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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.

Upcoming episodes

“Keeping the EPA Going Amidst Political Turmoil” with Kerry Herndon October 17, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Herndon discusses current controversies surrounding the Agency, challenges faced by career staff, and potential results from roll backs on environmental policies.


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“Immigration!” with Angela Ferguson October 24, 2018 | 6:00 pm

The Austin & Ferguson, L.L.C. is a full-service, immigration law firm with a heavy caseload on the deportation defense side, and with lots of advocacy within the community on immigration issues. Angela Ferguson is well known in the All Souls community for her endless energy and passion for social justice.


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“What Do You Know About Africa?” with Tom Crane October 31, 2018 | 6:00 pm

During Vietnam involvements, Tom Crane joined the Peace Corps as a medical technician in Malawi, using opportunities to travel widely in Central Africa.


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Recent episodes

“The Rent’s Too High… Kansas City Housing Policy Options” with Jennifer Tidwell
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October 3, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Every day in K. C. about 42 poor tenants are evicted–they can’t afford the rent. The lack of affordable housing is a national epidemic. City Housing Department Deputy Director Jennifer Tidwell will preview what might go into a City Hall plan, and ask you to be part of the conversation.


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“Update on the U.S. Supreme Court” with Bob Eye
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September 26, 2018 | 6:00 pm

A prominent civil rights attorney in Kansas, Bob Eye, will update us of the changing balance on the United States Supreme Court and possible effects on our civil liberties


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“Country Life Isn’t What It Used to Be” with Terry Spence & Craig Volland
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September 19, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Terry Spence and Craig Volland will explain how Big AG’s political power increasingly threatens rural landowners’ quality of life and property values. It’s the environmental injustice nobody talks about. Terry is with the Socially Responsible Agriculture project and farms in northwest Missouri. Craig is Chair of the Agriculture Committee of the Kansas Sierra Club.


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Jason Stanley
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August 29, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Yale Professor Jason Stanley, author of "How Fascism Works: The Politics of Us and Them", spoke at KKFI's Kicking the Koch Habit Conference earlier this month. Here's what he had to say.


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Nancy MacLean
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August 22, 2018 | 6:00 pm

The author of Democracy in Chains ws the keynote speaker at KKFI's recent Kicking the Koch Habit Conference. We bring you that speech. Coincidentally enough, today is Nancy's birthday.


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Jim Hightower
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August 15, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Jim Hightower closed out the kicking the Koch Habit Conference. We bring you his remarks.


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Hiroshima / Nagasaki Remembrance 2018
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August 8, 2018 | 6:00 pm

To mourn and to give hope, PeaceWorks led the Hiroshima/Nagasaki Remembrance Aug. 5 at Loose Park Lagoon in Kansas City, Missouri. A mix of message and history, this year’s annual observance sought to abolish nuclear weapons worldwide.


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Medicare for All Town Hall Meeting
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August 1, 2018 | 6:00 pm

This episode of All Souls Forum includes audio from the Medicare For All Town Hall meeting held on Monday, July 3oth featuring Dr Ed Weisbart of Physicians for National Health Program with added commentary by congressional candidates Winston Apple and Brent Welder, The town hall was sponsored by health Care Now and co-sponsored by Democratic Socialists of America and Our Revolution.


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Chicago Committee Against War & Racism Press Conference + KC Anti-Trump Rally
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July 25, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Press Conference: 50 Years Since the Democratic Convention in Chicago, and Missy Koonce and Jason Kander from yesterday's anti-Trump rally


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Peter Lumsdaine discussed nuclear disarmament with PeaceWorks Kansas City
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July 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm

On July 6 at the Community Christian Church, Peter Lumsdaine discussed "Turning the clock back from midnight: How we can address the crisis of 2018 and renew eco / justice / peace work for the 21st century." The event was organized in part by PeaceWorks-Kansas City.


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