Women's HERstory Month

Every March, The Martin Luther King Center in collaboration with campus and off-campus partners, observes Women's History Month, and Celebrates the Woman.

Check out our article in the UKNow HERE

2021 EVENTS:

March 8

  • “A World Without Women” will be a collaborative educational program highlighting the accomplishments of Black women. The event will be held 6:30-7 p.m. on Zoom. A panel with NPHC sorority women from various fields, including STEM, business, law and education, will take part. The panel discussion is hosted by the NPHC; Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc.; Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.; and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority,Inc. For more information visit https://uky.campuslabs.com/engage/event/6964560.

March 11

  • “Queer Womxn Who Paved the Way”: A collaboration with the Office of LGBTQ* Resources will highlight and celebrate the global contributions of queer, trans and people (womxn) of color. The event will take place at 4 p.m. on Zoom and is hosted by the Office of LGBTQ* Resources and the MLK Center. Register through BBNVolved.  

March 18

  • “Latin American Diaspora Panel Series Latina: Latin American Women, History, and Present” will highlight the diversity of the Latina across North, South, and Central America and the Caribbean and will feature prominent campus faculty. It will take place at 12:30 p.m. on Zoom and is hosted by the Martin Luther King Center, the Latino Student Union, the Department of Hispanic Studies and campus experts. Register through BBNvolved.

March 25-26

  • “I Am My Sister’s Keeper”: 2021 Sister Circle Forum is a two-day forum for young and experienced professional women of color. Non-women of color are also encouraged to join the space to develop understanding of being an ally, advocate, and accomplice to women of color. Through interactive workshops, presentations, activities, and dynamic keynote addresses, conference attendees will engage in critical conversations surrounding professional development, education and career planning, examine the legacy and present state of support between different groups of women. Presenters will offer knowledge and encouragement to participants with two major keynotes from Louisville Urban League CEO Sadiqa Reynolds and Tamika D. Mallory, social justice leader and movement strategist. Sister Circle is a community support group offered through a collaboration between the Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives and the MLK Center. 

March 31

  • “A Conversation with Dr. Bernice King,” will feature a talk by the daughter of the two civil rights leaders, Martin Luther King Jr. and Coretta Scott King. The talk will take place at 6 p.m. on Zoom, and limited seating for a live screening in Worsham Cinema is available to UK students only. Learn more at www.uksab.org/king/.

Ongoing

  • The UK community is invited to learn more about Kentucky women writers with UK Libraries’ Kentucky Collects guide at https://libguides.uky.edu/c.php?g=995804&p=7248923.
  • UK Libraries historian Terry Birdwhistell will also highlight women of UK on his blog, Bird’s Eye View, which explores UK history. The first post on Leonora Hoeing, the first woman recognized at a UK Commencement, is featured now. Read more at https://uklibrariesbirdseye.blogspot.com/.

 

 

Looking to celebrete yourself and other Women of Color every month? join us for Sister Circle: Co-sponsored by the Center for Graduate and Professional Diversity Initiatives

sisters circle

Provides a space for Women of Color to engage in conversation and through meetings featuring faculty and staff, also provides empowerment while developing professionalism through social interaction, intercultural exchange, self-care and overall support. For more information on Sister Circle, please visit: