Center for social justice proposed at University of Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) – A group of University of Kentucky faculty wants to establish a center that focuses on social justice and inequality.

Psychology professor Christina Brown tells the Lexington Herald-Leader that she has been working on the proposal for the UK Center for Equality and Social Justice since last fall. She says the center would be structured around three main topics: research, policy studies and law, and community engagement and advocacy.

The center would have a speaker’s series and a scholar in residence, and it would offer graduate and undergraduate student fellowships.

Brown says start-up costs would be low because so many resources already exist on campus.

The proposal will go to the university’s faculty senate. If approved, the plan will be sent to the board of trustees for final action.