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K-State Research and Extension
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Manhattan, KS 66506-3401

June 16, 2020

Announcing Communication Action Talks (CATs)

Submitted by Jennifer R Wilson

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 Dr. 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 ethics studies
• Kevin Steinmetz, associate professor of sociology

Please mark your calendars for this important opportunity to engage with K-State scholars and practitioners on these important issues. Access the stream by visiting the Community Actions Talks webpage.

Learning and Development will continue to share upcoming CATs dates, times and topics within the Learning and Development Updates. The second session of CATs in July will focus on the COVID-19 pandemic and Xenophobia.