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10 things every white teacher should know when talking about race
From Angela Watson’s blog, the Cornerstone for Teachers.

Reading Jane Eyre While Black
Essay by Tyrese Coleman: “The privilege of escapism is not allowed for me.”

Ibram Kendi profiled on The Undefeated

Ibram Kendi, one of the nation's leading scholars of racism, says education and love are not the answer.

Alison Saar's "Breach" on exhibit at the UK Art Museum
Artist Alison Saar explores the impact of the Great Flood on African Americans, September 9 to December 3.

"Achieving Health Equity: Tools for a National Campaign Against Racism"
Epidemiologist Dr. Camara Phyllis Jones will present the next installment of the University of Kentucky College of Medicine Dean's Distinguished Lecture Series on October 5.
On Jones's presentation at the 2015-2016 Kaiser Permanente Lecture Series at the UC Berkeley School of Public Health:



Association of Public and Land-grant Universities Urges Swift Congressional

Action to, At a Minimum, Codify DACA Provisions into Law
APLU President released the following statement regarding the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.

Designed to provide information to the campus about the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program and the University’s response as UK seeks to ensure a welcoming environment and sense of community for all students.

The Guggenheim Teams Up With More Than 100 Museums to Fight Trump’s
Immigration Ban
The New York institution commissioned legal documents that seek to convince US courts to strike down the order.



Officer Andy Eilertson and Officer Holly Williams are UK Police Department's First

LGBTQ* Liaisons
UK Police has created a liaison position dedicated to fostering relationships within the LGBTQ* community.

Queerslang, WRFL’s annual LGBTQ cultural festival, returns October 9 - 15
Queerslang is a music and learning festival celebrating Lexington’s lesbian, gay, bi, transgender, queer, questioning, intersex and ally community.

Feast on Equality

The University of Kentucky Office of LGBTQ* Resources will host their second annual Feast on Equality dinner on December 1.



Reading→You should've asked
French comic artist Emma introduces the concept of the mental load.


Mental and Physical Disabilities

Bottom Dollars | A Rooted in Rights Original Documentary

“Bottom Dollars” is an hour-long documentary that exposes the exploitation of people with disabilities and presents clear employment alternatives.

Serving Individuals with Disabilities: A Sensitivity Training
The UK Libraries' own Rachel Combs discusses the broad topic of disabilities and ALA's stance on serving an underrepresented group.



Voices Inside

VOICES INSIDE is an inspirational inmate writing and theater program at Northpoint Training Center, a medium security prison near Danville, KY.


Ava DuVernay's Academy Award-nominated documentary “13th” on race and mass incarceration.



University of Kentucky Food Access Survey, through
November 19
This survey will be used to evaluate barriers and helpful strategies for student food access. Results of the survey will advise future research and programs that will support food access at the University of Kentucky.


Diversity at the Workplace

How and Why We Built a Majority-Minority Faculty
Kevin R. Johnson is dean and a professor of public-interest law and Chicano/a studies at the law school of the University of California at Davis.

Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW)
ARL Focus Areas

The Quest For Diversity In Library Staffing: From Awareness To Action
Despite our ongoing quest for diversity and a growing number of initiatives to increase it, the demographics of the professional librarian population haven’t changed in any significant way.


Category Spanning

Microaggressions as Mosquito Bites

“Still don't fully understand what microaggressions are? Here's a metaphor you won't forget:”

Microaggressions: Power, Privilege, And Everyday Life
An open forum where people can post the microaggressions they've experienced.