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.
“Jackson County Today” with Frank White Jr. April 25, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Jackson County, Mo. includes 18 cities and towns and over 650,000 people. As the County moves forward, what are some changes we can expect in the jail, Combat, the courts, and other services the County provides? Jackson County Exec., Frank White, Jr., will update us of the current status of Jackson County and where he hopes to lead.
“Coming of Age, Millennials in a Multi Generation World” with Linda Johnson & Camilla Huet-Derrossett May 2, 2018 | 6:00 pm
As a social worker, Linda Johnson has had experience working with all age groups and typically lived in a multi-generational household. Camilla Huet-Derrossett is an Economist and will be discussing the trends that we are seeing with the millennials.
“Can We Talk about Zionism?” with Jamie Jackson May 9, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Jamie Jackson is an active supporter of Citizens for Justice in the Middle East, Unitarian Universalists for Justice in the Middle East, and Jewish Voice for Peace--all working for peaceful and just resolution of the Palestine-Israel conflict.
Women Demanding Justice Community Forum PLUS KC Anti–Violence Project April 18, 2018 | 6:00 pm
This episode of the Forum features the voices from last month's Greater Kansas City Justice Forum. On the same program, an interview with Justin Shaw, Sarah Reape, and Jorge Basaure of the KC Anti-Violence Project, a non-profit serving the LGBTQ community.
“Energy Consciousness in the Kansas City Schools” with Jensen Adams April 11, 2018 | 6:00 pm
This week, we discuss how and why Kansas City Public Schools are championing the effort for environmentally sustainable schools. Jensen Adams manages the KCPS Office of Energy and Sustainability, and is a mayoral appointee to the Kansas City, Missouri Environmental Management Commission.
“H2O Woes: The Bottled Water Blues” with Jennifer Byer April 4, 2018 | 6:00 pm
This presentation takes a look at fossil fuel and water consumption, solid waste issues, and toxins and plastic. We will also explore myths about water quality and the social and economic problems stemming from water shortages. Ms. Byer currently serves on the board of True Blue Women, and chairs their environmental committee.
“War as the Default Setting: Personal Cost of U.S. Wars” with Robert F. Sommer, PhD March 28, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Robert F. Sommer is author of Losing Francis: Essays on the Wars at Home. Through his own tragic experience with the cost of the wars in Iran and Afghanistan, Bob exposes the disconnect between the world of war and the universe of no-war in a nation that often seems preoccupied only with amusing itself.
“Undocumented Lives” with Alex Martinez, Ramon Valdez & Diana Martinez March 21, 2018 | 6:00 pm
Diana Martinez, current Dreamer and community organizer, Alex Martinez, co-founder of Kansas-Missouri Dream Alliance; and Ramon Valdez, organizer with Innovative Law Lab, talk about getting to and being in the United States.
“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.