February 11, 2012
11:00 amto2:00 pm
March 10, 2012
11:00 amto2:00 pm
April 14, 2012
11:00 amto2:00 pm
May 12, 2012
11:00 amto2:00 pm

This program is a collaboration with the UK African American Africana Studies. These conversations will happen every 2nd Saturday, December-May 2012).

January 14, 2012- Dr. King’s Dream for Black Men, What’s Next: MLK Cultural Center scholar-in-residence, professor Arnold Farr and co-host professor Vershawn Young, African American Studies and English, will discuss the promise of black manhood in America by examining MLK’s actions, philosophies, and speeches.

February 11, 2012- So Black I’m Blue: Psychologist, Lynda Brown-Wright, discusses the mental health consequences of racial oppression and coping skills black men develop to survive.

March 10, 2012- The Enemy Within: Black Male Health and Healing: Lexington physician, Jai Gilliam, discusses health concerns specific to black men.

April 14, 2012- The Power and The Pain of Empowered Black Men: Black Panther scholar, Jakobi Williams, discusses key figures in the movement and their celebratory relationship with the communities they lived in.

May 12, 2012- 99 Problems: Legal scholar, Melynda J. Price, speaks and moderates a panel discussion between police officers and young black men.