Community speaker series explores college, government and jazz


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – A community discussion series this fall will examine government strategies and college preparation tactics as the University of Louisville and the Yearlings Club continue their partnership. The year”s series concludes with a holiday jazz celebration in December.

    Each free, public event is intended to bring UofL faculty members together with the broader Louisville community to forge common bonds, share expertise and explore issues. Louisville’s Yearlings Club is devoted to civic responsibility, community service and leadership development.

    The programs will run from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on the second Sunday of each month and will include refreshments and networking opportunities. All events will be at the Yearlings Club, 4309 W. Broadway. Other programs are scheduled for the spring semester.

    The fall Yearlings series schedule is:

    Sept. 14 – “Back to School to Prepare for School: A Teach-in for High School Seniors and Their Parents,” with a panel of UofL Porter Scholars and experienced parents of college students.

    Oct. 12 – “Building City Hall Partners: Strategies for Addressing Your Local Issues,” with a panel of local officials and Louisville Metro government staff members.

    Nov. 9 – “Shawnee Neighborhood Weed and Seed Program,” with neighborhood panelists Bill Gatewood, Stephanie Benson, Yvette Gentry and Lawrence Carter discussing the community-driven initiative to weed out crime and seed neighborhood programs. District 5 Metro Council Member Cheri Bryant Hamilton and Sylvia Wright, chair of the program steering committee, also will participate.

    Dec. 14 – “Holiday Jazz Event”

    For more information, contact Reginald Meeks at 502-852-3042 or

    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.