In Search of Help for Micah

The Micah Ministry is a welcoming and helpful organization to us and so many others. They’ve recently been the victim of a crime, and we’re looking to help them cover the costs of the damages:

The Micah Ministry, an organization with whom the Kansas City Atheist Coalition and Kansas City Oasis regularly partner, was recently the target of burglary and vandalism. We and Kansas City Oasis are working together to raise funds for them to help replace what was lost and damaged.

You can find out more about the fundraiser here:

Help the Micah Ministry

Good News Clubs and After School Satan: KCAC Hosts Lucien Greaves

We were happy to have The Satanic Temple, represented chiefly by Temple co-founder Lucien Greaves, present this past weekend about the work they’ve done specifically targeting fundamentalist and extremist organizations such as the Good News Club in the effort of ensuring that no one religion is given equal access to public resources and that children can also be safe from the guilt-ridden “sin” messages of the Good News Club. We had over 90 people show up to hear him speak, after which we went down to Sabor y Sol to continue the discussions over guacamole and burritos.

Free Candy and Community at the 2016 Waldo Fall Festival

We, for the first time, tabled at the 2016 Waldo Fall Festival. We got a few head shakes, but the response was overwhelmingly positive – lots of free candy for kids, buttons and bottles of water for everyone, and free condoms for those who wanted them. We met some atheists new to the area, some who had been around for a while, and more than a few people who had never met an atheist before yesterday.

All in all – a great and productive day!

KC Oasis Hosts Screening: “A Better Life”

This upcoming Sunday, June 12, Kansas City Oasis is hosting Chris Johnson, a New-York-based photographer and filmmaker, to speak about his recent film that put on a global journey to meet 100 different atheists. You can find more information on their Facebook event here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/218749665170207/

Additionally, KC Oasis will be hosting that same day viewings of Chris Johnson’s film. You can find more information about each showing on their Facebook events:

Blog Post: “KC Oasis: One Year Strong”

Our director of community, Helen Stringer, contributed a post on the WWJTD blog, called “KC Oasis: One Year Strong”, reflecting on the past year at KC Oasis:

One year ago, almost to the day, we launched Kansas City Oasis out of the Kansas City Atheist Coalition (KCAC). It was the culmination of six months of intense planning, fund-raising, blood, sweat, tears, elbow grease, fast food, and late night meetings. It was worth it. All of it was worth it.

You can read the whole blog post here.