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Our smart colleagues at the H&R Block Artspace are hosting a book reading and conversation associated with their new exhibit “On-Screen: Global Intimacy”.

To Participate

Read Edwidge Danticat’s book, Create Dangerously. There are limited copies of the book available at the Artspace. It is also available at the Kansas City Public Library, KCAI Jannes Library, Barnes & Noble, and on Then join one or both of the following events at the Artspace:


Wednesday, February 23, Noon – 1:00 pm

A conversation about the book

Saturday, March 5, Noon – 2:00 pm

A tour of the exhibition and a conversation about both the book and the exhibition

More information: Reading Room – Create Dangerously

There is also an open call for videos associated with the exhibition.  In what ways does globalization reach Kansas City? You can share your experience of globalism by creating a one-minute video for the project, 60-Second Take: The Local Face of Globalism.

More information: Open Call for Videos – 60 Second Take


Most people at our first gathering felt that a regular, consistent structure for conversation would work best for them, and the suggested frequency was once a month. This structure will be flexible enough that people could come in and out of participation depending on the fullness of their lives. The idea is that this group will not have a single leader, but be driven by the energy and ideas of any participant who would like to convene a conversation. I am happy to maintain the blog and facilitate the birth of SWALK, but it is my hope that it will be a child of our community as a whole.

So, it’s time to choose a specific topic/reading and date for January. How about Saturday January 22nd, 10 AM to 11.30 AM? Would a different time work better, like a weekday evening? Since this it not firmed up yet, please send any thoughts about the proposed day/time.

I would be willing to secure a venue for this next meeting – unless someone in the group would like to host. In looking over the list of topics so far (in the Conversation Topics category on this blog), does anyone have an article or a link that would provide material for a first  discussion? Post here and we can see how much interest it generates!

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