TBW & MSC: Strangers to Friends: Welcoming Refugees to KC

Thursday, March 30, 2017 at 06:30 PM
Matt Ross Community Center in Overland Park, KS

True Blue Women and MainStream Coalition presents:

Strangers to Friends: Welcoming Refugees to Kansas City

Join us to hear Dr. Sofia Khan's fascinating and informative presentation on refugees. 

Thursday, March 30, 2017

6:30 Social Time
7:00 Program begins
Matt Ross Community Center, 8101 Marty, OPKS

Dr. Sofia Khan is a native of Karachi, Pakistan and a practicing physician in the KC area. A year ago, Dr. Khan founded KC for Refugees, a community alliance providing assistance and support to area refugee families. Dr. Khan also serves as medical director of Peace Clinic - a free clinic addressing the needs of Kansas City-area refugees and other underserved populations. 

Reservations are requested, not required. RSVP here. 

Toiletry drive
We will be collecting the following items for Della Lamb:

Mild bath soap
Powdered laundry detergent
Manicure sets
Band aids
Sanitary napkins
Diapers and wipes

LWV JOCO: Guns, Guns, Guns: The Second Amendment -- Emotion and Public Safety

Saturday, April 01, 2017 at 09:00 AM
Atonement Lutheran Church in Overland Park, KS
League of Women Voters of Johnson County presents:
a general meeting: Guns, Guns, Guns: The Second Amendment -- Emotion and Public Safety.
Saturday, April 1
8:30 a.m. Social; 9:00 a.m. Program
Atonement Lutheran Church
9948 Metcalf, Overland Park KS
The Second Amendment guarantees people the right "to keep and bear arms" and also provides us with plenty of questions.
-- When do limitations to the Second Amendment make sense?
-- How does open carry pose a threat to public safety?
-- What's new with concealed carry?
-- How extreme is 'No Fly, No Buy'?
Join us April 1, when these panelists will share their experience and insight into second amendment issues:
   -- Chief John Douglass, SMSD Executive Director of Emergency Services; former OP police chief
   -- Alisa Pacer, JCCC Emergency Preparedness manager
   -- Allen Rostron, Constitutional scholar and UMKC Law professor; formerly with the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence
For questions, please contact,

Step Up to the Bar w/KS Rep. Clayton & Stogsdill

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at 05:30 PM · 24 rsvps

MainStream invites you to Step Up to the Bar and get to know your Kansas legislators in a smaller and informal setting. We will be doing a series of these this spring. We encourage you to attend one that includes your legislator and bring a friend! Let's grow our community of engaged citizens.

Step Up to the Bar w/KS Representative Stephanie Clayton and KS Representative Jerry Stogsdill 

Wednesday, April 12th at 5:30pm - 7pm.

O'Neill's Restaurant and Bar, 9417 Mission Rd, Leawood. 

Appetizers are us! Come by and buy a drink and bring your questions and comments.

There will be a short program but mainly time for you to converse with your legislators and other like-minded people.

We also will be sending postcards to legislators. 

If this date does not include your Kansas legislators, then look for future dates in your area. If you don't see one, perhaps you would like to help host one. We will assist you!

RSVPs are requested but not required. 

If you have any questions, please contact, Lesa Patterson-Kinsey at or 913-649-3326. 

LWV JOCO: Legislative Coffee

Saturday, April 22, 2017 at 10:00 AM
Blue Valley Library in Overland Park, KS

The League of Women Voters, Johnson County and the Johnson County Library presents:

A Legislative Coffee

April 22, 2017 10 am to 11:30am at Blue Valley Library

Find out what's percolating in the Kansas Legislature. Local legislators will visit with the community to discuss the new legislative session and what's happening in Topeka. An audience question-and-answer session will follow. Presented in partnership with the League of Women Voters. 

Legislative Presenters:

Rep. Patty Markley, District 8

Rep. Jan Kessinger, District 20

Rep. Sean Tarwater, District 27

Generously supported by the Lauffer Civic Engagement Fund of the Johnson County Library Foundation.

Fighting for Kansas Schools: What's happening in Topeka, and what you can do

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 07:00 PM · 73 rsvps

MainSteam Coalition hosts a legislative forum:

"Fighting for Kansas Schools: What's happening in Topeka, and what you can do"

Thursday, April 27, 2017 at 7pm (doors open for social time at 6:30)

Sylvester Powell Community Center, 6200 Martway, Mission, KS 66202


Representative Melissa Rooker, KS House District 25, House Committee on K-12 Education Budget

Senator Pat Pettey, KS Senate District 6, Senate Committee on Education


David Smith, KCK Schools and MainStream Board

Come and hear how these Kansas legislators are fighting for public education in Kansas. They are working to find a solution that meets the recent KS Supreme Court's criteria: that all Kansas students have the opportunity to succeed, no matter where they live, how they learn, or how much money they have. 

We will also discuss ways you can get involved. 

Reservations are requested, but not required. 

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