Canvas and Conversation: A 2-Part Event Series | BCTC

Canvas and Conversation: A 2-Part Event Series

The office of Latinx and Immigrant Services & Outreach and Student Engagement & Leadership will be hosting a 2-part event series exploring the African Immigrant Experience in Central Kentucky.

Canvas and Conversation: Panel Discussion

Cover of "Voices of African Immigrants in Kentucky"The Office of Latinx and Immigrant Service and Outreach and Office of Student Engagement and Leadership are joining together to offer the BCTC community and beyond a chance to learn more about the African Immigrant experience for our fellow Kentuckians. Our conversation will follow historical and theoretical overview of African immigration in the state of Kentucky, and specifically focus on migration, identity, and transnationality.

Join us on Thursday, February 11 at 3:00 p.m. for a panel discussion with Bluegrass Community and Technical College faculty and other area experts about the African Immigrant experience in Kentucky. The panel will be discussing information shared in their recent book, Voices of African Immigrants in Kentucky. This will be an interactive discussion, and will be very informative as well as engaging!

The panel discussion will be streamed over the Bluegrass Community and Technical College Facebook and YouTube channels.  You can join in to watch the panel live at 3:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 11. The discussion will be recorded, so you can also watch later on either the Facebook or YouTube page.


Join the Conversation on Facebook

Join the Conversation on Youtube

Canvas and Conversation: Art Event

Join us for an art event led by a local artist, Kiptoo Tarus, an African Immigrant and successful Lexington artist. This event will take place on February 18 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. over Zoom. You'll be led in a painting lesson by Kiptoo, and the canvas, paints and brushes will be supplied by BCTC.
This painting event will be a guided painting lesson led by Kiptoo. Everyone who participates will receive a free canvas, set of paint brushes and paints to complete the art piece. We will stream Kiptoo painting over Zoom so you can participate in this event from the comfort of your own home.

The recording of the event will be available on February 19.

Register for the Event

This event is open to the first 30 students who register.