VIRTUAL DEI Author Series: Alvin Brooks, Binding Us Together

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Name: VIRTUAL DEI Author Series: Alvin Brooks, Binding Us Together
Date: April 26, 2022
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM CDT
Registration: Register Now
Event Description:

Mr. Brooks will be sharing his perspective from a lifetime as a civil rights activist and public servant, sharing stories that are heartfelt, tragic, and inextricably linked to our past and present. More relevant than ever to society today, his life’s work has been to better his community, make the world fairer for all, and diminish bias and discrimination. He proves that a good heart, generous spirit, and a lot of work can connect the world and bind us together. Following Mr. Brooks' presentation, Jeffrey J. Simon will mediate a fire-side chat with Mr. Brooks. 


2019 Kansas Citian of the Year Alvin Brooks is a former Kansas City police officer, Mayor Pro Tem, school board member, director of the City’s first human relations department, founder of AdHoc Group Against Crime, and author. Hear Mr. Brooks talk about building spaces of belonging in the workplace, where he found those spaces and where he didn’t across his own vast work experience, and how he works for a better community. KC Chamber Board member Jeff Simon, Office Managing Partner at Husch Blackwell, sits down with Mr. Brooks in a conversation about his book Binding Us Together as part of the Chamber’s DEI author series.

Thank you to our 2022 Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Sponsors!

Our Presenting Diversity Sponsors are CommunityAmerica Credit Union, Evergy and Hallmark. Our Workshop Presenting Sponsor is Commerce Bank. Our Cornerstone Sponsors are American Century Investments, Bayer, Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, JE Dunn Construction, Lockton Companies, REACH Healthcare Foundation, Saint Luke’s Health System, T-Mobile and Waddell & Reed. Our Regional Diversity Sponsors are Arvest Bank, Black & Veatch, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City, Burns & McDonnell, FleishmanHillardGEICOHeavy Constructors Association, Honeywell, Kansas City Royals, KVC Health Systems, McCownGordon Construction, State Street and VanTrust Real Estate. Our Supporting Diversity Sponsors are Accenture, Bank of America, Bardavon Health Innovations, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner, CBIZ/MHM, Cerner, Children’s Mercy, Enterprise Holdings, Ernst & Young, Garmin, HNTB, Husch Blackwell, H&R BlockKansas City University, Lathrop GPM, Mazuma Credit Union, McAnany, Van Cleave & Phillips, Shook Hardy & Bacon, Southwest Airlines, Spire, Stinson, The Builders' Association, The University of Kansas, The University of Kansas Health System and Turner Construction Company.

This event series is in partnership:
Blue Springs Chamber of Commerce
Independence Chamber of Commerce
South Kansas City Chamber of Commerce

Date/Time Information:
Tuesday, April 26
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.     

This event is free to attend. 
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