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Violence, Community & Faith: Connecting the Dots @ Pierson Auditorium
Apr 19 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join American Public Square and SevenDays 2017 for a Dinner at the Square on Violence, Community and Faith: Connecting the Dots. A panel representing government, faith and community will have a fact-based, civil conversation about hate crimes and violence and the ways in which the entire community can come together and work to address these issues. The evening will be moderated by KCPT‘s Nick Haines

Barry Grissom, Former U.S. Attorney for Kansas
David Haley, Senator, Kansas District 4
James Jacobs, Law Professor, New York University
Jolie Justus, Councilwoman, Kansas City, MO District 4
Mark Levin, Founding Rabbi, Congregation Beth Torah
Rosilyn Temple, Founder/Director, KC Mothers in Charge

Evening at the Square with Matthew Dowd @ Boulevard Brewing Company
May 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Join American Public Square for our second annual Evening at the Square fundraising event, featuring American political consultant and current ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd. The night will include a conversation with Matthew, heavy hors d’oeuvres and all the civility you can give and take!


Matthew Dowd has worked both sides of the aisle, but now considers himself a diehard Independent. Matthew’s political work includes serving as the chief strategist on two winning re-election efforts – for Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2006 and for President George W. Bush in 2004. His innovative approach on the 2004 campaign led the bi-partisan American Association of Political Consultants to name him Strategist of the Year.

Matthew currently serves as chief political analyst for ABC News where he appears on This Week, Good Morning America, and Nightline, and writes a regular column for various publications. He covers not only politics but cultural, economic, and spiritual trends as well.

Over the last 25 years, Matthew has been an active entrepreneur in Austin, Texas founding three companies which have been highly successful, all of which he sold to his partners to pursue other endeavors.

He is co-author of the New York Times bestseller Applebee’s America: How Successful Political, Business and Religious Leaders Connect with the New American Community.

$100 per person
($70 tax deductible)

No complimentary tickets available for this event.


Level 1: $5,000 ($4,400 tax deductible) 20 tickets to the event, full page recognition in program booklet.

Level 2: $2,500 ($2,200 tax deductible) 10 tickets to the event, half page recognition in program booklet.

Level 3: $1,000 ($880 tax deductible) 4 tickets to the event, line recognition in program booklet.


Click on the green “ticket” button up on the top right of this page and you will be directed to the ticket purchasing/reserving site, hosted by UMKC.

Eat, Drink and be Healthy: Public Health Services @ Pierson Auditorium
May 9 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Most of us take for granted safe drinking water, uncontaminated food and protection from most contagious diseases.  These are all products of public health services.  Join our panel of experts as we discuss what life would be like without public health services and, in these days of declining government funding, what does and should get priority.


Aging in Community @ Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
May 22 @ 5:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Kathy Greenlee, JD
Vice President of Aging and Health Policy
Center for Practical Bioethics

Kathy served as Assistant Secretary for Aging at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services from 2009 to 2016. She was Secretary of Aging for Kansas from 2006 to 2009.

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