King Center Programming
The UK Martin Luther King Center takes pride in providing and collaborating on a multitude of quality programming to our campus community of students, faculty, staff, parents, and members of the greater Lexington and regional communities. From weekly study tables to monthly identity-based programming and diversity retreats, trainings, forums and symposiums, the King Center offers something for everyone to engage, connect and learn. In collaboration with other campus offices, the King Center is also excited to provide concerts, movie screenings, and more!
Let's Talk: This program provides access to informal confidential conversations with licensed counselors from the UK Counseling Center. Counselors hold walk-in hours in our space every Wednesday from 12:30pm-2:30pm
Lunch and Learn: Lunch & Learn is a monthly series that provides an opportunity for students to engage in dialogue with esteemed faculty and dynamic academic-based resources across the University of Kentucky to aid in developing their knowledge, skills, and network of support. Lunch is provided
King Cinema: A collaborative program between the Gatton Student Center Cinema and the Martin Luther King Center, showcasing films that provide entertainment and stimulating community dialogue about institutional power imbalances and social justice issues. Each of the showings are offered free to UK students, faculty, staff, & community members.
Plated Discussions: Real Talk, Real Issues, Real people! Hosted in collaboration with Underground Perspective (UGP), M:K interns, and an expert faculty advisor, Plated Discussions features engaging and thought provoking topics relating to race, gender, class, and a variety of other identities, while providing a platform for education and conversation between the presenters, faculty, and the audience.
Tarea Tuesday: In support of our Latinx students, Tarea (homework) Tuesdays creates an opportunity to build community, study, connect with academic resources,and receive academic support. This experience is hosted monthly in the MLK Center and light refreshments are provided. This initiative is open to all students.
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