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We believe in a community where everyone belongs, a city where all have the power to pursue their dreams and ambitions, and a people who are committed to each other’s liberation, until all are at the table together. At The Open Table KC, we create space for hospitality, conversation, peace, and reconciliation, and we root our theology in contemplation and liberation. Join us every second and fourth Sunday from 6:30-8:00 p.m. for food, music and conversation.

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A Conversation About Gentrification

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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