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The Open Table is a Christian community of peace and reconciliation in a city divided; a place of hospitality and conversation rooted in a theology of contemplation and liberation. If you have imperfections, questions, struggles or doubts, you are welcome here. Join us every second and fourth Sunday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for food, music and conversation about the intersections of spirituality and action, as we create the beauty we wish to see in the world.

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A Conversation About Gentrification & Race

Gentrified

As more white folks are drawn back to the city, individuals and developers are buying up land, businesses, and housing stock. This development displaces people of color, resulting in a cultural & historical loss and perpetuating economic disparities. Are we breaking down the Troost divide or simply pushing it further east? Join us for a conversation with Hakima Payne, director and founder of Uzazi Village, Sandra Enriquez, Director of Public History and Asst. Professor of History at UMKC, and Angela Martellaro, local real estate agent and SURJ member, for a conversation about gentrification and gentrifiers.

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DISRUPTING RACISM: A BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING
DISRUPTING RACISM: A BYSTANDER INTERVENTION TRAINING

Peacemaking is a skill that requires practice and repetition. Without it, it is difficult to know how to respond when encountering racism in Kansas City, in our families, and wherever we find it.  At our last gathering, Nick Pickrell and Iman Al-Hassan led an interactive workshop aimed at equipping people with practical tools to disrupt, distract and diffuse tense situations, especially…

GENTRIFIED: A CONVERSATION ABOUT GENTRIFICATION AND RACE
GENTRIFIED: A CONVERSATION ABOUT GENTRIFICATION AND RACE

As more white folks are drawn back to the city, individuals and developers are buying up land, businesses, and housing stock.  This development displaces people of color, resulting in a cultural & historical loss and perpetuating economic disparities.  Are we breaking down the Troost divide in Kansas City, or simply pushing it further east?  Last week we shared a conversation…

INTENTIONS AND ACTION
INTENTIONS AND ACTION

This post is an overview of our new small group and recap of our meetup in January. This month The Open Table is beginning an ongoing small group gathering for adults who would like to explore or deepen their spiritual practices and build community.  It’s called “The Way Is Made by Walking” or just “The Way”.  The group will meet…

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816-363-1300
318 E 55th St. KCMO 64113
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