Healing A Culture Of Violence, Ferguson's Fortune 500 Company, And BBC's 'The Response'

Jan 30, 2017

Tense community conditions in Ferguson, Missouri, boiled over into riots after the police shooting of Michael Brown in August 2014.
Credit Shawn Semmler / Flickr - CC

Increasing violence in Kansas City has gotten a lot of attention, leading one church to sponsor a forum where community members can workshop ideas to solve the problem. We'll preview that discussion. Then, we find out how the presence of a Fortune 500 company in Ferguson, Missouri, illustrates a history of fiscal imbalance and racial capitalism. Finally, BBC World Service radio program The Response is broadcasting the health stories of Americans, and is looking for your submission.

All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, at 4501 Walnut  Street, will host #KCTalks: Healing a Culture of Violence at 6:30 pm. on Thursday, February 2. For more information, visit AllSoulsKC.org.

Walter Johnson will give the Richard D. McKinzie lecture at the Kansas City Public Library Plaza Branch at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 1. For more information, visit KCLibrary.org.

Submit your own health experience to 'The Response' by using the voice recorder on your smartphone to tell your story in two minutes. Email your story to theresponse@bbc.co.uk. For more information, visit BBC.co.uk.