How To Support Racial Justice, Diversity and Activism This Week In Louisville (11/16)

TUESDAY, Nov. 17

Education Event: White Supremacy Culture
Free  |  5:30-7 p.m.
Learn how white supremacy culture shows up in your own life with a facilitated discussion about its characteristics. 

Book Launch: ‘The Fights We Fought Have Brought Us Here’
Free  |  6-7 p.m.
Students from Muhammad Ali’s alma mater, Central High School, are the authors behind the latest Louisville Story Program project. They’ve spent over a year writing creative nonfiction stories about “the challenges that have shaped them into the people they are today.” Some immigrated to the United States, others share accounts of family struggles such as serial housing insecurity and parents in prison. The writers will be celebrating the launch of their book but at a virtual event because of COVID-19. Join them, and buy the book at Carmichael’s Bookstore. 

Know Your Rights: Criminal Rights
Free  |  6:30-7:30 p.m.
Learn your criminal rights in this discussion featuring the people who know the system the best. Panelists include Deputy Chief of Police Lavita Chavous and lawyers with the Jefferson County Attorney’s Office and Western KY Federal Community Defender Inc., as well as those in private practice. They’ll walk you through “a lay person’s interaction with the criminal justice system from the first interaction with law enforcement through arraignment/appointment of a public defender.”


Lunch and Learn: Meet Jaylin Stewart, Therapeutic Artist
Free (registration required)  |  Noon-1 p.m.
At this virtual discussion, meet Jaylin Stewart, a public artist from The West End. You might already know her work already: In June, Stewart’s portrait of Breonna Taylor was projected onto the facade of Metro Hall. At this event hosted by the Carnegie Center for Art & History, Stewart will talk about her career and mural she just finished for the Floyd County Library’s Central Branch in New Albany. 

Ethnic Disparities at the End of Life: A Panel Conversation
Free  |  3-4 p.m.
You’ve probably heard that “death is the great equalizer,” but even that isn’t true. “Research indicates significant disparities regarding how People of Color die differently and experience inequity in EOL care and planning.” This virtual discussion “will shed light on how this has developed, the consequences of this inequity, and shared actions that can bring equity during this important part of the life cycle.” Panelists are Angela Overton, a senior advisor with the Interfaith & Diversity Workgroup, Coalition to Transform Advanced Care; Miracle Stewart, a community advocate; and Oceana Sawyer, an end-of-life doula. 


Trans-Inclusive Workplace
Story Louisville
$30  |  9-10:30 a.m.
Make your workplace a welcoming environment for trans people. This workshop from Queer Kentucky includes a one-hour presentation on trans-inclusivity and a 30-minute Q&A. Coffee and snacks will be provided.

Santa on Main St.
Roots 101: African American Museum
No cover  |  2 p.m.
Louisville’s new African American museum is hosting Santa George for pictures and Christmas carols.

FRIDAY, Nov. 20

Black Friday 1-day Sale
Prices vary  |  All day
The Black Market KY is almost open, and this is your chance to preemptively support the Black-owned grocery store in The West End. Order from a collection of groceries, household items and Black Market T-shirts to be delivered to you. Delivery is free for those in The West End and $10 for those outside of the area.

Reel Latin American Film Festival: ’Guie’Dani’s Navel’
Free  |  6:30 p.m.
All week, you’ll be able to watch this film about an indigenous, Zapotec girl helping her mom who’s working as a housekeeper for an upper middle-class family living in Mexico City. On Friday, join Elizabeth Coonrod Martinez, a scholar of Latin America for a post-screening discussion and Q&A. 


Pocket Change
Donation based  |  Any time
Pocket Change by Change Today Change Tomorrow is a new hub for Black-owned businesses. The center “will provide local Black-owned businesses a store-front residency to gain exposure and increase their customer base.” You can donate to the effort by sending money to @ChangeTodayChangeTmw on Venmo or [email protected] on Paypal. Email Corey Thomas at [email protected] for more details.