Wednesday at 6:00 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.
The History of the KXL pipeline in South Dakota July 1, 2015 | 6:00 pm
Robin Martinez spoke at the Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center at a monthly Sierra Club meeting to share the history of the KXL pipeline in South Dakota and the regulatory battle before the South Dakota Public Utilities Commission over construction permitting for the Keystone XL Pipeline.
Weighing the Muslim, Social Activist Gulen Movement with Argun Saatcioglu June 24, 2015 | 6:00 pm
KU Associate Professor Argun Saatcioglu will describe the controversy surrounding the Gulen movement, the clashes between religion and political power, and humanitarian work and religious evangelism.
“Tell Me How to Spend $1.5 Billion” with Jan Marcason June 17, 2015 | 6:00 pm
The Kansas City City Council just adopted a new $1.5 billion budget for next year. The budget is the City’s blueprint for what’s important to voters, but how does the Council figure that out?
“RevolveKC: Getting Kansas Citians on Bikes” with Elizabeth Bejan June 3, 2015 | 6:00 pm
Revolve is a non-profit that believes the bicycle is the simple solution for healthy lifestyle and affordable, earth-friendly transportation.
“Assessing Suicide Risk” with Stanley Edlavitch May 13, 2015 | 6:00 pm
Dr. Edlavitch, Professor of Epidemiology in Psychiatry at UMKC School of Medicine, in collaboration with Drs. Fred Newman and Bill Geis, has established links between negative thought patterns (like hopelessness and sense of failure) and clinical symptoms as indicators of acute suicide risk. This can guide not only health care professionals but also friends of suffering individuals.
“Lifting Up Community Voices” with Ira Harritt May 6, 2015 | 6:00 pm
We can overturn the austerity myth. The American Friends Service Committee’s Move the Money Listening Project heard from 46 community leaders discussing community needs, budgeting and tax cutting, military spending and better priorities for our community. Ira Harritt will highlight the project’s finds and discuss ways we can shift the debate from austerity to investing in our future.
“PTSD: Navigating Life after Combat” with Tiffany Prowant April 29, 2015 | 6:00 pm
Tiffany Prowant, Caregiver Fellow at the Elizabeth Dole Foundation, has been a full-time caregiver for her husband, Jeff, since his return home from Iraq in 2010. For the past four years, she has volunteered numerous hours each week as an advocate for veterans and their caregivers. She engages the public through writing, social media, and public speaking to raise awareness about the transition issues for combat veterans.