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.

Upcoming episodes

“Evangelical Takeover of the Republican Party” with Charles Broomfield February 21, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Broomfield, a former American history teacher, Missouri state representative, Clay County Commissioner and governmental affairs consultant, will cover his timely research on how the Religious Right quietly and stealthily developed one of the most powerful political organizations in the history of the United States.


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“Artistic Excellence Threatened by Death of Professional Criticism” with Paul Horsley February 28, 2018 | 6:00 pm

The marketplace corrodes artistic performance–live theater, music, dance–into a marketable commodity. Media’s role in holding it accountable for something more is in decline.


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Recent episodes

“Truth and Voter Suppression” with Sara Baker
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February 14, 2018 | 6:00 pm

The right to vote is a fundamental pillar of United States democracy, but if the Trump administration succeeds, countless Americans will face barriers to voting ahead of the next election.


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Environmental Justice in KCK
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February 7, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Richard Mabion, President of the Wyandotte County NAACP and co-host of EcoRadio KC (Mondays at 6pm), talks about environmental concerns in Wyandotte County.


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Disability Rights and Civil Rights with Lon Swearingen
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January 31, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Lon Swearingen has been a special education teacher for 25 years, board member and president for Whole Person, a regular contributor to KKFI's Heartland Labor Forum, and a member of ADAPT, a grass roots disability advocacy organization.


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The Forum’s State of the City Address: Mayor Sly James
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January 24, 2018 | 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 the City's accomplishments and challenges over the past year, and his priorities and expectations for the coming year.


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Kansas Politics without Brownback: Paul Johnson
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January 17, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Johnson will consider new possibilities opened up by the 2016 election of several moderate Kansas legislators and by the pending departure of Gov. Sam Brownback--especially those for public education, public safety and social services.


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David Barsamian
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January 10, 2018 | 6:00 pm

Friends of Community Media brought David Barsamian, host and producer of Alternative Radio, heard on KKFI every Wednesday at 9am, to St. Garabed's Church in Kansas City on December 1st. We present his remarks.


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Democratic Candidates for KS-3 in the US House
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January 3, 2018 | 6:00 pm

This episode features excepts from a Forum featuring the four Democratic candidates competing in the August 7 primary in Kansas District 3 in the US House: Jay Sidie, Tom Niermann, Brent Welder, and Chris Haulmark. This event was held December 19, 2107, under the auspices of the Young Democrats of Johnson County, KS.


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Good Governance vs. Gimmickry in Kansas City, MO with Patrick Tuohey
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December 27, 2017 | 6:00 pm

Patrick Tuohey is the Director of Municipal Policy for the Show-Me Institute, a Missouri organization that promotes responsible market solutions for Missouri public policy. He will speak about good governance versus gimmickry and about several Kansas City issues including KCI and the misuse of tax increment financing.


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To Help KC-Area Refugees …and Why with Sofia Khan
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December 20, 2017 | 6:00 pm

KC for Refugees is a Kansas City organization for helping find homes, language skills, employment, education and transportation for refugees in the Kansas City area.


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Literacy“White Privilege: Motives, Expectations, and Bettering Early Literacy” with Mullins & Norton
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December 13, 2017 | 6:00 pm

Literacy emerges from a broad range of factors that include early childhood learning opportunities, development stages at which children are ready to learn abstract skills, and the flexibility of schools and teachers. Rita Norton will describe one white child’s decades long route to reading proficiency. Bill Mullins will discuss winning the literacy battle in several local, contemporary primary schools.


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