Community Matters

Martin Luther King, Jr. dreamed of a day when the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave-owners would sit down together at the table of brotherhood. Gather with us in his memory. We provide the conversation starters and you provide the conversation. All welcome, drop in anytime from 4:30-6:30 pm. Food and drink provided.

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Carmack Community Room

Professor Megan E. Williams, program coordinator for the Emily Taylor Center for Women & Gender Equity at KU, will consider Lena Horne as a multi-faceted persona - militant activist, mother, glamour girl, speech writer, political citizen and author of an opinion column in a radical black newspaper, drawing on personal experiences to critique postwar oppression. Q&A following lecture. Light refreshments served.

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Carmack Community Room

Set in 1939, Destination: Planet Negro (2013) traces a group of African American leaders who devise an ingenious and unlikely response to Jim Crow segregation: build a rocket and colonize Mars. The crew blasts off but time travels instead, arriving in present-day America. Director Kevin Willmott will lead a post-screening discussion. Presented in conjunction with Race Project - KC and Johnson County Library series on "Time." Running time: 1 hr. 38 min. Not rated. 

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Meeting Room

Join Anthony Barnett of Symbiotic Behavioral Treatment Center for a brief presentation and Q&A regarding the myths and truths surrounding pit bulls. Barnett's pit bull mixes, Liam and Leonidas, will be in attendance and available to pet.

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Meeting Room

Looking for a furry face to join your family? Look no further. Available pets will be on site ready to meet that perfect someone. Pets from Great Plains SPCA and Unleashed Pet Rescue.

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