african american and africana studies

Social Conflict & Democracy: The Enduring Impact of Race on U.S. Politics

Part of the Political Science department's series on Social Conflict and Democracy, this panel focuses on the enduring impact that race and slavery hold over U.S. politics.  Featuring guest speaker Maya Sen of Harvard, presenting on "The Political Legacy of Southern Slavery," the panel include three Univ. of Kentucky faculty experts as well: Christia Spears Brown (Psychology), Melynda Price (UK Law), and Ray Block (AAAS & Political Science).

Cosponsored by the Quantitative Initiative for Social & Policy Research (QIPSR) and the College of Arts & Science's Keys to Our Common Future initiative.

Date: 
Friday, October 6, 2017 - 1:30pm to 3:30pm
Location: 
Kincaid Auditorium (#111 Gatton B&E)

The Egyptian Homer in Heliodorus' An Ethiopian Tale: Symbols, Thighs, and Questions of Identity.

Date: 
Thursday, November 17, 2016 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
Cowgill 102, Transylvania University
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Campus Forum to Discuss Public Art at UK

What is the role of public art in an educational environment? How should we engage with our institutional past, in terms of art already at the University of Kentucky, and any proposed future projects? Who decides about public art on campus and how is the university community involved in the process?

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

Date: 
Tuesday, April 5, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: 
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.

'Bodies of Evidence' to Explore Violence Against LGBTQ*, Black Individuals

Author Roxane Gay Visits UK

Roxane Gay was born in Nebraska, of Haitian descent, but her family moved quite a bit during her childhood. That doesn’t completely explain the divergent, eclectic nature of her writing, but perhaps it’s a starting point.

UK Partners in Discussion on the African-American LGBTQ* Experience

In recent months, there has been much discussion of both the LGBTQ* and African-American experience in the nation. However, very little discussion to date looks at the experience of African-American members of the LGBTQ* community.

Scholar Speaks to Difficulties of Documenting Black LGBTQ* Experience

For centuries, African Americans in the United States have had to overcome a lack of resources chronicling individuals' lives and culture in the nation's early history based on bigotry and societal status.

Black Arts Movement Icon Sonia Sanchez Returns to Ky. Women Writers Conference

Legendary 81-year-old poet Sonia Sanchez will return to the upcoming Kentucky Women Writers Conference on the 10th anniversary of the founding of the conference series named for her.

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