborated to bring the first ever UofL event featuring local AAPI-owned businesses. The event featured vendors and performances from Louisville’s AAPI community and helped to raise funds for AAPI FSA and APSU programming.

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New director of UofL’s Anne Braden Institute wants more people to join ‘long chain of struggle’

New director of UofL’s Anne Braden Institute wants more people to join ‘long chain of struggle’

Michael “Brandon” McCormack has been named director of UofL’s Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research. He is the institute’s first Black director, replacing co-founder and outgoing director Cate Fosl, who will stay engaged in the institute as a faculty fellow.

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New Directors Appointed to two A&S Centers

New Directors Appointed to two A&S Centers

In July 2021, two important A&S directorships were appointed – one to the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and the other to the Commonwealth Center for Humanities Society. Both of these appointments will impact the way in which A&S engages with our community for years to come.

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New UofL program helps ‘ascending star’ researchers shine brighter

New UofL program helps ‘ascending star’ researchers shine brighter

The new Ascending Star Fellowship provides mentorship, funding and other support to high-performing associate professors. The goal is to boost the national impact of the fellows’ scholarship, with a heavy focus on work in diversity, inclusion and community empowerment.

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Leading the Charge: Women Fighting for Change!

Leading the Charge: Women Fighting for Change!

As the number of women in state and local government increases, women are fighting to ensure the concerns of their constituents are addressed. Join us for an informative conversation as our distinguished panel discusses local and state legislation introduced during the current legislative session. Our distinguished panel will share their views on the impact of the legislation introduced and offer strategies for moving forward.

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A look back at UofL’s women’s history

A look back at UofL’s women’s history

In 1907, UofL’s College of Liberal Arts opened on West Broadway, offering more than a dozen departments and admitting “both ladies and gentlemen.” The first graduating class in 1908 was comprised of 10 women and eight men, according to “The University of Louisville” by Dwayne D. Cox and William J. Morison.

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African American Perspectives: A Nation Divided

African American Perspectives: A Nation Divided

The year 2020 revealed to some and reminded others that America is truly a nation divided. Our Yearlings Club panel offered their perspectives on current issues, historical events leading up to those issues and offers solutions to address problems affecting black communities throughout the country.

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UofL is home to the first Black Studies Program established in the south

UofL is home to the first Black Studies Program established in the south

The origins of UofL’s Pan-African Studies department can be traced back to the late 1960s when there was unrest not only across the country, but also on campus. Ricky Jones, chair of the Pan-African Studies department, said during this time, there was a student-led effort to develop more Black Studies opportunities.

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Two from UofL named to Bingham Fellows Class of 2021

Two from UofL named to Bingham Fellows Class of 2021

The newest Bingham Fellows were announced Thursday and include two representatives from UofL: Cherie Dawson-Edwards, associate dean, A&S Diversity, Equity & Inclusion and an associate professor for the Department of Criminal Justice, and Michael Wade Smith, UofL’s Chief of Staff and External Affairs.

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Join the Conversation: Becoming Antiracist

Join the Conversation: Becoming Antiracist

Moving beyond conversations about racism and into the antiracist action by building a shared understanding of what it means to be antiracists ans how to take appropriate action as individuals and collectively to foster a more equitable and inclusive community.

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2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Program

2021 Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Program

Sunday, January 17, 2021 - With new leadership in the White House and Senate, 2021 will provide a glimpse of what the future holds for the United States. With a newly elected President and Vice President (the first African, Asian-American woman) sworn in on January 20, 2021 after months of turmoil, the country is poised to address the important issues facing the country. Congressman John Yarmuth and Dr. Cherie Dawson-Edwards, Associate Dean, Diversity, Engagement, Culture and Climate discussed the priorities of the new congress.

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Army vet set to graduate with PoliSci major after finding acceptance, support at UofL

Army vet set to graduate with PoliSci major after finding acceptance, support at UofL

Welcomed in 2018 on the condition he would keep up his grades, Kridos graduates this month with his bachelor’s in political science. He credits his parents and UofL’s dedication to every student’s success for giving him the second chance he needed to make his dreams come true.

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Civil rights champion honored by UofL trustees

Civil rights champion honored by UofL trustees

Catherine Fosl, professor of women’s, gender and sexuality studies and founding director of the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research (ABI) in the University of Louisville College of Arts & Sciences, is the recipient of the 2020 Trustees Award.

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‘UofL is in my DNA:’ Graduate earns his degree while serving as a Los Angeles police officer

‘UofL is in my DNA:’ Graduate earns his degree while serving as a Los Angeles police officer

Before he had the chance to finish his degree at UofL, Louisville native William Dorsey Jones Jr. moved to Los Angeles in the spring of 2006 to pursue a career in entertainment. While he was out there, he found another passion – service.

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Remembering 2020

Remembering 2020

December, 2020 - The Pandemic, Marching for Social Justice, and the Presidential Election that elected the first African American Woman Vice President! Where do we go from here?

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New African American Theatre Program director connects humanity through performing arts

New African American Theatre Program director connects humanity through performing arts

It is part of what persuaded her to pursue a master’s of fine arts in performance at the University of Louisville, and now Sidney Edwards has come full circle to take on the role as director of the African American Theatre Program (AATP).

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".... And Justice for All in the Courts?"

".... And Justice for All in the Courts?"

November 2020 - The history of racial disparities in the criminal justice system in the U.S. have been longstanding. From bias in juries to sentencing recommendations the time has come to bring this important issue to the forefront.

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All Eyes on Louisville: Women’s, Gender, &  Sexuality Studies Fall Social Justice Speaker Series

All Eyes on Louisville: Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies Fall Social Justice Speaker Series

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.

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Race & Policing: An Unfinished Conversation

Race & Policing: An Unfinished Conversation

October, 2020 - Breonna Taylor's tragic death by Louisville Metro policemen and the delayed investigation brought to light the role collective bargaining has in protecting police departments around the country. Police union contracts protect the rights of officers and shields them from accountability while the rights of citizens are not protected.

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