Do One Good Thing
Meet the Voices behind UNITE KC
Unite KC Board of Directors
Dayton Moore – Chairman of the Board
Unite KC Staff
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We believe that true societal change starts with a transformation of the heart, and that personal transformation begins with one small step. Take a look at the next steps listed below for suggestions. Anyone can start by doing One Good Thing.
- Relational – Get to know someone with a different background. This act is central to the work of this movement.
- Host dinner (or a series of dinners) in your home with a family of a different ethnicity and/or culture.
- Download the “Go Underground Discussion Guide” and form or join a guided small group study to explore issues of race and unity.
- Embrace opportunities for children to play and interact with children of a different ethnicity and/or culture.
- Take a Sunday morning to attend a local church of a predominately different ethinicity or cultural expression.
- Mentor a young student in an underserved school or neighborhood.
- Spend time volunteering with a local nonprofit.
Educational – Dive deeper into the history of racism and its and effects racism in Kansas City and the United States.
- Download the VoiceMap app and take the “Dividing Lines” tour to learn more about the history of racism in Kansas City.
- Research the history of Loose Park.
- Read about The Battle of Westport and Nichols Restrictive Covenants and compare how they are so radically juxtaposed.
- Annually attend a performance of Underground at the Kauffman Center.
- Plan a trip to the National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, TN or Freedom Hall and The King Center in Atlanta GA.
- Find and read materials about United States history that include topics on:
- The history of the Gospel driving the Abolition Movement before the USA was founded
- The Three-Fifths Compromise
- Jim Crow laws / Segregation
- Tulsa / Greenwood – Black Wall Street race massacre in 1921
- Desegregation 1954 (Brown vs. Topeka BOE)
- Murder of Emmett Till in 1955
- 16th Street Baptist Church Bombing in 1963
- Civil Rights Act of 1964
- Voting Rights Act 1965
- Memphis Sanitation Strike in 1968
- Read a book:
- Oneness Embraced: Reconciliation, The Kingdom and How We are Stronger Together by Tony Evans
- Articles of Race and Racism by Tim Keller
- The Color of Compromise by Jemar Tisby and watch the companion The Color of Compromise on Amazon Prime.
- Dear White Christian – What Every White Christian Needs to Know About How Black Christians See, Think and Experience Racism in America by Aaron Layton
- White Awake: An Honest Look at What it Means to be White by Daniel Hill
- Contribute to organizations and ministries that fight racial inequality.
- Make a conscious effort to shop at Black owned businesses in your community.
- Financially support Underground, an annual presentation of the Underground Railroad at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts.
- Commit to purchasing educational supplies for schools that incorporate Black history and characters.
- Purchase Black history flashcards, children’s books featuring Black children, Black puppets, etc.
- Contribute to the college fund of a Black teenager.
- Support Equal Justice Initiative (led by Bryan Stevenson) as they seek to exonerate innocent Black men and women facing execution on death row.
- Support the ongoing work of Unite KC.