KC Tenants (KCT) leaders living with rent debt and evictions are meeting with City Manager Brian David Platt to negotiate KCT’s eight demands toward addressing the rental assistance program, evictions, and truly affordable housing.
Welcoming immigrants and refugees to the US
The National Immigrant Integration Conference explored ways the US could be more welcoming and supportive of immigrants. Among the voices heard at the meeting were those of LGBTQIA+ persons, featuring people of color, particularly Black transgender women.
Oct. 19 documentary will explore life of Dorothy Day, lives of Catholic Workers
“A Revolution of the Heart: The Story of Dorothy Day,” a documentary, will be shown free at Rockhurst University’s Arrupe Hall at 7pm on Tues., Oct. 19 (directions are below). “She annoyed people," says Sister Simone Campbell about Dorothy, "because she challenged them.”
Wichita-to-KC Bob Lavelle Memorial Peace Walk, pondering poverty, 9/6
Hank Williams Jr.’s signature country classic, “A Country Boy (sic) Can Survive,” extols rural independence. While I certainly revere pastoral ingenuity, it is a fact that a greater percentage of rural people suffer poverty, and for longer periods.
Wichita-to-KC PeaceWalk, 9/5
Long on talking, long on walking. A band of Charles Carney’s friends gathered Sept. 5 for the Admire-to-Miller part of his Peace Walk from Wichita, KS, to Kansas City, MO.
Wichita-KC Peace Walk, Aug. 11
Neighborhoods in Wichita have long suffered from poverty and neglect in stark contrast to the wealth generated by nearby Spirit (formerly Boeing) Aerosystems. The US could end homelessness for $20 billion, 1/37th of the U.S. military budget.
We walk in peace in 2022
On a warm evening, 15 of us gathered to share ideas about the Peace Walk being planned for spring 2022 from Wichita to the National Security Campus in south Kansas City, Mo. Note: The next Peace Walk planning will be Friday, Aug. 20, 6:30-8 p.m.
To Kansas City, Memorial Day 2021
City of Fountains,
Are you weeping,
This day of remembrance?
What seeds have grown to harvest
From the “blighted” soybean field
Unprecedented (buy the book!)
Ron Faust, PeaceWorks-KC’s own poet laureate, is out with a new book of poetry. Titled Unprecedented, Faust wrote it during the presidency of Donald Trump. The cover displays two mountain ranges under clouds of darkness. These represent the two sides of every issue, Faust explains.
On-line Reader’s Group to Explore “The Warmth of Other Suns”
"Warmth of Other Sons" online book study, Tuesday evenings, 7:00 to 8:30, July 6, July 20, August 3, and August 17.