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K-State Today Student Edition

April 22, 2021

A space for students to connect following the Derek Chauvin trial

Submitted by Staley School of Leadership Studies

In continuation of the ongoing efforts at Kansas State University, and in response to the verdict of the trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd, the Staley School of Leadership Studies is offering virtual spaces for students to meet and process as a community.

Our campus community has been working for years to raise discussion and create spaces — at K-State, in Kansas and nationally — for the ongoing work of racial justice. Chauvin was found guilty on all charges for the murder of George Floyd on Tuesday, April 20. This is a critical moment for justice and accountability, but it is one of many moments that call our community to exercise leadership and continue to reconcile, act on and create just systems.

All students are welcome to the informal, virtual gatherings:

  • 1-2 p.m. Friday, April 23.
  • 5-6 p.m. Tuesday, April 27.

Register online to receive the Zoom link prior to the start of each session.

Please note also the office of Diversity and Multicultural Student Affairs is hosting a series of engagement opportunities to assist students during these difficult and trying times and invites all to a vigil/moment of silence and solidarity in the Ray Dempsey Plaza at the Morris Family Multicultural Student Center at 3 p.m. Friday, April 23.

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