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Legislation #: 140146 Introduction Date: 2/20/2014
Type: Special Action Effective Date: none
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS BROOKS, JAMES, JR., SHARP, CURLS, WAGNER, MARCASON, DAVIS, REED, CIRCO, JOHNSON, FORD AND TAYLOR
Title: Recognizing Black History Month with UMKC and KCPT hosting a screening and panel discussion around the film “American Promise” which examines education and black male achievement.

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2/20/2014 Filed by the Clerk's office
2/20/2014 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 140146

 

Recognizing Black History Month with UMKC and KCPT hosting a screening and panel discussion around the film “American Promise” which examines education and black male achievement.

 

WHEREAS, on January 30, 2014, UMKC and KCPT hosted a screening and panel discussion around the film “American Promise”, which examines education and black male achievement. Community members shared concerns and ideas for improving opportunities for black male youth in Kansas City; and

 

WHEREAS, “American Promise” premiered on PBS/KCPT on February 3rd and filmmakers encouraged communities to dedicate the week (February 3-9, 2014) to lift up the achievements and examine the challenges of young black males; and

 

WHEREAS, President Obama in his State of the Union address invited the nation to join a new initiative through the Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships to help more young men of color overcome the odds, because so many boys in this country need that mentor to help them become a man and a good father; and

 

WHEREAS, 100 Black Men of Greater Kansas City is an organization whose programs focus is to provide mentorship, economic development, health/wellness and education to young black males in the greater Kansas City area; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby congratulate UMKC and KCPT for their role in providing community discussions that bring the community together as whole to tackle these tough issues that impact us nationally; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to UMKC, KCPT and 100 Black Men of Greater KC with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for their commitment to the City of Kansas City.

 

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