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.

Spring 2020 Speakers

Anthony Hinton

Anthony Hinton - Black History Month Keynote Speaker »

6:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 13
CAC Theater

Anthony Hinton was released in April 2015 after spending 30 years on Alabama's death row for a crime he did not commit.

Dr. Sarah Deer

Sovereignty of the Soul: Confronting Sexual Violence in Native America »

4 p.m.
Friday, March 13
Rhatigan Student Center 233

Dr. Sarah Deer's lecture will give us an opportunity to learn about the crisis of interpersonal and sexual violence in Native America.


Calling all Wichita State Alumni!

The Wichita State University Alumni Association invites Shocker Alumni to a social reception from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thursday, February 13 in Rhatigan Student Center 142 before attending the Diversity Lecture Series keynote speaker, Anthony Hinton. Light refreshments will be served.

Our Sponsors

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

Burns & McDonnell

Alberici Constructors

Additional Sponsors:

Black Academic Honor Society, Black Student Union, African American Faculty & Staff Association, WSU Alumni Association, Wichita Branch NAACP, Department of Sociology, Shocker Sociology, Alpha Kappa Delta Sociology Honor Society and more!

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