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A&S Professors Earn Outstanding Teaching Awards

By Jennifer Haynes

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 22, 2022) — Eleven university faculty and teaching assistants were recognized by the University of Kentucky with the 2022 Outstanding Teaching Awards on Thursday, April 21, in the J. David Rosenberg College of Law Grand Courtroom. 

Black Women's Conference: Appalachian Mountains, Digital Valleys, and Everything in Between: Black Feminist Subjectivities

Date: 
Friday, April 15, 2022 - 10:00am
Location: 
Virtual- registration required

Please register for the conference at:  https://uky.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0kd-2oqjwrHNK456UpiyUVBxjL_0IVpm2f 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing the links to join the conference. 

 

27th Annual Black Women’s Conference:
Appalachian Mountains, Digital Valleys, and Everything in Between: Black Feminist Subjectivities

April 15, 2022


10-10:15 AM:  Welcome
Anastasia C. Curwood, Director, CIBS and AAAS

10:15-11:45AM:  Covid, Clapbacks, and Curation:  Blackness in the Digital Era
Kim Gallon, Purdue University,
Regina Hamilton, UK,
Kishonna Gray, UK
Moderated by TBD

12:30-1:45PM: Appalachia Ain’t White: Locating Black Feminists in the Region
Jillean McCommons, University of Virginia
Enkeshi El-Amin, University of Tennessee, Knoxville 
Moderated by Kishonna Gray, UK

2:00-3:15PM Reading Buy Black: An Author and Critics Conversation
LaKisha Simmons, University of Michigan
Oneka LaBennett, University of Southern California
Aria Halliday, UK
Moderated by DaMaris Hill, UK

3:30-4:30PM:  Keynote: Nazera Wright:  Digital Gi(rl)s: Mapping Black Girlhood in the Nineteenth Century
Moderated by Aria Halliday, UK

4:30-4:45PM:  Wrap Up
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John Dalton: “Community Remembrance: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Injustice in America”

Date: 
Thursday, March 3, 2022 - 4:00pm
Location: 
Young Library Auditorium (Room 1-62)

The Documenting Racial Violence in Kentucky (DRVK) project of the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies will be hosting Mr. John Dalton from the Equal Justice Initiative (EJI) on Thursday March 3rd at 4:00 pm in the Young Library Auditorium (room 1-62).  Mr. John Dalton has a B.A. in Political Science, History, and Religion from Carson-Newman College in Jefferson City, Tennessee, is a 2009 Stanford Law School graduate, and is currently a Senior Attorney for EJIThe EJI is a program, “committed to ending mass incarceration and excessive punishment in the United States, to challenging racial and economic injustice, and to protecting basic human rights for the most vulnerable people in American society.”  DRVK’s aim is to collect biographies to memorialize victims of lynching in Kentucky from the end of the Civil War to the mid-twentieth century.  The talk, “Community Remembrance: Confronting the Legacy of Racial Injustice in America,” will build upon the work of the DRVK and EJI. 

The talk is sponsored by the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies, African American & Africana Studies,
the Gaines Center, the University of Kentucky History Department, the University of Kentucky Geography Department, and the University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law.  

 

 

Welcome New Faculty Devyn Spence Benson and Hilary Jones

By Phil Harling

Please join us in extending a warm Kentucky welcome to Devyn Spence Benson and Hilary Jones! Hilary and Devyn are wonderfully accomplished researchers and instructors who joined our faculty this fall as associate professors with tenure, and joint appointments in the Program in African American and Africana Studies. We are so thrilled to be able to call them our friends and colleagues!

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