March 2018 is Social Justice Month at the University of Kentucky

Please see all the scheduled events below and join us!


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Join documentary film maker and activist Emily Lindin for a screening of her film Unslut: A Documentary. Unslut challenges the culture of slut shaming in the US and calls us to action. This event is at the Kincade Auditorium in Gatton and is free and open to the public. Film begins at 7:30pm.



Join documentary film maker Emily Lindin for breakfast and conversation at the WT Young Library Auditorium (9am)

followed by a screening of her film Unslut: A Documentary. Unslut challenges the culture of slut shaming in the US and calls us to action.

Screening at 10:00pm in the WT Young Library Auditorium.

Lecture to follow film at 2:00pm.

-all are open to the public and free



Steve Pavey, introduced by Frank X Walker, will discuss his work Hope in Focus and how activism, art, academics, and acompañamiento intersect.  Hope In Focus bears witness to the world as it is and as it could be through activist photography committed to walking alongside the world’s oppressed and marginalized – finding hope together in our collective struggle for human dignity, justice and freedom. This lecture is free and open to the public, though seating may be limited.  WT Young Library Auditorium.



– This exhibit features paintings and mixed media pieces created by artists from Latitude Artist Community.
Latitude Artist Community serves all people with an emphasis on those who are considered to have a disability by creating a framework which encourages us to recognize our own life’s narrative, and then choose ways in which we may contribute to the well-being of our community.
Through a generous grant from The Herman Lee and Nell Stuart Donovan Memorial Endowment Fund the College of Social Work has purchased this art for permanent display. 6:00PM to 7:30PM – free and open to the public.


MARCH 8 – Lobby Day

–Thursday, March 8. UK College of Social Work is offering free transportation and lunch. We have 70 available seats on the bus. All students, faculty, and staff are invited to participate.

Please submit the form below to reserve your spot on the bus and/or a lunch. Seats are first come, first serve and a confirmation will be sent by email confirming your spot.

RSVP with online form here.

Tentative schedule:

8:30 AM – Load bus, depart from UK campus

9:30 AM – Tours, meetings with representatives

11:00 AM – Lunch (tentatively, depending on meetings)

1:00-2:00 PM – Rally in the Rotunda

3:45-4:00 PM – Depart Frankfort for Lexington

4:30 PM – Arrive back at UK campus


Many classes are offering excused absences for participation in the event; we will be able to provide a letter verifying your participation in the event should you need it.

More information about Social Work Lobby Day can be found here.



– screening of Freedom to Marry with Chris Hartman from the Fairness Campaign. W.T. Young Library Auditorium at 12:30PM. Free and open to the public, but seating may be limited due to classes attending.



– Panel Discussion for SW courses on sexual violence  — 114 Whitehall – please let know if you would like to attend or bring students – space may be limited.



Unlearn Fear + Hate: A Stitching Party

Thursday, March 29, 7-9 pm

Art & Visual Studies Building
236 Bolivar Street

Open to the public – no rsvp required – please show up to stitch!

This free event will entail gathering at School of Art and Visual Studies (236 Bolivar Street) to stitch the words “Unlearn Fear + Hate” in each of the 153 languages spoken in Lexington, KY: a showing up to express appreciation for the tremendous cultural diversity with which we live and to build more bridges. The event will be open to the entire Lexington community.

Tables and chairs for 150 people will be available. Participants will also be welcome to sit on the easy chairs lining the main floor of SA/VS, on the staircase leading to the second floor, and on the floor. All materials will be provided. There will be 15-20 community members who will help inexperienced stitchers get started.

Kurt Gohde and Kremena Todorova, the artists behind Unlearn Fear + Hate, would like to photograph every participant with their sampler before they leave. To this end, a photo booth will be set up.

Participants will be encouraged to either keep their finished sampler or to give it to someone else as a gift.

The words “Unlearn Fear + Hate” come from a poem Kurt and Kremena commissioned Frank X Walker to write for a different artwork. To read the poem, visit


Sponsored by the College of Social Work, School of Art and Visual Studies, and the Muslim Student Association & Transylvania University