Wednesday at 12:00 pm
All Souls Forum
The All Souls Unitarian Universalist Forum, Kansas City’s longest ongoing conversation, has offered a platform for the discussion of significant issues since 1943. Guest speakers typically focus on issues of political, social justice, moral, educational and artistic significance. Each presentation is followed by questions and discussion.
“Why Climate Matters Most and Why We Need You” with John Kurmann January 28, 2015 | 12:00 pm
KKFI's own John Kurmann will discuss why there really is a “too late” when it comes to avoiding a climate catastrophe and the crucial need for every person who cares to join the fight.
“Your Rights and Law Enforcement” with Bill Raney, Jeff Mittman January 21, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Bill Raney, member of All Souls and of the Missouri Board of Directors for the ACLU, and Jeff Mittman, executive director of the ACLU of Missouri, will discuss what people need to know when stopped by law enforcement.
“Democracy in the Balance—Money and Politics” with Linda Vogel Smith January 14, 2015 | 12:00 pm
Is the deluge of money unleashed by Supreme Court decisions connected to U.S. failure to address critical issues for building a better future?
Why Charles Dickens Wrote A Christmas Carol” with Andrea Warren December 31, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Andrea Warren, author of the best-seller Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London, will discuss this complex man, his motives, and his beloved ghost story.
“How To Not Be Ferguson” with Major Anthony Ell, KCPD December 24, 2014 | 12:00 pm
How does our city’s police department approach the challenges that led to such disastrous results in Ferguson this summer? What can we as citizens do to support law enforcement and hold it accountable?
Panel Discussion: “Expose and Close – Outrage in Artesia” December 17, 2014 | 12:00 pm
The Obama Administration is holding about 700 Central American women & children in a small desert town in New Mexico under poor conditions and without due process. Volunteers who traveled to Artesia to provide legal services will update us on progress in getting the families released and the facility closed.
“Kansas City Mental Health Initiatives” with Theresa Reyes-Cummings & Jennifer Wilding December 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Ms. Reyes-Cummings and Ms. Wilding will cover KC area mental health initiatives and pressing issues, including social perceptions of increased violence, availability of care and Medicaid expansion.
“Barriers to Seeking Help as Perceived by Abused Elder Women” with Dr. Frederick Newman December 3, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Dr. Frederick Newman will describe his study of 447 abused elder women in south Florida and their perception of barriers to seeking help. He will also discuss the implications for public health policy.