Tuesday, January 29, 2019

Black History Month Events 2019


Martin Luther King, Jr., Day of Service
January 21, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Cross-Lines, 736 Shawnee Ave., KCK; or Young Women on the Move, 3148 Parallel Parkway, KCK, RSVP to tbrimmer@kumc.edu or tmoore3@kumc.edu.
Join friends and colleagues for a day of service honoring the life and achievements of Martin Luther King, Jr.  Meet at Cross-Lines to box food for low-income seniors in the community or Young Women on the Move to help set up their building for the new semester.

Jayhawk Coffee Break
February 5, 8:00-9:00 a.m., Murphy Lobby
The Black History Month Advisory Group is an extension of the EVC’s Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet Programming Committee. Members will be on hand to share information about their current activities and events.

Biographical Posters of Researchers, Faculty, Residents & Staff
February 6-28, daily, located outside the Alumni Office, HEB Bridge, Hixson Atrium; Displays also on Wichita and Salina campuses
Learn about the background and careers of several Black and African American researchers, faculty and administrators, as well as their journey to KUMC.

Summer 1938: Desegregation of the KU School of Medicine, Clendening History of Medicine Exhibit
February 1-28, daily, Health Education Building Alumni Atrium, ground floor
See the story of Edward V. Williams, ’41, the first African American student to graduate with an MD from KU School of Medicine.

Student National Medical Association Events
SNMA plans events throughout the week of February 18-22 including a special presentation Friday. Contact Ebony at e931o369@kumc.edu or Stephanie at s486a473@kumc.edu.

Health Disparities in Gynecologic Cancer Care among African American Women
February 19, 12:00-1:00 p.m., School of Nursing Auditorium
This quarterly Clinical Culture & Diversity series session features Dineo Khabele, MD, FACOG, FACS.  Lunch provided.

Black History Month Research Day
February 26, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Health Education Building, Ad Astra Room
Learn about the research conducted by KU’s Black and African American faculty.  Digital posters presented at 10:30 a.m., followed by luncheon with keynote speaker. See separate flyer for additional details.

EVC Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet
February 28, 3:00-4:00 p.m., HEB G201, iTV to Salina Rm. 225 & Wichita Roberts Conf. Center
The quarterly meeting of the Diversity & Inclusion Cabinet will include reports and information on their strategic action items.



Additional Opportunities

Language Differences: 
A help or hindrance for teaching poor children
to read?
February 11, 2019, 5:00-6:00 p.m., telecast to 2004 Orr Major from KU-Lawrence. 
Annual Betty H. Bunce Multicultural Lecture featuring:
Julie Washington, Ph.D., Georgia State University.  Sponsored by KU Speech-Language-Hearing program

Society of Black Academic Surgeons: KU is a proud sponsor of this prestigious group.  Contact Dineo Khabele to learn more: dkhabele@kumc.edu.

Check out events organized by the Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City: http://www.blackarchives.org/