Forums set to discuss women’s march, MLK legacy


    LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The University of Louisville-Yearlings Club spring forum series continues with a Women’s History Month program examining the 2017 Women’s March protest and an event marking the 50th anniversary of civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr.’s assassination.

    The UofL College of Arts and Sciences’ international, diversity and engagement programs office offers the free, public forums in partnership with the Yearlings at the civic club’s 4309 W. Broadway location. The series, part of the Signature Partnership Initiative, seeks to bring faculty and the public together to share expertise, discuss issues and forge bonds.

    The events run 4-6 p.m. monthly on Sundays from September through April. The forums are:

    • March 25 – “Women’s History Month: Women’s March in Review.” Panelists include Cheri Bryant-Hamilton, Louisville Metro Councilwoman; Dee Pregliasco, retired judge and League of Women Voters of Louisville president; Anne Caldwell, UofL political science professor; Enid Trucios-Haynes, UofL law professor and Muhammad Ali Institute director; and Kaila Story, UofL women’s and gender studies associate professor. Tina Ward-Pugh, Louisville Metro Office for Women, will moderate discussion of the 2017 march and issues that drew protests against policies viewed as harmful to women.
    • April 15 – “Fifty Years Later: The Status of Dr. King’s Dream.” Panelists include UofL political science professor Dewey Clayton, UofL Pan-African studies professor Shirletta Kinchen and John Johnson, Kentucky Commission on Human Rights executive director. Raoul Cunningham, NAACP Louisville chapter president, will moderate discussion of African-American progress in the past five decades since King’s fight for affordable housing, full citizenship, fair employment and economic equality.

    Established in 1951, the Yearlings Club Inc. includes representatives from corporate, government and private organizations. The club is devoted to promoting civic responsibility, community service and leadership development.

    For more information, contact Clest Lanier at 502-852-3042 or


    EDITORS: The March 25 event was rescheduled from the previously announced March 18 forum.


    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.