TBW: The Local LGBT Community Then and Now

Wednesday, November 29, 2017 at 07:00 PM
Matt Ross Community Center in Overland Park, KS

True Blue Women will host a forum titled "The Local LGBT Community: Then and Now"

Kansas City played a unique role in launching the gay liberation movement when it hosted the first national gathering of gay rights activists in 1956. More than 50 years later, learn what advances the movement has seen and what the future holds. 

Nov. 29th at Matt Ross Community Center
6:30 doors open
7pm program begins

Our panel discussion will feature:
archivist David W. Jackson, local author or contributor of 30 books, including including Changing Times: Almanac and Digest of Kansas City’s LGBTQIA History. Jackson is also the co-founder of the Gay and Lesbian Archives of Mid-America (GLAMA) and recently discussed his newest book on C-SPAN at the National Archives in Kansas City, Mo. 
Michael Cole is vice president of PROMO, Missouri’s statewide organization advocating for LGBT equality, including the community’s seniors. Cole is also on the board of Lawyers for Equality, a voluntary bar association for LGBT attorneys and allies in the St. Louis region. He a practicing attorney in the business litigation department at Lathrop Gage LLP in Kansas City, Mo., and serves as the firm’s Director of Litigation Support. He will discuss the current legal status of those in the LGBT community in Missouri and Kansas. 

Please join us for this informative program that will shed new light on the LGBT community in our region.

Free and open to the public. 

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Voters Denied: Pulling back the Curtains

Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 07:00 PM
Olathe Community Center in Olathe, KS

MainStream Coalition and Indivisible KC presents:

"Voters Denied:Pulling Back the Curtains"

January 25, 2018 at 7pm 
Olathe Community Center, 1205 E. Kansas City Rd, Olathe, KS 66061

Voting suppression, Crosscheck, gerrymandering have strong impacts on voting and elections. Join us for a thorough discussion on voter rights. Bring your questions and a friend.

Speakers include:

Davis Hammet, Loud Light
Anita Parsa, Leave Crosscheck
Rep. Brett Parker, Kansas District 29
Micah Kubic, ACLU of Kansas

Doors open at 6:30pm and Program begins at 7pm.



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