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.
“Arts Alive! K.C.“ with John Hoffman May 24, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Enjoying arts, architecture and historic neighborhoods in KC, John Hoffman will discuss his program, “Arts Alive,” its events discovering art, artist workshops, and the many art-connected businesses and organizations, as well as creative work being done to enhance development with grace and beauty in Kansas City.
“What’s To Be Done—Assessing Social vs Economic Justice” with Fred Slough May 17, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Fred Slough has litigated criminal and civil matters, eventually focusing on personal injury, employment discrimination, and consumer and civil rights cases.
“I’m a Good Person! Isn’t that Enough?” with Debby Irving May 10, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Historical and media images and self-examination are used to discuss White Privilege and Institutional Racism. Ms. Irving is part of the White Privilege Conference occurring in Kansas City 27 - 30 April 2017.
“Homeland $ecurities: Policing for Profit” with Jon Adams April 26, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Former federal law enforcement agent, Jon Adams (MBA), discusses his experience and philosophy on the state and history of U.S. incarceration. From his unique experience as an Immigration Agent and Deputy U.S. Marshal to his time working with offenders as an undercover inmate, Jon provides insight to the current state of law enforcement and to the dangers of proposed government policies.
“Aid in Dying” with Ann Allegre and John Carney April 19, 2017 | 6:00 pm
What are your options when dealing with serious illness and do not want to prolong your dying? There's hospice and palliative care, and seven states now allow physicians to help people end their lives. Ann Allegre is a retired hospice physician, and John Carney is CEO of the Center for Practical Bioethics in K.C.
“Affordable Senior Housing: Challenges and Trends” with Kimber Myers Givner April 12, 2017 | 6:00 pm
As the Boomer Generation fully enters the traditional retirement years, this group faces both anticipated and unanticipated challenges. Kimber Givner, J.D., M.S.W. and Executive Director for Phoenix Family, will review the current scene to aid understanding of what present developments suggest about future housing options.
“Confronting the Vicious Cycle of Mental Illness“ with Stephanie Boyer April 5, 2017 | 6:00 pm
For people apparently suffering mental health problems, the sobering and stabilization units of the Kansas City Assessment and Triage Center offer a healthy option to jail and/or emergency rooms. Stephanie Boyer, LMSW and program manager for the K.C. Assessment and Triage Center in operation since late 2016, will discuss the program and its potential.
“Asthma, An Urban Public Health Issue” with Erica Forrest March 29, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Inner city residents are particularly at risk for asthma due to poor indoor and outdoor air quality. Erica Forrest, Training and Education Supervisor for the Environmental Health Dept. at Children's Mercy, K.C., is a registered respiratory therapist, certified asthma educator and certified healthy homes specialist. She will assess the scale of this problem in our metro area, and what is being done to address it.
“The Climate Emergency: The Case for Immediate Action” with Craig Wolfe March 22, 2017 | 6:00 pm
Craig Wolfe, President of the Heartland Renewable Energy Society, recently received intensive training from Al Gore's Climate Reality Project. He will discuss why we should consider the climate an emergency, and how we can and must respond in the current state of our politics.