event calendar

September Dates
Green Dot Bystander Intervention Training
This 3-part training held on September 3 at 5pm, Tuesday, September 9 at 5pm, and Monday, September 15, at 5pm is based on bystander intervention and attaining the knowledge and skills to go from a passive consumer to an active citizen. More information and registration can be found at the following website: www.uky.edu/StudentAffairs/VIPCenter. Sponsored by the Violence Intervention and Prevention Center.

Tuesday, September 9
CATalyst's Dive into Diversity Session
Don't miss the opportunity to learn about ways to get involved with diversity and social justice on campus with CATalyst Diversity Educators, 6:30pm in Student Center room 230. Sponsored by the Martin Luther King Center.

Monday, September 15
Country Study: Sierra Leone
Come learn from a former Military Intelligence officer in an unclassified CIA country. Learn about the culture, geography, history, economy, and politics of Sierra Leone, 1:30-2:30pm in the Student Center room 359. Sponsored by Veterans Resource Center.

Wednesday, September 17
Education Abroad Fall Fair
Showcases every international education opportunity available at the University of Kentucky including study, intern, research, teach, and service abroad programs, 10am-3pm in the Student Center Ballroom. Sponsored by Education Abroad.

Wednesday, September 24
CRE Faculty Lecture Series
Dr. Monica Blackmun Visonà presents on "The Arts and Community Healing in Sierra Leone," 4-5pm, W.T. Young Library Auditorium. Sponsored by the Office of New Student & Parent Programs.

Tuesday, September 30
King Café Storytellers
An opportunity for students to share their stories and talent through dance, music, poetry, and song, 6pm in the Student Center Small Ballroom. Sponsored by the Martin Luther King Center.

Thursday, October 2
Blood Diamond Screening
Was the Sierra Leone Civil War about diamonds? Come for the film, stay for the discussion on the media's portrayal of the Sierra Leone Civil War, 7pm in W.T. Young Library Auditorium. Sponsored by the Honors Program and the Office of New Student & Parent Programs.

Tuesday, October 14
CRE Faculty Lecture Series

Dr. Doug Boyd presents on "From Combat to Kentucky: Using Oral History to Preserve Stories of War," 3:30- 4:30pm in Student Center room 359. Sponsored by the Office of New Student & Parent Programs.

Tuesday, October 14
Snapshot: A Theatrical Performance with Mitzi Sinnott

Mitzi Sinnott's story chronicles the quest of a mixed race daughter from Central Appalachia who inspires positive change, 6:30pm in the Student Center Worsham Theater. Sponsored by the Martin Luther King Center.

Tuesday, October 28
A Long Way Gone: Ishmael Beah Author Lecture:
Followed by a book signing, 7pm in the Singletary Center Concert Hall. Sponsored by the Office of New Student & Parent Programs.

Saturday, November 1
CRE Road Trip Series: A Long Way Gone
Free field trip to the Freedom Center in Cincinnati, OH to explore issues of modern-day slavery. Contact Christine Leistner for more information at christine.leistner@uky.edu. Sponsored by the Center for Community Outreach.

Tuesday, November 4
CRE Faculty Lecture Series

Dr. Jeremy Popkin presents on "Ishmael Beah and the Art of Life-Writing," 2:30- 3:30pm, W.T. Young Library Alumni Room. Sponsored by the Office of New Student & Parent Programs.

December 8-12
A Long Way Gone: Your Personal Pathway

Collaborative interpretation of A Long Way Gone created by students from the UK CORE course, Pathways to Creativity through the Visual Arts, exhibited in the sculpture park at the Art Museum at UK. Sponsored by Art Education, School of Art and Visual Studies, & the College of Fine Arts.

Open Dates
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 during the fall semester. Sponsored by the Martin Luther King Center.

Open Dates
Community Service Projects

To learn more about community service projects focused on issues discussed in the book, visit www.ukcco.org. Sponsored by the Center for Community Outreach.

If you are interested in partnering with the Common Reading Experience program on an event related to A Long Way Gone, please contact us at commonreading@lsv.uky.edu.