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January 25, 2023

New time for ArtSci Civil Rights Teach-In today

Submitted by Kate Williamson

The College of Arts and Sciences will host five speakers at the Civil Rights Teach-In today, Wednesday, Jan. 25., in Town Hall at the Leadership Studies Building. Due to the added speaker, the new start time for the Civil Rights Teach-In will be 2 p.m. and the event will end at 5 p.m. 

The all-star lineup of speakers will discuss social justice issues relating to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.

Debra Bolton, director of intercultural learning, Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs, will present "Acknowledging and Understanding the Language We Use and Operationalize: Does it Bring About Unity or Further Separate?"

Nate McClendon, museum specialist at the Marianna Kistler Beach Museum of Art, will present "What You See Is What You Get." As museum specialist, he creates programs, events and activities to enhance and broaden the experience of various exhibits and artworks in the Beach Museum of Art.

Latania Marr Y Ortega, who recently earned a doctorate in education, will present "Sharpening Identity: Investigating Our Community Cultural Wealth." She is the English to Speakers of Other Languages coordinator for secondary grades serving the USD 383 Manhattan-Ogden school communities.

Anthony Warnick, assistant professor of art, will present "Except As A Punishment for Crime." Warnick holds a Master of Fine Arts from the Cranbrook Academy of Art and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Minneapolis College of Art and Design. 

Sheila Ellis-Glasper, founder and marketing strategist of the SEG Media Collection, will present "Closing The Racial Wealth Gap through Entrepreneurship." She is also the founder and president of the Black Entrepreneurs of the Flint Hills, a nonprofit organization created to empower, equip and connect Black-owned businesses in the Flint Hills Region of Kansas.

If you are not able to join the event in person, please stream the event online via Zoom. 

Zoom Information: Meeting ID: 796 5971 0554
Passcode: 9H5xvX

For more information, please email Kimathi Choma, assistant dean of diversity, recruitment, and retention, at kchoma@k-state.edu