U of L's annual celebration of its lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community is a campus tradition that includes something for everyone! Whether its the provocative workshops, keynote speakers, or the annual dance party, Pride Week is a time to honor LGBT people as vital members of an inclusive campus.
Sunday, September 30
UofL Pride Week Worship Service
Community Empowerment Center
1036 Euclid Avenue
Monday, October 1
12 p.m.--2 p.m.
Pride Week Cookout and Flag Raising Ceremony
--an annual tradition featuring great food by commonGround, pride shirts, a resource fair, photo booth and more!
Tuesday, October 2
Learning to Reduce, Prevent, and Cope with Stress
Presented by Dr. Stephanie Budge & the Counseling Psychology Trans*LGBQ Lab
College of Education and Human Development, Room 371
Parents, Families, and Friends Night
--Parents and others tell their own stories about their experiences with children who are LGBT and offer their support and advice
Shumaker Research Building 137
Hosted by commonGround and PFLAG
Wednesday, October 3
Lunch and Learn: White People and Immigration
--Join the campus group White Allies for Racial Justice as they explore the role white people play in the national debate about immigration, and how allies can make a difference in overcoming systems of oppression.
The ACLU of Kentucky Presents Pride Week Keynote Speaker Jose Antonio Vargas
--Jose Antonio Vargas is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist, openly gay man, founder of Define American.com and immigration reform advocate. He was recently featured in a TIME cover story about the challenges undocumented people in America face.
Pride Keynote After Party with Jose Antonio Vargas
316 West Ormsby Avenue
Thursday, October 4
Let's Talk Lunch, featuring Mandy Carter, National Black Justice Coalition, and Walter Naegle, surviving partner of Bayard Rustin
--Learn more about the life of Civil Rights pioneer Bayard Rustin in this informal session co-hosted by the Black Faculty & Staff Association, White Allies for Racial Justice, and the Cultural Center
U of L LGBT Alumni Association Reception
--Reunite with former classmates and learn how the campus has changed for LGBT people over the years! The reception will include our first-ever award to an outstanding alum and recognition of all the graduates who were recipients of Ken Terrill Memorial Scholarships over the years.
Bayard Rustin Centennial Celebration
Mandy Carter and Walter Naegle will lead a discussion and viewing of the film, Brother Outsider, that tells the story of Bayard Rustin's lifetime of activism and how he organized the March on Washington from the shadows as an openly gay man.
Friday, October 5
Hosted by PEACC and the Office for Health Promotions
Campus Health Services
Hosted by the Intersection Ambassadors
|UofL’s Axton Reading Series kicks off tonight with author Hannah Tinti|
|Poet and literary lecturer, Mary Ruefle, delivers a round of words for UofL’s Axton Reading Series [Books]|
|Award-winning Mexican author, Alberto Ruy-Sanchez, discusses identity at UofL [Books]|
|Kentucky Historian, James Klotter, discusses ‘Bluegrass Renaissance’ at The Filson [Books]|
|Lien-Hang Nguyen takes a literary look at the Vietnam war at UofL [Books]|
|Kentucky Poet Laureate Maureen Morehead featured in UofL’s Axton Reading Series [Books]|
|PEACC presents a Week Without Violence at UofL [Colleges]|