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UK Women's Forum to Host Virtual Event

photo of poster for Women's Forum event with Pantsuit Politics
UK Women's Forum will present two virtual events on Sept. 15.

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 4, 2020) Do you want to learn how to have healthy, productive disagreements with your colleagues, friends and loved ones? Please join Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers, hosts of "Pantsuit Politics" and "The Nuanced Life" podcasts, for a virtual discussion about their book, "I Think You’re Wrong (But I’m Listening)." This event is sponsored by the University of Kentucky Women’s Forum. The virtual event will be held from noon to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. The discussion is free, but participants must register by Sept. 14. The first 25 individuals to register will receive a free book. Register here:

The University of Kentucky Women’s Forum, Gaines Center for the Humanities and Lewis Honors College are co-sponsoring an evening keynote, "Pantsuit Politics Keynote: The Value of Disagreement," with Sarah Stewart Holland and Beth Silvers. In this virtual keynote, the speakers will discuss how healthy disagreement is valuable in any organization and provide practical ways to draw out, discuss and work through disagreement. You are invited to join the keynote via Zoom from 7 to 8 pm. Tuesday, Sept. 15, 2020. All are welcome to join, and no registration is required.

Please visit the UK Women’s Forum website for more details about these programs and future signature events, including monthly professional development sessions, the annual conference and the Sarah Bennett Holmes Award.

The Gaines Center for the Humanities is a laboratory for imaginative and innovative education on UK's campus. The center is devoted to cultivating an appreciation of the humanities in its students and faculty, embraces varied paths of knowledge, and particularly strives to integrate creative work with traditional academic learning.

Lewis Honors College provides an alternative course of instruction for outstanding, highly motivated students from all programs of study. Its mission is to better the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the world by helping students to explore their purpose, develop intellectually, and lead with integrity.

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