PARTICIPATE AND LEARN

This list includes events sponsored by our allies and progressive organizations.  We are lucky to have so many great organizations to stand with.  If you have any questions about these events, please don't hesitate to reach out.  An IKC volunteer will be back in touch as soon as we can.

MISSOURI - Last Day to Register to Vote in August 4th Primaries

The Vote Virtual Discussion

6 - 7 pm

Online event

League of Women Voters of Johnson County KS

Join LWVJoCo members in a discussion following the airing of "The Vote" on PBS about the unsung leaders of the women's suffrage movement and the deep controversies over gender roles and race that divided Americans then — and continue to dominate political discourse today.

Watch "The Vote" on PBS on Monday, July 6, and Tuesday, July 7, from 8 to 10 p.m.

Join our facilitated virtual discussion on Wednesday, July 8, from 6 to 7 p.m.

Facilitators:
LWVJoCo member & entrepreneur Dawn Rattan
Diana B. Carlin, PhD, professor of communications studies, KU

Registration is required for this event. Info on how to join the Zoom discussion will be in the registration confirmation email.

This event is open to all LWVJoCo members. If you are not yet a member, please visit lwvjoco.org and join today!

Court Watch Training

6 - 7:30 pm

ACLU of Missouri

The ACLU of Missouri’s Court Watch program and volunteers keep our courts accountable and make our criminal justice system more transparent, more rigorous, and more equitable. Court Watchers observe and document arraignment sessions and bond hearings in shifts of 1 to 2 hours on Monday through Thursday between 9 a.m. - 2 p.m in the 21st Judicial Circuit Court, located in Clayton, MO.

Court Watchers are in the St. Louis County Circuit Court, focusing on the following information:

CHARGES
BOND RECOMMENDATIONS
WHO IS BEING ARRAIGNED AND PROSECUTED
ARE DEFENDANTS BEING TREATED WITH DIGNITY & RESPECT

You can choose when you court watch, and do not need previous experience to court watch, only a desire to hold prosecutors accountable for fairness and equity, and completed this 1.5 hour training with ACLU MO.


With your help, we can ensure all people in the St. Louis County Circuit Court are treated with dignity and equity within the criminal legal system. Sign up for updates and for more information on how to get involved with ACLU MO Court Watch.

Email outreach@aclu-mo.org for more information.

Moms Demand Action - KS: Johnson County Virtual Meeting

6:30 - 8 pm

Online event

Moms Demand Action - KS

Important — please RSVP here: https://bit.ly/2Zo5Q2V. Join us for our virtual meeting on Zoom from your own home. Johnson County, Kansas volunteers are meeting to strengthen our local group and prep for the 2020 election challenges. We will also have a guest speaker form the Johnson County Suicide Prevention Coalition. All are welcome — mothers and others!

Please RSVP at https://bit.ly/2Zo5Q2V and we will send you an email with call-in details to join the meeting. Hope you can make it!

African American Women in the Suffrage Movement: Then, Now, and Forever

10 am - 12 pm

Zoom

League of Women Voters of Kansas City/Jackson-Clay-Platte Counties

As part of the national commemoration of the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage, The Clay County African American Legacy, Inc. in partnership with The Kansas City League of Women Voters cordially invites you to a Zoom meeting celebrating “African American Women in the Suffrage Movement: Then, Now, And Forever!”

10:00 AM, Saturday July 11, 2020 Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88987736531

Speaker: Dr. Delia Gillis, Professor of African American History at The University of Central Missouri, Warrensburg. The program will also include a panel featuring Joanne Collins, former Mayor Pro Tem and the first woman and African American to serve on the Kansas City Council; and Ruth Emery of Liberty, Missouri, former president of Garrison School Cultural Center and the first Clay County African American woman to run for political office-Recorder of Deeds.

Since there will be no brunch this year due to COVID-19, Zoom participants in this event are welcome and encouraged to take a virtual tour of the Clay County African American Legacy-Garrison School Cultural Center and make a donation to support cultural exhibits, educational programs, operational costs, and our Juneteenth program scheduled for July 24th. You may view the virtual tour and make a donation at:
https://ccaal-garrisonschool.org/join_us.

Cruisin' for Voters in Lawrence

4 - 5:30 pm

Meet at Keller Williams parking lot, 545 Columbia. (6th and Lawrence Ave)

LWV, NAACP and Moms Demand Actioon

Decorate your car, make posters, honk the horns! Bring attention to the importance of VOTING! Also encourage mail in ballots. We will have a fun, socially distant drive through Lawrence - Cruisin' for Voters!

Your Fellow Americans Documentary & Discussion Series

6:30 pm

Kansas City Public Library, 14 W. 10th Street, KCMO

Kansas City Public Library - Refugee & Immigrant Services & Empowerment

Your Fellow Americans documentary and discussion series began January 13, 2020 at 6:30 pm at the Central Library.

Originally, Your Fellow Americans was an online documentary series, featuring local families from the Kansas City area. The documentary was co-produced by KCPT's Hale Center for Journalism and Brainroot Light & Sound. It discussed race, immigration and the American Dream with average Americans.

During this multiple part series, we will ponder the question, “Who are your fellow Americans?” We want you to feel encouraged to discuss the sensitive subjects of racism, prejudice and immigration in calm conversation.

We will be showing screenings on the second Monday through July.

Wyandotte County Moms Demand Action Volunteer Meeting

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Online event

Moms Demand Action - KS

Important - please RSVP here to receive dial-in instructions for this virtual meeting: https://bit.ly/3dvgIkB. Join the Wyandotte County Moms Demand Action to gear up for upcoming elections and recap our June Wear Orange virtual event. You'll also hear a recap of our meeting with Mayor Alvey and the progress on Survivors Park.

Moms Demand Action - MO: Kansas City Meeting

7 - 8 pm

Online event

Moms Demand Action - MO

Virtual Zoom to discuss our community partners and Wear Orange successes. Please RSVP here: https://tinyurl.com/ycysjjd4

Moms Demand Action - KS: Wyandotte County Volunteer Meeting

6:30 - 8:30 pm

Online event

Moms Demand Action - KS

Important - please RSVP here to receive dial-in instructions for this virtual meeting: https://bit.ly/3dvgIkB. Join the Wyandotte County Moms Demand Action to gear up for upcoming elections and recap our June Wear Orange virtual event. You'll also hear a recap of our meeting with Mayor Alvey and the progress on Survivors Park.

KANSAS - Last Day to Register for Primary Election

KANSAS - Advance Voting for Primary Begins

Vote Like Your Life Depends on It: Getting Ready for the August 4 Election

1 - 2:30 pm

Empower Missouri

Missouri has an important election coming up! Join us for our Empowering You Webinar on July 16th, 2020 as we discuss the election and the statewide measures that will be on the ballot.

Register for FREE on our website!

https://empowermissouri.org/events/vote-like-your-life-depends-on-it-getting-ready-for-the-august-4-election/

The Power of The Prosecutor

6 - 9 pm

Online event

ACLU of Missouri

The prosecutor has a very powerful role in regards to pressing charges on an individual and making sentencing recommendations for those who have been convicted of a crime. We will hold a forum to discuss the intentions of our next prosecutor and how it relates to criminal justice matters.

Email outreachkc@aclu-mo.org for more details

PRIMARY ELECTION & MISSOURI MEDICAID EXPANSION

6 am - 7 pm

Celebrating the Centennial of the 19th Amendment

6 - 8 pm

Harry S Truman National Historic Site, 219 N. Delaware, Independence, MO 64050

League of Women Voters of Kansas City/Jackson-Clay-Platte Counties

The Harry S Truman National Historic Site is partially open at this time. We are awaiting confirmation that this event will be held. We will update the calendar as we get more information. Use the link below for more information on the Harry S Truman National Historic Site.

https://www.nps.gov/nr/travel/presidents/harry_truman_nhs.html

Enjoy the documentary One Women, One Vote, originally aired on PBS in 1995. This program documents the 70-year struggle for women's suffrage through the
passage of the 19th Amendment - by one vote - in the U.S. Senate. Free.

Understanding Missouri's School to Prison Pipeline

6 - 8 pm

Kansas City Public Library - Plaza Branch, 4801 Main St, Kansas City, MO 64112

ACLU of Missouri

This event is inside of the Truman Theatre.

Join us for a screening of several short videos that highlight the school to prison pipeline. The videos capture the experiences of students, educators and families across the state.

After the viewing Justice Gatson will moderate a panel discussion on the videos and the impacts that the school to prison pipeline has on Missouri's youth. Justice will also lead us in a solutions based discussion and participants will leave the space with several concrete ways to help us dismantle the pipeline.

MISSOURI - Last Day to Register to Vote in November 3rd General Elections

KANSAS - Last Day to Register for General Election

KANSAS - Advance Voting begins for General Election

GENERAL ELECTION

6 am - 7 pm

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