Monday, May 11, 2015

Race Roundtable Series

We hope you can join us for the last of our Race Roundtable Series this Friday, May 15 at 7pm in the Cherith Brook Cafe at 3226 E 12th St. Kansas City, MO.
Our recent roundtables have focused on the challenges of Race and White Privilege. St. Louis Catholic Worker came and spoke about events in Ferguson, MO and their role as white activists.  Dr. Wallace Hartsfield Jr. spoke to us about religious and historical myths that perpetuate racism.  KCMO School Board Member-at Large, Amy Hartsfield discussed how race is effecting our communities and education.  
This coming friday will be our final roundtable for this season.  It will be a chance to follow up on some of these conversations and the ongoing challenges in our country to date.  We will discuss on a more informal and personal level the struggles we face, individually, structurally and theologically, with racism and white privilege.  We will spend part of our time in small group conversation.  

Here are some other events you may be interested in attending...
Rally vs. drone warfare:
 Leave Holy Family Catholic Worker House at 12:30 pm Sunday, May 17, to attend a PeaceWorks legal witness against lethal drones at Whiteman Air Force Base (near Knob Noster, MO), drones guided by remote control from WAFB; return by about 5 pm. Hold signs, hear peace activist Brian Terrell, and talk with WAFB officers. Info: 913-375-0045.

Memorial Day Walk/Ride: Join the PeaceWorks annual walk/ride from the old plant for making parts for nuclear weapons (at Bannister Federal Complex) along Holmes to the new nuke-parts plant at 14510 Botts Rd. by Mo. Hwy. 150. Walkers/drivers gather at 8 am at Bannister & Wayne, reach the sidewalk at Prospect & Mo. Hwy. 150 at 11 am, and hold a die-in (for those dead from toxins from the making of nuke-parts) at 11:30 am at 14510 Botts Rd. Info: 913-375-0045.

Hope to see you all there!
Allison, Jodi, Lonnie and Eric

Cherith Brook Catholic Worker
3308 E 12th St
Kansas City, MO 64127

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