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Spotlight: Anastasia Curwood, Member of DEI Leadership Team

By George Wright

One of the most rewarding parts of my role as chair of the diversity, equity and inclusion implementation plan, is that I continue to meet outstanding individuals from UK who are devoted to their community – Dr. Anastasia Curwood is one of those leaders.

Where are you from and what is your background?

An Evening with Dr. Henry Louis Gates Jr.

Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 7:00pm
Online | Registration Required

This is the opening program for the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies at the University of Kentucky. This major inaugural event will feature an address from Henry Louis “Skip” Gates, Jr., the American literary critic, professor, filmmaker, public intellectual, and host of "Finding Your Roots," a groundbreaking genealogy series on PBS. He also serves as the Alphonse Fletcher University Professor and Director of the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University.

The Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies is a multidisciplinary research institute housed in the College of Arts & Sciences' Department of African American and Africana Studies (AAAS). It is a cutting-edge research think tank for Black Studies research, including issues of race and racism. 

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UK's 26th Annual Black Women's Conference

Friday, February 26, 2021 - 10:30am to Saturday, February 27, 2021 - 4:00pm

The theme for UKY's 2021 Black Women's Conference is “Literature, Digital Media, and the Afrofuture.”

Dates: Feb 26th and 27th, 2021.

Register for all events here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/university-of-kentucky-26th-annual-black-wo...

Feb 26:
10:30am:  "The Future of Black Speculative Literature" Panel
6:00pm:  Keynote address:  Nalo Hopkinson

Feb 27:
3:00pm:  Kishonna Gray and Regina Hamilton play "Hair Nah" and "Bad Hair".  Community Gaming Event on Twitch
4:00pm:  Keynote discussion with Momo Pixel, moderated by Kishonna Gray and Regina Hamilton




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