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Community Conversations

Community Conversations take place each Thursday of the month. Join us for discussions on Turning the Page, Culture Hour, Sustainability, Health & Wellness and Crucial Conversations on essential and newsworthy topics.

Community Conversations are a casual forum for students, faculty, residents and staff to share diverse insights on various topics of interest to our community at the University of Kansas Medical Center.

Focus Areas

  1. Turning the Page
    Systemic racism has a major impact on health disparities in America. Discuss books about systemic racism and its impact on health care and bio-medical research on the first Thursday of the month.
  2. Culture Hour
    A casual forum for students, faculty, and staff on insights, questions, and concerns about culture will take place the second Thursday of each month.
  3. Sustainability
    A discussion about climate change, health care, and sustainability both on campus and at home is held the third Thursday of each month.
  4. Health & Wellness
    A dialogue centered on all aspects of living a healthful life will be the fourth Thursday of each month.
  5. Crucial Conversations
    Conversation focused on essential and newsworthy topics is conducted on the fifth Thursday of the month.

Previous handouts and presentations

Please feel free to come and go as your schedule allows. For more information, contact Alexa Smith,

Sponsored By:

Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Counseling and Educational Support, Department of Family Medicine Research Division, Facilities Management, Frontiers, Juntos, Landscape Services, Office of International Programs, Student Life

Diversity at KUMC

Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

University of Kansas Medical Center
Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Mailstop 2015
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Kansas City, KS 66160
Phone: 913-588-3319
Fax: 913-588-1412