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RE·CAST // Race, Innovation and Culture Discussion (feat.) Tim Wise

Thursday, July 23 @ 11:30 am - 1:00 pm • Organized By Startland
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Join STARTLAND and Husch Blackwell for a virtual discussion on racism, innovation and culture in Kansas City and beyond.

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RE·CAST (ft. Tim Wise)

Racial Equality Cultivating A Sustainable Tomorrow

A sustainable economy and culture depend on the end of racism. RE·CAST unites authentic perspectives on race, innovation and culture in Kansas City and beyond.

Join STARTLAND and Husch Blackwell for a virtual discussion on racism, innovation and culture.

Featuring panelists Kemet Coleman, Sheri Gonzales, Bobby Gay, Kiona Sinks and Jeff Simon.

Presented by Husch Blackwell



11:30 - Music by DJ Joe & DJ Ice Kole

11:45 - Keynote by TIM WISE

12:05 - Roundtable w. special guests and TIM WISE

12:20 - Q&A

12:45 - Music by Love, Mae C

1:00 - END



Tim Wise // Anti-racist essayist, author and educator

Tim Wise, whom scholar and philosopher Cornel West calls, “A vanilla brother in the tradition of (abolitionist) John Brown,” is among the nation’s most prominent antiracist essayists and educators. He has spent the past 25 years speaking to audiences in all 50 states, on over 1000 college and high school campuses, at hundreds of professional and academic conferences, and to community groups across the nation.

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Kiona Sinks

// Black Excellence KC

Kiona is a community minded connector with eight plus years of consistent volunteerism and community engagement. She is both mission-driven and passionate about diversity and inclusion and promoting social, and civic engagement. Read more

Kemet Coleman

// STARTLAND (Moderator)

Rapper, artist, urbanist, activist and Kansas City icon, Kemet Coleman recently joined STARTLAND as the Director of Marketing & Experiences. Read more

Jeff Simon

// Husch Blackwell

Managing partner of Husch Blackwell in Kansas City, Jeff represents Fortune 500 companies and industry leaders in a wide variety of matters. Read more

Bobby Gay

// Google, BAR Digital

An innovative, forward thinking business professional who has spent the last 5 years accumulating an array of experiences across business, tech, sports and media industries. Read more

Sheri Gonzales

// Greater Kansas City Civic Council

Sheri works with businesses, organizations and leaders to promote system alignment, identify gaps, and monitor the region’s outcomes. Read more


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