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.
“Habitat for Humanity Projects in Natural Disasters Areas” with Scott Burnett November 21, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Scott Burnett has worked with Jimmy Carter on international and domestic Habitat for Humanity projects, usually in natural disaster areas. Scott will present a slide show detailing several projects from Anniston, Ala. to the Gulf Coast and from the California Coast to Mekong, Thailand. Mr. Burnett is Legislative Chairman for Jackson County, MO.
“United Nations and Global Discontent” with Manny Pedram & Matthew Westra November 14, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Dr. Manny Pedram will present a brief history of the annual United Nations Day celebration affirming the “goal of world community with peace, liberty and justice for all.” Then, Dr. Pedram and Matthew Westra will review the causes of 21st century failures to achieve human sustainability and to overcome bigotry, hatred and religious and ethnic conflicts.
“Truth or Consequences–Thoughts on the Midterm Elections ” with Dave Helling November 7, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Dave Helling, member of the Kansas City Star editorial board and well known political columnist, will share his thoughts as we head into the Midterm elections.
“Koch Brothers Fights Against Science of Climate Change” with Joe Spease October 31, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Joe Spease is chair of the Kansas Sierra Club's Energy, Fracking and Legislative Committees. He will cover the history of the Koch Brothers' fossil fuel interests, their financial support of climate change denialists, and their efforts to stop clean energy progress.
“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.
“Immigration!” with Angela Ferguson October 17, 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.
“The Rent’s Too High… Kansas City Housing Policy Options” with Jennifer Tidwell 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.
“Country Life Isn’t What It Used to Be” with Terry Spence & Craig Volland 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.