Bringing together non-like-minded people for fact-based, civil conversations about national, regional, and local issues.

American Public Square is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that is changing the tone and quality of public discourse. We present programs on community, education, health, faith, and civics to create a better understanding among people with opposing views.

UPCOMING EVENTS

AMERICAN PUBLIC SQUARE  //  SEASON 4

10/18/2017

THE U.S. AND THE U.N.
LIVES IN BALANCE

MAYOR’S U.N. DAY 2017

@INTERCONTINENTAL HOTEL

 

11/09/2017

BAD CHOICES. NO CHOICES. FOOD INSECURITY

@PIERSON AUDITORIUM, UMKC 

12/6/2017

NATO: TRUMAN TO TRUMP

@HARRY S. TRUMAN PRESIDENTIAL LIBRARY AND MUSEUM 

CONGRATS KCPT

on 11 Regional EMMY® nominations!

 

Two of the programs from our third season—“Eye for an Eye: Reevaluating the Death Penalty” and “Take Note – Our Schools: Does Zip Code Matter?”—were among the nominations.

See what other programs were nominated.

Civil Citizen: Sister Rose McLarney

CONGRATULATIONS! To Sister Rose McLarney, co-founder and president of Journey To New Life, and recipient of the American Public Square Civil Citizen Award! One of the tenets of American Public Square is to bring together non-like-minded people for civil conversation....

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One of the tenets of American Public Square is to bring together non-like-minded people for civil conversation. We want to recognize those in our community who share this goal, who create a space in which people with varying points of view can work together to benefit Kansas City.

We present the American Public Square Civil Citizen Award to individuals who inspire us and others.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

ABOUT AMERICAN PUBLIC SQUARE

Thank you so much! I have enjoyed the programs a lot, learned a lot, been dismayed a lot, and changed some of my opinions. So glad you came to Kansas City!

An informative, evenhanded discussion.

I believe that the format of the panel, the panelists themselves, the moderator, and even the audience maintained the mantra of civility in such an impressive manner. The event was not only enjoyable, but also edifying!

Interesting. Refreshing to listen in a calm atmosphere.

Well done! Moderator, civility bell, fact checkers, reception to encourage friendliness, discouraging clapping.