KCFAA to Host Annual Race, Place & Diversity Dinner


NPR’s Michele Norris to Be Honored With Distinguished Diversity Award

Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey (KCFAA) is proud to honor NPR’s Michele Norris with its distinguished Race, Place and Diversity Award at the annual Race, Place and Diversity Dinner on Monday, October 29 at the InterContinental Hotel on the Country Club Plaza.

Every year, KCFAA honors an individual who demonstrates true leadership and advocacy on the issue of discrimination. The award highlights those who work to break down racial, religious, socioeconomic, ethnic, age, sexual orientation, gender identity and disability-discriminatory barriers.

Norris is an award-winning reporter, journalist, author, and former host of NPR’s, All Things Considered. Norris also co-created the Race Card Project, which encourages people to express their experience of race in six words. In 2014, this project was honored with a Peabody Award.

Mayor Sly James and his wife, Licia Clifton-James, Ph.D., will serve as honorary chairs, which dovetails with the Mayor’s Race and Inclusion Initiative unveiled in his “State of the City” address last March. Dr. Lisa Klein and Jamie Allen are serving as the 2018 Diversity Dinner Event Chairs.

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Diversity Dinner

• 5 PM – 6 pm – Patron Party Reception at the Intercontinental Rooftop Bar
• 6 – 6:30 PM – Dinner Registration
• 6:30 PM – Dinner

For Diversity Dinner ticket and sponsorship information, click here.