Posts Tagged ‘Social Justice’

Reflecting on Empower Missouri and a Life of Service: Conversations with Mary Kay McPhee December 25, 2017 No Comments

Mary Kay McPhee of Kansas City accepted, at the age of 90, the invitation of Empower Missouri to be interviewed about her life of service. She embodies the Empower Missouri slogan of advocating for justice and empowering change. In her ethical will and the conversations documented here, she shares her life, values, and hopes. [ [...]

Crafting Effective Strategies April 25, 2016 No Comments

The A. Philip Randolph awards were distributed on April 15, 2016, at the Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center and Museum in Kansas City. In the 1920s and 1930s, Randolph helped organize America’s porters and maids working on the Pullman railroad cars and created the first African-American-led labor union. Many Pullman maids and wives, daughters, and sisters of Pullman porters were members of the Ladies Auxiliary which shaped “public debates over black manhood and unionization, setting political agendas for the black community, and crafting effective strategies to win racial and economic justice.”