ACTIONS

This list includes events sponsored by our allies and progressive organizations.  We are lucky to have so many great organizations to stand with.

Peaches & Politics - Presidential Debate Watch Party

6 - 9 pm

Maltbia Residence

Shirley's Kitchen Cabinet

Sponsored by:

The temperature is dropping and so are the presidential candidates. But we will keep on watching. And at this watch party, we will start planning to take ACTION!

It is fitting that this debate is being hosted at the Tyler Perry Studios in ATL Georgia, the largest film studio that was once a Confederate Army base. Tyler built his own table and Black voters can do the same. Being informed is the first step!

We will bring the eats (also vegetarian/pork free options) and whatever you bring to drink is peachy keen! Just bring something to share with attendees and our gracious host, Mr. and Mrs. Maltbia.

Be sure to bring a couple of friends who should watch it with you and RSVP here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/peaches-politics-presidential-debate-watch-party-tickets-79847641445

6:00 p.m. Convos Peaches and Eats
7:00 p.m. Debate
Questions - email us at Hey@ShirleysKitchenCabinet.org

To learn more about Shirley's Kitchen Cabinet visit www.ShirleysKitchenCabinet.org

Transgender Day of Remembrance

6 - 9 pm

4601 Main, KCMO

Anderson Rasmussen

Sponsored by:

Welcome! Let's celebrate our lives as trans people together and mourn the lives of those we've lost this year.

Join us to come together in community building & power.
With food, and music, we will share resources and share the mic with leaders in the community speaking about Trans struggle, Trans power, and how we as a community can move forward.

Those behind the mic are from various communities painting the strokes of intersectional identities & Trans experience.

We welcome everyone at any place in their gender journey
(in the closet to fully out and everywhere in between)
and , of course, Allies to our community.

Meet us at Community Christian Church, a fully Trans affirming space, and fully wheelchair accessible.

We WILL NOT be marching a long distance then dispersing alone.
This year, we stick together. Meet us at CCC, and we will provide the rest.

Our special musical guest will be the group Arquesta Del Sol Soul!
Catering will be provided by Food Not Bombs, Lawrence and KC team-up! There is a donation link on their pages.

Art as Activism at the Nelson

7 - 8:30 pm

The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

The Open Table KC

Sponsored by:

Join us for a night at The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art for a curated tour of art as activism with our guide, Jaime Rovenstine. Tickets are $20 each with limited availability, so get your tickets soon! All ages welcomed. All proceeds go to benefit The Open Table.

We will meet at Quay Coffee inside the Nelson around 6:50 with the event starting at 7.

Faith and Democracy Prayer Breakfast

7:30 - 9 am

St. Paul School of Theology, 13720 Roe Ave., Leawood, KS

Metro Area for Racial and Economic Equity

Sponsored by:

Join us for the Faith and Democracy Prayer Breakfast on November 21 at St. Paul School of Theology in Leawood, KS.

We are excited to host keynote speaker Melvin Jenkins. Mr. Jenkins is a civil rights attorney, former Regional Director of the Central States Regional Office of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, and a regional lay leader in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Besides good food and fellowship, we will celebrate our history of organizing in Kansas and look ahead to our goals for the future.

Admission is free but registration and donations are encouraged.

Pozole Fundraiser x Daca

5 - 8 pm

The Bite, 23 E. 3rd Street, KCMO

The Bite and KS/MO Dream Alliance

Sponsored by:

Join us as we team up with KSMODA to raise funds for deferred action recipients. KSMODA is a local organization fighting for immigrants rights in the Kansas City metro area. We will be offering our pozole and other dishes. Vegan options available. Stay tuned for more info!

Moms Demand Action - Douglas County Monthly Meeting

6:30 - 8 pm

Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont St., Lawrence, KS

Moms Demand Action - KS

Sponsored by:

Important! Please RSVP here: https://every.tw/347gI5U Join us to learn about our activities at the local, state, and national levels to reduce gun violence. We will also host a speaker from the Willow Domestic Violence Center, and collect diapers (sizes 4, 5, and 6) for their shelter.

Moms Demand Action - Kansas City Monthly Meeting

1:30 - 2:30

KCMO Public Library, Lucile H. Bluford Branch, 3050 Prospect, KCMO

Moms Demand Action - MO

Sponsored by:

We are having a panel discussion on the impact of gun violence. We are writing holiday cards for the children impacted by the mass shootings at Parkland and Vegas. RSVP here: https://act.everytown.org/event/moms-demand-action-event/29472/signup/?akid=&source=mda-web--event-search

KS/MO Dream Alliance Friendsgiving

6 - 8:30 pm

Village Presbyterian Church, 6641 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS

KS/MO Dream Alliance

Sponsored by:

Join the Kansas/Missouri Dream Alliance for our Third Friendsgiving Potluck at 6 pm, Saturday, Nov 23rd at Village Presbyterian Church at 6641 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS 66208. **KSMODA will be providing the main dish.**

Bring a dish to share, and enjoy a community meal with KSMODA, allies and our families. Listen to our stories and the work we have done and the work that needs to be accomplished.

We invite our community to come out and show your support!

KSMODA los invita para nuestro tercer "Friendsgiving" a las 6 pm, el sábado 23 de Noviembre en la Iglesia Village Presbyterian en 6641 Mission Rd., Prairie Village, KS 66208.
**KSMODA traerá el plato principal**

Se le agradeceria pero no es mandatorio, traer un plato de comida para compartir con KSMODA, sus aliados y sus familias.
Venga y escuche nuestras historias y el trabajo que hemos realizado y el trabajo que nos falta por hacer.

Friendsgiving - Thanksgiving at the Center

11 am - 2 pm

Kansas City Center for Inclusion, 3911 Main, KCMO

Kansas City Center for Inclusion

Sponsored by:

Join KCCI and Free Mom Hugs- Missouri for a potluck brunch as we build community. All are welcomed as we give thanks to our board, volunteers, donors, sponsors and those that call the Center home.

Please feel free to sing up to bring an item using the link below and in event. Do not feel obligated to bring anything.
Link for sign-up: https://m.signupgenius.com/#!/showSignUp/5080e4ca5ab2fa3f49-thanksgiving

***This is kid-friendly event and we will be unveiling our new children's section of the library courtesy of the City of Fountains Sisters.

KanCare Expansion: Why It Matters

6 - 7:30 pm

Johnson County Library - Central Resource, 9875 W. 87th St., OPKS

League of Women Voters of Johnson County, KS

Sponsored by:

To make sure we hit the ground running when the legislative session starts in January, we've invited Sheldon Weisgrau, senior policy advisor at Alliance for a Healthy Kansas, to prepare us for our Medicaid expansion advocacy campaign. He'll give us an overview of the issue and help us plan for the challenges we are likely to face. The League of Women Voters is one of the 100+ organizations that support Medicaid expansion for 150,000 uninsured Kansans.

3rd Annual Masquerad Ball Purple Prince

7:30 - 11 pm

Union Station, 30 W. Pershing, KCMO

Kansas City Center for Inclusion

Sponsored by:

The Kansas City Center for Inclusion will be hosting the 3rd Annual Masquerade Ball benefiting the Center on December 7th, 2019! This year the theme is Purple Prince and will be held in the historic Union Station Chamber Boardroom! We have asked Union Station to light the building Purple for the event, which will be gorgeous for photos and then towards the end of the event have the colors change to rainbow! The theme is Purple Prince which means your outfit should reflect the major theme of purple and Prince (the singer), and look fabulous! Also, don't forget your masquerade mask. We know you'll look great! General admission tickets are $50 and will offer One Admission to the ball, FREE UNLIMITED DRINKS and FOOD, Ride Share Access, 5 Raffle Tickets, and a Coat Check Ticket! We will be serving appetizers and multiple signature drinks! VIP admission tickets will offer all the same benefits as the general admission tickets plus a private VIP Room that overlooks the dance floor, a Private Bar, Private Servers, 10 Raffle Tickets, and a Gift Bag from the Center! There will be MORE dancing, MORE fun, and MORE elegance than ever! If you would like more information about this AMAZING event or would like to donate or become a corporate sponsor please contact Marco Drummond at marco.drummond@inclusivekc.org! https://www.eventbrite.com/e/3rd-annual-masquerade-ball-purple-prince-benefiting-kcci-tickets-62543865385?aff=efbeventtix&fbclid=IwAR1y4bIvR9BzYAgn3A5f2l47Y8SDzwwlOaDzZTUZh6ud-FfyaOkUf9tdRFQ

Northland: Taking Action for Racial Justice

8:30 am

Garrison School, 800 S. Water St., Liberty MO

Communities Creating Opportunity

Sponsored by:

Northland residents are coming together for their monthly meeting to confront systemic racism by promoting access to universal pre-k and ending the predatory lending across the region. Through 2018, we led a multi-part training on race. Our ongoing meetings are our opportunity to move toward action by tackling issues and systems that perpetuate racial injustice in our community.

LWVJOKS Holiday Party - Celebrating Empowered Citizenship

1:30 - 3 pm

Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse, 9101 Nall, Prairie Village KS

League of Women Voters of Johnson County, KS

Sponsored by:

Enjoy great food and conversation while we honor members of our community who have gone above and beyond this year empowering citizens. At our annual holiday party, we'll recognize League members who ran for office in 2019 and judges who swear in new citizens during naturalization ceremonies. The presentation of our "Making Democracy Work" award will be the highlight of our gathering.
We've worked hard this year. It's time to have a little fun!

Plus, this is your chance to check out the new Meadowbrook Park Clubhouse.

JWJ 10th Annual Scrooge Holiday Party

5 - 7 pm

IBEW Local 124, 301 E. 103rd Terrace, KCMO

Missouri Jobs with Justice

Sponsored by:

It's Kansas City Jobs with Justice 10th Annual SCROOGE of the Year party! It's the annual party with attitude!

Right now member organizations are brainstorming and nominating their SCROOGE of the Year! Who are the decision-makers or other scoundrels who tried to impede our people powered progress over the last year? Nominate them!

Reach out to Jameson@mojwj.org if you/your organization is interested in sponsoring, reserving a table, and/or nominating a Scrooge of the year that folks should know about.

Online voting will open by the week of November 18th for SCROOGE of the year. One Dollar = One Vote.

During the Scrooge party, doors open at 5:00 PM. Admission is $20 which gets you 20 votes, food & non-alcoholic drinks. A cash bar is also available.

5:00 - 6:15 campaigning and voting for Scrooge of the Year continues.

Polls close at 6:15 and the 10th annual SCROOGE of the year will be announced at 6:30 PM.

This is seriously a fun time, a chance to celebrate the work of the past year, and blow off a little steam.

This event is accessible to participants who use wheelcairs. Other accomodations for people with disabilities can be arranged upon notification. Please reach out to Jameson Wells at Jameson@mojwj.org or 816-809-9441.

Holiday Toy & Gift Drive for KC Bailout Mama's

12 noon - 2 pm

Equal Minded Cafe - 4327 Troost Ave., KCMO

Reale Justice Network

Sponsored by:

Reale Justice Network, supporters and friends are joining together to organize our 1st Annual Toy & Gift drive and Networking event. This drive will focus on the families that have been apart of the KCMamas Day Bailout/KeepOut.

They have spent the last several months dealing with legal issues, taking care of their families and trying to rebuild their lives. There is still so much more to do.

We are accepting donations of toys, gifts, warm weather items, gift cards, food packages and the like during our drive.

If your group, church or organization would like to adopt a bailout mama and her family, please email us at realejustice17@gmail.com
or dm us.

Any surplus toys/gifts will be donated to the Reale Justice Network survivors of domestic violence and their families.

This gift and toy drive marks the last major event of the year for Reale Justice Network.

It's one final time to for us to contribute to the ever growing body of Social Justice work by keeping our commitment to love and protect each other.

Other details of the event are as follows:

We will give a quick review of our work over the last 12 months.

Mass incarceration and the over policing of marginalized people in this country has had a traumatic impact on families overall. Many families will not be together this holiday season simply because they cannot afford to pay for justice.

We will have a sign up for those interested in working on the planning committee for BlackMamas Bailout2020.

Refreshments, Music and Networking

Come Join Us!!!!

Kansas City's Reale Womxn's Rally 2020

2 - 4pm

Reale Justice Network

Sponsored by:

This Rally is being organized by and for womxn in Missouri. We have a diverse group of dynamic leaders planning the details of this event.

We are explicitly welcome our lgbtq family and uplift the trans community in our work together. ALL OF US!!!!

We are committed to diversity, inclusion, anti-racism and the uplifting of ALL womxn.

We will have some powerhouse speakers that will be sure to stir us up and motivate us for the work that lies ahead in the new year.

Names and bios will be coming out in November and December

Topics covered will be announced as well.

If you are interested in joining the planning team, please send a message.

More details to come

100 Years of Women's Right to Vote & the League of Women Voters

2 - 4 pm

Yardley Hall, 12345 College Blvd., OPKS

League of Women Voters of Joco, KS

Sponsored by:

Join us to celebrate all that we’ve accomplished and prepare for the challenges ahead. LWVJoCo has found the ideal speaker to help us celebrate a century of women breaking barriers and shaping our democracy: Former U.S. Treasurer Rosie Rios.

Rios is currently leading Empowerment 2020, a movement that focuses on the recognition of historic American women and provides a collective voice advocating for women in senior leadership positions and investment programs for both women and girls.

Help support the League’s work for the next 100 years.

KC Black Mamas Bailout 2020

May 1 through May 10

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Sponsored by:

This year Reale Justice Network & Social Justice Doulas International is teaming up with National Bail Out and a host of community organizations to bring a Black Mama's Bail Out Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City Kansas.

Join us for a week of actions as we bail out Black mamas and caregivers from jail in time for Mothers Day. More details to come as the events take shape.

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