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American Red Cross, Kansas City
211 West Armour Boulevard, Kansas City, Missouri 64111
The Western Missouri Region's American Red Cross in partnership with the Missouri Humanities Council, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Veterans Community Project, and the Mid-Continent Library will be hosting a free and fun military and veteran family day. Families are invited to participate in free workshops for both adults and children and learn about area military resources and services.
FULL EVENT SCHEDULE:(Choose one morning and/or one afternoon slot when registering)
For sign-up questions, contact Lisa Carrico, Director of Family & Veterans Programs at the Missouri Humanities Council at 314.781.9660.
9am: Check in (backdoor foyer)
9:15a-9:30am: Harrisonville Room: Welcome with bagels & coffee
9:30-11 am: 4 sessions (each 90mins)
1.) KC Room: Adult Reconnection Workshop: “Communicating Clearly” w/ Barry (Max 20)
2.) Harrisonville Room/Cafeteria: Youth Reconnection Workshop: “Roger That! Communication Counts” (8-12 years of age) w/ Dorinda (Max 10)
3.) Liberty Room: Veterans Writing Workshop: Part 1
4.) Independence Room: Family RFTS w/Debbie Atwood
11-11:15 am: Snack & Restroom Break
11:15am-12:45pm: 4 sessions (each 90mins)
1.) KC Room: Adult Reconnection Workshop: “Exploring Stress & Trauma” w/ Barry (Max 20)
2.) Harrisonville Room/Cafeteria: Youth Reconnection Workshop: “Operation 10:4: Confident” (8-12) w/ Dorinda (Max 10)
3.) Liberty Room: Veterans Writing Workshop: Part 2
4.) Independence Room: 2nd Family RFTS w/Debbie Atwood
12:45-1pm: Harrisonville Room: Closing & Box Lunches
*The sessions will be facilitated by husband-and-wife team Stacey and Kent Walker. Kent Walker is a combat Army veteran who holds an MFA in writing. Stacey Walker is a lecturer at University of Missouri-St. Louis and Jefferson College. She holds an MFA from the University of Missouri—St. Louis.*
The Veterans Community Project will be showcasing one of their tiny homes at this event! Stop by and write a note for a veteran, welcoming them to their new home.
The Mid-Continent Library’s Reading Rocket will also be on site, so stop by!