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During the National Week of Conversation, people across America will participate in events and discussions in hopes of gaining a better understanding of others’ views and experiences. You will be able to take part in this national discussion right here in Kansas City.

Join the Kansas City Public Library, Consensus, and Rocket Grants for a screening of "Parent-Teacher Conference: a Community as Art Project" - a documentary by King Kihei and Lyn E. Cook. The film addresses the challenges and opportunities facing educational systems in Kansas City. Small group discussions will follow.

This unique screening takes place on Sunday, April 7, 2019 from 2:00 - 4:00 PM in the Helzberg Auditorium (5th Floor) of the Downtown Library. The event is free and open to all ages.

Parent-Teacher Conference is an ambitious project that received funding through a Rocket Grant to explore public education in Kansas City, Missouri. The project evolved into a documentary, music video, and community engagement project.

Registration is free but encouraged. You can RSVP at:

Lyn is a graphic designer, editor, researcher, photographer and web designer, who served as the director of the documentary and organized a series of community events and conversations.

King Kihei (pronounced “key hey”) is an artist and musician of Hawaiian and African American descent. Born in Honolulu, and raised in South Central Los Angeles and Kansas City, King has worked with area youth by offering writing workshops. It was these encounters that sparked many of the ideas for this project, responding to the voices of students that he and Lyn felt were not being heard.

The team worked with many community members, activists, academics, politicians, teachers and students to make this documentary. Members of the Recipe Poetry Guild were also key collaborators on the production of the music video.

Rocket Grants were launched by the Charlotte Street Foundation in Kansas City, MO and the Spencer Museum of Art at KU in Lawrence, KS, with funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

April 07, 2019 at 2pm - 4pm Central Time (US & Canada)
Kansas City Public Library, Central Library
14 W 10 St
Kansas City, MO 64105
United States
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