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APS 2019 Student Initiative

APS 2019 Student InitiativeAPS 2019 Student Initiative: Supporting future civil, fact-based public forums by Ashley Beard-Fosnow, Executive Director, American Public Square  To maintain the health of our democracy, we citizens must be able to have meaningful public...

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Good Fight Reading Roundup

The Good Fight For Resources Reading Roundup Every day in Kansas City good people do good things. Community advocacy organizations fight the good fight to improve this city and to provide services to all Kansas Citians. But resources are limited, and groups compete...

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Forging Alliances: Reading Roundup

Forging Alliances: Addressing Violence in Kansas City Reading Roundup The inaugural program of APS's KC Common Good series featured a screening of the documentary Uncommon Allies by filmmaker Jon Brick. The film focuses on the relationship between Mothers in Charge—an...

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Up In Arms: Reading Roundup

Up In Arms: Kids & Guns Reading Roundup On average, 17,102 children and teens are shot each year. Of that number, 2,737 die. Firearm injuries are the third leading cause of death among children in the United States, and the number of children killed by guns in...

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On Civility: The Debate Rages On

On Civility: The Debate Rages On The debate about whether, at this moment in American politics, we should be civil toward government officials rages on. Liberal-leaning Americans continue to label Republican (and some Democrat) calls for civility as hypocritical,...

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To Be Civil…or Not to Be?

To Be Civil... Or Not To Be? This week, thanks to several restaurant incidents in which prominent Republicans were harassed or denied dinner, the notion of “civility” in public discourse has become a major topic in the national conversation. At American Public Square,...

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Give the gift of civility!

This season, give the gift of civility! Did you know you can buy American Public Square memberships for your friends and family? A membership offers free tickets to our paid events, supports our mission of changing the tone and quality of public discourse, and adds...

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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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