AIDS Walk Kansas City 2019 – Campus Route

By , March 25, 2019 10:15 am

AIDS Walk 2019 to Cross Campus April 27.

The AIDS Service Foundation’s AIDS Walk Kansas City 2019 will be held on Saturday, April 27 at Theis Park. The walk is 3.5 miles and will take approximately 2.5 hours. Registration opens at 8 a.m.; the program with music and fun begins at 9; and the walk starts at 10 a.m. rain or shine!

More than 3,000 walkers are expected to participate in the free event. There is no charge to walk.

UMKC is partnering with the AIDS Walk again this year. The planning committee has adapted the route so that approximately one third of the walk will be on campus. The route will hit our campus at the intersection of Volker and Rockhill, travel south on Cherry St. to 52nd St., over to Oak St. and 52nd St., and then north up to Theis Park. The entire walk will take place on sidewalks, and no streets on campus will be closed.

Theis Park is located at the intersection of Emanuel Cleaver II Blvd. and Oak St., east of the Plaza and south of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art.

If you are interested in serving as a volunteer along the UMKC route to provide direction and support, contact Troy Lillebo at

For additional details about the walk, visit the AIDS Walk Kansas City website.

Safe Spring Break

By , March 15, 2019 1:48 pm

Join us for a stress-free way to kick-off Spring Break!

Flesh Out: UMKC Gallery of Art

By , March 13, 2019 12:41 pm

UMKC Gallery of Art and UMKC Violence Prevention and Response Program present Flesh Out, a group exhibition organized to honor Sexual Assault Awareness Month, March 21 – April 13, 2019.

The exhibition and related programming supports artists from the Kansas City community by creating platforms for discussion and action around sexual violence prevention.

Events related to the exhibition include:

Thursday, March 21st 5:00-7:00 p.m. Flesh Out exhibition opens.

During the opening reception, Madison Mae Parker will perform a durational version of her one-woman play Unravel, directed by Rye Lanae Boothe. Gallery visitors can enter and exit the performance as they wish.

Thursday, April 4th, 6:00-8:00 p.m. Unravel A theater production performed by Madison Mae Parker and directed by Rye Lanae Boothe.

This performance premiered in November 2017 and has been adapted for the UMKC Gallery. Unravel is the portrayal of a young woman who, as a coping mechanism, becomes disassociated with her own body, and subsequently the journey to reconnect with herself. All are welcome, but space is limited so please arrive on time or early. Performance begins promptly at 6:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 6th, 2:00-4:00 p.m. Writing and Performance Workshop With Madison Mae Parker and Rye Lanae Boothe.

This workshop will explore how the words we write and the stories we tell live in our body; how we might better listen to our bodies allowing the work to be fully alive. All ages and experience levels are welcome. Please bring a favorite notebook and writing utensil and wear clothes you feel comfortable moving in.

Saturday, April 13, 3:00-5:00 p.m. Quilting Bee with fiber artist Lueking Knabe.

Visitors are invited to contribute to a communal quilt project while participating in an informal discussion about creating space for personal care and healing. All ages and experience levels are welcome, basic quilting instruction and materials will be provided.

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