Thursday, January 30, 2014

Kansas City Public Library Conversation With Alvin Sykes Tonight!!!



An exceptionally important event featuring an Kansas City advocate for social justice . . .

Scholar in Residence

As a self-taught human rights worker who relies on local libraries for his primary research, the Kansas City Public Library's 2013 scholar in residence Alvin Sykes works with the justice system on behalf of minorities and the poor.

In a public conversation with Library Director Crosby Kemper III, Sykes talks about testifying before Congress, bending the ears of politicians, and his role in creating the Emmett Till Unsolved Civil Rights Crime Act, which gives the U.S. Department of Justice the means to investigate long-ago cases of civil rights violations.

Yet much of his work has been low profile: a case of workplace discrimination here, food stamps denied or an unfair eviction there. Frequently, his work is not only unpublicized but also uncompensated.

Sykes’ life is examined in the monograph Pursuit of Truth, written by Monroe Dodd and published by the Kansas City Public Library. Copies will be available starting in January at all Library locations.

Thursday, January 30, 2014
6:30pm @ Central Library
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8 Comments:

Anonymous said...

With the number of unsolved homicides right here in CK, Mr. Sykes could be working on "unsolved civil rights issues" for the next 20 or so years.
Is he going to work to get the folks in the community to start cooperating with the police?
No one else seems to be trying.

Anonymous said...

he looks like black jogging superman guy. Except that superman dude is legit and walks the walk, jogs the jog (whatever).

Anonymous said...

Another nigger who flaps his huge ass lips to get niggers more free shit. Fuck him he not done shit.

where of where are the Negro Leaders ???????? said...

I guess this will seem like a pile on but....why do we have all these Negro leaders with their lips flapping and nothing getting done. With "leaders" like this, it's easy to understand why CK is a toilet bowl of Black Crime! It's time TKC and other media call out the Negro leaders for their lack of leadership. WTF are they not holding rallies for justice. There are NONE. Just bitch about Plaza apes getting ticketed. Bunk...

Anonymous said...

why is this conversation being led by crosby kemper 3 sounds like it gonna be sanitized to hell.

Anonymous said...

How would Kemper sanitize one's documented work involving truth and justice? You do understand Kemper is a historian and director of the Kansas City Library?

Anonymous said...

Uh how bout focusing on the robbery crime wave happening in Mid Town.

Bravado and self accolades about all the great things one has been doing can wait.

Anonymous said...

Uh huh, I'm sure there will be a full house at this event. NOT.