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Community Action Talks

Kansas State University and the Office of the Chief Diversity and Inclusion Officer announce the first session of the Community Action Talks, or CATs.

This monthly series will feature presenters, panelists and an opportunity for the community to participate in diversity, inclusion and social justice topics. The sessions will provide participants an opportunity to learn how we can all take action to achieve transformative change for our university, our state and the world.

Upcoming Events

CATs - July 31, 2020

Moderated by Provost and Executive Vice President Charles Taber, this CATs will be Part 2 in the two-part series covering the many questions, topics and new developments related to COVID-19. Part 2 will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, and will focus on the university community.



Kansas State University is committed to providing equal access opportunity and reasonable accommodation to campus programs and services for faculty, staff and students. If you require accommodation to view or hear a video live stream or archive, please submit a request for accommodation. Students should make their request to the Student Access Center. All others should request accommodation through Human Capital Services.

Past Events

CATs - July 24, 2020

Moderated by Provost and Executive Vice President Charles Taber, these CATs will be a two-part series covering the many questions, topics and new developments related to COVID-19. Part 1 will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 24, and will focus on the Manhattan community. Part 2 will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Friday, July 31, and will focus on the university community.

Kansas State University is committed to providing equal access opportunity and reasonable accommodation to campus programs and services for faculty, staff and students. If you require accommodation to view or hear a video live stream or archive, please submit a request for accommodation. Students should make their request to the Student Access Center. All others should request accommodation through Human Capital Services.

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CATs - June 18, 2020

The first CATs, moderated by Bryan Samuel, chief diversity and inclusion officer, will focus on Black Lives Matter. The discussion will take place from noon to 1:30 p.m. Thursday, June 18, via Zoom and will feature a panel Q&A session with K-Staters:

  • Chief Ronnie Grice, assistant vice president for public safety.
  • Trumanue Lindsey, director of diversity and multicultural student life. 
  • Shireen Roshanravan, associate professor of American ethnic studies. 
  • Kevin Steinmetz, associate professor of sociology. 

Kansas State University is committed to providing equal access opportunity and reasonable accommodation to campus programs and services for faculty, staff and students. If you require accommodation to view or hear a video live stream or archive, please submit a request for accommodation. Students should make their request to the Student Access Center. All others should request accommodation through Human Capital Services.