Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey
1714 East 18th St.
Kansas City, MO 64108
Michelle T. Johnson and Tyrone Aiken facilitate a discussion titled “First 100 Days“. There is limited seating for this event. Please RSVP to email@example.com or by calling (816) 471-6003 ext. 0.
This free event is an extension of KCFAA’s symposium series on race, place and diversity.
Join us as we discuss the first 100 Days of President Trump and his impact on issues of diversity and inclusion. Share your thought and ideas, hopes and fears in a safe environment.
Much is made of a president’s first 100 days in office, and a quick check of history reveals that the tradition started 84 years ago, in 1933, when Franklin D. Roosevelt took the oath of office as the nation’s 32nd president during the country’s worst depression. (Richard Stark, The Hutchinson News)
Michelle Tyrene Johnson is a Kansas City area native who is a workplace diversity and inclusion facilitator, speaker and writer, as well as a former journalist and former employment attorney. Ms. Johnson, also a certified mediator, is the author of several columns and three books on diversity, including “The Diversity Code: Unlock the Secrets to Making Differences Work in the Real World.” Ms. Johnson has spoken on diversity issues and conducted diversity workshops for several organizations, businesses and colleges across the country, including Wal-Mart Headquarters in Bentonville, Ark.; H&R Block, Hallmark Cards, Rockwell Automation and several federal, state and local municipalities. Additionally, she is a playwright with plays produced in Kansas City, Houston, Oakland, California, Philadelphia and New York City. More information on Ms. Johnson can be found at www.MichelleTJohnson.com.
Tyrone Aiken, choreographer, teacher, dancer and arts administrator is the Chief Artistic Officer for KCFAA. Tyrone received the Robert A. and Dr. Phyllis Bernstein Humanitarian Award from the Jewish Family and Children Services, the Bank of America Neighborhood Hero Award and the Pinnacle Award for Arts excellence from the Johnson County Library in addition to traveling to the White House to accept the Coming Up Taller award for AileyCamp. He also served on the board of directors for Parks and Recreation of Kansas City Missouri, the National World War I Museum at Liberty Memorial, the KC Arts Commission and the City of Fountains Foundation and as a panelist for the National Endowment For the Arts, Missouri Arts Council and Kansas Arts Commission.
Symposium coming November 2017.
Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey is committed to a five-year symposium project that focuses attention on fostering awareness of issues of diversity at the local, regional, national and international level. Join us for a candid discussion on race, place, and diversity, and how each influences the current condition and future of Kansas City. Hear our featured speakers share their contributions to American cultural arts and give important insights on their journey of life, struggle, and success.
KCFAA’s Symposium Series is generously supported by