Posts Tagged ‘kentucky’

GOING OUT: 5th Annual Out and About Gala by Kentucky Fairness Alliance

November 13, 2009

Hi everyone!

I haven’t had a lot of time to blog recently, but I wanted to mention one big — MAJOR — event coming this weekend.

The Kentucky Fairness Alliance is holding its Fifth Annual About & About Gala this Saturday, to be held at the State Historic Theater in Elizabethtown, KY. And you can get in on the action!

KFA has set up a limo to leave from Louisville to Elizabethtown, but this isn’t just an ordinary limo. There’s an open bar, dinner and other great ammenities. And of course, fabulous company!

The tickets are only $75, benefitting the Kentucky Fairness Alliance. If you want to buy one, contact Chris Hartman at or call (502) 640-1095. It’s not too late to get seats!

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 14
7PM – Midnight

209 West Dixie Highway
Elizabethtown, KY
LIMO from Louisville-Elizabethtown: Contact Chris Hartman by email or call (502) 640-1095



UPCOMING: Kentucky Social Forum at Berea College, July 31-Aug 2

July 17, 2009

In several weeks, one of the biggest social justice events is happening in the state. And by big I mean BIG.

If you’re an activist, volunteer or just an average Joe or Jane working for change, then the Kentucky Social Forum is right up your alley. This weekend-long event is the first of its kind in the state, modeling after national social forums by hosting a series of events aimed at spreading progressiveness across the Bluegrass. There will be workshops covering anything and everything you need to know about human rights issues, from homelessness to hunger, economic and environmental justice and of course, lots of things for the GLBTQ community.

But that’s not all! There will also be poetry slams, concerts and interfaith services for you to participate in. All of this is going on at Berea, a small college town known for its eclectic, artsy scene. Anyone and everyone, from students to retired union workers will be there so you’ll fit right in.

Registration is required and prices vary on a sliding scale. If you want to host a workshop or just attend, please visit the Web site. Housing is also provided and scholarships may be available for accommodation and travel, but it’s first-come, first-serve! Register today!

July 31-August 2

Berea College
Berea, KY

From Louisville:
Take I-64 E toward Lexington. Merge onto I-75 S toward Richmond/Knoxville. Take Exit 77 toward Berea and then make a left onto Walnut Meadow Pike. Continue until you reach Estill St/US-25. Make a right and follow until you reach Chestnut St.

From Cincinnati/Northern KY:
Take I-71 S toward Cincinnati. Merge onto I-75 S toward Lexington. Take Exit 77 toward Berea and then make a left onto Walnut Meadow Pike. Continue until you reach Estill St/US-25. Make a right and follow until you reach Chestnut St on the left.

Fees ($15-$50) vary depending on registration. Please visit the Web site for more details.

Tuesday, 2/3: Lobbying 101 at the Univ. of Louisville

February 2, 2009

equalityFairness Campaign, one of Louisville’s largest GLBTQ rights groups, will be presenting “Lobbying 101” tomorrow at the University of Louisville. Like so many other groups around the country, Fairness takes a grassroots approach to advocacy by reaching out to state representatives and regional leaders in Frankfort directly. This information session is great for those who’ve never visited the capitol and need a primer about lobbying. It will also give you the confidence you never knew you had to speak to your local leaders about ensuring statewide equality (and in some cases, thanking them for all of their efforts).

For more information, please visit the event page on Facebook.

Tuesday, February 3
7:30-9 P.M.

University of Louisville Student Activities Center (SAC)
Room 303A
2100 S. Floyd St.