Dr. David Zurick Scattered among the ancient trading towns of the Thar Desert is the largest concentration of fresco buildings in the world. Abandoned and neglected for centuries, their vivid […]
Roxane Gay Writer Roxane Gay joins bell hooks center founder and director M. Shadee Malaklou for a conversation about hooks' fearless feminism. They think and dream with hooks about how to write toward a better world, addressing topics ranging from trauma to love, to how we dismantle the intersecting structures of oppression that hooks names […]
Karina Barillas Karina Barillas, Executive Director of La Casita Center in Louisville, Kentucky, shares her story as a Latina who immigrated to the United States. La Casita Center is a non-profit organization that accompanies families in the Latinx community, providing a range of services and working for systemic change. Ms. Barillas, who will be recognized […]
Celesta J. Riffe In July 2022, a flood in eastern Kentucky killed 39 people and left thousands homeless. Part of healing is being able to share, somehow with someone, what has happened. But how does a community begin to hear each other’s stories when the places they live and the land they love have undergone unimaginable […]
Kiran Bhatraju & Adam Edelen Kiran Bhatraju, Arcadia CEO and environmentalist, and Adam Edelen, CEO of Edelen Renewables, will engage in an interview style discussion about Bhatraju's multi-cultural Appalachian background, his climate, clean energy, and equity work today. Bhatraju is the founder of Arcadia, a climate crisis-fighting technology company focused on unlocking access to clean energy […]
Named Jordan’s Musical Ambassadress, virtuoso Farah Siraj performs original compositions, fusing influences of Middle Eastern music, flamenco, jazz, bossa nova and pop with lyrics in Arabic, Spanish and English. A humanitarian, she has toured many countries, spreading a message of peace through her music. Stephenson Memorial Concert.
Steve Shenbaum is a former actor and founder/CEO of Game on Nation, a communication, leadership and business consultancy. Game on Nation is best known for its highly interactive approach to […]