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April 2020

Events Postponed Until Further Notice

April 1 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Virtual Sunday Gathering: KCAVP/Black Pockets LLC

April 5 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Zoom Link: https://success.zoom.us/j/344833504 Main speakers: CiCi Glasgow and Melissa Brown Musical guest: Adee Dancy (https://www.facebook.com/adeerocketdancy/) Community moment: Paige Stonerock Our presenters will be talking about what they do about KCAVP and how others can support victims of violence, along with the new organization, Black Pockets LLC, which focuses on financial and cultural literacy by way of mind/body/spirit connection. About the speakers: CiCi Glasgow She/They CiCi is a black GNC lesbian. She is the CEO and co-founder of Black Pockets LLC, which is a financial and cultural literacy company that centers on QTBIPOC. They are director of Communications and Outreach at…

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Virtual Sunday Gathering: Ron Ruhnke, Poetry & The Power Of Words

April 12 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Featured Speaker: Ron Ruhnke, Poetry & The Power Of Words Musical Guest: Eddie Moore (facebook.com/emoremyz) Community Moment: Jim Fisk Zoom link: https://success.zoom.us/j/3448335044?status=success About the speaker: Born on a farm in northeastern Kansas, Ron attended Emporia State University, receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education there, with majors in German and mathematics. After graduating from Emporia, he studied at the University of Freiburg, Freiburg, Germany, on a Fulbright Scholarship. He then taught high school in Salina, Kansas, for three years before entering graduate school at The University of Texas at Austin, where he received his Ph.D. in counseling psychology. He has…

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Missouri River Cleanup

April 18 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
KC Riverfront Boat Ramp

KC Oasis has secured 20 spots to help remove trash from the banks of the Missouri River. Please see this link for additional information: https://riverrelief.org/event/kansas-city-missouri-river-clean-up-2020/?fbclid=IwAR1Mv4HkLVgTmPgYMqQEu-5XcdI9bHGT0hFChqSwhSH3SGtQGKPyLDFGwAQ. *By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).

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Virtual Sunday Gathering: Tom Witt, Equality Kansas

April 19 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Featured speaker: Tom Witt, Executive Director, Equality Kansas Musical guest: Kadesh Flow (https://www.facebook.com/KadeshFlow/) Community moment: Chris Mason Zoom link: https://success.zoom.us/j/3448335044 About the speaker: Thomas Witt is the Executive Director of Equality Kansas, which works to secure equal rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender Kansans. Witt began his activism in early 2004, after the Kansas Legislature narrowly defeated a constitutional ban on marriage equality.

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KC Oasis Volunteers at Micah Ministry

April 27 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Micah Ministry, 606 Gladstone Boulevard
Kansas City, MO 64124 United States
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At Kansas City Oasis our values are "People are more important than beliefs," "human hands solve human problems," and "meaning comes from making a difference." In that spirit, we partner with Micah Ministry to help feed and clothe those in need. The Micah Ministry is a charitable organization that seeks to help anyone, regardless of race, gender, religious (or nonreligious) affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or any other trait – as long as they could use some help, the Micah Ministry is there to help them. The Micah Ministry operates in a way that’s a bit different from traditional support organizations.…

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May 2020

Featured Speaker for Virtual Sunday Gathering: Natasha Ria El-Scari

May 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Featured speaker: Natasha Ria El-Scari Community moment: Audra Alexander Musical guest: Mark Lowrey (https://jukeboxxmedia.com/portfolio/mark-lowrey/) Zoom link: https://success.zoom.us/j/3448335044 About the speaker: Natasha Ria El-Scari has been a writer, Cave Canem fellow, and educator for over a decade. Her poetry, academic papers, and personal essays have been published in anthologies and literary and online journals. She has opened for and introduced many great writers, singers and activists, and has been featured at a host of universities and venues nationwide. Born and raised in Kansas City, Missouri, Natasha has a BA from Jackson State University and an MA from the University of Missouri-Kansas…

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Adrian Zink, “Hidden History”

May 8 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Featured speaker: Adrian Zink Musical guest: Jessica Paige (https://www.facebook.com/JessPaigeMusic/) Community moment: Amanda Worthington Zoom link: https://success.zoom.us/j/3448335044 Kansas' storied past is filled with fascinating firsts, humorous coincidences and intriguing characters. Many have been lost or totally forgotten, often exiled to the pages of old diaries, archived newspapers and overlooked legal files. Adrian digs deep into the Sunflower State's history to reveal stories such as the first woman mayor in America, a town named after a World Series-winning baseball player, the story of the Kansas-bound madman that shot John Wilkes Booth and the invention of a most dangerous new version of polo...but…

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Virtual Sunday Gathering: Aaron Guerra, “Board & Role-Playing Games: Staying Connected”

May 17 @ 11:00 am

Zoom link: https://success.zoom.us/j/3448335044 Featured speaker: Aaron Guerra, "Board Games and Role-Playing Games: Staying Connected While Social Distancing" Musical guest: Coleen Dieker https://www.facebook.com/coleendiekermusic/ Community moment: Nathan Bailey About the speaker: Aaron Guerra is a longtime member of Kansas City Oasis who has been playing games off and on for at least 30 years, including thousands of different board games, dozens of different role-playing games and even live-action role-playing games. This year, despite the pandemic, Aaron has made a resolution to introduce as many people as possible to modern board games and role-playing games. Join us as he informs us how to…

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Virtual Sunday Gathering – Katie Griffin Hill: Preclinical to clinical biomedical timelines

May 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Zoom link: https://success.zoom.us/j/3448335044 Featured speaker: Katie Griffin Hill: Preclinical to clinical biomedical timelines Musical guest: Mark Pagano http://seefiredogroll.com/ Community moment: Gary Blakely About the speaker: Kati Griffin Hill (pronouns: she/her) has worked in research and development for 20 years. Her primary interest is in developmental and reproductive toxicology. She loves to travel, run, and spoil her menagerie of pets, included a retired laboratory cat.

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