UG to Host 25th Annual Black History & Scholarship Banquet

This year the Unified Government’s Black History Committee will celebrate its 25th year of hosting the Black History and Scholarship Banquet. To help celebrate this very important milestone, the Black History Committee is partnering with the Kansas City, Kansas Public Library and Kansas City Kansas Community College to bring world-renowned lecturer and diversity trainer Jane Elliott to Kansas City as part of our annual Black History Month celebration.

Elliott will deliver two presentations during her two-day stay in KCK.

Friday, February 17, 2017

  • Elliott will deliver a two-hour, thought provoking lecture on the “Anatomy of Prejudice” at Memorial Hall located at 600 N. 7th Street from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, February 18, 2017

  • Elliott will deliver the keynote message during the Black History and Scholarship Banquet at the Jack Reardon Convention Center located at 500 Minnesota Avenue. The two-hour banquet starts at 6:00 PM. Scholarships will be presented to local college students and there will be an award presentation to acknowledge a local black entrepreneur.

Tickets for this event are $50.00. Please contact Deasiray Norris be email or phone at (913) 573-5110 to purchase tickets.

As we reflect on 2016 and the events surrounding the past presidential election, there are many who are still feeling the fallout from what some view as one of the most contentious races for the White House in modern times. The aftermath of the negative campaigning and election results has left the nation divided in many ways and to the point some believe will have a long-lasting impact on our nation.

Jane Elliott’s presentations will provide an added insight to the problems of racism, sexism, ageism and the –isms of life with which we all have experienced one time or another.

This year’s theme, “Power, Perception and Prejudice; What’s Goin’ On?” could never be more fitting. Hope to see you there!