Mar 22, 2006    #055
Contact: Michelle Hopkins

Chancellor Guy Bailey featured in dialogue on UMKC's relationship to Black Kansas City community

“Building the Future: UMKC and Black Kansas City” is the title of an upcoming public dialogue featuring UMKC Chancellor Guy Bailey and numerous Black leaders in Kansas City, including Mayor Pro-Tem Alvin Brooks and Councilman Troy Nash.

UMKC annually holds a Black Studies conference to examine the current status of the Black community in Kansas City and discuss ways in which the university might enhance its active urban engagement role. Currently, UMKC is engaged in numerous projects that target the urban community, including the Institute for Urban Education, the Ivanhoe House mentoring project in the Ivanhoe neighborhood, and research studies on ozone levels and asthma in the urban core.

UMKC holds diversity, inclusiveness and respect as one of its strategic core values.

The “Building the Future” dialogue will be held Friday, April 21 from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at UMKC’s African American History and Culture House, 5245 Rockhill Rd., with a reception and entertainment to follow at the Belger Center Art Gallery, 2100 Walnut in Kansas City. Cost is $15 per person, $5 for students and seniors.

For more information, please contact Deborah Foster, (816) 235-2636 or


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