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Spring 2016 Programming

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Calendar of Events

February
Date/Time

 Location

 Event

Monday,
February 1

See MLKC staff for further information

Diversity Organizations Council
Designed to support and encourage student leaders as they create collaborative programming efforts and share individual organizational initiatives that focus on of diversity, inclusion and collaboration

Monday,
February 1
5:30 PM

Cats Den Underground

What’s Cooking?: A Taste of Soul Food with the Cats Den Underground
Come out and kick start Black History Month as we taste and learn about the history of soul food

Thursday, February 4
5:30 PM

King Center
Dinner Provided

Black & Latino Male Initiative
The Black & Latino Male Initiative provides an opportunity for black and Latino male students at the University of Kentucky to connect with other black and Latino students, faculty and staff.

Wednesday, February 10
12:00 PM

King Center
Lunch Provided

Lunch & Learn
Come join our Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Gerald Smith, for lunch and an engaging dialogue.
A Conversation with Dr. Tim Tracy, Provost

Wednesday, February 10
7:00 PM

Memorial Hall

An Evening with Tatyana Ali and Amir Windom
Progression Towards Success
Speaking on topics such as control of self-imaging, women’s empowerment, and academic destiny.

Monday, February 15
6:00 PM

King Center
Food Provided

Majestic U.N.I.T.Y.
Majestic U.N.I.T.Y. provides support, encouragement and empowerment to women of color while enhancing leadership, social and cultural development throughout their college career.

Wednesday, February 17
12:00 PM

Stuckert Career Center
Lunch Provided

Food for Thought @ Career Center
Come chat with a career advisor about career and major options, internships, resumes (bring a copy)!

Thursday, February 18
5:30 PM

White Hall CB 208
Soup Provided

Soup & Substance: Real Talk, Real Issues, & Real People Series
The Real Hip Hop - Part II
A critical discussion about the culture of hip hop in the modern day era and its involvement in various social issues such as sexism, black rights, and the LGBTQ* community.

Wednesday, February 24
12:00 PM

King Center
Lunch Provided

Food for Thought
On Wednesdays this spring, stop by the center for a modest lunch, an opportunity to study and to connect with the King Center staff and other UK faculty, staff & students.

Wednesday, March 2
5:30 PM

Memorial Hall

An Evening with Malik Yoba and Amir Windom
Preventing the Demise of Personal and Professional Relationships
Speaking on topics such as personal branding, interpersonal communication and leadership skills

Thursday,
March 3
5:30 PM

King Center
Dinner Provided

Black & Latino Male Initiative
The Black & Latino Male Initiative provides an opportunity for black and Latino male students at the University of Kentucky to connect with other black and Latino students, faculty and staff.

Monday,
March 7

See MLKC staff for further information

Diversity Organization’s Council
Designed to support and encourage student leaders as they create collaborative programming efforts and share individual organizational initiatives that focus on of diversity, inclusion and collaboration.

Wednesday, March 9
12:00 PM

King Center
Lunch Provided

Lunch & Learn
Come join our Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Gerald Smith, for lunch and an engaging dialogue.
We Are Aware: Now What?: A Conversation with Dr. DaMaris Hill

Monday,
March 21
6:00 PM

King Center
Food Provided

Majestic U.N.I.T.Y.
Majestic U.N.I.T.Y. provides support, encouragement and empowerment to women of color while enhancing leadership, social and cultural development throughout their college career.

Wednesday, March 23
12:00 PM

King Center
Lunch Provided

Food for Thought
On Wednesdays this spring, stop by the center for a modest lunch, an opportunity to study and to connect with the King Center staff and other UK faculty, staff & students.

Thursday, March 24
5:30 PM

White Hall CB 208
Soup Provided

Soup & Substance: Real Talk, Real Issues, & Real People Series
A series that provides current topics and discussion relating to race, gender, class, and a variety of identities.

Tuesday,
March 29
5:30 pm

King Center

Women's History Month Event
In honor of Women's History Month, come as we celebrate and showcase some of UK’s very own women who are making a difference in history. Faculty and/or staff highlighted will be chosen from student input.

Wednesday, March 30
12:00 PM

King Center
Lunch Provided

Food for Thought
On Wednesdays this spring, stop by the center for a modest lunch, an opportunity to study and to connect with the King Center staff and other UK faculty, staff & students.

Monday,
April 4

See MLKC staff for further information

Diversity Organization’s Council
Designed to support and encourage student leaders as they create collaborative programming efforts and share individual organizational initiatives that focus on of diversity, inclusion and collaboration.

Wednesday, April 6
12:00 PM

Stuckert Career Center
Lunch Provided

Food for Thought @ Career Center
Come chat with a career advisor about career and major options, internships, resumes (bring a copy)!

Thursday,
April 7
5:30 PM

King Center
Dinner Provided

Black & Latino Male Initiative
The Black & Latino Male Initiative provides an opportunity for black and Latino male students at the University of Kentucky to connect with other black and Latino students, faculty and staff.

Wednesday, April 13
12:00 PM

King Center
Lunch Provided

Lunch & Learn
Come join our Scholar-in-Residence, Dr. Gerald Smith, for lunch and an engaging dialogue.
A Conversation with Dr. Rynetta Davis

Monday,
April 18
6:00 PM

King Center
Food Provided

Majestic U.N.I.T.Y.
Majestic U.N.I.T.Y. provides support, encouragement and empowerment to women of color while enhancing leadership, social and cultural development throughout their college career.

Wednesday, April 20
12:00 PM

King Center
Lunch Provided

Food for Thought
On Wednesdays this spring, stop by the center for a modest lunch, an opportunity to study and to connect with the King Center staff and other UK faculty, staff & students.

Thursday,
April 21
5:30 PM

White Hall CB 102
Soup Provided

Soup & Substance / Trending Topics
The Art of Storytelling
The King Center and Student Activities Board present a dialogue on the media framing of narratives and how the media shapes public discourse.
GUEST SPEAKER TBA

Wednesday, April 27
12:00 PM

King Center
Lunch Provided

Food for Thought
On Wednesdays this spring, stop by the center for a modest lunch, an opportunity to study and to connect with the King Center staff and other UK faculty, staff & students.

Friday,
May 6
7:00 PM

TBD

Harambee Graduation Celebration
Harambee highlights academic achievement and honors the support of family and friends. During the ceremony, each graduate receives individual recognition as well as graduation mementos from the Office for Institutional Diversity and the UK Alumni Association.