"A Positive View of LGBTQ: Embracing Identity and Cultivating Well-Being" by professors Sharon Rostosky and Ellen Riggle was one of two books focused on as exhibiting the importance of identity in the LGBTQ community.
Take Root: A Reproductive Justice Panel cebe242 Thu, 08/29/2019 - 01:55 pm
Date: Oct 8, 2019 (Tuesday)
Light Lunch Reception: 11:15am-12:15pm, Multipurpose Room, WTY Library
Panel: 12:30-1:45pm, UKAA Auditorium, WTY Library
Evening Reception: 5-7pm, Lyric Theater
As part of the Year of Equity programming, this panel brings together organizers, activists, and healthcare providers from national organizations red states to discuss challenges, approaches, and perspectives in advancing reproductive justice. Centering on the experiences and leadership of women, trans, and non-binary people of color, this panel will present latest community research, initiatives, and advocacy on reproductive justice.
Panelists, in alphabetical order, include:
- Kelli Goode, Trans rights activist, artist, and cultural writer
- Dr. Nikia Grayson, Director of Midwifery Services, CHOICES
- Oriaku Njoku, Executive Director and Co-founder, Access Reproductive Care-Southeast
- Jessica Roach, Executive Director and Founder, ROOTT
- Cherisse Scott, CEO and Founder, SisterReach
- Ondine Quinn, MSW, Sexuality Educator and Board Treasurer, Kentucky Health Justice Network
In addition to the Year of Equity, this event is co-sponsored by the departments of Anthropology, Gender and Women Studies, Sociology, and Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies; the Office of LGBTQ* Resources, the Center for Health Equity Transformation, the Center for Equality and Social Justice, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health, the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and Kentucky Health Justice Network.
William T. Young Library Auditorium
The Late Night Film Series will host award-winning filmmaker, author and community activist dream hampton, who will be presenting an exclusive director's cut of her current documentary "Transparent" at 7 p.m. Friday, March 28, at the Worsham Theater.
Catherine Opie will visit UK on Friday, Feb. 7 at 4 p.m. as part of the Robert C. May Photography Endowment Lecture Series.
A blanket of squares representing the Lexington's LGBT community created as part of a UK Gaines Scholar's jury project will be unveiled at the Gayla.
What was expected to be a small project attracted such an inspiring amount of positive feedback from the community, that the authors wanted to share the stories with a broad audience. Using personal narratives from their research, their book focuses on how LGBTQ-identified individuals can cultivate a sense of well-being and a personal identity that allows them to flourish in all areas of life.
Gaines Fellow Catherine Brereton's knitting project hopes to bring Lexington's LGBT community together.