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Poster for Shepard - Byrd Event

Redefining Hate Crimes: The Legacies of Matthew Shepard and James Byrd Jr.
Thursday, August 27
12:00 pm
UK Athletics Auditorium of the William T. Young Library

A member the Shepard Family, attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice, the Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Law, and others will discuss the history and implications surrounding the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2009.

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

Attendees may submit panel questions prior to the event using #DOJatUK on Twitter.

This event is organized by:
UK Office of LGBTQ* Resources
UK Martin Luther King Center
UK Office of the President
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of KY


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Office of LGBTQ* Resources
The Office for Institutional Diversity is proud to welcome Lance Poston as director for the newly formed Office of LGBTQ* Resources. Lance joined the University of Kentucky family in May 2015 as the inaugural Director of LGBTQ* Resources. Born in the US South, Lance is excited to be back in the land of sweet tea and delicious potato salad. He received an undergraduate degree from Presbyterian College and a master's degree in history from Ohio University (OU). Before becoming a Wildcat, he was a faculty member in the Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program at OU where he is also a PhD Candidate in history. Lance is a trained oral historian with research interests in the intersections of race, religion, and sexuality in the US

With the creation of this program, UK will continue to fucos its efforts to create a more inclusive, diverse environment for all students, faculty and staff. For more information, please visit the Office of LGBTQ* Resources website.

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UK Martin Luther King Center Hosts Dialogue on Stereotype Threat
As part of its Lunch & Learn series, the UK MLK Center brought in UK President Eli Capilouto and former UK Vice President for Institutional Diversity Judy "J.J." Jackson to lead a discussion on stereotype threat. The event took place Dec. 10, 2014 in the UK Student Center's Worsham Theater.


Diversity and Inclusivity

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Terry Allen

Interim Vice President for Institutional Diversity

Welcome from Terry Allen: Diversity and Inclusivity President's Welcome

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Dr. Eli Capilouto
President, University of Kentucky

Welcome from Dr. Capilouto


Updated August 24th, 2015

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