UK celebrates Women’s History Month


LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 1, 2023) —

March is Women’s History Month — commemorating
and encouraging the study, observance and 
festivity of the vital  part of
women in America. Throughout history, women have faced a distinct set of
challenges while continuing to make 
pivotal  benefactions to our
communities in both private and professional settings.   At the University of Kentucky, now  further than ever, the community is making
strides to admit, celebrate and elevate the voices of those history has  frequently overlooked. With programs like
Ubuntu, Latinx Heritage Month, the MLK Day 
festivity and, most  lately, Black
History Month, UK is  recognizing the
communities that have shaped the institution’s story.   To celebrate Women’s History Month, a
planning commission, which includes UK Martin Luther King Center’s undergraduate
interns and lot  mates, will host a
variety of events for the lot community to 
share in  named Womxn’s HERStory
Month.   “ Que émocion! I’m thrilled to
celebrate Womxn’s HERStory Month, ” said Ruth Gonzalez Jimenez, MLK Center’s
Latino pupil community specialist. “   
Being a part of a commission full of women makes me feel empowered, ” said
Najiya Clayborn, MLK  executive support
intern. We’re confident in our  opinions
and only want the stylish for our ladies near and on lot. The Womxn’s HERStory
Month  festivity will  protest off at 11a.m. Monday, March 6, with
pop- up cells across lot. The UK community is invited to stop by, take a selfie
and pick up cupcakes,  eyefuls, cuties
and Womxn’s HERStory Month  loot(
buttons, stickers,etc.).   On International
Women’s Day on March 8, the community is invited to attend the Prominent Women
in Islam event with speaker Ustadha Lobna Mulla at 6p.m. at the MLK Center, to
learn the significance and  significance
of the hijab and why it matters so 
important to the women who wear it. This event isn’t only a part of the
Womxn’s HERStory Month  festivity but is
also a part of UK’s Islamic Awareness Week, hosted by UK’s Muslim Student
Association. The community is also invited to attend the Womxn’s HERStory Month
keynote address with Lynae Vanee at 6p.m. Thursday, March 23, in the Gatton
Student Center Chamber AB. Vanee, an NAACP Image Award  designee, is a multifaceted  minstrel, patron and director who’ll speak on
the  significance of liberating womenHer
address will be followed by a moderated discussion with Kishonna Gray,Ph.D., UK
associate professor in jotting, rhetoric, and digital studies and Africana
studies.   The MLK Center will close out
the month with the periodic Coretta Scott King festivity and Awards regale,
where lot  titleholders will be  honored through the Sisters Inspiring
Sisters( SIS) Awards. The SIS Awards will fete 
a graduate and undergraduate pupil and a staff and faculty member who
have demonstrated commitment, sisterhood and service to other women on lot and

El Mes de la Historia de las Mujeres!

The meeting will be in Spanglish( a  blend of Spanish and English). still,
you’re  further than welcome to speak in
English, If you don’t feel comfortable speaking Spanish.  6- 7p.m

135 Years of UK Women Anniversary Luncheon

The UK Alumni Association is celebrating the
135th anniversary of the first  womanish
graduate at UK, BelleC. Gunn. This is a private event;pre-registration is  needed https//   Noon- 2p.m. Thursday, March 2| Gatton
Student Center, Harris Chamber

Womxn’s HERStory Month pop-ups

11a.m.- 1p.m. Tuesday, March 6  MLK Cultural Center| Gatton Student Center
A230  White Hall Classroom Building  Jacobs Science Building  Lewis Honors College Scholars Lounge  Center for Graduate & Professional
Diversity enterprise( Kentucky Clinic 
position)  The Office of China
Initiatives Lounge

“The Edge of Each Other’s Battles: The
Vision of Audre Lorde” 

This  important
talkie is a  homage to Black lesbian
feminist  minstrel Audre Lorde( 1934-
1992). One of the most  famed icons of
feminism’s alternate  surge, Lorde
inspired several generations of activists with her  engaging poetry, serving as a catalyst for
change and uniting the communities of which she was a part.

Family Circle Real connections   The alternate  investiture of this discussion will  concentrate on healthy  connections.  
430- 6p.m. Tuesday March 7| Worsham Cinema, Gatton Student Center  A
History of commission   Learn how women have shaped
global society in music, politics and art, and how they’ve contributed to  icing that our society continues to
prosper.   610- 730p.m. Tuesday, March 7|
MLK Center  Hosted by the OZ Chapter of
Sigma Lambda Gamma and BIILS Brotherhood, Inclusivity, Integrity, Leadership,

Hijab Try- On and Give- Down   Women in Islam tabling where
actors will admit hijabs, learn how to wear one and learn the differences
between Burkas, hijabs and other headwear across Islam.   9a.m.- 3p.m. Thursday, March 8| MLK
Center  Hosted by the Muslim Student
Prominent Women in Islam   Learn the significance and 
significance of the hijab and why it matters so  important to the women who wear it. All are
welcome to join the  discussion.   630- 830p.m. Thursday, March 8| MLK
Center  Hosted by the Muslim Student
Association and the MLK Center
.  Leading Ladies Trivia   Come out and play with the
Butterflies of AO and learn  further
about the trailblazing women in our world.  
5- 6p.m. Wednesday, March 22| White Hall Classroom Building, room
110  Hosted by the nascence Omicron
Chapter of Theta Nu Xi Multicultural Sorority,Inc.

An Evening with Lynae Vanee: Women’s History
Month keynote speaker

6- 7p.m. Thursday, March 23| Gatton Student
Center, Chamber AB  Register then.  Cosponsored by the Office of LGBTQ * coffers;
The Center for Graduate & Professional Diversity enterprise; Department of
Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies; Department of African American &
Africana Studies; Underground Perspectives; The Office for Off Campus &
Commuter scholars and the Office for Community Engagement.

Outside the Margins: The Health Gap: Gender
Equity, Bias, and Everyday Sexism

One in five women say they’ve felt that a health
care provider has ignored or dismissed their symptoms, and 17 say they feel
they’ve been treated else because of their gender — compared with 14 and 6 of
men, independently. Conceptions about gender affect how croakers treat  ails, approach their cases and energy a lack
of inclusivity in  exploration studies.
Gender bias can also impact  womanish
healthcare providers professionally, leading to smaller women in leadership in
academic  drug. Join a panel of UK
faculty and UK HealthCare providers as they explore gender bias and what
associations can do to support cases and providers.   Noon- 1p.m. Tuesday, March 27| webinar on
Zoom.  Register then.  Hosted by the College of Medicine Office of
Diversity, Equity & Addition, the Martin Luther King Center and tinges in

The Coretta Scott King Womxn’s HERStory Month
Awards & Celebration Dinner

The event will celebrate highlight and honor
members of the lot community who 
laboriously embody the work and 
heritage of Coretta Scott King through their leadership and community engagement  sweats, particularly for women of color.   5- 7p.m. Friday, March 28| Gatton Student
Center, Harris Chamber  Register then or
nominate someone for the SIS Awards( deadline to nominate is March 20).  Hosted by the Martin Luther King Center

Sarah Bennett Holmes Luncheon

Sarah Bennett Holmes, a distinguished former
doyen of women at UK, lifelessly 
supported the rights of women throughout her career. The periodic Sarah
Bennett Holmes Awards have been bestowed upon UK  workers who have achieved professional
and  particular success while promoting
the growth and well- being of all women at UK and beyond.   1130a.m.- 1p.m. Saturday, March 29| Gatton
Student Center, Grand Chamber  Hosted by
the UK Women’s Forum. for 
further information. The lot community can further connect to the MLK
Center by joining the daily dispatch listserv, visiting the MLK Center webpage
or following them on Instagram@UK_MLKCenter.  
As the state’s flagship, land- 
entitlement institution, the University of Kentucky exists to advance
the Commonwealth. We do that by preparing the coming generation of leaders —
placing  scholars at the heart of
everything we do and  transubstantiating
the lives of Kentuckians through education, 
exploration and creative work, service and health care. We flatter
ourselves on being a catalyst for 
improvements and a force for 
mending, a place where  imagination
unfolds. It’s all made possible by our people — visionaries, disruptors
and  settlers who make up 200 academic programs,
a$ 501 million  exploration and
development enterprise and a world- class medical center, all on one lot.  a testament to our commitment to advance
Kentucky and  produce a community of
belonging for everyoneWe’re the University for Kentucky.

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