Race Project KC is an annual immersive social justice initiative for students in grades 9 through 12 in the Kansas City metro area. Established by Johnson County Library and evoked by the book Some of My Best Friends are Black: The Strange Story of Integration in America by author Tanner Colby, the program’s goal is to help participating students build connections by better understanding each other and our shared history through the lens of race.
Participating schools apply in the fall and are involved in events throughout the school year. The ‘21-’22 cohorts have been established;other ways to get involved:
Sign up for our monthly Newsletter to keep up with our activities and the next application cycle;
Make use of the Resources we’ve curated for our participants;