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Fall 2014 Programming
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Sunday, August 24
8:00pm
King Center
King Center Diversity Project: Just Because . . . Doesn't Mean...
An impactful, interactive activity that invites students to not only explore the stereotypes of their own culture, but also encourages students to learn about the stereotypes of others. The visuals from the activity will be displayed in the King Center as a multicultural exhibit later in the fall semester.
First 300 participants receive a long sleeve "Everyone is Diversity" shirt!!
This counts as a SSS event

Wednesday, August 27
11:30am
King Center
Lunch Provided
King Cookout
Stop by the center for great food, an opportunity to learn about our upcoming events and a chance to connect with the King Center staff and other UK faculty, staff & students.

Thursday, August 28
6:30pm
Student Center Rm. 230
Food Provided
CATalyst's Dive Into Diversity Session
Don't miss this opportunity for students to learn about ways to get involved with diversity and social justice on campus and with CATalyst Diversity Educators.
This counts as a SSS event

Tuesday, September 2
5:00pm
Student Center Rm. 230
Food Provided
Student/Faculty/Staff Mixer
Come out for an opportunity to connect and build relationships with UK students, faculty, and staff and a chance to learn more about campus resources that will aid in your student success.
This counts as a PATHFINDER event

Thursday, September 4
5:30pm
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.

Thursday, September 4
7:00pm
Memorial Hall
Advance Your Swagger: A Night with Fonzworth Bentley
An author, musician, television personality and former assistant to P. Diddy, will speak about his book, "Advance Your Swagger: How To Use Manners, Confidence, and Style To Get Ahead" as well as his experiences in the music, television, and fashion industries.
This counts as an SSS, 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.

Monday, September 8
7:00pm
King Center
Kosher/Soul?
(Jewish, African American & Appalachian cultures fuse)
For Michael W. Twitty this includes food and the ways Black and Jews have mediated otherness and oppression using what they eat as well as the global stories Diasporic food ways have to offer.
This counts as a SSS event

Tuesday, September 9
6:30pm
Student Center Rm. 230
Food Provided
CATalyst's Dive Into Diversity Session
Don't miss this opportunity for students to learn about ways to get involved with diversity and social justice on campus and with CATalyst Diversity Educators.

Wednesday, September 10
12:00pm
King Center
Lunch Provided
Lunch & Learn
Come join our Scholar-in-Residence for lunch and an engaging dialogue.
COLLEGE: DO THE RIGHT THING- A conversation with Dr. Smith.
This counts as a PATHFINDER & SOAR event

Monday, September
6:00pm
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.

Tuesday, September 16
1:30pm
King Center
Justice Delayed not Justice Denied: A Talk with Doug Jones
Come hear an inspirational chat with Doug Jones who prosecuted two of the four KKK members who bombed the 16th Street Baptist Church in 1963 that resulted in killing four little Black girls in Alabama.

Thursday, September 18
5:30pm
King Center
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.
A Discussion on Police Brutality & Discrimination
This counts as a SSS & SOAR event

Tuesday, September 23
6:00pm
Student Center Rm. 230
Minorities Against Domestic Violence
Join NPHC, VIP & King Center for a REAL TALK about how we can create a violence free community among people of color.

Thursday, September 25
6:30pm
Student Center
Grand Ballroom
SAB Hispanic Heritage Event: Baila!
Come dance & celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with the Student Activities Board!!
This counts as a SSS event

Thursday, September 25
7:30pm
King Center
Majestic U.N.I.T.Y & Black & Latino Male Initiative Collaboration
Come out to watch the Scandal premiere & have an interactive discussion regarding how people of color and diverse groups are portrayed on television and in film.

Tuesday, September 30
6:00pm
Student Center
Small Ballroom
Snacks Provided
King Café Storytellers
An opportunity for students to share their stories and talent through dance, music, poetry, song, and etc.

Thursday, October 2
5:30pm
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.

Wednesday, October 8
12:00pm
King Center Lunch Provided
Lunch & Learn
Come join our Scholar-in-Residence for lunch and an engaging dialogue.
KNOWING YOUR RIGHTS as a student- A conversation with Dr. Feist-Price.
This counts as a PATHFINDER & SOAR event

Tuesday, October 14
6:30pm
Worsham Theater
Snapshot: A Theatrical Performance with Special Guest Mitzi Sinnott
This story chronicles the quest of a mixed race daughter from Central Appalachia who inspires positive change.
This counts as an SSS event

Wednesday, October 15
1:00pm
King Center
Resume Critique with James W. Stuckert Career Center
This counts as a SOAR event

Thursday, October 16
5:30pm
King Center
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.
A Discussion on Immigration
This counts as an SSS & SOAR event

Monday, October 20
6:00pm
King Center
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 22
12:00pm
Student Center
Grand Ballroom
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 an SSS event

Tuesday, October 28
7:00pm
Singletary Arts Center
Common Reading Experience's A Long Way Gone Talk with Author Ishmael Beah
Ishmael Beal will share his riveting story on becoming a boy soldier capable of terrible acts and the process of learning how to forgive himself, regaining his humanity, and finally, truly healing.

Saturday, November 1
Student Center
Leadership Exchange's Lead UK Conference
A free one day conference where students can come to network with one another, meet campus and community leaders and develop critical leadership skills.

Tuesday, November 4
5:00pm
Student Center Rm. 230
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.
This counts as a PATHFINDER event

Tuesday, November 6
5:30pm
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.

Wednesday, November 12
12:00pm
King Center
Lunch & Learn
Come join our Scholar-in-Residence for lunch and an engaging dialogue.
CAREER FLEXIBILITY - A conversation with Dr. Mock (Vice-President of Student Affairs)
This counts as a SOAR & PATHFINDER event

Saturday, November 15
2:00pm
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

Thursday, November 20
5:30pm
King Center
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.
A Discussion on Cultural Segregation & Separation at UK
This counts as a SSS & SOAR event

Thursday, December 4
5:30pm
King Center
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.

Wednesday, December 10
12:00pm
King Center
Lunch & Learn
Come join our Scholar-in-Residence for lunch and an engaging dialogue.
STEREOTYPE THREAT - A conversation with Dr. Jackson (Vice-President of Inst. Diversity)
This counts as a SOAR & PATHFINDER event

Monday, December 15
7:30pm
King Center
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.