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Advocates for Immigration Rights and Reconciliation (AIRR) - Race Issues ARE Peace Issues

Date: Saturday, April 27, 2019
Time: 3:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Location: All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church Kansas City, Missouri
Address: 4501 Walnut St, Kansas City, Missouri 64111

Race Issues ARE Peace Issues in Kansas City and beyond! Join us for a FREE panel discussion, workshops and deep dive discussions on peace and justice issues that people of color in our community face today. We will dig into police violence, mass incarceration, immigration and deportation, the BDS and Palestinian movements, and mobilizing white allies for justice.

Your panelists and presenters include:

One Struggle KC - Black-led coalition of Kansas City activists seeking to connect the struggles of oppressed Black communities, locally and globally. Disproportionate policing in communities of color and poor communities has led to an unprecedented incarceration rate of members of those communities, which feeds the Prison Industrial Complex (including immigration detention centers) that profits off the backs of Black and Brown communities.

Workshop: Accessibility and Inclusion in the Arts.

Advocates for Immigrant Rights and Reconciliation (AIRR) - AIRR recognizes and is working tirelessly to keep families together and end the humanitarian crisis our immigrant community is facing. We believe that all people, no matter where they were born, deserve a chance at a safe and dignified life. AIRR is committed to empower and uplift the voices of the immigrant community and providing them with the tools they need to better protect themselves and their families.

Workshop: Reflections of White Supremacy in Immigration Law: Past, Present and Future

Al-Hadaf - Palestinian led activist group dedicated to the realization of a free Palestine, and to a cultural and political revival within the Palestinian-American community in Kansas City.

Workshop: Deep dive into the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement), and what it looks like for anti-Zionist communities locally and globally.

SURJ KC - Showing Up for Racial Justice, Kansas City - SURJ KC is a local network organizing white people for racial justice in accountability to People of Color (POC). Through Personal Support, Political Education, and Solidarity Action, SURJ KC moves white people to act as part of a multi-racial majority for racial justice.

Workshop: Principles for Mobilizing White Folks for Racial Justice

- This event is FREE to attend.
- Parking will be limited but we will shuttle people from street parking areas to the venue.
- Light snacks will be provided.
- Children are welcome but childcare will not be provided.