TOPEKA – “Race and Politics in 2008” will be the topic of the Diversity Matters Seminar Series from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 31, in the Kansas Room, Memorial Union, Washburn University. The public is welcome. The discussion speakers will be: Steve Cisneros, executive director, Kansas Hispanic and Latino American Affairs Commission; Chris Hamilton, professor, political science; and John Paul, assistant professor, sociology and anthropology. The Diversity Matters Seminar planning committee, Diversity Fellows, and the vice president for academic affairs office are sponsoring the series. For information, call (785) 670-2059.