The Joy of Color in Historic Places | WAC Pop-Up

Wednesday, February 13

with Author, Dr. John “Hans” Gilderbloom

Location: Butchertown Social, 1601 Story Ave, Louisville, KY 40206

Time: Registration & Networking 5:30pm | Presentation 6:00pm

Free entry with a suggested donation of $10.00 – Registration form below.


Can “chromatic homes” be the secret sauce for neighborhood regeneration? Is it possible that an ordinary building can become a neighborhood icon by painting it with bold and lively colors? How does beauty shape a place and make it sustainable? Can a chromatic home bring joy, pride, hope, renewal, reinvestment, and prosperity?

Join Dr. John “Hans” Gilderbloom as he presents Chromatic Homes as a social movement not just here in the U.S. but across the world in Russia, Cuba, Italy, Netherlands as people try to rebuild their neighborhoods.


About Dr. John Gilderbloom

Dr. John I. “Hans” Gilderbloom is considered one of the most influential figures in urban affairs with an emphasis on sustainability, housing, health, and transportation. His fingerprints are all over cities throughout the world. Since 1976 he has been credited as a major player in getting passed and defending the enactment of tenant protections against unfair evictions and unreasonable rents in over 125 cities.

 

 

 


 

 

Global Trivia Night

Join the World Affairs Council for our October “Global Trivia Night”!

// LOCATION: Gravely Brewing Co
// TEAM REGISTRATION STARTS: 6:30 PM
// TRIVIA BEGINS: 7:00 PM
// $5 PER PERSON SUGGESTED DONATION

December 4th’s Global Trivia Night is brought to you by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana!

Your donation to play is the cost of a beer and supports the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana‘s educational programs in Kentucky!

Reach out to us with questions! [email protected]

THANKS TO OUR TRIVIA PARTNERS!

 

Conversation on Qatar with Judge Angela McCormick Bisig

Local Circuit Court Judge, Judge Angela McCormick Bisig, just returned from a week-long World Affairs Council Leadership Mission to the Country of Qatar. Qatar is a strategic ally of the United States and has the Al Udeid Air Base which is home to the United States Central Command.

Judge Bisig learned about a blockade of the small oil-rich country by its neighbors Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, and the UAE who blocked imports into the country and gave Qatari citizens 14 days to leave their countries. The Qataris believe this is evidence of Saudi threats to Qatari sovereignty. They point to the recent killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi as evidence of nature of the current Saudi regime.

During the Leadership Mission, Judge Bisig was able to meet with numerous high level officials, including: Qatari Shura Council (Senate) President, HE Mohammed bin Abdullah al Sulaiti; Al Jazeera News; 2022 FIFA World Cup Supreme Committee; Ministry of Defense; the Deputy-Minister of Counter-terrorism; the Ministry of Finance; the President of Qatar Petroleum; and the Al Udeid Air Base; among others.

Join the World Affairs Council and Judge Bisig on January 24th to gain unique local insights into this complicated region and international relations. Judge Bisig will provide a local perspective on the country and answer questions.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration and a $10.00 donation are encouraged.

5:30pm Registration & Networking
6:00pm Conversation begins

Hosted at Saffron’s Persian Cuisine

No Host Event. Guests are encouraged to purchase drinks or food from Saffron’s.

Judge Angela McCormick Bisig has been a member of the Kentucky Judiciary for 17 years. She is currently a Jefferson County Circuit Court Judge. She was elected to this position in November 2012. Prior to this post, Judge Bisig was elected and served for 10 years as a Jefferson County District Judge, where she was first elected in 2002. Judge Bisig worked as a Juvenile Court Judge for many years and also helped to establish a special program called the Enhanced Supervision Docket requiring court supervision of domestic violence offenders. Judge Bisig was elected the Chief Judge of District Court in 2012. Before becoming a Judge, Judge Bisig worked as a prosecutor in the area of domestic violence and sexual assaults for 7 years. She also practiced civil law in the firms of Brown, Todd & Heyburn and Greenebaum Doll & McDonald.

Canada | Emerging Political and Economic Leaders in North America

January 20 – 23, 2019


Country: Canada

Project: Emerging Political and Economic Leaders in North America

No. of Visitors: 5

Details coming soon…

Brazil Youth Ambassadors

January 17 – 29, 2019


Country: Brazil

Theme: Social Justice & Volunteerism

Number of Students: 13

Host families needed!!!

 

Global Trivia Night

Join the World Affairs Council for our October “Global Trivia Night”!

// LOCATION: Gravely Brewing Co
// TEAM REGISTRATION STARTS: 6:30 PM
// TRIVIA BEGINS: 7:00 PM
// $5 PER PERSON SUGGESTED DONATION

December 4th’s Global Trivia Night is brought to you by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana!

Your donation to play is the cost of a beer and supports the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana‘s educational programs in Kentucky!

Reach out to us with questions! [email protected]

THANKS TO OUR TRIVIA PARTNERS!

 

KY Standard: Russian journalists learn from Americans

Five Russian journalists who visited Bardstown Thursday contrasted the freedom of the American press with the constraints under which they must work in their country. – Kentucky Standard

Indonesia | Online Approaches to Countering Terrorist Recruitment

December 6 – 11, 2018


Country: Indonesia

Project: Online Approaches to Countering Terrorist Recruitment

No. of Visitors:

Details coming soon…

Global Trivia Night

Join the World Affairs Council for our October “Global Trivia Night”!

// LOCATION: Gravely Brewing Co
// TEAM REGISTRATION STARTS: 6:30 PM
// TRIVIA BEGINS: 7:00 PM
// $5 PER PERSON SUGGESTED DONATION

December 4th’s Global Trivia Night is brought to you by the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana!

Your donation to play is the cost of a beer and supports the World Affairs Council of Kentucky and Southern Indiana‘s educational programs in Kentucky!

Reach out to us with questions! [email protected]

THANKS TO OUR TRIVIA PARTNERS!

 

Journalism in an Age of Disinformation

What does it mean for a country to have freedom of the press? As doctoring photos, videos and words becomes easier and fake news more insidious, how do we maintain a standard of truth? The U.S. has an extremely robust press with legal protections, but how do these problems affect countries whose media are state-run or lack journalistic rigor?
 
At our last event of the year, join us for drinks and refreshments followed by a conversation with journalists from Albania, Brazil, Croatia, Ghana, India, Mongolia, Russia and Vietnam as they discuss their profession’s place in a world where information is increasingly deceptive. The conservation will be lead by Kate Howard of the Kentucky Center for Investigative Journalism.

This event is free and open to the public, but registration and donations are encouraged.

5:30pm Reception
6:00pm Conversation begins

Kate Howard is the managing editor of the KyCIR. She a veteran investigative reporter specializing in government accountability and higher education issues. She worked at the Tennessean, the Florida Times-Union and the Omaha World-Herald before coming to Kentucky.