Library Receives Support from Community After Swastika Vandalism

Tue, 12/20/2016
Courtney Lewis
Library Receives Support from Community After Swastika Vandalism




Kansas City, MO - The Kansas City Public Library is grateful for the support of the community and the Friends of the Library in response to the recent acts of vandalism at the Central Library, which included swastikas and racist, homophobic graffiti. Today the Friends announced they will underwrite book purchases and speaker presentations that emphasize diversity and inclusion.
 
In addition, representatives of Kansas City’s Museum Education Roundtable are working with the Library on a prospective series of programs in 2017 that would address and explore the underlying issues behind such hate-filled rhetoric.
 
The Museum Education Roundtable is group of individuals representing museums, libraries, and historical societies in the greater Kansas City area.