Addressing Violence in Kansas City
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 organization that assists the surviving family members of victims of shooting crimes—and the Kansas City, Missouri, Police Department.
Following the movie, a talkback panel took place with a diverse group of individuals on the topic of addressing violence in our community. Panelists were Deidre Anderson (United Inner City Services), Deputy Chief Karl Oakman (KCPD), Rosilyn Temple (Mothers in Charge), and Johnny Waller (community member). The panel was moderated by Rev. Bob Hill.
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