Park University Hosting Discussion on Diversity

Monday, April 13, 2015

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Park University, in conjunction with The Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council, will host a “Unity Within Diversity” discussion on Wednesday, April 22, starting at 2 p.m. in the McCoy Meetin’ House on the University’s Parkville Campus. The event is free and open to the public.

The dialogue will include a trio of panelists: Matt Rice, GKCIC Buddhism director; Mahnaz Shabbir, GKCIC Islam director at-large and adjunct instructor of healthcare administration at Park; and Barry Speert, GKCIC Judaism director at-large. The panelists will present an overview of their respective faiths and their work in the community promoting diversity appreciation and awareness, followed by a question-and-answer session.

For more information about the event, contact Sarah Stout, senior interdisciplinary studies major, at

Please note: McCoy Meetin’ House has restricted physical access. Park University wants to make available to everyone access to all programs and activities conducted in this building. Requests for physical access accommodations should be addressed in a timely manner to Park University’s Office of Campus Safety at (816) 584-6444. Park University will make all reasonable modifications to ensure that individuals with physical challenges have an equal opportunity to enjoy all programs and activities.