On October 21st, The Dialogue Institute of KC main office and community center were broken into and vandalized.
The Safe and Welcoming city law allows undocumented residents to obtain a city ID in Kansas City, Kan., and provides that, unless there is a threat of danger to the public, law enforcement will not report or investigate the immigration status of a person.
A coalition of advocates has sought passage of a “Safe and Welcoming” ordinance in Wyandotte County, KS, for 5 years. David Johnson of the coalition recalled, “There were a few times we thought about throwing in the towel.” The proposed ordinance may come to the Unified Government Board of Commissioners Feb. 10.
KC Chiefs games now have a prelude. Indigenous Persons and allies call to drivers coming to park at Arrowhead Stadium, “Change the name! Stop the chop!” PeaceWorks supports these rallies.
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.
Bette Tate-Beaver, an international leader in social work and education, died of cancer Aug. 29. Through her lifetime, she fostered the beloved community envisioned by Martin Luther King Jr.
Guns are racist weapons
Enforcing power over Blacks
Historically denied possession
The Second Amendment
Has misinformed flaws
Leading to violence and racism
City of Fountains,
Are you weeping,
This day of remembrance?
What seeds have grown to harvest
From the “blighted” soybean field
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.
"Warmth of Other Sons" online book study, Tuesday evenings, 7:00 to 8:30, July 6, July 20, August 3, and August 17.