Patton’s topic will be “Hands on the Freedom Plow,” which is the title of a 2010 book to which she and 51 other women contributed their stories of working for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee during the civil rights movement. A founder of the National Association of Black Students, Patton now is program and field director of the Southern Rainbow Education Project, a coalition dedicated to grassroots activism.

UofL’s College of Arts and Sciences, through its Office for International, Diversity and Outreach Programs, sponsors the UofL NETWORK luncheon series. NETWORK is an acronym for New Energy to Work Out Racial Kinks.

The event will begin at noon in the Cressman Center for Visual Arts, downtown at First and Main streets. Reservations are required for the $10 luncheon event. Parking is included for people who register by March 5. Register online.

Judy Hughes
Judy Hughes is a senior communications and marketing coordinator for UofL’s Office of Communications and Marketing and associate editor of UofL Magazine. She previously worked in news as a writer and editor for a daily newspaper and The Associated Press.