Diversity Events

Kent State Stark is committed to providing an environment that recognizes the value of bringing together people from all cultures and backgrounds.

Various campus committees create opportunities for the public and campus community to get together and experience diversity in all its forms by:

  • Sponsoring events that celebrate diversity
  • Inviting speakers that focus on diverse topics
  • Developing strategies for bringing diversity into the classroom
  • Increasing efforts to recruit students, faculty and staff with a diverse background

DIVERSITY EVENTS

2022-23 events continue to be added.

 
A Conversation with Charlie Koenig

Thursday, Nov. 3, 2022
4 - 5:30 p.m.
Main Hall Auditorium
Reception to follow.

  • Charlie Koenig is a Kent State Stark alumnus, author, LGBTQ activist, artist, drag performer and long-term AIDS survivor. Presented by the LGBTQ Faculty Committee 

Concert & Conversation

Featuring Theresa May (trumpet), Shanyse Strickland (horn/composer) and Megan Denman (piano)
Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2023
7 p.m.
114 Fine Arts

  • Join us for an evening of new solo and collaborative works, and conversation.
  • Includes a live performance of Afrofuturism and a screening of Afrofuturism: Black Lives Will Exist in the Future.
  • Presented by the Stark Music Department and Black History Month Committee.
  • Contact Dr. Sebastian Birch at sbirch@kent.edu for more information.

Athletes and the Civil Rights Movement Presentation & Discussion

Presented by Dr. Leslie Heaphy
Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023
12 - 1 p.m.
203 Main Hall

  • Presented by the Black History Month Committee. Contact Dr. Joel Carbonell at jcarbon2@kent.edu for more information.

The Black List Volume 2 Film Presentation & Discussion

Hosted by Dr. Joel Carbonell
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023
2:30 - 3:30 p.m.
317 Main Hall

  • Presented by the Black History Month Committee. Contact Dr. Joel Carbonell at jcarbon2@kent.edu for more information.

The Capacity of the Heart Presentation

Presented by Krista L. Allison, J.D.
Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2023
7 p.m.
Main Hall Auditorium

  • In an ever-changing, cancel-culture world. What will it take to inspire and bring hope? How can we actualize Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s dream, "Everybody can be great because everybody can serve…You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love."?
  • Krista L. Allison currently serves as an Early Education and Effective Practice Strategist for Stark Education Partnership, Inc., and an Educational Consultant/Coach for the Stark County Educational Service Center and the Ohio Department of Education State Support Team Region 9 in the areas of cradle to career, Ohio’s Whole Child Framework, family and community engagement, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Hosted by Dr. Chris Post and Dr. Robin Shura.
  • Presented by the Black History Month Committee. Contact Dr. Joel Carbonell at jcarbon2@kent.edu for more information.