Still "Separate, Still Unequal: Pursuing Racial Justice in Kansas" planned for Oct. 5 on the KCKCC campus
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 24, 2018
CONTACT: Mark McCormick, director of strategic communications, 913-490-4113, [email protected]
OVERLAND PARK, KS - The ACLU of Kansas will host a day of discussion on topics as broad as racial profiling, voting rights, immigration and more for its conference, “Still Separate, Still Unequal: Pursing Racial Justice in Kansas,” Friday Oct. 5.
The event, in partnership with Kansas City Kansas Community College, features local and national experts from law enforcement, academia, the legislature, and advocacy communities discussing mass incarceration, Kansas’ racial history, as well as diversity and power representation.
“Racial justice touches all of us,” said Mark McCormick, director of strategic communications for the ACLU of Kansas. “Whether you’ve been a crime victim, have an incarcerated loved one or you’re a taxpayer watching more and more of your money being devoted to corrections and law enforcement, this is your issue. We need you at the table to help make progress on racial justice.”
The event, set to run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Upper Jewell Center at KCKCC, 7250 State Ave., is free and open to the public but requires advanced registration at: aclukansas.org/stillunequal. Lunch will be provided. Space is limited so register today.
Panel topics will include:
• What’s the future of voting rights?
• What would a path to citizenship actually look like?
• How can citizens better hold law enforcement accountable?
• How has Kansas’ racial history shaped its present?
• Are we beyond legislative solutions or should that be the starting point?
• Why should I care about these issues?
• What can individuals do to help/contribute?
For more information, please contact Mark McCormick at the ACLU of Kansas at 913-490-4105, or by email at: [email protected]
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About the ACLU of Kansas: The ACLU of Kansas is the statewide affiliate of the national American Civil Liberties Union. The ACLU of Kansas is dedicated to preserving and advancing the civil rights and legal freedoms guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. For more information, visit our website at www.aclukansas.org.