Diversity Lecture Series

Diversity Lecture Series

The Office of Diversity and Inclusion is proud to present the Diversity Lecture Series, a series that features distinguished leaders and experts to inspire campus dialogue, community engagement and learning about the national narrative on diversity and inclusion. The speakers include scholars, thought leaders and diversity professionals whose research, scholarship, leadership and advocacy enhance the university's efforts to present diverse ideas, perspectives and viewpoints to inspire greater understanding and appreciation for diversity and inclusion.

The Diversity Lecture Series was made possible through support of various university departments at Wichita State University.

All events are free and open to the public.

Fall 2019 Speakers

A Conversation with Schuyler Bailar

A Conversation with Schuyler Bailar »

6 p.m.
Thursday, September 12
Rhatigan Student Center 265

Schuyler Bailar is the first transgender athlete to compete in any sport on an NCAA Division 1 men's team.

Take the Lead Reception

Take the Lead Reception »

6:30 p.m.
Thursday, September 19
CAC Theater

Kat Lazo shares what inspired her to create "The Kat Call" and how acknowledging the different ways LatinX people embody both oppression and privilege can bring us all closer to liberation.

The Art of Code Switching

The Art of Code Switching »

6 p.m.
Thursday, October 10
CAC Theater

What is code switching? Harold Wallace III defines what code switching is and shares the everyday struggle of switching codes for survival.

Living Out Loud

7 p.m.
Thursday, October 17
Eugene M. Hughes Metropolitan Complex

Nyle DiMarco shares his barrier-breaking story as a Deaf man who has risen above stereotypes to take the world by storm.

Nyle DiMarco

Our Sponsors

Thank you to the following sponsors for supporting our Diversity Lecture Series:

Spectrum: LGBTQ & Allies

Student Involvement

Housing and Residence Life

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