"CAN I TOUCH YOUR HAIR?"A DISCUSSION ABOUT EXPERIENCING DISCRIMINATION
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 11, 2018
AT MILLER NICHOLS LIBRARY, UMKC
How can we combat hostile, derogatory, or negative racial slights and insults toward people of color?
At this American Public Square student forum, our panelists talked about their experiences with discrimination and microaggression—intentio
Co-founder, Just Systems
Cecilia is the co-founder of Just Systems, a consulting firm that specializes in restorative practices. An educator, organizer, and professional development facilitator, Cecilia is committed to equity, cultural competency, urban education, and students, families and communities. Her work supports racial and educational equity and social justice.
Fuel Transporter, Carter Energy
Born and raised in South Central Los Angeles, Josh describes his childhood state of mind as “survival mode.” He moved from LA to the Midwest for college, attending Quincy University in Quincy, IL, and graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in 2014. Josh now lives in Independence and works as a fuel transporter for Carter Energy.
Moderator: Kaylee Peile
Project Coordinator, American Public Square
Kaylee Peile is Project Coordinator for American Public Square. In this role, she is responsible for research and information for American Public Square events.
Kaylee researches facts, statistics, and historical context for the event topics and other projects. Additionally, she manages young professional membership for the organization and is the host for American Public Square’s podcast “At the Square.” Kaylee holds a BA in History from Quincy University and an MA in History from the University of Missouri, Kansas City.
AMERICAN PUBLIC SQUARE // SEASON 4