The University of Kentucky Black Alumni Reunion is an opportunity to cultivate community through a weekend of engaging educational experiences, social events and networking opportunities. The event is scheduled for April 13-15, 2023.
In the spirit of Harambeè, defined as “a coming together,” the reunion serves as a chance for Black alumni to gather, reconnect, socialize and come together.
With origins dating back to 1915, today, Black History Month is a time to honor the contributions and legacy of Black Americans across U.S. history and society — from activists and civil rights pioneers to leaders in industry, politics, science and culture.
At the University of Kentucky, that sentiment holds true.
In celebrating Black History Month, throughout February UK’s social media channels are featuring Black students, faculty, staff and alumni who have shared their stories of what Black History Month means to them and why it is important.
Kiarah Raglin, a student in the College of Social Work at the University of Kentucky, reflects on the meaning of Black History Month in the following op-ed.LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 1, 2023)— Black History Month marks an occasion of solemn remembrance and promising prospects — a reminder of where we came from and the path we’ll forge.
In celebrating Black History Month, the university will host events on campus throughout February and create a number of series to continue the conversation around diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI).
Starting this week, the University of Kentucky Martin Luther King (MLK) Center is commemorating its presence on campus as a space for advocacy and culturally-based education with the MLK Center Legacy Week.
This year's Legacy Week will celebrate both the closing out of January and MLK Day and continue as the university begins to celebrate Black History Month in February.
University of Kentucky Professor Danelle Stevens-Watkins, Ph.D., is one of two principal investigators leading a five-year, $2 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to support underrepresented minority faculty at predominantly white institutions across the U.S.