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Legislation #: 980341 Introduction Date: 4/2/1998
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 4/2/1998
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBER ZCLEAVER(OLD)
Title: Declaring April 6 - 9, 1998, as Campus Week of Dialogue on Race.

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4/2/1998

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RESOLUTION NO. 980341

 

Declaring April 6 - 9, 1998, as Campus Week of Dialogue on Race.

 

WHEREAS, in June 1997, President William Jefferson Clinton announced the creation of the Presidents Initiative on Race, an effort to help us become one America in the 21st Century - a place where we respect others differences and, at the same time, embrace the values that unite us; and

 

WHEREAS, the Secretary of Education, Honorable Richard W. Riley, and the Chair of the Advisory Board to the Presidents Initiative on Race, have designated April 6-9 as Campus Week of Dialogue on Race; and

 

WHEREAS, our campuses traditionally bring together people from many different backgrounds and conversations will promote a climate wherein specific goals to enhance inclusion can be formed and provide opportunities for leadership for Kansas Citians participating in the campus dialogues; and

 

WHEREAS, a Campus-Community Partnerships Town Hall meeting will be held on Wednesday, April 8, 1998, at 7:00 p.m. to discuss how Kansas City is addressing race issues; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby declare April 6 - 9, 1998, as Campus Week of Dialogue on Race; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council and that copies hereof be presented to Dr. E. Paul Williams, President of Penn Valley Community College, Dr. Harold Koch, Division Chair of the Social Services Department at Penn Valley Community College, and Phillip Jamerson, Student Activities Specialist at Penn Valley Community College, in appreciation of their dedication and work to develop a dialogue on race relations in Kansas City.

 

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