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UK Student Group to Host Speaker Michael Knowles on Campus

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Nov. 18, 2019) — The University of Kentucky student organization Young Americans for Freedom will host speaker Michael Knowles for a presentation, “Men Are Not Women and Other Uncomfortable Truths,” Monday, Nov. 18, in the Gatton Student Center Ballroom C. The event is part of the Logan Family Lecture Series.

Knowles is a political commentator, author and podcast host. He currently hosts “The Michael Knowles Show” at the Daily Wire.

The event is open to the public and is not ticketed. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the presentation will begin at 7 p.m.

As with other recent events on campus, the university is prohibiting items from attendance. For the event, no bags or backpacks will be permitted in the ballroom. Purses larger than 6.5 by 4.5 inches will also not be permitted, and no signs or placards will be allowed in the Gatton Student Center. Paid visitor parking will be available in the South Limestone Garage located near Avenue of Champions.


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