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.
We will be collecting the following items for Della Lamb:
Mild bath soap
Powdered laundry detergent
Diapers and wipes
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 firstname.lastname@example.org or 913-649-3326.
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.
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.
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.