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Free, with registration encouraged for events specified below
David Procter, Director, Center for Engagement and Community Development and the Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy
Charles Taber, Provost and Executive Vice President
Flint Hills Room
9:20Opening Keynote Address [registration encouraged]
Lynnette Young Overby, Deputy Director, Community Engagement Initiative, Partnership for Arts and Culture of the University of Delaware
10:00Opening Performance: Kansas State University African Ensemble
Neil Dunn, Dance and Percussion Instructor; Julie Pentz, Dance Program Director, School of Music, Theatre, and Dance
10:30-11:20Concurrent Sessions I  

Living History- Using the Underground Railroad to Understand Oppression and Build Democracy
Richard Pitts, Director, Wonder Workshop Children's Museum; Tandalayo Kidd, Associate Head, Department of Food, Nutrition, Dietetics and Health; Ron Wilson, Director, Huck Boyd National Institute for Rural Development.

Flint Hills Room

The Art of Empathy – A Workshop for Tough Conversations [registration encouraged]
Aliah Mestrovich Seay, 4-H Youth Development Specialist, K-State Research and Extension

Room 227
 Science Communication in the Era of "Alternative Facts"
Michael Tobler, Associate Professor, Division of Biology

Book Talk - Make America Meme Again: The Rhetoric of the Alt-Right Heather Woods, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies and Crisis of Civility? Political Discourse and Its Discontents Tim Shaffer, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Room 206
11:30-12:20Concurrent Sessions II 
 What to the Prisoner is the 4th of July?
Anthony Warnick, Assistant Professor, Department of Art

To Be Quiet and Permanently Beautiful: Women on Display
Jennifer Hudson, M.F.A. Candidate, Department of Art

Fighting Tunnel Vision with Art: Zhang Hongtu at the Beach Museum of Art
Aileen Wang, Curator, Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art
Flint Hills Room
 The Democratization of Suffering Through Art Practices
Lucía Garavito, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages; Laura Kanost, Associate Professor, Department of Modern Languages; Victoria Loza, Master's candidate, Department of Modern Languages

Panel: The Fear of (Public) Art
Rebecca Hackemann-Bahlmann, Assistant Professor, Department of Art; Trey Hock, 
Multi Disciplinary Artist, Assistant Professor of Film-making and Creative Writing
Kansas City Art Institute; Jason Zeh, Multi Disciplinary Artist, Kansas City 
Room 227
 Navigating Through Our Cultural Understanding - A Diversity Game
La Barbara James Wigfall, Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning; Mirta Chavez, Director, Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs; Katie Kingery-Page, Associate Professor, Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning
 The Struggle to Save the Quindaro Site in Kansas City
Fred Whitehead, Independent Scholar, Kansas City, Kansas
Room 207
 Painting the Picture of Community Engagement and Democracy - Stories from Kansas Communities
Marlin Bates, K-State Research and Extension – Douglas County; Greg Stephens, Associate Professor, School of Integrated Studies, K-State Polytechnic and Coordinator, TALK Salina; Julia Ramos, City of Salina; Julie Bretado, Heartland Early Education Center
Room 206
12:00-1:00Lunch Hour (Self-service from 1st Floor Union Food Court)
Continued sessions in the Courtyard or Room 206
 What Say, Democracy?
Shreepad Joglekar, Associate Professor, Department of Art
 Leading Change - Leadership Communication PhD Brown-bag
Tim Steffensmeier, Associate Professor, Staley School of Leadership Studies
Room 206
1:00-3:00Concurrent Sessions III 
 National Issues Forum on Immigration [registration FULL: observers welcome]
Donna Schenck-Hamlin, Program Associate, Institute for Civic Discourse and Democracy
Flint Hills Room

Developing Community by Engaging Students in Voter Registration
Colene Lind, Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies and Hayley Spellman, Government Relations Committee Chair, KSU Student Governing Association

All Democracy is Local: How We Can Strengthen our Democracy
Letitia Harmon, Policy Director, American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas

Room 206
3:00-5:00Concurrent Sessions IV 
 Screening of BlacKkKlansman
Lorenza Lockett, Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work
Room 207
 Journey to Refuge in a Democracy: From the Congo to Kansas and Screening of Refuge in the Heartland
Trina Harlow, Coordinator, Art Education, College of Education
Rusty Earl, Television Producer/Director, College of Education
Room 206
5:30-7:00Closing Keynote: [registration encouraged]

BlacKkKlansman - A Response to the Resurgence of Overt Racism in America Today
Kevin Willmott, Oscar winning co-writer of BlacKkKlansman and Professor of Film and Media Studies, University of Kansas

Bluemont Room