Kirk P. Perucca, President

Project Equality

P.O. Box 7085, Kansas City, MO 64113-0085


Project Equality's 2017 Diversity and Inclusion Summit

will be held Friday, February 24 at the Pierson Auditorium, UMKC Campus.


Project Equality’s Diversity and Inclusion Summit brings together leaders in the civic, educational, financial, governmental, health, corporate and legal communities to discuss where we are in 2016 on the road to full inclusion, but even more importantly, what strategies will make equality and access a reality for all. The summit has a focus on forward-thinking initiatives which encourage awareness and open dialogue for all attendees.


Tickets will be available for purchase in December 2016.

Your ticket will include admission to the event, continental breakfast, lunch and parking on the UMKC campus in the Cherry Street parking garage (levels 5 & 6), which is located at E 50th Street and Cherry Streets. The Student Union is located at 5000 Holmes, Kansas City, MO.


Eboo Patel founded Interfaith Youth Core on the idea that religion should be a bridge of cooperation rather than a barrier of division. He is inspired to build this bridge by his identity as an American Muslim navigating a highly religiously diverse social landscape.  For over fifteen years he has worked with governments, social sector organizations, and college and university campuses to help make interfaith cooperation a social norm. Named by US News & World Report as one of America’s Best Leaders of 2009, Eboo served on President Obama’s Inaugural Faith Council and is the author of Acts of Faith, Sacred Ground and the new Interfaith Leadership: A Primer. He holds a doctorate in the sociology of religion from Oxford University, where he studied on a Rhodes scholarship.

Eboo lives in Chicago with his wife, Shehnaz, and two sons. When he’s not teaching his kids about interfaith cooperation, you’ll find him feeding his coffee addiction and rooting for Notre Dame.