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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.

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“Political Cartoons: No Laughing Matter“ with Lewis Diuguid & Bette Tate-Beaver
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February 22, 2017 | 6:00 pm

A political cartoon can make people think about current events and tries to sway opinion. Lewis Diuguid, former columnist and editorial board member at the Kansas City Star, and Bette Tate-Beaver, executive Director of the National Association for Multicultural Education, will lead this discussion.


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“Senior Co-housing: Building Community Where You Live” with Gayl Reinsch
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February 15, 2017 | 6:00 pm

To side-step institutional living or loneliness, some seniors are banding together in condominiums or houses for community and mutual support. Gayl Reinsch, founder of the Kansas City Co-housing Coalition, will share some examples and introduce three residents of a "golden girls" home sharing community.


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“The Presidency–What It Was, and What It’s Become” with Max Skidmore
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February 8, 2017 | 6:00 pm

Max Skidmore, U.S. Presidents expert and UMKC's Thomas Jefferson Fellow, Distinguished & Sr. Fulbright Lecturer and Scholar, will discuss the phenomenon of the new U.S. President. The title says it all.


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“The Forum’s State of the City Address” with Mayor Sly James
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February 1, 2017 | 6:00 pm

Following a quarter century All Souls Forum tradition, Mayor of Kansas City, Sly James, will deliver an annual state of the city address. He will review Kansas City, Missouri's accomplishments and challenges over the past year, and his priorities and expectations for the coming year.


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MLK’s Beloved Community
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January 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm

The annual MLK Forum, sponsored by the American Friends Service Committee and Southern Christian Leadership Conference, recorded on the afternoon of Martin Luther King Day, 2017 at Friendship Baptist Church prior to the mass celebration.


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“There’s Nothing Fake about Real Journalism” with Yael Aboulhalkah
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January 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm

More than ever, the public needs research and factually oriented journalists to inform them about politics. Newspapers are being decimated; still, they and other platforms are providing excellent content for people to read and use. But in a nation where people too often believe fake news and increasingly don’t trust the media, what can be done?


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Stories from Standing Rock
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January 11, 2017 | 6:00 pm

On November 28th at the Uptown Arts Bar, Monique Gabrielle Salazar and Keith Wilson spoke about their recent experiences at Standing Rock. KKFI was on hand to record.


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Clyde Clifford
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January 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm

The Underground Radio Legend spoe a the Grassroots Radio Conference back in October.


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“The Dakota Access Pipeline” with Robin Martinez
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December 28, 2016 | 6:00 pm

Attorney Robin Martinez, with significant direct experiences to these circumstances, will discuss crucial issues affecting the controversies of the Dakota Access and the Keystone XL Pipelines.


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“UMKC–An UrbanUniversity Looks into the 21st Century” with Barbara Bichelmeyer
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December 21, 2016 | 6:00 pm

Kansas City native Barbara Bichelmeyer took over as Provost of the University of Missouri--Kansas City in 2014, after 19 years at Indiana University. She chose to return because of the opportunity she saw at UMKC. A year and a half into her tenure, she describes her expectations and aspirations going forward.


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