Tue, Jul 12|
HJ's Youth and Community Center
Step Forward and Plan: Trail of Mending
Time & Location
Jul 12, 2022, 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM CDT
HJ's Youth and Community Center, 6425 Wornall Rd, Kansas City, MO 64113, USA
About the event
People needing to do more for humanity, right now, are gathering at HJ's in Brookside to organize a march through the places in Kansas City displaying hidden symbols of division in plain sight. This multi-modal march will involve shoes, wheelchairs, bicycles and horses as ways to travel forward. Multiple culturally iconic stops will receive treatment of circling, ceremony and prayer. Our hope is that this march will strengthen or even birth multiple movements for unified action strengthening humanity's efforts to survive the struggles of climate change.
Why meet now? We're taking the opportunity in this time of fervent inspired action to go big. Current-day people who are descended from survivors want to unite and march to bring awareness to the experience of America's societies living under the surface of the mainstream. Citizens of the United States have had to hide who they are for centuries, not because of maliciousness, not out of shame, but simply because hiding their identity was and still is a matter of survival for many. Yet, as Native Americans famously remember time and time again, "We are all related."
This march is for people wanting to redefine the known face of America. We all, who are different from each other, strong apart and together, and very much "here" by all rights, we want the world to recognize histories not being told. We want young ones to know the truth about humanity's potential for both good and evil so they can truly understand the work to be accomplished if humanity is to survive the age of climate reality. Survival won't happen unless our citizenry learn to love all types, unless we learn to work together.
On this zig-zag journey through Kansas City, we march, wheel, pedal, and ride horse to face and atone for the ills of our tendencies toward oppression. Happening 5-23-23 until an ending public multicultural performance of music, dance and spoken word on Memorial Day 2023.