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Fall 2015 Programming
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Sunday, August 23, 8:00 PM
Bowman's Den
King Center Diversity Project
An impactful, interactive activity that invites students to critically explore the concepts of diversity and inclusion in a personal way. The visuals from the activity will be displayed in the King Center later in the fall semester.
First 400 participants receive a voucher for a long sleeve King Center shirt!
This counts as a PATHFINDER event

Wednesday, August 26, 12:00 PM
King Center
Lunch Provided
Food for Thought - Welcome Back Lunch!
On Wednesdays this fall, 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, September 2, 12:00 PM
King Center
Lunch Provided
Food for Thought
On Wednesdays this fall, 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, September 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 students, faculty and staff.
This counts as a PATHFINDER event

Wednesday, September 9, 12:00 PM
King Center
Lunch & Learn
Come join our Scholar-in-Residence for lunch and an engaging dialogue.
A Conversation with Terry Allen, Interim Vice President for Institutional Diversity
This counts as a PATHFINDER and SOAR event

First Mondays
(see the King Center Staff for more info.)
King Center
Diversity Organization's Council
Designed to support and encourage intergroup collaborative programming efforts and share individual organizational information. We believe that all members of our community stand to grow from the exposure and exploration of diversity, inclusion and collaboration.

Tuesday, September 15, 6:00 PM
Cat's Den
Food Provided
What's Cooking Kick Off for Hispanic Heritage Month
Come out and celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month as we taste and learn about the history of Latin American and Hispanic cuisine.

Wednesday, September 16, 12:00 PM
King Center
Lunch Provided
Food for Thought
On Wednesdays this fall, 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, September17, 5:30 PM
White Hall CB Rm. 114
Food 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. The Common Reading Experience book this year discusses issues of sexual assault, race in the criminal justice system, eyewitness testimony, and mistaken identity. Whether you've read the book or not, you do not want to miss this stimulating discussion!
"Picking Cotton" in Context: A Discussion on Issues from the Common Reading Experience book, Picking Cotton
This counts as a PATHFINDER and SOAR event

Monday, September 21, 6:00 PM
King Center
Dinner Provided
Majestic U.N.I.T.Y
Majestic Unity provides support, encouragement and empowerment to women of color while enhancing leadership, social and cultural development throughout their college career.

Wednesday, September 23, 12:00 PM
King Center
Lunch Provided
Food for Thought
On Wednesdays this fall, 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, September 30, 12:00 PM
King Center
Lunch Provided
Food for Thought
On Wednesdays this fall, 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, October 7, 12:00 PM
King Center
Lunch Provided
Food for Thought
On Wednesdays this fall, 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, October 8
7:00 PM
Memorial Coliseum
Common Reading Experience: Author Lecture
Come hear from the co-authors of Picking Cotton: Our Memoir of Injustice and Redemption. Jennifer Thompson-Cannino and Ronald Cotton discuss the story of their unique relationship stemming from a sexual assault and a wrongful conviction as documented in their best-selling book.
This counts as a PATHFINDER event

Wednesday, October 14 12:00 PM
King Center
Lunch & Learn
Come join our Scholar-in-Residence for lunch and an engaging dialogue.
Comparing Racism in the U.S. and Latin America: A Conversation with Dr. Carlos de la Torre
This counts as a PATHFINDER and SOAR event

Thursday, October 15, 5:30 PM
White Hall CB Rm. 208
Food 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.
This counts as a SOAR event

Monday, October 19, 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Memorial Coliseum
Graduate & Professional Student Showcase
Come out and meet graduate and professional school representatives. All students who pre-register will be entered into a drawing for door prizes!
This counts as a PATHFINDER and SOAR event

Monday, October 19
6:00 PM
King Center
Dinner Provided
Majestic U.N.I.T.Y
Majestic Unity provides support, encouragement and empowerment to women of color while enhancing leadership, social and cultural development throughout their college career.

Wednesday, October 21, 12:00 PM
King Center
Lunch Provided
Food for Thought
On Wednesdays this fall, 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, October 26 , 7:00 PM
Memorial Hall
A Night with Dr. Terrell Strayhorn
Come out to hear an amazing talk from Dr. Terrell Strayhorn, Director of the Center for Higher Education Enterprise at The Ohio State University, where he is also Professor of Higher Education in the Department of Educational Studies within the College of Education and Human Ecology. His talk will infuse topics of race, class, social identities, education, and the criminal justice system.
This counts as a PATHFINDER and SOAR event

Wednesday, October 28, 12:00 PM
King Center
Lunch Provided
Food for Thought
On Wednesdays this fall, 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.

Tuesday, November 3, 5:45 PM
Blazer Hall 241/249
Food Provided
Faculty/Staff/Student Mixer
Come out for an opportunity to connect and build relationships with UK faculty, staff, and students and a chance to learn more about campus resources that will aid in your student success.

Wednesday, November 4, 12:00 PM
King Center
Lunch Provided
Food for Thought
On Wednesdays this fall, 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, November 5, 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 students, faculty and staff.
This counts as a PATHFINDER event

Wednesday, November 11, 12:00 PM
King Center
Lunch & Learn
Come join our Scholar-in-Residence for lunch and an engaging dialogue.
Is Graduate School for Me?: A Conversation with Graduate Students of Various Disciplines
This counts as a SOAR event

Saturday, November 14, 2:00 PM
Start at the King Center
Dinner Provided
Majestic U.N.I.T.Y Retreat
Come out for a fun and interactive day! You will have a chance to further connect and build relationships with women of color on UK's campus

Wednesday, November 18, 7:00 PM
Memorial Hall
"Dear White People" with Late Night Film Series
Come watch and discuss a satirical drama and film about four African American students and their experience attending a predominately white Ivy League college.
This counts as a PATHFINDER event

Thursday, November 19, 5:30 PM
White Hall CB Rm. 208
Food 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.
A Discussion of the film "Dear White People"
This counts as a PATHFINDER and SOAR event

Wednesday, December 2, 12:00 PM
King Center
Lunch Provided
Food for Thought
On Wednesdays this fall, 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, December 9, 12:00 PM
King Center
Lunch Provided
Food for Thought
On Wednesdays this fall, 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.

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