The Martin Luther King Lecture Series encourages UMKC students, staff, faculty and the Kansas City community to build upon the courageous, nonviolent activism of Rosa Parks and Martin Luther King Jr., and to increase awareness of present day avenues to advocate for civil rights through free thought, action and scholarship.
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A collaborative initiative on behalf of the UMKC Divisions of Diversity and Inclusion, Student Affairs and External Relations and Constituent Engagement .
Join our inaugural celebration of the power of the written word to inspire, provoke and empower.
Join us for a night with featured speaker, Dr. John Baugh. Registration is required for this free
The Social Justice Book and Lecture Series brings to campus thought leaders in various fields from across the country to explore issues of social justice.
Since 2008, UMKC’s Divison of Diversity and Inclusion has hosted the annual César Chávez Lecture for UMKC students, staff, faculty and the Kansas City community.
UMKC’s Critical Conversations series is about 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 following the death of George Floyd in 2020.
Join Dr. Pamela Newkirk on Friday, April 8th at 6PM CST to learn about her most recent work, “Diversity, Inc”.
Join us for a fun hands-on way to engage in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). In the past, students have worked on projects like building a structurally sound bridge, developing coating for pills, understanding features of buoyancy and static electricity, creating towers, and more.
Students and urban small businesses both benefit from the program.
Beginning with the Rosa Parks Lecture on Social Justice and Activism in 2007 and annually since 2009 with the Martin Luther King Lecture Series, the Division of Diversity and Inclusion honors these individuals’ tremendous contributions to furthering civil rights by bringing national thought leaders to campus.
2022 Keynote Speaker: Ashley M. Jones
“COVID-19, Vaccinations and (MIS)Information in Communities of Color” is the tenth discussion in the Critical Conversations series, sponsored by the office of UMKC Chancellor Mauli Agrawal and the Division of Diversity and Inclusion, being held virtually on Nov. 16th at 3:00PM.
Since 2007, the Division of Diversity and Inclusion Pride Lecture Series has brought LGBTQIA thought leaders from across the country and globe to UMKC.
The Division of Diversity and Inclusion’s Social Justice Book and Lecture Series brings to campus thought leaders from across the country and various fields to explore issues of social justice.
Join the UMKC Libraries for a discussion of this year’s Social Justice Book and Lecture Series book, “Earth Democracy: Justice, Sustainability, and Peace,” by Vandana Shiva.
The University of Missouri-Kansas City Division of Diversity and Inclusion hosts a series of critical conversations addressing systemic racism in the United States.
The virtual keynote and fireside chat will take place June 4th.
The Emerging Leaders Program, conference and internship, collaborates with the Missouri Legislative Black Caucus to provide high school students across Missouri with an opportunity to learn about the legislative process through hands-on activities and experiences. The program also provides college preparation and access resources for participating students.
The latest installment in the series, focusing on black and brown excellence in the classroom, takes place April 22.
The lecture series, which was postponed indefinitely in 2020, will return April 8th.
The Broadway and television star Bryan Terrell Clark will be speaking March 23rd during the virtual event.
The town hall series addressing systemic racism continues on February 18th.
Beginning with the Rosa Parks Lecture on Social Justice and Activism in 2007 and annually since 2009 with the Martin Luther King Lecture Series, the Division of Diversity and Inclusion honors the tremendous contributions of individuals furthering civil rights by brining national thought leaders to campus.