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Upcoming Forums

UU Forum | January 24: “Missouri Bicentennial” with Michael Sweeney

January 24 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

August 10, 2021, Marks the 200th anniversary of Missouri statehood. Join Michael Sweeney, coordinator of “Missouri 2021,” for an overview of the exciting projects and events happening to commemorate the state’s 2021 bicentennial. In communities across the state, Missourians will showcase the vast geographic and cultural diversity of Missouri, providing opportunities to recognize the similarities that bring us together.

Click here to watch streaming video on Sunday mornings at 10:00.

Click here to find the YouTube channel and archives.

This year’s Forum Season takes place on Zoom. Here is the zoom link: https://bit.ly/AllSoulsForum

If you are prompted for a password, please enter “4501.”

The call will open at 9:30 for those needing assistance with the Zoom technology. The presentation will begin at 10:00.

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UU Forum | January 31: “Welcome to K.C.—First Impressions of our City” with Brian D. Platt

January 31 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Brian Platt, formerly City Manager/Business Administrator for Jersey City, N.J., is Kansas City, Missouri’s new City Manager. He arrived in Kansas City in late October. Absolutely, his impressions are in the early stages. (Kansas City’s former City Manager, Troy Schulte, retired in early 2020.)

Click here to watch streaming video on Sunday mornings at 10:00.

Click here to find the YouTube channel and archives.

This year’s Forum Season takes place on Zoom. Here is the zoom link: https://bit.ly/AllSoulsForum

If you are prompted for a password, please enter “4501.”

The call will open at 9:30 for those needing assistance with the Zoom technology. The presentation will begin at 10:00.

#uuforumlive

Past Forums

UU Forum | January 17 – Poor People’s Campaign with Rev. Rodney Williams

January 17, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Reverend Rodney Williams is Co-chair of the Metropolitan Organization for Racial and Economic Equity (MORE2) and pastor of the Swope Parkway United Christian Church. MORE2, of which All Souls is a part, “organizes people to create racial and social justice by effectively participating in social, environmental and economic decisions.”

UU Forum | January 10: “Joint All Souls Forum & All Souls Service” with Rev. Rose Schwab

January 10, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Rose Schwab, a.k.a., “Reverend Rose,” minister for the Shawnee-Mission Unitarian-Universalist Church in Lenexa, Ks., brings a passion for environmental and social justice to this All Souls joint Forum and Service.

Click here to watch streaming video on Sunday mornings at 10:00.

Click here to find the YouTube channel and archives.

This year’s Forum Season takes place on Zoom. Here is the zoom link: https://bit.ly/AllSoulsForum

If you are prompted for a password, please enter “4501.”

The call will open at 9:30 for those needing assistance with the Zoom technology. The presentation will begin at 10:00.

#uuforumlive


UU Forum | January 3: “Power of Mentoring to Exponentially Expand Multicultural Education in these Pandemic Times” with Diuguid & Bates-Beaver

January 3, 2021 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Lewis Diuguid and Bette Tate-Beaver, citizen activists and journalists, continue to be creatively and productively involved in making others’ lives more meaningful. They will discuss the broad reach between mentoring and multicultural education.


UU Forum | December 27: Soapbox Sunday with Moderator Craig Volland

10:00 am – 11:00 am

An annual tradition, this is your chance to be heard for five minutes on the subject of your choice. If you’d like to participate, contact moderator, Craig Volland at hartwood2.kc.rr.com. Participants will be accepted until the available 50 minutes are filled.


UU Forum | December 6: “Outlook for Manipulation of Future Voting” with Patrick Miller, PhD

December 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Dr. Patrick Miller is Asoc . Professor in Political Science at KU and specializes in American politics and research methodology. In view of the recent election, he will discuss the outlook for gerrymandering in Kansas & Missouri, and if the conduct of the 2020 census might lead to voter suppression.


Forum | December 13th – How Should We Reform Our Electoral System? with Paul D. Schumaker, Ph.D.

December 13 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Dr. Schumaker is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Kansas University and specializes in Political Theory, Public Policy, and Community Politics. He has published dozens of peer-reviewed articles and multiple books on American politics including “Choosing our President: The Electoral College and Beyond.”

His latest book is “The Twenty-Eighth Amendment? Beyond Abolishing the Electoral College.” He will discuss the importance of a “democratic communitarianism” and its role in both our recent presidential election and in presidential election reform.

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This year’s Forum Season takes place on Zoom. Here is the zoom link: https://bit.ly/AllSoulsForum

If you are prompted for a password, please enter “4501.”

The call will open at 9:30 for those needing assistance with the Zoom technology. The presentation will begin at 10:00.

#uuforumlive


UU Forum | November 29: “Peace Corps Experiences in Namibia” with Yael Abouhalkah & Rebecca Bosley

November 29 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Yael and Beci will share their experiences serving in the Peace Corps in Namibia (southwest Africa) for two years in the 20teens


UU Forum | November 15: “Election Results (?)” with Max J. Skidmore

November 15 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Fast on his feel with current events as well as dancing, Dr. Max Skidmore will discuss all sorts of election results. Dr. Skidmore is U.M.K.C.’s Curators’ Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Thomas Jefferson Fellow and has been Distinguished Fulbright Lecturer—as well as a frequent All Souls Forum speaker.


UU Forum | November 08: “Songs while Waiting” with Jack Phillips

November 8 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Guessing that we’ll still be waiting for election results five days after the 2020 general election, the All Souls Forum Committee anticipates a need for songs of satire and irony by All Souls’ Jack Phillips–“artist in residence.” Hey! We gotta laugh and groan, right?

UU Forum | November 01: “Being an Effective Activist” with Craig Lubow

November 1 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Craig Lubow, a Kansas attorney, has been an activist in progressive causes since the 1970s. He will share some experiences and offer suggestions for ways to be effective as activists. Presently, Craig is active in Friends of Community Radio, and hosts shows on Eco Radio KC, Radio Active Magazine, and Jaws of Justice.


UU Forum : October 25th – Gun Violence in Kansas City . . . . A Panel

October 25 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Kaitlin Washburn, Humera Lodhi and Jelani Gibson are a team of reporters at the KC Star investigating the causes, consequences and possible solutions to the gun violence problem in Missouri. They will discuss their findings so far, including the various forms gun violence can take, the ways lack of trust in policing contributes to gun violence and the many impacts widespread possession of guns can have in a community.

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UU Forum : October 18th – Journeys in South Africa

October 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Dennis Dehn is a former librarian at the Shawnee County Public Library, who taught and studied in 6 different institutions in 5 different countries on 4 different continents. He will present a photo log of his journeys in South Africa, and tell stories about his unique methods of travel and living within the populations of the various countries he visited.

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UU Forum | October 11th: History of Indigenous Peoples in Kansas City with Ed Smith

October 11 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

This All Souls Forum speaks to the history of indigenous peoples in our area and the unique challenges facing those peoples in the past, present, and future.

Ed Smith our speaker  is a member of the Osage Tribe and worked as a Professor for Haskell University.  He has a broad background in Native American issues and history and has been involved with the Kansas City Indian Center.

Click here to participate in Zoom on Sunday mornings at 10:00.


UU Forum | October 4th: “Reuniting Americans by Living Up to Our Ideals” with Winston Apple

October 4 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

An overview of a book that is a work in progress. Winston Apple is a retired civics teacher and the author of Edutopia: A Manifesto for the Reform of Public Education.

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UU Forum | September 20: “Religion and the Media” with Linda Seger
September 27 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Dr. Seger will talk about a process and a method for finding our way through the difficult ethical decisions and dilemmas that confront us this election year. Dr. Seger looks at Scripture and theology, as well as our own experiences, as we try to decide the stance we might take toward important political issues.

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UU Forum | September 27: “Politics” with Dave Helling
September 20 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

The Forum Zoom will host Dave Helling as the presenter. Dave is a member of the editorial board of the Kansas City Star, and has followed local and national politics for many years. Dave will give us an update on what’s happening in Kansas and Missouri—and he might have comments on the national election as well.
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UU Forum | December 20: Reforming Police, Government, Health, & Education Systems with Sheila Albers

10:00 am – 11:00 am

In 2018, Sheila’s 17-year-old son, John, was shot 13 times by a police officer who had been called for John’s welfare. From that tragedy, Sheila has led a movement to build human-centered government systems that are transparent and purposefully designed to help people and communities thrive.