Duane Shaw and the widow of the late Keith Lindsey, Susan Lindsey, center, holding signs, were joined by their children and grandchildren for the induction of Shaw and Keith Lindsey into the Kansas City Kansas Community College Athletic Hall of Fame Saturday. Shaw was a former KCKCC athletic director and longtime college employee and sports official while Lindsey was a longtime supporter of KCK athletics as owner of Varsity Sports in KCK. (KCKCC photo by Alan Hoskins)
by Kelly Rogge
Kansas City Kansas Community College is presenting a November Special Event: Embracing Two-Spirit Traditions this week.
The event is from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, in the Intercultural Center on the KCKCC campus, 7250 State Ave.
Presented by Crisosto Apache, the film explores the Native American Two-Spirit traditions that embrace gender diversity and have a positive look on the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community. In the Native American traditions, the LGBT community is seen as having the gift of both male and female spirits. Transgender individuals are seen as even more sacred because of their physical embodiment.
Apache is a member of the Mescalero Apache Tribe and was born and raised on the reservation, which is located in south central New Mexico. He has a background in education and works with disadvantaged youth. He is now with the Two-Spirit National Cultural Exchange where he volunteers his time conducting educational presentations.
The program is co-hosted by the OQS Diversity Club at KCKCC< the Intercultural Center, the Women’s Resource Center of the Student & Community Resource Center and the Division of Student Service. For more information, call 913-288-7193. Information about the film can also be found at www.pbs.org/independentlens/two-spirits/film.html. Kelly Rogge is the public information supervisor at Kansas City Kansas Community College.
Record cold temperatures will give way to slightly warmer conditions this afternoon as highs climb into the upper 20s to lower 30s, according to the National Weather Service.
The temperature was 15 degrees at 8 a.m. Tuesday, with a wind chill reading of 3 degrees. By 9 a.m., it was 20 degrees with a wind chill of 10.
Wind chill values will still be near zero in most locations through late morning.
Temperatures will hold nearly steady overnight as warmer air starts to work back into the region, the weather service said.
Today’s high will be near 35, with a southwest wind of 10 to 15 mph and gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tonight, look for a low of 27, with a south southwest wind of 9 to 14 mph and gusts as high as 20 mph.
On Wednesday, the high will be near 35. A west northwest wind of 8 to 14 mph will gust as high as 18 mph.
Wednesday night’s low will be around 20.
On Thursday, the high will be near 39.