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

“Am I a White Supremacist?” with Robyne Stevenson November 22, 2017 | 6:00 pm

We are living in a divisive moment built on years of white supremacy that created racial inequalities in public policy. Dr. Robyne Stevenson, former resident of Kansas City and now Associate Professor at the University of Central Florida, will explore how that happened and how we continue to contribute to it.


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Our Fathers: Making Black Men with Lewis Diuguid November 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm

In the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement ~ like Lewis Diuguid, established in St. Louis ~ Our Fathers: Making Black Men is a must-read for people wondering what to do to reverse urban despair, improve schools, eliminate the school-to-prison pipeline, and have a positive affect on urban youth.


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Recent episodes

“There’s a dream in the land with its back against the wall…” with Alvin Brooks
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November 15, 2017 | 6:00 pm

There are those who claim this dream for theirs alone. Will America have the moral courage . . . with love, to save the dream for all?


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EPA: How Could We Let This Happen? with Chet McLaughlin
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November 8, 2017 | 6:00 pm

Chet McLaughlin, former head of Hazardous Waste Management at EPA, Region VII, will discuss how the agency has been captured by industry and "climate deniers."


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Water and the Smart City: An Ethnographic View with Shannon Jackson
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November 1, 2017 | 6:00 pm

Dr. Jackson is beginning a new course of similar impact-research regarding the KCMO Water Department's adoption of the "Internet of Things" and "Big Data." She will discuss the motivation and design thinking for her research plans.


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The New Deal: Building FDR Through Carter ​Struggling Since Reagan with Max Skidmore
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October 25, 2017 | 6:00 pm

Max Skidmore, a distinguished scholar of U.S. political thought, ideologies, and government, will present a historic overview of FDR's New Deal programs up to the present day.


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Plexpod Westport Commons
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October 18, 2017 | 6:00 pm

Designers and staff who are involved with the Plexpod repurposing of the beautiful, old neighborhood Westport Schools will describe and discuss what’s happening.


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Bannister Federal Complex: Non-Nuclear…Really? with Maurice Copeland
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October 11, 2017 | 6:00 pm

The managers at Bannister Federal Complex always claimed that the facility was a "non-nuclear" component of DOE nuclear activities. Maurice Copeland will discuss the non-nuclear fallacy as well as his concerns about the general public's exposure to emissions as a result of the facility's disposal practices.


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White Working Class Rage
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October 4, 2017 | 6:00 pm

Tex Sample discusses White Working Class Rage.


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“Conscious Eating” with Matt Menger
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September 27, 2017 | 6:00 pm

How we eat can greatly affect our health, our planet, and social justice. Matt Menger will provide practical omnivorous dietary advice that supports our need for more sustainable food systems, ethical cuisine, and healthier daily choices.


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Hiroshima/Nagasaki
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August 9, 2017 | 6:00 pm

Recorded Sunday in Loose Park on the anniversary of the Hiroshima bombing


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Dr. Anthony DiMaggio presents Does Capitalism Have a Future?
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August 2, 2017 | 6:00 pm

In this presentation, Dr. Anthony DiMaggio will examine sources of the growing crisis of confidence toward US institutions, and explore why a serious discussion of revolutionary politics has failed to materialize. He will discuss the major forces impeding social transformation, including the decline of public education and organized labor, which have been responsible for the deterioration of leftist politics and left public intellectualism.


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