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Our community is filled with speakers who lead powerful conversations about what it means to be human. Participate in the movement of ideas by bringing a Kansas speaker to your school, organization or community. You'll walk away with new insights — and with ideas about how you can impact the world.

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Spark a Conversation with a Big Idea

What’s the Big Idea? It’s time to change how we talk about the Civil Rights Movement. Read more from Dr. Clarence Lang, Interim Dean of the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at the University of Kansas.


Host a Book Club

Start a conversation and create change in your community with a book club. Our resources and ideas are here to support you.

The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander
Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine
Between the World and Me by Ta-Nehisi Coates

Attend a Dinner Party

When you host a dinner party, you'll have the opportunity to create a space for connection and new understanding. Check out our engaging dinner party topics, and spark a rich, enlightening conversation.

What Happened to the Civil Rights Movement After 1965? Don’t Ask Your Textbook. The Long Civil Rights Movement Initiative How Do You Teach the Civil Rights Movement? - NY Times How Do You Teach the Civil Rights Movement? - NPR Changing How We Talk About the Civil Rights Movement

Have a Movie Night

Let the flicks and films do the teaching! Hosting a movie night at your home or a film screening in your neighborhood can lead to eye-opening discussions.

Hidden Figures
“The Long Struggle for Civil Rights and Black Freedom (Opening Roundtable)”
"Jacquelyn Dowd Hall on Civil Rights"

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