The panelists will discuss opportunities and challenges facing the Latino community in Kentucky with a focus on education and health. Additionally, they will discuss strategies and initiatives to foster collaboration among organizations, institutions, and individuals who are dedicated to recognizing and promoting the Latino heritage in the Commonwealth.
Morning Panels: 10am- 4pm Friday, October 13
PANEL 1: (Latino Education in the Commonwealth): Fátima Espinoza Vásquez (School of Information Science, UK), Isabel Taylor (Lexington Fayette Urban County Government) and Jackie Arakaki (Lexington Public Library, Village Branch)
PANEL 2: (Latino Health in the Commonwealth): Jeanette A Hart (Lexington-Fayette County Health Department), Rosa Martin (UK College of Nursing Program Director /co-PI Corazón de la Familia), Ana S.Q. Liberato, Sociology Department, UK
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Please Join UK College of Arts & Sciences for an evening of Readings and Inspiration with Willie Edward Taylor Carver Jr. Poet, Educator, Activist, UK Academic Advisor, and author of the critically acclaimed new book Gay Poems for Red States.
Reception and book signing to follow from 6-7 pm in the Alumni Gallery
Commonwealth Institute of Black Studies is proud to host renowned legal scholar, civil rights advocate, and former judge Margaret Burnham to discuss her book, "By Hands Now Known: Jim Crow's Legal Executioners.” Please join us for this important conversation.
Collective of Psychology Faculty, Graduate Students, & Undergrads working on action-oriented initiatives to increase a sense of belonging in our department for all stakeholders. For more information or to get involved, pop in to one of your meetings or email Dr. Sauer-Zavala at email@example.com for more information.
Join the OCI for a conversation with artist/author, Laura Gao (she/they). We will talk with her about their graphic memoir, "MESSY ROOTS," as well as her experience growing up as a queer Chinese immigrant in the US.
REGISTER NOW FOR A FREE COPY OF MESSY ROOTS!
Laura will be joining us via zoom, so attendees can join either in zoom or in person. For those joining in person, we will have Chinese food and time for further discussion following the talk!
ZOOM LINK: https://uky.zoom.us/j/84232917598
About Laura Gao:
Laura Gao is a queer artist, author, bread lover, and continental drifter. Originally
from Wuhan, China, Laura immigrated to Texas where their art career began by
doodling on Pokémon cards and has since blossomed to be featured on NPR, the
Museum of Chinese in America, and most notably, their parents’ fridge
About Messy Roots:
After spending her early years in Wuhan, China,
riding water buffalos and devouring stinky tofu,
Laura immigrates to Texas, where her hometown
is as foreign as Mars--at least until 2020, when
COVID-19 makes Wuhan a household name.
In Messy Roots, Laura illustrates her coming-of age
as the girl who simply wants to make the
basketball team, escape Chinese school, and
figure out why girls make her heart flutter.
Insightful, original, and hilarious, toggling seamlessly between past and present, China
and America, Gao's debut is a tour de force of graphic storytelling.