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Disproving the myth that "there's nothing to do in Kansas City" one week at a time. Forward to colleagues, friends, & visitors and see you around town!
Lauren Roberson
Damethius Ewing
Catina Taylor
Janelle James
Marvia Jones
Angela Pearson
In partnership with Johnson County Library’s Race Project KC, Kansas City native and genderqueer filmmaker Carrie Hawks presents the award-winning, short, animated documentary, black enuf*

Want to close out the month of love with some fun? We knew it. Whether you're single, taken or somewhere in-between, #LoveEquals something different to each of us... maybe it's craft cocktails, Mac-&-Cheeseburgers, or making new friends. 
Boots & Pearls, Wine Whiskey and Other Tastes 
A Tasting for Alphapointe 
Special Performance by KC’s Ida McBeth 
Presented by Delta Innovative Services Inc. 
Sweet Honey In The Rock® is a performance ensemble rooted in African American history and culture. The ensemble educates, entertains and empowers its audience and community through the dynamic vehicles of a cappella singing and America Sign Language interpretation for the deaf and hearing impaired.
As we close out the celebration of our heritage why not take a trip to the mythical utopia of WAKANDA from Marvel’s Black Panther! RnB encourages everyone to wear African print/attire but it is not mandatory. For the new year we are introducing a $25 brunch buffet. You can add bottomless mimosas for $15 as well or just come kick it for $10 and decide what you would like to eat and drink. 

We are excited to announce “The Black Authors Network & Book Fair”. Our goal is to highlight the wealth of African-American authors locally and to provide the community an opportunity to access the wide variety of work written by these authors. 

SINGLE BLACK FEMALE by Lisa B. Thompson (Samuel French, 2012) is a hilarious two-woman show that deftly uses comic sketches à la Saturday Night Live to look inside the lives of thirty-something middle class Black women as they search for love, clothes, and dignity in a world that fails to recognize their beauty, power and strength outside of stereotypical images in theater, film and television.

(Shows through March 10th)
New to KC or looking for new connections in the city? Come sip delicious cocktails and have some great conversation with Good Love Society.

The GLS community is based off a simple concept. Connecting like minded individuals, creating a great vibe, and living a good life. Leave your judgements and stress at the door, we encourage authentic connections around here. Every other month GLS members come to see familiar faces but always leave meeting new people along the way. If you're new to Kansas City or just looking for something outside of your circle, come vibe with us.

The Original Harlem Globetrotters are preparing for their action-packed 2018 World Tour against the Washington Generals! A star-studded roster will have fans on the edge of their seats to experience the ball handling wizardry, basketball artistry and one-of-a-kind family entertainment that thrills fans of all ages. Prepare to be amazed as the Globetrotters showcase basketball’s first 4-point line, located 30 feet from the basket – 6 feet, 3 inches beyond the top of the NBA’s current 3-point line.
Join us as we celebrate, commemorate, and honor women. Stories of women, told by women, for EVERYBODY!! Poetic expressions of local, not so local, familiar and not so familiar pieces of HERstory. Make sure your face is in the PLACE!!! If you have been to any of our other events you know this will not be an event you want to miss!! 
The Chi-Lites: Live: 
Sat 2/24 @ 7:30pm 
VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino North 

Join the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum (NLBM), in partnership with Park University, to present "A Long Way From Home" with director Gaspar González. The film chronicles the struggles and triumphs of the pioneering Black and Latino players who followed Jackie Robinson into Major League Baseball. The film features interviews with Jim “Mudcat” Grant, Grover “Deacon” Jones, Orlando Cepeda, Tony Pérez, and Jimmy Wynn.
A depiction is a true representation of something by drawing, painting, photographing or utilizing outlines of forms or objects. In celebration of Black History Month the exhibition offers a visual tour of shared cultural experiences and common everyday subject matter expressed in uniquely different depictions. Equally different are the mediums used such as oil, acrylic, ink, watercolor, mixed media, photography and fabric. The show also travels time from Egyptian influences to today’s conversation on race and gender. In Depictions: People, Places and Things, the viewer will not only see a celebration of black history but also a celebration of the non monolithic artistic expressions by black artists. 
Outskrts is a festival that is centered around the LBTQ+ community / is women centric. Women includes the spectrum of gender identity. 
Concurrent to the events surrounding World War I was the Women’s Suffrage Movement. MAFB will, in a concertized setting, recreate portions of the 1913 Women’s Suffrage Procession in Washington, D.C., highlighting Missouri’s own Alma Nash and her musical contributions to this important milestone in the fight for equality. Members of the Kansas City Women’s Choir join us for this free concert. 

Vanessa Williams joins a long list of outstanding entertainers at Rose Brooks Center's 31st Anniversary CABARET! Join us for a glamorous, life-saving evening. Learn More: https://www.rosebrooks.org/zkevent/cabaret/

Join us as we collectively bridge and deepen our learning about Culturally Responsiveness and Relevance Teaching and Learning. At this event, we will action planning with our learnings from the book. We will plan our collective leadership and impact! We will support one another with a dilemma connected to their work or a project connected to Cultural Responsive and Relevant Pedagogy.

We are hosting an extra special #1MCKC evening event to celebrate Black History Month! From 6pm - 8pm, we will have an entrepreneurial panel with some of KC's best innovators, followed by a black-owned small business fair! Diversity and inclusion are important to us year-round at #1MCKC and this is an excellent opportunity to welcome more people into the family.

Have a great weekend!
KCPS Superintendent Dr. Mark Bedell

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