KENTtalks Discussion to Focus on Race Relations
The Kent State University community is invited to take part in the second KENTtalks discussion to share in an open dialogue about race relations, specifically to ensure that every member of the university community feels respected, valued and safe.
E. Timothy Moore, Assistant Dean Emeritus in Kent State’s College of Arts and Sciences and Associate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Pan-African Studies, will facilitate the discussion on April 14 at 6 p.m. in the Kent Student Center, Room 306.
“It’s my hope that all participating students, faculty and staff will come away with a better understanding of how Kent State reached its current state of race relations and that we can develop collective solutions to benefit everyone,” Moore said.
This KENTtalks discussion follows the Jan. 22 campus forum attended by civil rights leader Julian Bond as part of a weeklong celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.
“Your voice matters – you matter – and I hope you will participate and be the difference that this world so desperately needs,” said Beverly Warren, Kent State president. “I believe that a learning community like ours – one in which so many students, faculty and staff members demonstrate a highly personal commitment to the values of diversity and inclusion every day – is a fitting place to come together to help create the long-overdue world envisioned by Dr. King.”
KENTtalks participants do not need a ticket to attend but should arrive early due to limited seating and be prepared to share openly and freely in an environment of trust and respect.