Events & Programs

At UMKC, we believe in fostering a dynamic and vibrant learning environment by engaging our campus community and Kansas City community in thought-provoking discussions about issues that matter and meaningful programs to create culturally competent citizens.

The Division of Diversity and Inclusion lecture series is about shaking up the status quo by bringing high-impact thought leaders from the national stage to share ideas and insights on issues of social justice and equity.

Social Justice Book and Lecture Series

Pride Lecture Series and Scholarship Breakfast

Cesar Chavez Lecture Series

Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture Series

The Agapito Mendoza Scholarship Breakfast named after a local campus and community hero supports Hispanic/Latina/o scholars achieve their academic goals in collaboration with Hispanic Development Fund.

Avanzando provides Hispanic Development Fund and Agapito Mendoza Scholarship recipients with individualized support to reach their academic and career goals.

The Interfailth Dialogue Dinner promotes mutual understanding, respect and cooperation among people of diverse faiths and cultures in the Great Kansas City Area.

The Women of Color Leadership Conference and High School/Collegiate Connection Day provides an environment for, by and about Women of Color that promotes equity, education and professional development.