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June 11, 2020

First Community Action Talk June 18 to focus on Black Lives Matter

Submitted by Stefan Yates

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.

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. 

Information regarding a link to join the session will be shared soon. Please mark your calendars for this important opportunity to engage with K-State scholars and practitioners on this important issue. Work is proceeding on July's second edition of CATs will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and Xenophobia.

Stay tuned for more information to come.