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All in the Family

5:30 PM 8:00 PM
Pierson Auditorium, UMKC

All in the Family

5:30 PM 8:00 PM
Pierson Auditorium, UMKC

Many millennials are delaying or eschewing marriage. Why? What are the educational, economic, and cultural factors?

Our panelists gathered together for a civil, fact-based discussion that considers the current state and future of matrimony from expert and personal perspectives.

Watch the event video and view photos below!


Sarah Jane Glynn
Director, Women’s Economic Policy
Center for American Progress


Dr. Deborah Smith
Director of Family Studies Program
Department Chair of Sociology at UMKC


Ile Haggins
Coordinator of Field Education
UMKC School of Social Work


Jill Katz
Family Law Practitioner
Jill M Katz LLC


Featuring Interviews With:

Natasha Kirsch
Single mother of two
Micah Horton 
Married father of two 
Michelle Comtois 
Married mother of three
Zakk Hoyt
Single father of two

Jolie Justus
City of Kansas City, Missouri


With roving reporting by
Nick Haines of KCPT


This event was made possible by the generous support of:

‎McLarney Family Foundation in Honor of Councilwoman Jolie Justus

Martha Jane Phillips Starr Field of Interest Fund at the Greater Kansas City Community Foundation