PRIDE Week 2014 Schedule of Events

PRIDE WEEK 2014– For All of Us, One Today

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September 21-26
Pride Week Display Honoring 45th Anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising
Ekstrom Library, 1st Floor, East Wing


Sunday September 21

Rainbow Brunch!
11:30 AM - UofL Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room
Hosted by Community Empowerment Center
Join us for a fun, interactive event designed to build community and celebrate the uniqueness in all of us.  We invite you to come “get your eat on” before we get our walk on at the Louisville AIDS Walk!! Come and bring a friend…or two! The mission of the Community Empowerment Center is to provide an open and affirming place for all to explore their unique individual spiritual journey. Our goal is to serve the spiritual, social, physical, and emotional needs of the community.

Louisville AIDS Walk - Step Out for Hope
UofL Team Meeting Time/Location: 1:00 PM, steps of the Kentucky Center, 501 W Main St, Louisville, KY 40202
Even if you’re not able to raise funds, join the UofL team and help us raise awareness for an important cause!
The Walk is Kentuckiana's largest annual HIV/AIDS awareness and fundraising event. Each year, thousands of Louisville and Southern Indiana residents come together in remembrance, celebration and hope. We walk to renew our commitment to the fight for a cure and support of those affected by HIV/AIDS in our community—all funds directly support the individuals served by the Kentuckiana AIDS Alliance!


Monday September 22

Pride Week Cookout – Belknap Campus
12 Noon – 2:00 PM, Red Barn & West Plaza

  • •    FREE Lunch
  • •    FREE T-Shirts
  • •    Resource Fair
  • •    Magnolia Photo Booth, Co.
  • •    Flag Raising Ceremony – Honoring the 45th Anniversary of Stonewall Uprising

Poetry Matters: A Craft Talk with Richard Blanco

3:00 PM - Chao Auditorium
Facilitated by Professor Pablo Miguel Martínez, Department of English
Presented by Hispanic-Latin@ Faculty & Staff and LGBT Center

UofL’s Hispanic-Latin@ Faculty Staff Association & LGBT Center Present: Richard Blanco Keynote Address
7:00 p.m., University of Louisville - Student Activities Center, Multi-Purpose Room
FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLICRichard Blanco is an American poet, public speaker, author and civil engineer. He is the United States’ fifth Inaugural Poet, and the first Latino, first openly gay-identified and youngest person to hold the post. This unique event celebrates Latin@ Heritage Month and Pride Week.
Event will include readings, Q&A, book sales by Carmichaels and signings
Visitor parking available in the Floyd Street Parking Garage
After-Party to follow in the Red Barn, sponsored by SAB


Tuesday September 23

WERK IT!: Career Exploration and Preparation for LGBTQ+ Students
Noon - SAC, Campus Visit Room- W310B
FREE LUNCH & Presentation

Are you trying to decide on a major? Interested in learning more about yourself? Trying to figure out how to navigate all of your identities while choosing a career? Then this is the event for you! Join the LGBT Center and the Career Development Center to hear a great panel of LGBTQA students discuss their experiences choosing a major or career! If you have any questions, please email Candace Lamb @

Queer Mindfulness
3:00 PM - UofL Cultural Center, Multipurpose Room
Facilitated by Jenn Altman
Mindfulness is a way of relating directly to whatever is happening in one’s life, consciously and systematically working with one’s own stress, pain, illness and the challenges and demands of everyday life. An introduction to mindfulness, this workshop will emphasize an attitude of non-judging experiencing of the present moment and an exploration of mindfulness practices in everyday life as a queer person.

Masculinity/Femininity - Documentary film  and Dialogue
6:00 PM - Floyd Theatre
Presented by Women’s & Gender Studies Department
Dialogue with filmmaker Russell Sheaffer and Dr. Kaila Story
Reception to follow in SAC 305


Wednesday September 24

HIV Testing - Free & Confidential
11:00 AM -2:00 PM - Health Promotion Office in Student Services Annex (between SAC & Houchens)
First come, first tested. The HIV mouth swab (no needles!) takes 20 minutes or less.

Affirming Interfaith Service & Lunch
11:30 AM -12:45 PM - UofL Interfaith Center
FREE lunch following the service
Co-sponsored by the LGBT Center & Episcopal Campus Ministry

HSC Medical Education Grand Rounds: A Leader's Role in Addressing LGBT Health
12:00 PM - Kornhauser Auditorium
Presented by the LGBT Center, School of Medicine Office of Medical Education and HSC Office for Diversity and Inclusion
In this thought-provoking HSC Grand Rounds based on his work at the AAMC, Dr. John Davis will speak to how engaged leadership is a cornerstone of addressing diversity and inclusion because of their ability to view organizations from a macroscopic perspective and initiate and implement change. Leaders have the ability to hard-wire LGBT diversity and inclusion into education, patient care, faculty affairs, policies, and performance metrics. This session aims to empower leaders to ensure LGBT diversity and inclusion by (1) providing a clinically-relevant overview of LGBT health disparities and their cost to healthcare, (2) increase awareness of the current gaps in LGBT academic medicine, (3) highlight the role of leadership in successful LGBT initiatives, (4) outline easy wins for leadership to integrate and evaluate LGBT initiatives at their own institutions.


Thursday September 25

Pride Week Cookout - Health Sciences Center
11:30 AM - 1:00 PM - HSC Courtyard
Co-sponsored by LGBT Center & UofL Women’s Center

  • •    FREE Lunch
  • •    Free T-Shirts
  • •    Resource Fair

The Arguments of Serious People: A Roundtable on Kentucky’s Marriage Equality Cases
Noon -  12:50 PM - Brandeis School of Law, Room 275
FREE Lunch & Presentation

Spanish Language SpeakOut
3:00 PM - Chao Auditorium
A panel discussion honoring the experiences of Hispanic/Latin@ LGBTQ students.

Contracorriente (Undertow) - Reel Latin America: 21st Latin American Film Festival
7:00 PM- Floyd Theatre
Hosted by the Spanish Section, Department of Classical and Modern Languages, University of Louisville

Introduction by Dr. Gregory Hutcheson, Department of Classical and Modern Languages

Friday September 26

Exploring Intersections of Identities for LGBT Students of Color
Noon - UofL Cultural Center, MPR
FREE Lunch & Discussion
Presented by Dr. Emma Sterrett, Kent School of Social Work; Cultural Center; Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice Research and LGBT Center

Health Sciences Center Networking Night & Free Drag Show
7:00-9:00 PM - PLAY Dance Bar

Pride Mic!
7:00-9:00 PM, Red Barn
Let your talent shine during the Pride Week Open Mic and Closing Celebration!

Saturday September 27

El Niño Pez (The Child Fish) - Reel Latin America: 21st Latin American Film Festival
7:00 PM - Strickler 102
Hosted by the Spanish Section, Department of Classical and Modern Languages, University of Louisville
Introduction by Prof. Jordan Hall, Department of Classical and Modern Languages

LGBT Center - Belknap

Cultural & Equity Centers

120 E. Brandeis Ave.

University of Louisville

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-0696

Office Hours

Diversity & Equity Centers on Belknap Campus are open 
M-F 9am-5pm

HSC LGBT Center is open
M-F 9am-5pm

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LGBT Center - HSC

500 S. Preston St.

A Building, Room 209C/D

Louisville, Kentucky 40292

Phone:(502) 852-5861