Gail Hairston

Attend a Black History Month Collaborative Event

Published: Feb 7, 2013


LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 7, 2013) — Although a few days into Black History Month activities at the University of Kentucky, many events remain that will enhance the experience for one and all.


Two events are scheduled for Friday evening. First, a BGPSA mixer/social at 5-8 p.m. Feb. 8 in the Student Center Cats Den. Sponsored by the Black Graduate and Professional Student Association, the evening features a spades/dominoes tournament with a prize of a $20 gift card per partner. For more information, contact S. Alex Marshall at


Also, students interested in going to see the highly anticipated movie “Django” with the CATalyst Coalition on Friday, Feb. 8, must register online with UK CATalyst. The movie and dinner are completely free, but all participamts must attend the discussion the following Wednesday, Feb. 13, at 6:30-8 p.m. in 231 Student Center. Students will discuss how "Django Unchained" influenced people differently. Why is the film so controversial? CATalyst would like to know your own perspective on the film. Participants are invited to share their views as the discussion will be facilitated by CATalyst peer educators. To accompany the group, register at


UK will observe NAACP Week (Feb. 11-15) with movies, informative programming, a mini Mardi Gras celebration and other events. For more information, contact Keahna Akins at For details see below.


Daily films are set Feb. 11-15 in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Diversity Education during the Black Movie Festival. Daily movies will be shown at 11 a.m. with an evening premiere Thursday at 6 p.m. This is an opportunity for the campus community to embrace people of color in films and to examine “the cost.” What is the price paid to be in the media? Is it comedy, is it cool, or is it exploitation? Let your voice be heard!


NAACP Founder’s Day will be observed 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12, in the Martin Luther King Jr. Center for Diversity Education. The campus is invited to help the NAACP celebrate its Founder’s Day by learning more about the programs that the organization has scheduled throughout the week.


At 6 p.m. that same day the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Diversity Education will celebrate Mardi Gras by sharing the rich history of New Orleans. Mardi Gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season begins on Ash Wednesday.


One of UK’s most recently honored Great Teachers, associate professor of history Gerald Smith, will discuss "Blacks in Kentucky" at 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Diversity Education. The event is sponsored by the NAACP UK Chapter. Smith will share significant contributions of blacks in Kentucky’s history.


King Café is a long standing program for the MLK Center. It is a unique opportunity created for the campus community to showcase their talents. All poets, singers, and dancers are encouraged to participate. Performers may register in the center and various other locations across campus. The King Café is slated for 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 15, in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Diversity Education in the Student Center.


A Black History Jeopardy Game, sponsored by the CATalyst Coalition, is scheduled 5-7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 18, in 363 Student Center. To participate in this game, individuals must create a team of no more than three people. The team must register and pick up study guides for the game in advance in the CATalyst office, 106 Student Center. For more information, contact Annalisa Abell at


The Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Diversity Education has created Dream Daze with Amir Windom, a series to encourage students to dream big and to be prepared to achieve even more. The center will use real world examples of success to reaffirm that a student’s professional aspirations are indeed possible. Nationally acclaimed experts and UK alumni, representing a variety of disciplines and professions, will share their journeys and challenges while striving to reach their professional goals. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the center hosts a dialogue with Amir Windom to share his personal philosophy of aiming to be significant vs. successful. The event will be in the William T. Young Library Auditorium at 6 p.m. with a reception immediately following.


Amir Windom is one of the nation’s rising young leaders. In just a few years, Windom has emerged as a leader by asserting his skills in the music industry. Possessing the ability to think outside of the box and having a keen eye for new talent and innovative ideas, he's highly regarded as one of the top music executives of his generation.


At noon Wednesday, Feb 20, in the UK Law Building Elizabeth Jones will lecture on the continuation of the civil rights movement in the "Color Blind Era." The event is hosted by the Black Law Student Association.


The Black Student Union will host a black faculty and student mixer at 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 25, in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Diversity Education. This is an opportunity for students to network and build relationships with African-American faculty and staff from all over campus.


Kentuckians for the Commonwealth presents “The Role of Race in Lexington” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 26, in the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Diversity Education. The discussion will focus on what the phrase “post-racial society” means to today’s young people. Refreshments provided.


Black History Month events will conclude with a progressive dinner at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28. Participants should meet in the Center for Student Involvement (CSI) located on the first floor of the Student Center. The Black Student Union invites the campus to enjoy its third annual progressive dinner. Progress through time, sit back and reflect on history. This year's theme will focus on the civil rights movement, black inventors, and black government. For more information, contact Amber Horn at


A full calendar of events is available at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Center for Diversity Education website.

Internship Info Session
LNFS Presents: Dallas Buyers Club
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UK Jazz Ensemble/ UK Lab Band
Earth & Environmental Science Student Open House
"Nerd Night" Exhibit and Concert
"Anne Braden: Southern Patriot" Film Screening and Discussion
Dancing at Lughnasa
LNFS Presents: My Neighbor Totoro
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Men's Soccer vs. Old Dominion
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Alabama
Dancing at Lughnasa
Kentucky Football vs. South Carolina
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
Rock Climbing @ Red River Gorge
Cross Cultural Workshop 2014
Swing Dancing!
Dancing at Lughnasa
Cross Cultural Workshop 2014
UK Children's Hospital/Birthing Center Annual Perinatal Loss "Walk To Remember"
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Texas A&M
Dancing at Lughnasa
Murals of Baltimore
Resumes and Cover Letters
Dancing at Lughnasa
Murals of Baltimore
Networking and Job Search
UK Choristers
Rock Star Professionalism Series
Stillness in Motion: The Essence of Symmetry - presented by Dr. Carl Lee, Mathematics
Dancing at Lughnasa
Murals of Baltimore
LNFS Presents: Night of the Living Dead
UK Law Day
Dancing at Lughnasa
Murals of Baltimore
LNFS Presents: Dawn of the Planet of the Apes
Mark Berry, Guest Percussion Recital
National Depression Screening Day
LNFS Presents: Torch Song Trilogy
Dancing at Lughnasa
LNFS Presents: Shut Up and Play the Hits
LNFS Presents: Watchmen
KLJ Data Privacy Symposium
Family Weekend Check-in
Big Blue Pantry Food Drive #1
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. South Carolina
Family Weekend: Derek Hughes
Dancing at Lughnasa
Kentucky Football vs. ULM
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
UK International Tent/ Tailgate Party
CT Surgery Symposium: Advances in the Surgical Management of Cardiothoracic Diseases:
Family Weekend Tent Party
Dancing at Lughnasa
DNT 101: A Taste of the Kentucky Doughnut Trail
Big Blue Pantry Food Drive #2
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Auburn
Sunday Lunch at Historic Spindletop Hall
Men's Soccer vs. Marshall
Job Club - Social Media and Your Career
Massage on the Go
LNFS Presents: The Last Samurai
UK Symphony Band Concert
Women's Forum Conference 2014
#TrendingTopics: Pornography vs. Morality
Career Assessment Workshop
LNFS Presents: The Tree of Life
LNFS Presents: Guardians of the Galaxy
UK Wind Symphony
LNFS Presents: Princess Mononoke
LNFS Presents: The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Ole Miss
Berlin Philharmonic Wind Quintet
Paint the Town Blue
Free Kaplan Entrance Practice Exams
4th Annual Big Blue Soccer Tournament
Men's Soccer vs. New Mexico
Swing Dancing and Costumes?
Paint the Town Blue
UK Men's Chorus and acoUstiKats
Jazz Spectacular
UK Student Pajama Party
Kentucky Volleyball vs. LSU
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Florida
Paint the Town Blue
Midterm of 2014 Fall Semester
Returning to Work and Breastfeeding
Open Access Week Kickoff Event (Webcast)
Grad School 101
Royalty Showcase
Graduate and Professional School Prep Week: Preparing for Law School
Graduate and Professional School Prep Week: Grad School Panel: Surviving Your 1st Year
Film & Panel Discussion: Be Like Others
Graduate and Professional School Showcase
Your Publication, Your Choice: Choosing the Right Open Access Journal
Graduate and Professional School Prep Week
Graduate and Professional School Prep Week
Kitty Karnival
Study Tips for Medical School
LNFS Presents: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
Thank-A-Donor Day
Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Information Session
Getting Into Medical School
Writing a Winning Personal Statement
Career Assessment Workshop
LNFS Presents: Marimbas From Hell
LNFS Presents: The Fault in Our Stars
Generation Open: Researchers' Roles in the Age of Openness
Homecoming Street Fair
LNFS Presents: Kiki's Delivery Service
LNFS Presents: The Secret Life of Walter Mitty
"see blue." Day at Keeneland
Kentucky Football vs. Mississippi State
Free Saturday Swing Dance Lessons
UK Women's Choir and Paws and Listen
Bill Cooper Faculty Recital
UK Trumpet Ensemble
Undergraduate Research Information Session "How to Find A Mentor"
Job Club - How To Get A Job at UK: Updates on IES Applicant Tracking System
Common Reading Experience Author Lecture: Presenting Ishmael Beah
Internship Info Session
LNFS Presents: The Shining
Pinterest Party
Leadership Assessment
"see boo." Halloween Party
Society for the Promotion of Undergraduate Research (SPUR) Meeting
#UKEDTALKS: Design Thinking with Dr. John Nash
Kentucky Volleyball vs. Tennessee
Career Assessment Workshop
LNFS Presents: Lucy
LNFS Presents: Papirosen
Kentucky Women's Soccer vs. Alabama
LNFS Presents: ParaNorman
LNFS Presents: Carrie
All Hallow's Eve Concert (UK Symphony Orchestra)
Work-Life Retirement Conference
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