All Souls Kansas City

Sunday UU Forum

UU Forum, March 29, 10:00 am

“Trauma Sensitive Schools: Resilience for Teaching and Learning” with Beth Sarver Trauma and adversity exposure disrupts most urban school systems. Trauma Sensitive Schooling prepares an entire school to counter the disruption. Beth, who coordinates Truman Medical Center’s Resilience Incubator, describes the trauma spectrum and how mindful teaching and learning harness the native resilience in all […]

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UU Forum, March 22, 10:00 am

“Privatizing Government Services” with John Sharp Cities across the country are laying off municipal workers to contract with private, for-profit firms to furnish municipal services, encouraged by the American Legislative Exchange Council and others such as the Heritage Foundation. Water service, ambulance billing, jails, and building and event security are examples. Kansas City Councilman John […]

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UU Forum, March 15, 10:00 am

“Antitrust Law and Policy at a Crossroads” with Ann Marie Marciarille Can a firm be “too big” in a culture that values efficiency and scale? Has Antitrust Law Policy lost the necessary vocabulary even to consider the issue? Ann Marie Marciarille, who teaches Antitrust and Fair Competition Law at UMKC School of Law, will discuss […]

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UU Forum, March 8, 10:00 am

“Public Art / Civic Catalyst” with Porter Arneill Community participation in public art contributes to the identity of a city. A varied public art collection inspires dialogue, provides visual appeal and symbolizes the vitality of its city. Porter Arneill, director/public art administrator for the Kansas City Municipal Art Commission, discusses the complex, beneficial, and sometimes […]

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UU Forum, March 1, 10:00 am

“Fast Food Workers Fight for $15” with Terrance Wise Kansas City workers have helped build and lead the national fast food workers’ movement for wages of $15 an hour and the right to form a union. Local leader, Terrance Wise, recently profiled in the New York Times, will speak about the difficulties of workers providing […]

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UU Forum, February 22, 10:00 am, 9:50 for pre-Forum Quiz

“Oscar Sunday” with Bob Butler Come at 9:50 a.m. and take the Oscars Diversity Quiz! The Academy is under fire for not having any black directors or actors in its nominations this year, as well as having a dearth of women. How have they fared historically? Test your knowledge by taking the quiz. The questions […]

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UU Forum, February 15, 10:00 am

“Building Solidarity and Fighting Oppression” with Representatives from One Struggle KC       One Struggle KC is a coalition of activists seeking to harness the energy of Ferguson, Mo. to connect the struggles of many communities. They are engaging the KC community in conversation on how all oppression is linked, to build solidarity and fight oppression together.

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UU Forum, February 8, 10:00 am

“Tax Incentives for Economic Development: Fair or Foul?” with Michael Duffy Michael Duffy, Chair of the KC Redevelopment Authority, will discuss these controversial decisions and the “border war” with Kansas.  Do the tax breaks work, and can the system be reformed to be more fair?

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UU Forum, February 1, 10:00 am

“Envisioning a Kansas City Cultural District” with Catherine Futter Imagine  midtown Kansas City with a vibrant cultural district with enhanced public spaces in neighborhoods and institutions. The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is working to help develop such a plan and is inviting the community to take part in envisioning possibilities. Catherine Futter is the Uhlmann Senior Curator of Architecture, Design […]

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UU Forum, January 25, 10:00

“Nutritional Issues in our Industrial Food System” with Carolyn Skelton, R.D.N. Carolyn, a Registered, Licensed Dietician works at the Cerner Corp. Health Clinic and volunteers as the Wellness Coordinator for the K.C. Food Circle.  She will discuss nutritional deficiencies in commodity based, processed food, and how we can protect ourselves with locally grown and organic […]

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