Civil Rights Listening Tour is June 10

Civil Rights Listening Tour is June 10

June 3, 2010
For Immediate Release

CAMPBELLSVILLE, Ky. -- A Civil Rights Listening Tour is scheduled for Thursday, June 10 on the campus of Campbellsville University as part of the 50th anniversary celebration of the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights.

The public is invited to attend the June 10 event in CU’s Technology Training Center, room 203, at 409 N. Hoskins Ave., Campbellsville, Ky., from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

The Listening Tour is meant to provide an opportunity for Kentuckians to learn about the work of the KHRC and share information to ensure that every person living, working or visiting the state has equal access to housing, employment, public accommodations and financial transactions.

“Campbellsville University is pleased to have the opportunity to host the Civil Rights Listening Tour session along with Greater Campbellsville United,” said John Chowning, vice president for church and external relations and executive assistant to the president.

“CU and the local community have a legacy of commitment to equal opportunity and empowerment for all people. We encourage the public to attend.”

Questions for the listening tour may be directed to Juan Pena at KCHR, 502-595-4024, Extension 47, or by e-mail at juan.pena@ky.gov.

Campbellsville University is a private, comprehensive institution located in South Central Kentucky. Founded in 1906, Campbellsville University is affiliated with the Kentucky Baptist Convention and has an enrollment of 3,006 students who represent 97 Kentucky counties, 30 states and 37 foreign nations. Listed in U.S.News & World Report’s 2010 “America’s Best Colleges,” CU is ranked 23rd in “Best Baccalaureate Colleges” in the South, tied for fifth in “most international students” and fourth in “up-and-coming” schools in baccalaureate colleges in the South. CU has been ranked 17 consecutive years with U.S.News & World Report. The university has also been named to America’s Best Christian Colleges® and to G.I. Jobs magazine as a Military Friendly School. Campbellsville University is located 82 miles southwest of Lexington, Ky., and 80 miles southeast of Louisville, Ky. Dr. Michael V. Carter is in his 11th year as president.