Sunday, June 07, 2020
TKC MUST READ!!! KANSAS CITY CHAMBER HONCHO CHAMPIONS 'INCLUSIVE PROSPERITY' AND SOCIAL JUSTICE AMID #BLACKLIVESMATTER PROTESTS!!!
Joe Reardon is CEO of the Greater Kansas City Chamber of Commerce. He's also the former Mayor of KCK and the leader of a longtime family of local power brokers. Here's a glimpse at his answer to recent civil unrest, rioting . . .
It's finally time for KC to address injustice and inequity
Money line . . .
"In recent years, the KC Chamber has added inclusive prosperity as one of its strategic priorities. By inclusive prosperity, I mean growth that creates new economic opportunities while ensuring equal access to those opportunities for all parts of society, particularly for the poor.
"But the kind of systemic change we need isn’t through a program from the chamber or any one particular organization. That is why over the last several months, the chamber has been collaborating with Kansas City Area Development Council and the Civic Council like never before. Other organizations and individuals must be involved, as well, because making systemic change is a communitywide effort. A movement. And it requires the participation and commitment of all of us, uniting in a common cause: social justice."
You decide . . .