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Kankakee Community College to host online panel, “What is Anti-Blackness?”

KANKAKEE – An upcoming panel hosted by Kankakee Community College will bring a local perspective on the topic “What is Anti-Blackness?” 

The event will stream online this upcoming Wednesday, September 9th from 6-7:30 pm featuring a panel of students and professors.  It will also feature Travis Miller, a KCC staff member and organizer of several local Black Lives Matter marches, and Willie Hunt, City of Kankakee Deputy Police Chief.

The event will be moderated by Kankakee Community College coordinator of equity, diversity and inclusion, Whitney Mittons. The panel discussion is being presented by KCC’s Office of Student Life and Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion.

“This panel will feature the voices of a recent student, an educator, an activist, and a member of law enforcement who will share their experiences and knowledge to help us to understand ‘What is Anti-Blackness’ and how we can combat it in our community,” said Mittons. “As we all witness civil unrest globally and in our own community, we must come together for courageous conversation about race, racism, and where to go from here.”

This panel is an online only event.  To watch the discussion, email wmittons@kcc.edu before Sept. 9 with a request for the link. 

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