Ms. Debbie Allen, our first Race, Place & Diversity Award recipient.


This year, as a part of our annual Symposium Series, we are thrilled to include a new Award Dinner to celebrate those who advocate for diversity and inclusion in our country. Our first honoree is Ms. Debbie Allen. Her work as an executive producer, director, actor, choreographer, and dancer has positioned her to make a profound impact and open dialogue for understanding and change.

Learn how you can join us in celebrating Ms. Allen’s work and support the efforts of Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey.

Contest to Win FREE Ticket to Symposium

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Enter the contest to win a FREE TICKET to attend our annual Symposium on Race, Place, and Diversity!

In a few weeks, we’ll begin promoting the 2017 Symposium on Race, Place, and Diversity presented by Great West Financial and Empower Retirement. Attendance at the daytime event with lunch and panel discussions will cost $60, but you might be able to participate for FREE!

How? Download our new KCFAA app! Be the first to learn of news and upcoming events, access exclusive and behind-the-scenes content.

TO ENTER THE DRAWING: After downloading the app, simply fill in the 2017 Symposium Contest form to be entered in the drawing for a FREE ticket!

Available on Google Play and iTunes!

Or search for “KCFAA” in your app store.

Download the KCFAA app today and Enter to Win!

Winner will be selected on October 9, 2017 and will be notified within 48 hours.

2017 Symposium Date Announcement


We are happy to announce that our 2017 Symposium on Race, Place, and Diversity will be held on Thursday, November 16, 2017. Please register at

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