Carla Wallace, Kentucky Civil Rights Hall of Fame inductee and social justice activist, will be the keynote speaker Nov. 16 at the annual Women’s Empowerment Luncheon for the University of Louisville Women’s Center.
The event takes place at 11:30 a.m. at the University Club. Wallace will discuss “Race & Economics’ Impact on Women’s Equality: Creating Change That Leaves No One Behind.”
Wallace has done social justice work for more than 30 years. Wallace also helped establish the University of Louisville Audre Lorde Chair in Race, Class, Gender and Sexuality and is a founder of Louisville’s Fairness Campaign, which has been honored locally and nationally for its work on behalf of LGBTQ equality and justice for all.
The Women’s Center will present several awards at the luncheon including, The Tachau Gender Equity Award, the Dr. M. Celeste Nichols Award, the Ann T. Allen Endowed Award and the annual Women’s Empowerment Award.
Luncheon cost is $50 per person. Reservations are being accepted through Nov. 9, by calling 852-8976.
This event is part of the 25th anniversary celebration for the UofL’s Women’s Center. The center will continue its milestone celebration with a series of special events throughout the winter and spring.
More information is available online.