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KC Oasis Sunday Gathering – Featured speaker: Julia Gargallo and Mike Wood, KC Sister Cities

September 17, 2023 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Musical guest: Deshica Rage (Jessica Paige & Kadesh Flow)
Community moment: Jeremy Slagoski
Featured speakers: Julia Gargallo and Mike Wood, KC Sister Cities

Did you know that Kansas City has 12 Sister Cities? As an organization of KC locals, KC Sister Cities has been connecting KC to cities worldwide since 1967.

About the speakers:
Julia Gargallo is a native of Barcelona, Spain, but has been in the U.S. for 35 years. She was a Spanish teacher, department chair and class moderator for St. Teresa’s Academy for 15 years, and was a lecturer for the UMKC Languages Department for many years. Although she has been the president of the KC Sister Cities Association for less than two months, she has been a part of the Seville Sister City Committee for 25 years. Currently she is also involved with the National Museum of Toys and Miniatures.

Mike Wood is in his fourth career serving on local, national and international nonprofit boards. He has served in board leadership positions for the Sam Rogers Community Health Center, UMKC Retirees Association, the Sister City Association, and the International Relations Council. He currently teaches English as a Second Language and reads for the visually impaired, and earlier hosted a radio show on KCUR for several years. Prior to this phase, Mike taught for 15 years on the adjunct health administration faculty of the Bloch School at UMKC.

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September 17, 2023
11:00 am - 12:30 pm


Kansas City Oasis Community Center
1717 W 41st St
Kansas City, MO 64111
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