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October 2016

UU Forum: “Eastside Fighting for Economic Renewal” with Prof. Karen Curls

October 23 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Although Kansas City's Eastside has been hit hard by job loss, historic racism, and a catastrophic housing crash, the City's redevelopment initiatives have mostly passed it by. Eastside leaders are challenging that, starting with a proposed 1/8 cent sales tax dedicated to renewal. Eastside leader Prof. Karen Curls and her colleagues explain the case.

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Service: “Failure to Attribute” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

October 23 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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We hear public survey results that say atheists are the most unpopular and mistrusted in our culture -- more despised than politicians, lawyers, or criminals.  We can be indignant about how misunderstood some of us are, or we can ask more thoughtfully what lies behind this general perception.  What makes people think with alarm about those who don’t believe in god, and what might any of us be able to do about it? The children will parade in Halloween costumes,…

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UU Forum: “KCPS: What’s New for 2016-2017” with Dr. Mark Bedell

October 30 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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KC Public Schools enter the 2016-2017 school year with a number of changes including a new Superintendent and a new base of operations on historically significant Troost Avenue. Dr. Bedell comes to KC with a diverse background and explicit commitment to being in, and of, the KCPS community. He will share his aspirations and his expectations for community support.

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Service: “Requiem” with the All Souls Choir and Music Director Anthony Edwards

October 30 @ 11:15 am - 12:15 pm
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We honor the season of remembrance, including El Dia de los Muertos, and All Souls Day, with an opportunity to recall our own lost loved ones, and a moving performance of Gabriel Fauré’s inspiring Requiem. The All Souls Choir will perform this beautiful French composition with the original latin text. The Requiem is the best-known of his large works. Its focus is on eternal rest and consolation. The special offering will benefit the Music and Religious Education programs.

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