Author recalls childhood immigration experience at Avila’s Speaker Series By Jill Draper Heartache and confusion
The Buchanan Initiative for Peace and Nonviolence and its partners will be hosting a conference at Avila University, 11901 Wornall Rd., on February 8 and 9 to discuss the history of Troost Avenue, including topics such as segregation and equality, while also focusing on the future of the area through the creation of a community action plan.
John Sharp’s column for the week on the SKCA Economic Development Summit, upcoming Leaf and Brush Pick Up, Ballot Issues, and Upcoming Events.
“I realized what color I was would be more important than anything else I could do,” said Carolyn Maull McKinstry who spoke at Avila University’s 2016 Harry S. Truman Distinguished Lecture series Thursday night.
Carolyn Maull McKinstry narrowly missed being killed by the same bombing which killed four of her friends in Birmingham in 1963. She will be speaking on October 20th at the Harry S. Truman Distinguished Lecture Series at Avila University.
Throughout the last 100 years, Avila University has developed from a humble single-building institute into a formative and groundbreaking piece of higher education in the heart of South Kansas City, and continues to grow.