2019 Year of Equity
Date: Oct 8, 2019 (Tuesday)
Light Lunch Reception: 11:15am-12:15pm, Multipurpose Room, WTY Library
Panel: 12:30-1:45pm, UKAA Auditorium, WTY Library
Evening Reception: 5-7pm, Lyric Theater
As part of the Year of Equity programming, this panel brings together organizers, activists, and healthcare providers from national organizations red states to discuss challenges, approaches, and perspectives in advancing reproductive justice. Centering on the experiences and leadership of women, trans, and non-binary people of color, this panel will present latest community research, initiatives, and advocacy on reproductive justice.
Panelists, in alphabetical order, include:
- Kelli Goode, Trans rights activist, artist, and cultural writer
- Dr. Nikia Grayson, Director of Midwifery Services, CHOICES
- Oriaku Njoku, Executive Director and Co-founder, Access Reproductive Care-Southeast
- Jessica Roach, Executive Director and Founder, ROOTT
- Cherisse Scott, CEO and Founder, SisterReach
- Ondine Quinn, MSW, Sexuality Educator and Board Treasurer, Kentucky Health Justice Network
In addition to the Year of Equity, this event is co-sponsored by the departments of Anthropology, Gender and Women Studies, Sociology, and Writing, Rhetoric, and Digital Studies; the Office of LGBTQ* Resources, the Center for Health Equity Transformation, the Center for Equality and Social Justice, Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women's Health, the National Advocates for Pregnant Women, and Kentucky Health Justice Network.
A photography exhibit titled “A Visual History of Latino Students at the University of Kentucky, 1865-2019” will be on display at WT Young Library at the University of Kentucky this fall. Curated by University of Kentucky undergraduate student Daniela Gamez Salgado, this collection of archival and contemporary photography presents visual evidence of important firsts in the history of Latino students at the university. The photos chosen for this exhibit focus on individual student experiences and collective student action, while also celebrating the diversity of experiences and identities encompassed by students of Latin American descent at the university. Commenting on the exhibit, curator Daniela Gamez Salgado states: “As the first official collection of the history of Latino students at the University of Kentucky, this exhibit helps us better understand and analyze the changing needs of this historically underserved community and encourages us all to rethink what it means to be a Wildcat.”
The exhibit will be located in the Rose Street entrance to the WT Young Library and can be viewed during regular library hours between September 16th and November 1st, 2019. An online image gallery from the exhibit can be viewed at https://uknowledge.uky.edu/latino_student_history/
In honor of the exhibit, University of Kentucky alum and former Director of the UK Martin Luther King Center Ricardo Nazario y Colón will give a lecture titled “Beyond the Cosmic Race: Latinequis in the United States”. The lecture, with reception to follow, will be held on October 10th from 4:00pm to 5:30pm at the Gatton Student Center, room 331.
The exhibit, lecture, and reception are sponsored by University of Kentucky Libraries, Department of Hispanic Studies, College of Arts & Sciences Year of Equity Program, UK Martin Luther King Center, and Latino Student Union.