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All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church - From There to Here

Date: Sunday March 10, 2019
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church
Address: 4501 Walnut Street Kansas City, MO 64111

From There to Here

The United States is demographically, geographically and political highly fragmented and polarized. Anti-immigrant policies, politicians and organizations are at the heart of the problem. White nationalists are growing in number and find sanction in the verbiage and policies of President Trump. Male chauvinism continues in the face of the Me Too movement. And racist police and anti-Semitic killers continue to create discord in their wake. Leonard Zeskind will explain how we got to this point and what we need to do.

Leonard Zeskind is the author ofBlood and Politics: The History of White Nationalism from the Margins to the Mainstream, published by Farrar Straus & Giroux in May 2009. The book received an Honorable Mention from the Society of Midland Authors in May 2010 in the “Adult Non-Fiction” category. Mr. Zeskind writes a regular column for Searchlightmagazine, published in London, and has written articles and op-eds forThe American Prospect, Rolling Stone, The Nation,The New York Times and theLos Angeles Times, among other publications.

The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation named him a Fellow in 1998 (one of its so-called “Genius Grants”). His awards include: the NAACP “Legacy Award” from the Olathe, Kansas branch in 2007; and the "Owen Bieber Civil Rights Award" from the United Automobile Workers Union Civil Rights Department in 1993. The Petra Foundation made him a Fellow in 1992. And he has received a number of other awards, including most recently, the NAACP Kansas City, Missouri Branch “Lucile H. Bluford Special Achievement Award,” for his contribution to the community and the struggle for dignity and humanity for all persons.