Doors open at 10:30 am for coffee and conversation.
Sunday Gathering begins at 11 am.
Childcare is provided. Everyone is welcome!
Featured Speaker: Micah W. Kubic, Ph.D. “The Movement is Now”
Community Moment: Kate Laws
Musical Guest: TBD
In the popular imagination, the civil rights movement is something that ended decades ago – with the passage of the Civil Rights Act and Voting Rights Act. Despite the efforts of generations of civil rights activists, our country has yet to rid itself of pervasive racism, which has kept people of color at a stark disadvantage throughout history, and continues to do so. Racial injustice is painfully evident in many areas of contemporary life, especially in Kansas and Missouri. Building on a history of strong civil rights activity, the civil rights movement remains vibrant in our region; is tackling the urgent racial justice issues of the day, like voting rights and criminal justice reform; and is winning victories.
About our featured speaker:
Dr. Micah W. Kubic joined the ACLU of Kansas as its executive director in January 2015 with more than 15 years of experience in civil liberties, civil rights and racial justice work. Prior to coming to the ACLU, Micah was the Director of Planning, Development, and Evaluation at the Full Employment Council, a nonprofit organization that provides employment and training services to more than 50,000 Kansas City-area residents each year. In that role, Micah led the planning, research, evaluation, government compliance, program design, resource development and community engagement activities of a $17 million agency. Micah previously served as a Senior Program Officer at Greater Kansas City Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), where he worked directly with six urban core neighborhoods to improve their quality of life. Micah has worked as legislative director for a Kansas City councilman, an analyst of education policy at the American Federation of Teachers, an analyst of housing policies at the nationally respected Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and as a public affairs and public policy consultant. Micah is active in many community organizations, including service on many boards of directors. He is currently the chairman of the worldwide board of directors of People to People International, a group founded by President Dwight Eisenhower to advance the cause of international peace and understanding. Micah holds bachelor’s degrees from the George Washington University, as well as a master’s degree and a doctorate in Black Politics from Howard University. His first book, Freedom, Inc. and the Fight for African American Empowerment, will be published by the University of Missouri Press in 2015.
Sunday Gatherings are now being held at our new location! Join us at the Kansas City Oasis Community Center located at 1717 W 41st St, Kansas City, MO, 64111.