Building Bridges: Facing the Challenges of Polarization Within Kansas City for Latinos and African Americans

Immigrant Heritage Series
A panel including Guadalupe Centers CEO Cris Medina discusses the history and current challenges of Kansas City’s growing Hispanic and Latino demographic – now accounting for 10% of its population.
Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Reception: 
6 pm
Program: 
6:30 pm
Event Audio

Hispanics and Latinos make up an increasing share of Kansas City’s population – an estimated 10% in 2015 – mirroring a nationwide trend. A panel of local and locally connected leaders discusses their history and current challenges in the latest installment of the Library’s 2016 Immigrant Heritage Series.

Participating are Cris Medina, CEO of Guadalupe Centers, Inc.; La Raza’s deputy vice president for integrated marketing and events, Enrique Chaurand; and Gwen Grant, CEO of the Urban League of Greater Kansas City.

This event also is part of a year-long examination of polarization in American society, E Pluribus Unum? Missouri and the Fractured Society, made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities and conducted in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council.