Becoming Beloved Community is an effort of the Greater Kansas City Region Disciples of Christ to provide resources and action opportunities for those ready to engage in the work of building racial and economic equity with the values of Jesus.
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Kansas City Star Editorial Writer and Columnist
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George Floyd’s brutal death ignited weeks of protests in every American city. While the crisis is national, change will happen at the local level.
“Breaking Point: Tackling Systemic Racism in Kansas City” will focus on the meaningful changes needed to address long-standing racial disparities that too often have divided our city.
Our panelists will help us understand how Kansas City can move forward on police reform, tackle social justice issues and address racial inequities in health care.
Join us for this important conversation on Tuesday, July 14 at 12:30 p.m. CDT.
Please RSVP now to reserve your spot.
Here’s a look at our panelists:
Kevin Willmott is an Oscar-winning filmmaker and an associate professor in the Film Studies Department of the University of Kansas. Willmott won an Academy Award for best adapted screenplay for the 2018 film, “BlacKkKlansman,” a movie he co-wrote with Spike Lee.
Quinton Lucas is the 55th mayor of Kansas City. Lucas previously served on the Kansas City Council and is a faculty member at the University of Kansas School of Law.
Qiana Thomason is the president and CEO of the Health Forward Foundation. She has dedicated her career to the improvement of health and wellness across the region, with a focus on communities with significant health disparities and those living in marginalized conditions.
U.S. Congressman Emanuel Cleaver II is in his seventh term representing Missouri’s Fifth Congressional District. He was Kansas City’s first African-American mayor and served eight years in that job after being elected in 1991.
Kansas City Public Schools Superintendent Mark Bedell is considered one of the top urban public-school administrators in the country. During his tenure, he has made educational equity a priority.
HERE to download prayers, images, and templates to hold a public or
family vigil on or before next Friday to lift up your support for children and parents currently detained!
Reflection from Brandon Gilvin on the challenges of becoming an anti-racist ally.
How to Help Unplug Religious Extremism with Bill Tammeus 2 pm July 12
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(From Lora McDonald/MORE2)
Hello! Can you please
1) Attend and plan on testifying (*we think testimony may continue more than one week but a strong show of support is really important in week one)
2) Let me know if you can attend
3) If you cannot attend in person, please tune in by following the links at the bottom of the link I am sharing with you here. PLEASE SHARE.
We would WELCOME people to just be present in support and not testify.
Tomorrow, Tues, July 21st at 2:30PM
414 E. 12th Street KCMO 26th Floor
We will be taking a position in support of ordinance 200496 and welcome any language modification that broadens public support of local control and this ballot issue. I welcome phone calls to discuss if you need any input or want to talk about our position. THANKS
CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION
https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=EOIR-2020-0003-0001 Wednesday is the deadline for making comments on the Federal Register. (I submitted mine - BR-H)
Go HERE to encourage ICE to release the children AND parents together!
Phone Bank Volunteering Opportunities for Medicaid Expansion through Missouri Jobs with Justice
running every week leading up to the August 4th election.
9401 Johnson Drive, Merriam, Kansas 66203