National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives to Host Panel Discussion -Diversity and Inclusion: How Does Kansas City, Missouri Rate?-

Press Release: September 24, 2015

National Archives at Kansas City

National Archives to Host Panel Discussion Diversity and Inclusion: How Does Kansas City, Missouri Rate?

For More Information Contact:
Kimberlee Ried, 816-268-8072

Kansas City (MO)…On Thursday, October 15 at 6:30 p.m., the National Archives at Kansas City will host a public discussion titled Diversity and Inclusion: How Does Kansas City, Missouri Rate? A free light reception will precede the lecture at 6:00 p.m.

Diversity and Inclusion: How Does Kansas City, Missouri Rate? will be presented as a panel discussion with a group of local experts who will address the topic. Panelists include: Lewis Diuguid, Kansas City Star Editor and Columnist; Judy Hellman, Jewish Community Relations Bureau; Stuart Hinds, Gay and Lesbian Archive of Mid-America (GLAMA) and Assistant Dean of Special Collections and Archives at the University of Missouri-KC; Jennifer Omillian, Certified ADA Coordinator at the University of Missouri-School of Health Professions, Disabilities Studies and Policy Center; Bette Tate-Beaver, panel moderator and Executive Director for National Association of Multicultural Education (NAME); and Arzie Umali, Assistant Director, Women’s Center at the University of Missouri-KC. Each panel member will review the history of the community he or she represents, rate Kansas City’s openness to inclusion, and answer prepared questions posed by the moderator. Following the presentation there will be a question and answer with audience participation.

This program is presented in partnership with the American Association of University Women – Kansas City Branch. Reservations are requested for this free program by calling 816-268-8010 or emailing kansascity.educate@nara.gov. Requests for ADA accommodations must be submitted five business days prior to events.

The National Archives at Kansas City is home to historical records dating from the 1820s to the 1990s created or received by Federal agencies in Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota. For more information, call 816-268-8000 or visit us online.

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