Tue, Apr 18|
Governor Stumpy's Grill House
Trail of Mending Organizers Meet & Greet
Everyone who has been contacted about organizing or has been interested in volunteering for the Trail of Mending is invited. Let's do this.
Time & Location
Apr 18, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Governor Stumpy's Grill House, 321 E Gregory Blvd, Kansas City, MO 64114, USA
About the event
We're sharing a meal so that we can get to know each other, divide up any remaining tasks, team up for future preparations, and learn each other's strengths. The first annual Trail of Mending will only be as large and effective as we can help it to be this year. Given the slow start, we will need to stick by each other with sympathetic and forgiving hearts for the multi-day demonstration to be as meaningful for people as we hope it will be.
Why are we holding a "Trail of Mending?" We believe that everyone's histories are important, not just the ones that made it into the history books. This demonstration establishes for Kansas City the fact that those of us who have lived alternative versions of history, who have been hurt by them, are still here. We are ready to attract the spotlight as we highlight places across Kansas City that have impacted our personal histories, either firsthand or our family members who came before us. After we bring them to light, we will hold ceremony, calling into being the willingness of those long in power in our Metro to atone for what happened. Then and only then can we all hope for the reconciliation and rebuilding of relationship that will be necessary for humanity to survive the impending climate crisis.
Those who believe this is a march worth having, with people of all backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities and animality coming along together. (Yes, some of us think horses are 'people' too.)
If this resonates with you, you're going to fit right in with the organizing crew. Let's dine.