Sunday, July 14, 2019
Sunday Second Look: Kansas City Mayor Sly James Launches Autobiography
Another look at the parting shots of the lame duck Mayor and his upcoming love letter to himself . . .
A Passion for Purpose: Building Cities for our Children
He has been the face of Kansas City for eight years. Now, as Sly James completes his second and mandatory final term as mayor, he looks back on a life that took him from his upbringing in a segregated working-class neighborhood to military service in the Marines, a groundbreaking legal career, and ultimately the 29th floor of City Hall.
Launching his new autobiography, A Passion for Purpose, the 67-year-old James sits down with co-author Sean Wheelock to discuss his career and the life experiences that have shaped his values and views—including his fierce advocacy for children’s literacy and education. He leaves office as a strong believer in the efficiency of city government and advocate for implementing its politics to the state and federal levels.
Royals Senior Vice President and General Manager Dayton Moore offers introductory remarks.
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Reception: 6 pm
Program: 6:30 pm
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