Juneteenth, Pride, and other DEI-Related Events This Weekend

Below please find several exciting events coming up this weekend related to diversity, equity, and inclusion!

The UofL 2022 Juneteenth ‘Week of Power and Policy’ continues with the following events:

  • Tom Owen's Historical Black UofL Walking Tour, June 17, 12 p.m., Ekstrom Library
  • Race 4 Justice, June 18, 9:30 a.m., Norton Healthcare Sports and Learning Complex
  • Back to Our Roots: Roots 101 Museum Tour, June 18, 10 a.m., Roots 101 Museum (SOLD OUT)
  • Power of Prayer - Virtual Church Service, June 19, 11 a.m., Burnett Avenue Baptist Church
  • Black Health in Louisville Exhibit, through June 23. Ekstrom Library

See the Juneteenth Events Channel for details.



The Promise Iron Pour  

This coming Saturday, June 18, 2022, you are invited to join the Speed Art Museum, the Kent School of Social Work and Family Science, and the School of Public Health and Information Sciences and workshop participants from ‘The Promise’ for an iron pour at Falls Art Foundry.  Since early March, the Speed Art Museum has hosted a workshop series entitled, The Promise which has focused on guns and gun violence within the Black community in Louisville and beyond.  As part of the workshop, the group will be hosting a community-based iron pour.  Those interested are invited to learn about the iron casting process and watch molten metal being poured into molds to create sculptures.  In addition, the public is invited to create their own cast iron art by purchasing a scratch block which can be carved and then cast during the pour. This is a family-friendly event! 


Location: Falls Art Foundry    

1715 Portland Ave, Louisville, KY 40203    

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022    

Time: 12:00 pm- 5:00 pm   



Please contact Toya Northington (tnorthington@speedmuseum.org), Dr. Emma Sterrett-Hong (emma.sterrett@louisville.edu), or Dr. Lesley Harris (Lesley.harris@louisville.edu) for more details 

Kentuckiana Pride Festival and Parade

The University of Louisville will once again have a sponsored presence at the 2022 Kentuckiana Pride Festival and Parade.  This year’s celebration will be a one-day event, Saturday, June 18, 12pm to 10pm, in downtown Louisville.  The parade is expected to have more than 3,000 participants and over 12,000 people lining the parade route.  The festival will include music, local food and drink vendors, and kids & family area, and more. 

For more information click here: https://kypride.com/


Pride: It Started with a Riot!

Centering the history of BIPOC, Trans and Nonbinary people who ignited the modern-day LGBTQ+ rights movement.

Featuring: Dr. Kaila Story and Jaison Gardner, #TeamStrangeFruit

Date: June 21, Tuesday

Time: 12 Noon – 1:00 PM

Virtual: https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_v8t9clp9QNa7ab8CJ0ADqQ

Presented by the University of Louisville LGBT Center & UofL Pride Alumni Council



Emma M. Sterrett-Hong, Ph.D., LMFT,  

Licensed Psychologist 

She/Her/Hers what’s this? 

Associate Dean of Equity and Inclusion