2019 Year of Equity
Written in Stone: American Monuments and Monument Protection Laws (The Kentucky Law Journal Symposium)
To register for free: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/kentucky-law-journal-annual-symposium-tickets-71975006181
Join the University of Kentucky Black Voices Gospel Choir for a brunch accompanied by the joyous sounds of gospel. Black Voices has a long and illustrious history at the University of Kentucky. Founded in 1970, the choir had its beginnings when a small group of African American students came together based on their mutual love of gospel music. During the brunch we will celebrate the history, tradition and legacy of Black Voices while uplifting students, alumni and friends with gospel. Register at https://securelb.imodules.com/s/1052/18/interior.aspx?sid=1052&gid=1&pgid=9545&cid=17351
- Kelli Goode, Trans rights activist, artist, and cultural writer
- Dr. Nikia Grayson, Director of Midwifery Services, CHOICES
- Oriaku Njoku, Executive Director and Co-founder, Access Reproductive Care-Southeast
- Jessica Roach, Executive Director and Founder, ROOTT
- Cherisse Scott, CEO and Founder, SisterReach
- Ondine Quinn, MSW, Sexuality Educator and Board Treasurer, Kentucky Health Justice Network
In this talk Dr. Rucker-Chang explores the uses and meanings of "Blackness" in the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia (1945-1992) and its successor states of Serbia and Montenegro. To reflect on the mechanisms of cultural and social incorporation of “Blacks” in Yugoslavia, she highlights how, in defiance to Yugoslav narratives of ethnic and racial inclusion, post-Yugoslav identity has adopted a normative ethnic value of "whiteness" as an inalienable, exclusive feature of belonging.
Sunnie Rucker-Chang is an Assistant Professor of Slavic and East European Studies and Director of European Studies at University of Cincinnati. Her primary interests lie in cultural and racial formation(s) in the Balkans. She is a co-editor of and contributor to the book Chinese Migrants in Russia, Central Asia and Eastern Europe (Routledge, 2011). Her work has appeared in the Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs, Critical Romani Studies, Journal of Transatlantic Studies, and Interventions: The International Journal of Postcolonial Studies. Her co-authored book, Roma Rights and US Civil Rights: A Transatlantic Approach, is currently in press with Cambridge University Press, and her co-edited volume Balkan Migrants: to, from, and in the Balkans: Identity, Alterity, and Culture is under contract with Liverpool University Press. For the 2019-2020 academic year Sunnie will work on her monograph focusing on racial formations and Blackness in Yugoslav and post-Yugoslav space for which she has been awarded an American Association of University Women Postdoctoral Research Leave Fellowship.
Sponsored by the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, Department of African American and Africana Studies, Department of History, International Studies, Department of Anthropology and the College of Arts and Sciences.