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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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ART AS ACTIVISM
ART AS ACTIVISM

Why art as activism? Through out history, art, poetry, and iconography have been at the center of these movements, if not the catalyst for the movement itself. As a community, we are engaging with local creatives on how they use creativity and talent to further social causes and bring new perspectives to each issue; all the while, asking ourselves how…

STANDING WITH IMMIGRANTS: IJAM
STANDING WITH IMMIGRANTS: IJAM

Our immigration series continued on 8/25, hearing from local organization Immigration Justice Advocacy Movement (IJAM). While AIRR (who we heard from in our first gathering of the immigration series) works with rapid response in regards to ICE and protection of families, IJAM stands alongside families facing deportation during the court process, accompaniment to hearings, housing assistance, and legal assistance. According…

STANDING WITH IMMIGRANTS: AIRR
STANDING WITH IMMIGRANTS: AIRR

The crisis at the US/Mexico border is hard to miss in the media these days. For many people, however, it is not an article you read online or hear on the radio, but a daily reality and deep fear that you and your loved ones might be separated all because of a piece of paper. Or a deep grief of…

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