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Black Women's Conference

The 24th annual Black Women's Conference:  "The New Jane Crow; Black Women, Mass Incarceration, and Police Violence"

Featuring Tayna Fogle and Nicole Porter. 
Reception to follow. 

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 4:30pm to 7:00pm
JSB 321

AAAS Black Women's Conference: "We Represent! Black Women and the Visual Arts"

“We Represent! Black Women and the Visual Arts”, Lyric Theater (300 E Third St)

• 8:00am: Breakfast

• 9:30am-11:45am: Hands on workshop with Sonja Brooks and Natasha Giles

• 12:00pm: Lunch

• 1:00pm-4:00pm: 4 Black Women Artists in Conversation. Moderated by artist/curator, Marie T. Cochran

Introduction and Affrilachia Overview by Marie T. Cochran

Elizabeth Asche Douglas

Charlotte Ka

Lynn Marshall Linnemeier 

Valeria Watson


Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 8:00am to 4:00pm
Lyric Theater

Talk by Crystal Wilkinson

Please, join the UK Appalachian Center and the African American and Africana Studies Program in welcoming beloved author Crystal Wilkinson to Campus for a talk on Tuesday, April 5th. Ms. Wilkinson is the current Writer in Residence at Berea College and will present in the UKAA Auditorium in the W. T. Young Library from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. Her talk is titled Black Women and Mental Health in Appalachia. She will also read from her latest  novel, The Birds of Opulence and hold a discussion with audience members. This event is free, and all UK Students, Faculty, and Staff are most welcome to attend! Please, find more information about Crystal Wilkinson here

Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
UKAA Auditorium, W. T. Young Library

Author of 'The Big Smoke' Visits UK

 Adrian Matejka, nationally renowned poet, will read at the University of Kentucky William T. Young Library at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10.


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