PUBLIC NOTICE: Impact of COVID-19 on APS Spring Event Calendar

Both Sides: Episode #1 – The Government’s Response to COVID-19 So Far


PUBLIC NOTICE: Impact of COVID-19 on APS Spring Event Calendar

March 13, 2020

At the recommendation of healthcare professionals and in consideration of the wellbeing of our community, American Public Square will be making some changes to our upcoming program calendar.

Clearly, our standard past practices are inconsistent with current CDC recommendations regarding what is known as “social distancing.” Social distancing means remaining out of congregate settings, avoiding mass gatherings, and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet or 2 meters) from others when possible.

While we are committed to providing high quality live events, we understand that it is not in the best interest of the community to hold programs such as these at this time.

Our upcoming event “The Changing Landscape of U.S. Immigration Law & Policy,” originally scheduled for March 25th, has been postponed. We will make every effort to reschedule when it is prudent to do so, and will share details as they are available.

APS is also developing a series of live-streamed programs with public health experts over the next several weeks to answer your questions about COVID-19 and its impact on our community. We will share information about these events in the coming days as the details are confirmed.

Thank you for your support of American Public Square at Jewell and one another during these challenging times in our community, our nation, our world.

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

American Public Square is a nonpartisan nonprofit that seeks to change the tone and quality of public discourse. We organize programs that feature expert panelists and audience members with opposing views talking to each other, civilly, about controversial topics. Though these discussions may not always change minds, everyone walks away with a better understanding of the other side, a key step toward respect, compromise, and resolution. Join the conversation!

Upcoming Events


The Donnelly Series
The Changing Landscape of U.S. Immigration Law & Policy


Climate Change



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.