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Into the Streets Week Keynote

Join Us Tuesday, April 24 at 4:00 p.m.

The Center for Community Outreach hosts Gabby Rivera as the keynote speaker for Into the Streets Week 2018! Gabby is an QTPOC youth advocate and author of Juliet Takes a Breath and America, featuring the first queer Latina superhero for Marvel comics.

After Gabby’s opening remarks, the CCO will host a panel with Jai Nitz, Dr. Tamara Falicov, and Imani Wadud to engage KU students with a discussion that explores privilege and power, inclusivity in creative spaces, and how communities can have the capacity to be safe, empowering spaces.


  • Jai Nitz: Writer for DC comics, co-creator of El Diablo, and consultant for Suicide Squad and Coco.
  • Dr. Tamara Falicov: Professor of Film and Media Studies and Interim Associate Dean for Research in the Arts and Humanities.
  • Imani Wadud: American Studies PhD student, Chancellor Doctoral Fellow, and Research Mentor with the Wak’ó Mujeres Phu nu Womxn Mural Project associated with Womxn of Color (WoC) makers.

Tuesday, April 24
4:00 p.m.
Kansas Union Ballroom

RSVP here!

As members of a multicultural institution, the CCO’s goal for ITSW 2018 is to bring diversity, collaboration, and representation to the forefront of conversations on how to make KU a more inclusive place.

This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required. Refreshments will be provided! Parking is available at the Mississippi Street Garage, which is connected to the Kansas Union.

This event is hosted by the KU Center for Community Outreach and made possible with the support of KU Student Senate, the Center for Service Learning, Center for Sexuality and Gender Diversity, Department of English, the Emily Taylor Center for Women and Gender Equity, Center for Latin American & Caribbean Studies, the Office of Multicultural Affairs, KU Libraries, Multicultural Scholars Program, and the School of Social Welfare.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend University of Kansas sponsored events. If you require reasonable accommodation, please contact the Center for Community Outreach by April 14 at cco@ku.edu or call (785) 864-4073.