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October 2018

Sunday Gathering: Lily Fouts, “From Fugitive Child to Globetrotter”

October 28 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation. Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m. Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome! Program ends at 12:30 p.m. Featured Speaker: Lily Fouts "5 Things My Fugitive Childhood Taught Me About Authentic Travel" Community Moment: TBA Musical Guest: Calvin Arsenia When Lily Ann Fouts was a child, her and her sister’s photos ended up on the back of a milk carton. For seven years, the girls and their mother evaded her father, the…

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November 2018

Sunday Gathering: Ash Allee, “Resistance and Persistence”

November 4 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation. Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m. Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome! Program ends at 12:30 p.m. Featured Speaker: Ash Allee "Resistance and Persistence: Responding to Burnout in Oppressive Times" Community Moment: Stacy Hotchkiss Musical Guest: Brooke Kafka https://www.facebook.com/SaxyDreads/ Ash R. Allee, LMSW, is a social worker, professor, queer activist and consultant in Kansas City. Ash works with businesses, social service agencies and schools to provide training and assessment on topics…

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Kansas City Oasis Blood Drive

November 11 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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How many lives will YOU save November 11? Community Blood Center (CBC) is the primary supplier of blood for local hospitals and has been serving Missouri and Kansas hospitals for more than 50 years. CBC needs to collect 580 pints of blood every day and over 140,000 annually to meet the needs of our local hospitals. Kansas City Oasis is hosting a blood drive Sunday, November 11, from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. on CBC's donor bus. Please give a little of…

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KC Oasis Chili Cook-Off!

November 11 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Is your chili recipe the best? Come test your skills against your fellow Oasians for fun, prizes, and bragging rights! Not a cook? Come judge the contest! Cast your ballot and help determine the winners. We are also holding a raffle and need donations of items if you have something to contribute. To sign up or for more details, contact julie.whistman@kcoasis.org or julia.lloyd@kcoasis.org. *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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Sunday Gathering – C.J. Janovy: How to Win Hearts and Minds by Losing

November 18 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Featured Speaker: C.J. Janovy, "How to Win Hearts and Minds by Losing" Community Moment: MK Mustard Musical Guest: Celia Albon https://www.facebook.com/CeliaAlbonHarpist/ LGBT Kansans live in one of the country’s most hostile states, but they’ve made dramatic gains in public acceptance. Along the way, they learned lessons that are useful to anyone trying to make change. C.J. Janovy is a journalist and author of No Place Like Home: Lessons in Activism from LGBT Kansas (University Press of Kansas, 2018). She currently…

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Sunday Gathering: Gary Blakely, “Answering Dell’s Call: The Future of Personal Transportation, Hybrid Electric, Electric, and Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Vehicles”

November 25 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation. Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m. Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome! Program ends at 12:30 p.m. Featured Speaker: Gary Blakely, "Answering Dell's Call: The Future of Personal Transportation, Hybrid Electric, Electric, and Hydrogen Fuel Cell-Powered Vehicles" Community Moment: Nate Bailey Musical Guest: JJ Cantrell Gary Blakely was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He developed an interest in mechanical things very early, which led to a career in the automotive…

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KC Oasis Volunteers at Micah Ministry

November 26 @ 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…

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December 2018

Sunday Gathering: Sam Phillips, “Tribal Sovereignty: Nations, Not Minorities.”

December 2 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation. Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m. Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome! Program ends at 12:30 p.m. Featured Speaker: Samantha Phillips, "Tribal Sovereignty: Nations, Not Minorities" Community Moment: Bre Wasinger Musical Guest: Bráulio Bosi https://www.facebook.com/bosibraulio/ In this discussion, we will cover common misconceptions of tribal nations and how modern visibility affects communities. We will touch on topics like media stereotypes, treaty rights, citizenship, and how "harmless" claims of native heritage can…

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Oasis On Ice

December 8 @ 2:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Crown Center, 2450 Grand Blvd
Kansas City, MO
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It's cold and winter is coming so let's bundle up and go Ice Skating! Join your Oasis community for an afternoon of fun on the rink and let's see what you can do! Crown Center Ice Terrace 46th Season: Admission- Regular admission is $7, or free for adults over age 60 and children age 4 and under. Skate rental is $3, or skaters may bring their own. Skaters age 12 and under must be under the supervision of a parent or…

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Sunday Gathering: Deb Vacek, “Hiking the Appalachian Trail”

December 9 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Delta Athenaeum, 900 E. Linwood Blvd.
Kansas City, MO 64109 United States
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Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation. Sunday Gathering begins at 11 a.m. Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome! Program ends at 12:30 p.m. Featured Speaker: Deb Vacek, "Hiking the Appalachian Trail" Community Moment: Joshua Stuart Musical Guest: Rick Kloog Deb Vacek grew up in Omaha, Nebraska, and settled in Kansas City in 1984, after earning her BFA. In 1986, she started working at the Metropolitan Community Colleges district office, where she worked for 26 years, earning her…

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