“Stop & Frisk” A Look at Police & Communities in America
Lecture by Congressman Louis Stokes
Division of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion’s President’s Ambassador
Wednesday, September 17th
107 Merrill Hall
Congressman Louis Stokes represented his Ohio District in the U.S. House of Representatives for 30 years. Elected on Nov. 6, 1968, he was the first African American member of Congress from the state of Ohio. The thrust of his career focuses on advocacy for the poor and disadvantaged, especially those in urban America. He sponsored legislation to help people of color enter the intelligence community, fought for adequate housing for the poor, and was the sponsor of the Disadvantaged Minority Health Improvement Act of 1989.
He is currently serving as the Division of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion’s President’s Ambassador. The President’s Ambassador is expected to help promote pluralistic understanding and mutual respect among diverse constituencies of students, faculty and administrators at Kent State University; help address diversity challenges; implement diversity initiatives; engage students and assist with other responsibilities that advance university wide goals.