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The Corbin Expulsion of 1919 Virtual Film Screening & Discussion

The Sunup Initiative presents a free virtual film screening & discussion on Friday, October 30th, featuring Black in Appalachia’s The Corbin Expulsion of 1919 short film. 
William Isom, director of Black in Appalachia, and Matt O’Neal, a PhD student at the University of Georgia, will introduce the film and share their research. A panel discussion will follow.
Click HERE to register for the event.
To submit questions for the panel, please email sunupcorbin@gmail.com.

For more information and for educational materials relating to the 1919 race riot see the Sunup Initiative website at https://sunupcorbin.com/. 

Also please visit our facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/2452790421690556/ and check out the event page on the Sunup website: https://sunupcorbin.com/events/blackinappalachiascreening


Friday, October 30, 2020 - 5:30pm
Virtual Via Zoom

Mobilizing the Arts in a Crisis: The WPA's Lessons for Today

The Cooperative for the Humanities and Social Sciences series "Crises and Creating Social Change" examines the Work Progress Administration "back to work" programs for artists during the Great Depression, notably, the Federal Theatre Project and Federal Music Project. Join Professors of Theater Herman Farrell and Nancy Jones, Professor of History David Hamilton, Emily Moses from the Kentucky Arts Council, and Professor Emeritus of Musicology Ron Pen as they explore ways in which these programs could be models for our response to COVID and economic crises. This program is co-sponsored by the UK Appalachian Center.
Follow the link below to register for this exciting event!
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 7:00pm

Virtual Fall Coffee Hour

The Appalachian Center will host VIRTUAL Coffee Hours every other Thursday from 10-11 AM during the fall semester. The Center invites students, faculty, staff, and community members to join us via Zoom. Bring your favorite beverage and snacks and visit with others interested in the region and learn more about the work of the Appalachian Center and the Appalachian Studies Program. Coffee Hour is a space to exchange ideas for programs, initiatives, and events, discuss regional issues, and share research in a casual, collegial atmosphere. Please see the Zoom info below.
Hi there, 
Kathryn Engle is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting. 
Topic: Virtual Fall Coffee Hour
Time: Sep 3, 2020 10:00 AM Eastern Time (US and Canada) 
    Every 2 weeks on Thu, until Nov 12, 2020, 6 occurrence(s) 
    Sep 3, 2020 10:00 AM 
    Sep 17, 2020 10:00 AM 
    Oct 1, 2020 10:00 AM 
    Oct 15, 2020 10:00 AM 
    Oct 29, 2020 10:00 AM 
    Nov 12, 2020 10:00 AM 
    Please download and import the following iCalendar (.ics) files to your calendar system. 
Join from PC, Mac, Linux, or mobile device: https://uky.zoom.us/j/92336446194
Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  13017158592,92336446194#  or 13126266799,92336446194# 
Or Telephone:
    +1 301 715 8592 (US Toll)
    +1 312 626 6799 (US Toll)
    +1 646 876 9923 (US Toll)
    +1 253 215 8782 (US Toll)
    +1 346 248 7799 (US Toll)
    +1 669 900 6833 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 923 3644 6194
    International numbers available: https://uky.zoom.us/u/adxevRpp35
Or Skype for Business (Lync):


Repeats every 2 weeks every Thursday until Fri Nov 13 2020 .
Thursday, September 3, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, September 17, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, October 29, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Thursday, November 12, 2020 - 10:00am to 11:00am
Online Via Zoom

A&S Students Receive Appalachian Center Research Awards

By Jenny Wells-Hosley

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 27, 2020) — The University of Kentucky Appalachian Center has honored 12 students with its annual research awards. Nine graduate students received the James S. Brown Graduate Student Award for Research on Appalachia, and two graduate students and one undergraduate student received the center's Eller and Billings Student Research Award. 

The College of Arts & Sciences Commitment to Equity and Anti-Racism

The College of Arts and Sciences is committed to learning and working environments that are diverse, inclusive, and equitable for students, staff, and faculty.

We stand in solidarity with those working to confront systemic racial injustice in our communities and in the United States. We recognize the disproportionate burden of racism and other forms of violence on many within our A&S community during this time. We affirm our support of faculty, students, staff, and alumni in standing against all forms of racism, discrimination, and bias.


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