EVENTS

 
Date/Time Event
11/02/2017
7:00 pm

CONVO: Sexual Assault Prevalence & Prevention
CONVO: Sexual Assault Prevalence & Prevention
Norton Center for the Arts – Newlin Hall, Danville KY

 
Sexual Assault Prevalence & Prevention with Attorney General Andy Beshear
Since his swearing-in in January 2016, Kentucky Attorney General Andy Beshear has tirelessly fought for sexual assault and rape survivors. After discovering a backlog of more than 3000 untested rape kits in Kentucky, General Beshear pledged to test every kit and has since tested 1000+. Last year the Kentucky legislature approved $4.5 million to alleviate the backlog, and General Beshear’s office allocated $50,000 to researchers at the University of Louisville to ensure a rape kit in Kentucky never goes untested again. His Office of Victims Advocacy works closely with organizations like the Center for Women and Families and the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center in Danville. General Beshear truly personifies what it means to be an advocate and is passionate about sexual assault prevention and justice for survivors. He will discuss the prevalence of sexual assault on college campuses across the nation and what we can do here to make positive change. You’ll hear from SPEAC about ways Centre is growing a caring community committed to addressing sexual misconduct and ensuring all students feel safe where they work, live, and study.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
 

11/02/2017
7:30 pm

CONVO: Life & Death in the Ancient Maya City
CONVO: Life & Death in the Ancient Maya City
Young Hall – Auditorium (Room 113), Danville KY

 
Life and Death in the Ancient Maya City
Mary Miller, Sterling Professor of the History of Art at Yale, and Centre’s Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar for 2017-2018 will be the speaker. What was the purpose of an ancient Maya city? How did it enshrine both the practices of the living, and the veneration of the dead? In this talk, Maya architecture will come to life, in both palaces and pyramids, alongside the open spaces for markets and performances. Rulers and servants, men and women, dwarves and children, all played roles in the city, eventually to be interred within city foundations. Archaeological remains at some of the most monumental of Maya cities, particularly Copan, Tikal, and Palenque, will be evaluated in light of the cities’ achievements and the lifeways of their people.
 
FREE — OPEN TO THE PUBLIC