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Tilford Contact Info

Dory Quinn, Secretary
Tilford Group
218A Russ Hall
Pittsburg State University
1701 South Broadway
Pittsburg KS 66762

Phone: 620-235-6584

Complete Listing of Speakers and Lecturers

1. Speaker: Dr. Roy F. Janisch: "Native American Sovereignty and Law" - September 2007

2. Speaker: Dr. Jeffrey R. Williams : "Recruitment and Retention of Domestic Minorities" - October 2007

3. Speaker: Dr. Joni Barnard : "Diversity in the Workplace" - November 2007

4. Speaker: Dr. Anh Tran : "Stratagies to Promote Diversity Appreciation" - February 4, 2008 Picture

5. Speaker: Dr. Browyn Conrad, Gender Discrimination in Academe Associate Professor of Social Sciences, PSU - March 25, 2008

6. Speaker: Regent Janie Perkins , Diversity: My Personal Experiences Member, Kansas Board of Regents, - April 25, 2008

7. Speaker: Jeremy Deckard, Kansas Human Rights Commission, Diversity: Food for Thought - September 23, 2008

8. Speaker: Dr. John E. Tidwell Gordon Parks: The Living Tree, partner with the Axe Library - February 19, 2009

9. Speaker: Dr. Matthew Whitaker Understanding Culture and Building Community - April 2, 2009

10. Speaker: Rev. Daniel Kuot, one of the 'lost boys of Sudan', "Darfur, Sudan Today: Daniel's amazing story and what is happening in Sudan today" - October 6, 2009

11. Speaker: Mr. Bill Thornton, Acting Secretary of Commerce of State of Kansas, "Diversity and Multiculturalism- My Life Journey" - April 8, 2010

12 Speaker: Dr. Jose B. Gonzalez, "And I Thought Aliens didn't Eat Rice and Beans" - September 22, 2010 Co-sponsored with the Tilford Group, Office of Student Diversity, Hispanics of Today, and Campus Acitivies Center

13. Speaker: Ms. Thea Nietfeld, "Kansas Settlers Try Again: Beyond 'Bloody Kansas'" - February 15, 2011, 2pm in Balkans Room, OSC
Co-sponsored with the Tilford Group, Office of Student Diversity, and Campus Activities Center

14. Speaker: Regent Mildred Edwards, "Empowering Communities Through Education, Diversity" - February 25, 2011, 2.00pm Governors Room, OSC
Co-sponsored with the Tilford Group and the President's Office

15. Speaker: Dr. Joseph Seabrooks Jr., President of the Metropolitan Community College-Blue River, "All About the Benjamins: 5 Things College Students Get Twisted" - Friday, March 11, 2011, 11am, Governors Room, OSC

16. Speaker: Michael Reyes, Hispanic Heritage Month Speaker is a Chicano/Mexicano poet, emcee, actor, playwright, artist and community organizer (specializing in youth development).  Monday, September 12, 2011, 8pm, Grubbs Hall Room 107. 
Co-sponsored with the Tilford Group and Office of Student Diversity

17. Speaker: Daniel Wildcat, Director of the Haskell Environmental Research Studi (HERS) Center and Director of the American Indian Studies Program at Haskell Indian Nations University in Lawrence, Kansas, will speak on our campus about "Diversity: An Issue of Life Enhancement for the Planet." - Monday, September 19, 2011, 2pm, Grubbs Hall Room 109
(Daniel Wildcat Lecture Brief | Poster | Lecture Video  | Lecture Photo)

18. Tilford Lecture: Lee Jones, a person with dreams and a person with Down syndrome, does not believe that words like “reasonable expectations” should stand in anyone’s way. - Friday, April 20, 2012 in 109 Grubbs Hall, 3 PM

19. Speaker: Jennifer Knapp - "Inside Out Faith: Music and musings about the journey of life finding love and being a gay person of faith" - October 22, 2012

20. Speaker: Precious Porras, University of Kansas - "Discovering Your Identities, How to be an Ally for Your Students" - Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, 12pm - 1pm, Governor's room, Student Center
(Presentation | Strategies HandoutMatrix of Oppression Handout)
Co-sponsored with the Tilford Group and Campus Activities Council

21. Speaker: Hispanic Heritage Month Kickoff: 'Am I Too SEXY?' Stan Pearson II
Come kick-off Hispanic Heritage Month with us on Wednesday, September 18th at 7pm in the Crimson & Gold Ballroom. Stan Pearson II, aka Mr. Am I too SEXY?, is a great speaker you will enjoy! -September 18, 2013
Co-sponsored with the Tilford Group and the Office of Student Diversity

22. Speaker: Frankie Soto, better known as Hidden Legacy is a spoken word artist who will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with our campus in sharing his art and his passion at 7pm in the Governor's Room on - September 23, 2013
Co-sponsored with the Tilford Group and the Office of Student Diversity

23. Speaker: The Women’s Studies Program at Pittsburg State University invite you to attend a diversity and leadership presentation by Dr. Brenda Allen. Dr. Allen will speak about the traditional concepts of ethics and communication to contemporary concerns about diversity. - March 24, 2014

24. Speaker: Restorative Justice. Rev. Thea Nietfield will come to speak on campus. Her presentation will be a program on restorative justice from 2:00 - 3:30pm in Grubbs Hall Room 107. (Poster) - September 11, 2014

25. Speaker: The Diversity Office will host Mercedes Ramirez Johnson, and inspirational speaker who talks about “second chance living” as their main Hispanic Heritage month speaker. - September 23, 2014

26. Speaker: Join the Office of Student Diversity for our Native American Heritage Month Speaker: Carmen Davis on Monday, 7pm in the Crimson & Gold Ballroom. - November 3, 2014
Co-Sponsored with the Tilford Group and the Office of Student Diversity 

27. Speaker:Joy Harjo, poet and member of the Muskogee Tribe, is the author of many books, including A Map to the Next World, The Woman Who Fell From the Sky, In Mad Love and War, Secrets from the Center of the World, She Had Some Horses, and How We Became Human New and Selected Poems: 1975 – 2001. Harjo will be appearing at 8 p.m. Thursday, November 13, in the Crimson and Gold Room of Overman Student Center.
Co-Sponsored with the Tilford Group and the Department of English 

28. Speaker: The Black History Month Keynote Speaker Corey Taylor will speak for Black History Month of 2015. - February 19, 2015
Co-Sponsored with the Tilford Group and The Office of Student Diversity

29. Speaker: Curtis Edward McCarty of Oklahoma City, OK, spent 21 years in the Oklahoma State Penitentiary, including 19 on death row, for a crime he did not commit. (Poster) - April 9, 2015
Co-Sponsored with the Tilford Group

30. Speaker: Native American Heritage Month speaker, Bill Miller, is an artist, musician, educator and an icon of the Native American community. (Press Release) - November 3, 2015

31. Speaker: Craig Wolfe, communications director for Kansas Sierra Club, volunteer president of Heartland Renewable Energy Society, one of the founders of the KC Climate Coalition and singer/songwriter in the group Soular, gives a presentation on Climate Change. - April 21, 2016

32. Speaker: Julia Garcia, who grew up in a divided home with grandparents who immigrated illegally to the U.S., saw firsthand the perceived limitations and barriers that those struggling to create a better life for themselves and their families face. In 2009, Garcia co-founded, a motivational speaking group that combines motivational speaking with the creative arts, such as theater and spoken-word poetry. - September 20, 2016

33. Speaker: Interactive presentation from Dr. Marta Caminero-Santangelo discussing misconceptions about undocumented immigration. (Poster) - April 11, 2017

34. Speaker: Craig Wolfe with a presentation on climate change called, "The Climate Emergency: The Case for Immediate Action". - April 21, 2017

35. Speaker:  In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, the PSU Office of Student Diversity, Campus Activities and the PSU Tilford Group will present a lecture by Dr. Jose B. Gonzalez at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 22, in the Governor's Room of the Overman Student Center. Gonzalez, a professor of English at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, will deliver a lecture entitled "And I Thought Aliens Didn't Eat Rice & Beans: Poetry, laughter, social thought and the evolution of the word Latino." (Press Release) - September 22, 2017