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KC Oasis Sunday Gathering – Featured speaker: Alex Ayala, KC Pet Project

Zoom link: https://bit.ly/KCOasis Musical guest: Beau Bledsoe (http://www.beaubledsoe.com/media/) Community moment: Julie Maschler Featured speaker: Alex Ayala, KC Pet Project Alex Ayala is the Community Education Coordinator at KC Pet Project. Kansas City Pet Project was formed to maximize lifesaving in the Kansas City Metro by providing innovative sheltering services. She will be speaking about the history of KC Pet Project, their mission and goals, services provided to the Kansas City community, and volunteer opportunities. *By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).

KC Oasis Sunday Gathering – Featured speaker: June Holte

UMKC Royal Hall, Room 111 800 E. 52nd St, Kansas City, MO

Musical guest: John and Myrna Svoboda aka No Bow Tie (https://nobowtie.com/music/) Community moment: Brittani Rhoades Featured speaker: June Holte Location: UMKC Royal Hall, Room 111 800 E. 52nd St. Kansas City, MO 64110 Free parking in the parking garage at 52nd and Rockhill Rd. Proof of vaccination is required. Masks recommended. Check-in and mingle starting at 10:30am. This interactive presentation will help you shift the way you relate to the climate crisis, from fear and avoidance to what Joanna Macy calls “Active Hope,” by looking through the lenses of love, compassion, wisdom, and opportunity. Mobilizing people to participate in bringing...

KC Oasis Volunteers at Micah Ministry

Micah Ministry 606 Gladstone Boulevard, Kansas City, MO

MASKS ARE REQUIRED. *Note: It's okay if you can't get there until 5:15-5:30. 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. Micah Ministry serves hundreds of people every Monday evening from 5:15-7:15. They help anyone, regardless of race, gender, religious (or nonreligious) affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or any other trait. Come join us in helping our less fortunate neighbors. Volunteers will greet the guests, serve food, offer...

World Oceans Weekend at the Zoo

Kansas City Zoo 6800 Zoo Drive, Kansas City, MO

Join Oasis at the KC Zoo. There will be special displays and activities throughout as they celebrate World Oceans Weekend. Tickets are $8.50-$20 depending on where you live, memberships, and other discounts. Please check their website. We will meet at the Polar Bear exhibit near the main entrance at 11am. This should be fun. Rawr! For additional info contact Julie Manning. *By participating in this event, you agree to abide by the Oasis Code of Conduct (http://www.kcoasis.org/about-oasis/code-of-conduct/).

KC Oasis Sunday Gathering – Featured speaker: Deborah Barker, Archivist, Black Archives of Mid-America

Zoom link: https://bit.ly/KCOasis Musical guest: Sapphire Son (https://www.facebook.com/sapphireson) Community moment: Ami Varney Featured speaker: Deborah Barker, Archivist, Black Archives of Mid-America The mission of the Black Archives of Mid-America in Kansas City, Inc. is to collect, preserve and make available to the public materials documenting the social, economic, political and cultural histories of persons of African American descent in the central United States, with particular emphasis in the Kansas City, Missouri, region. Black Archives of Mid-America is an educational resource and provides access to its collections for research, exhibition and publication to honor our community heritage and to catalyze public awareness....

KC Oasis Volunteers at Micah Ministry

Micah Ministry 606 Gladstone Boulevard, Kansas City, MO

MASKS ARE REQUIRED. *Note: It's okay if you can't get there until 5:15-5:30. 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. Micah Ministry serves hundreds of people every Monday evening from 5:15-7:15. They help anyone, regardless of race, gender, religious (or nonreligious) affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or any other trait. Come join us in helping our less fortunate neighbors. Volunteers will greet the guests, serve food, offer...

KC Oasis Sunday Gathering – Featured speaker: Patty Reynolds, NAMI

Zoom link: https://bit.ly/KCOasis Musical guest: Roy Baldwin Phillips Community moment: Doug Sirek Featured speaker: Patty Reynolds, National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Patty Reynolds has been a member and volunteer of NAMI – the National Alliance on Mental Illness – for 10-plus years. After becoming a victim of a violent crime in her home, she sought out therapy for PTSD. Her therapist suggested a support group and they found NAMI. It has been instrumental in her recovery. Patty founded the NAMI KC board of directors and served two years as board president. She has worked for The Missouri Division of...

KC Oasis Volunteers at Micah Ministry

Micah Ministry 606 Gladstone Boulevard, Kansas City, MO

MASKS ARE REQUIRED. *Note: It's okay if you can't get there until 5:15-5:30. 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. Micah Ministry serves hundreds of people every Monday evening from 5:15-7:15. They help anyone, regardless of race, gender, religious (or nonreligious) affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or any other trait. Come join us in helping our less fortunate neighbors. Volunteers will greet the guests, serve food, offer...

Shakespeare Under the Stars

Southmoreland Park 4525 Oak Street, Kansas City, MO

Come join us for one of the best events in KC – Shakespeare in the Park! Attendance is free, though donations are very much appreciated. Gates open at 6, show starts at 8. There is a pre-show talk & kids’ parody version of the show before the main performance. There will be food trucks (most accept cards, a few are cash only). You are allowed to bring in any food or drink you like. Bring your own chairs or blankets (if your back is strong). Parking is at a premium so plan accordingly. You can park in the garage at...

KC Oasis Sunday Gathering – Featured speaker: Salem Summers

Zoom link: https://bit.ly/KCOasis Musical guest: Scotty McBee Community moment: Kelsey Reid Featured speaker: Salem Summers, "The Importance of Community" Salem Summers is a Kansas City native who learned from a young age that activism and art were two things that were very important in his life. Being black and transgender, he has a strong urge to raise awareness on the issues that affect both the P.O.C. and queer communities. He recently began his newest project, Lame Media, an organization that aims to create a space for marginalized artists to freely make work they are passionate about and be able to reach...