Monday, January 14, 2013

Lewis Diuguid in Jefferson City Jan 21 at NAACP meeting

The NAACP Branch 4064 of Jefferson City, Mo. will have a special guest speaker Lewis W. Diuguid. Our next meeting on Jan. 21 at 6pm at Lincoln University Page Library lower level in room 116. Lewis W. Diuguid is an Editorial Board member and columnist for the Kansas City Star and letters editor. He has written columns for The Star since 1987. from 1995 to 2009 he co-chaired the diversity initiative at The Star, and starting in 1993 he has facilitated diversity workshops for Star co. staffers,colleges and community organizations.

Diuguid joined the staff of The kansas City star- times in May 1977 after graduating from the University of Missouri-Columbia of Journalism. He has worked as a reporter, photographer,copy editor,automotive editor, assistant bureau chief, assistant city editor, associate editor and vice president of community resources.

Diuguid is the author of the 2004 award- winning book, A teacher's cry; Expose the Truth about Education today. The book offers ways to improve public schools, particularly in urban areas. A Teacher's Cry is rooted in his studies with the class of 1999 from the student freshman year until graduation at Washington High School in Kansas, Kan. He wrote about 100 columns for The Star chronicling what it's like to be a teenager and teacher today.

In 2007, Diuguid's second book was published. The subject is diversity, which for more than 20 years has been a key focus of his columns in The Kansas City star. The title is Discovering the Real America: Toward a more perfect Union.

Sunday, January 13, 2013

If you have not seen "the Meeting" try to see this one

Wesport Center for the Arts Presents: The Meeting

In collaboration with the Westport Center for the Arts, the Black Archives of Mid-America will celebrate the Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday with a reading of the play "The Meeting." Kansas City actors Walter Coppage and Tosin Morohunfola adopt the roles of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Malcolm X in an imagined meeting of the two civil rights leaders. Set shortly before Malcolm X’s assassination, the two men discuss and debate their respective approaches in the civil rights movement.

01/26/2013Time:2:00 PM-4:00 PM
Location:Black Archives of Mid-America
1722 East 17th Terrace Kansas City MO 64108

Michael Erice Dyson in KC Jan 30th - FREE

Michael Eric Dyson
Wednesday, January 30, 2013
UMKC Student Union, Multipurpose Room
5100 Cherry Street, Kansas City, MO
6:00 p.m. 

This event is free and open to the public - ONLINE REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!
FREE PARKING: Cherry Street Parking Garage, 50th & Cherry Street, Area 32N on levels five and six only