UMKC is taking thoughtful action on campus and in our community to ensure lasting and comprehensive reform through Roos Advocate for Community Change, a campus-wide effort announced in June of 2020 following the death of George Floyd.
Critical Conversations are part of that initiative. The panel discussions are in a Zoom town hall format and feature UMKC faculty, staff, students, and community leaders who represent the topic being discussed. The sessions are free and open to the community at-large, but pre-registration is required online.
The goal of each discussion is to enlighten, educate and explore the causes and potential cures for racism. Further, the university will strive to share actionable steps that can be used to improve racial interactions in the broader community.
In this session, we gather leaders to discuss the role of antiracism and healing in America's Museums.
Previous sessions can be viewed HERE.