Events

Upcoming Events

2nd Annual Walk for Unity

Unite KC’s Walk for Unity returns summer 2022! Take a walk with us. Let’s get to know one another and continue the work toward racial healing. We’ll go farther by taking the next Next Steps Together.

Saturday, July 9th
Troost & Truman, KCMO
Arrive 8:30 a.m.; Walk begins 9:00 a.m.

If you want to learn more about Unite KC and how YOU can join the movement, this is the perfect opportunity! Unite KC’s leadership team will provide more information about the organization and practical ways in which we are pursuing racial healing in Kansas City.

Prepare to be inspired, meet new friends and leave motivated to make a difference!

Coffee will be available. Please RSVP for yourself and a friend.

Saturday, June 11, 2022
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.; Check-in begins at 9:45 a.m.
Location: TBD

In Close Proximity
Conversations about Race and Unity

An online chat making difficult conversations possible, this is an opportunity for people of diverse colors, backgrounds and life experiences to share those experiences with the intention of listening to one another and coming together in close proximity.
This online discussion series with Ray Jarrett, Unite KC Executive Director, is free and open to the public.

Thursday, June 16, 2022
7:30 p.m. via Zoom

FREE Go Underground Discussion Guide

Ongoing Events

FIT TO FIGHT FOR THE FAMILY – powered by Unite KC
Healthy Communities Start with Healthy Relationships

Starting Summer 2021

Through collaboration with nationally recognized relationship and marriage experts, Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott, Unite KC’s Church Domain is excited to offer Fit to Fight for the Family to Kansas City!

This initiative provides unique relationship assessments, small group discussion curriculum and weekend teaching tools to churches and individuals, ages 16 and up. You don’t have to married to benefit from this initiative!

Macedonia Baptist and Westside Family Churches are partnering to bring the intiative to their congregations this summer.

The deepening relationship between Macedonia Baptist (KCMO) and Westside Family (Lenexa, KS) is a perfect example of crossing lines to build relationships with people of a different color, zip code or life experience. The two churches regularly come together to do “One Good Thing”. In the process, they have developed a culture of coming together to “do life”.

Visit Fit to Fight for the Family to learn more about the initiative with its relationship assessments and other resources. Better yet, cross city lines and take the initiative with a partner church! Together, we can strengthen families and build a healthier community!

Past Events

Returning to the Kauffman Center of Performing Arts, Störling Dance Theater‘s Underground is the show that has stirred hearts, shaken up the status quo and formed lifelong friendships over the past 15 years. Men and women who met through this dance theater production have played an integral role in Unite KC’s strategy for racial healing in Kansas City. Unite KC Founder and KC Royals President of Baseball Operations, Dayton Moore, is one of them.

Don’t miss out on your chance to see Underground, the production that continues to unite our city by highlighting the fight to end racism is not a fight of Black versus White, but Good versus evil.

Saturday, October 23, 2021
6:00 – 8:30 PM

In conjunction with our Fit to Fight for the Family series, we are excited to have Drs. Les and Leslie Parrott join us in Kansas City to lead a dynamic date night for couples of all ages and relationship stages!

The evening will be filled with humor, fresh insight, and practical, new strategies for turning conflict into a means for deeper intimacy. Les and Leslie are authentic, master communicators. Couples will laugh while they learn new ways to instantly improve relationship.  And did we mention you will have a blast while gaining practical tips to strengthen communication?

As part of its efforts working toward racial unity in Kansas City, Unite KC has invited world-renowned Christian pastor, evangelical leader and former Dallas Mavericks chaplain, Dr. Tony Evans to meet with Kansas City area church leaders this month. Recognizing that some churches have historically been part of the problem when it comes to racial injustice, either actively or passively, Evans will discuss what he sees as the Church’s active role and responsibility to change the trajectory of past wrongs and, instead, be part of the solution.
Evans’ latest book, “Kingdom Race Theology” explores how Christians can repair the damage and hurt brought by centuries of racial injustice. It is set for release in January.
Click the link below to register. Please note: We offer a discounted price of $20 per ticket for those purchasing a table of 8.

Unite KC is excited to host a citywide Walk for Unity on July 17th! We are all too aware of the racial division in our community, further exacerbated by the history of the segregation of Troost Ave. Racially restrictive housing covenants effectively relegated Black Americans to the East side of Troost and White Americans stayed on the West. Those covenants were made illegal decades ago, but the divisive effects remain with us.

NOW IS THE TIME to write a new chapter in the story of Kansas City’s journey toward racial healing. Unite KC is a grassroots movement committed to taking action. And we want YOU to join us. Do “One Good Thing” and take the first step, or hundred, with us on July 17th as we make the choice to come together and walk in a statement of unity for our city. 

We will meet on the field at Troost Ave. and E. Truman Rd., arriving between 9 – 9:30 AM. As we line opposite sides of the field, reenacting the segregation embedded in the development of Kansas City, we will take a moment to experience the reality of what was and make the decision to come together, stepping into the reality of what could be. 

Together, we will walk down Troost and make our way to Kansas City MLB Urban Youth Academy where we’ll hear from Unite KC Executive Director, Ray Jarrett, and a special guest speaker about Unite KC’s vision for a united Kansas City and the role we all have to play. It will also be a great opportunity to meet new friends, learn more about Unite KC and plan to do the next “One Good Thing” to keep moving toward racial healing in our city. 

Mark your calendars, invite your family and friends, and let us know you’re coming! Everyone is invited! We can’t wait to walk side-by-side with YOU!

Stay tuned to our Facebook event page for the most up-to-date information!


The Details:
Saturday, July 17; 9:30 AM – 12 N
(arrive 9:00 – 9:30 AM)
Troost Ave & E. Truman Rd.
(parking is available at 1601 Forest Ave.)

Unite KC Virtual Early Adopter Introduction

November 18, 2020

Learn from the leadership team about the founding of Unite KC and the vision for a united Kansas City in this Virtual Early Adopter Introduction. The event may be over, but YOU are still invited to Join the Movement and Unite KC!