Thursday, January 30, 2014

MUST SEE!!! KANSAS CITY PUBLIC LIBRARY CONVERSATION WITH ALVIN SYKES!!!



For all those who couldn't be there this evening, it was a PACKED HOUSE at the Central Library to listen to one of Kansas City's greatest leaders and scholars.

Here's video of tonight's event:

A Conversation with Alvin Sykes - January 30, 2014

Take a look:



Deets:

"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."

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Really a great event and a look at somebody who has made it their life's work to struggle for social justice . . . Hopefully, we'll have more BREAKING/EXCLUSIVE NEWS for the morning update with all kinds of local content, links, discussion, debate, discourse and all kinds of good stuff . . . STAY TUNED!!!

16 Comments:

Anonymous said...

Wonderful event this evening. Thanks to the library and all of the volunteers who made it happen. One of the best conversations we've seen from the KC Public Library.

Anonymous said...

Leader?

Give me a fucking break, he is just a different version of Alonzo.

Anonymous said...

Alvin is a good man who has helped countless families. He is an inspiration to EVERYONE who has evr been fortunate enough to meet him. KC is blessed to have this man working in this city.

Anonymous said...

Helped them to what more free shit?

the lost said...

Alvin is a good person, sometimes this blog actually gets something right.

Chad Chadwick, internet entrepreneur said...

Is everyone having a ZAARLY day??!!!
We're just one of the many big-time startups that Google Fiber has allowed KC to jumpstart into existence!!
You wouldn't believe the exciting things happening at the Startup Village these days!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you Chad, thank you!

Anonymous said...

CCC is sleeping well tonight.

Anonymous said...

wow Chad....I got so excited at your post. I think I just hair shot my cat...

Anonymous said...

Sykes is just another fucking nigger, bilking whitey out of anything he can. The uneducated coon has the apologists bending over backward to give him things. Well, fuck him.

Anonymous said...

The ironic thing is now that we have a black president these guys have been relegated to the back seat.

Obama doesn't want any black politicians getting publicity but himself and he controls the strings and isn't subject to these hucksters putting the screws on em.

KCMO got a few hundred mil during the last stimulus to put in new storm windows in the EC2 ghetto corridor. Other than that, jack shit.

http://dailykenn.blogspot.com/2013/09/recent-black-on-white-crimes.html said...

Sure, lets all get together and bring up Emmit fucking Till AGAIN.

What a joke, black on white crime is a tsunami of embarrassment for the entire naiton, so, of course, if we don't talk about it, it will go away.

http://dailykenn.blogspot.com/2013/09/recent-black-on-white-crimes.html

Did anyone get "Knocked Out" in the parking lot?

Harry Stone said...

Who is Alvin Sykes?

Channon Christian & Christopher Newsome said...

Did they talk about us?

Tuluride said...

i like this man. thank him for continuing to speak out.

Anonymous said...

"Alvin Sykes works with the justice system on behalf of minorities and the poor."

I wish they would get rid of that term or force them to show the statistics of what "minorities" he has worked with aside from of course ... Blacks, Black Women, poor Blacks, poor Black women, I am so tired of hearing this play on words and they've changed up simply because people are tired of hearing black this or black that .. they know that they by far have more rights and more opportunities than any other human in this country and these "welfare recipients" couldnt find a real job beyond grants and handouts if they tried ... fuck brooks