A Diversity Dialogues State of Mind



LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 16, 2011) — No matter what state you’re from or which one you live in, we’re encouraging you to “state” your mind! Diversity Dialogues: State of Mind will take place at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 17 in the Student Center Small Ballroom. This event is sponsored by the Student Activities Board (SAB).

This dialogue will focus on issues going on in the United States such as California’s Proposition 8, Repeal of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Arizona Immigration Law, Texas Textbook Controversy, The Dream ACT, etc. The whole purpose of the dialogue is to talk about these issues and how they affect Kentuckians.


Jasmine Whitlow, director of SAB’s Multicultural Affairs Committee said, “The issues we’re going to talk about have gotten a lot of media attention, but it seems like it’s rarely addressed how to affects those in other states. I think it will be really interesting to see students speak their mind and learn from the perspectives of others.”

This event is free.

The Diversity Dialogues series strives to create a welcoming and safe environment to dialogue about issues surrounding diversity and multiculturalism. The topics chosen are recurrent and allow the UK community to participate in a discussion in a safe and structured atmosphere.

The Student Activities Board (SAB) brings more than 100 events to the University of Kentucky annually that enhance the college experience by providing students, other members of the campus and the Lexington community with entertaining, educational or enriching programs that are reflective of contemporary issues and trends.

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MEDIA CONTACT: Katy Bennett, katy.bennett@uky.edu, (859) 257-1754, ext. 255