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The purpose of this calendar is to give information about events of multicultural and interfaith interest, as well as a listing for exhibits and special events.  You have the ability to see "month-at-a-glance" for both current and future months through our new Google calendar, by clicking on the link above. Exhibits and special events will continue to be publicized by email, in order to maintain a legible calendar, so please sign up (see box on right sidebar) to receive our monthly emails. Information given is accurate as of the time received, but please check with event coordinators and venues for possible changes. Remember to click on the Resources tab to find ongoing Things To Do.
Cultural Crossroads updates: See http://culturalcrossroadskc.wordpress.com to read all of our postings and to follow our blog. Also see the Publications tab on our website to read our Statements of position on various current issues. SPECIAL EVENTS AND INFORMATION NOTE: There are numerous celebrations and events that may not appear on this calendar.  Please consult your favorite search process and always verify information with the presenting venue.
Syed Farrukh Shabbir, M.D. Memorial Scholarship 
Deadline: April 30, 2018
First Place $500 Scholarship and Second Place $250 Scholarship
for a College Bound Graduating Senior for 2018 (est. 2006)A packet of information for
interested students containing the rules
and regulations can be downloaded at www.crescentpeace.org. This scholarship is
awarded to a college bound graduating senior
who has written the most compelling essay about the importance
of peace and understanding in a pluralistic world. This 500-word
essay contest is open to any graduating senior from a high school
located in the greater Kansas City area. Winners will be announced
in May and invited to the annual Crescent Peace Society dinner on
August 11, 2018 to receive the scholarship. If they are not able to
attend, then a 2 minute video must be submitted. Now Open: 2018 Margolis Memorial Essay Contest Deadline: June 1, 2018 Competition open to students graduating in spring from KC area high school and starting college in Fall 2019. Essays accepted on focus of peaceful coexistence and mutual understanding of different groups.  Cash prize: $2000.00. For information, call Mark Wasserstrom at (816) 523-4243 or email wass1@sbcglobal.net. ONGOING EVENTS/GENERAL INFORMATION The Dialogue Institute of Greater Kansas City Metro Area is excited to announce Saturday brunches, and Coffee Nights at the new office of Dialogue Institute as well as Baklava Days with different communities. Go to http://dialoguekc.org/events/  to reach bios of all speakers. Please RSVP to which event you are coming by writing to kansascity@thedialoginstitute.org. The Dialogue Institute also offers cooking, water marbling and Turkish language classes; contact the Institute for details. Northeast Arts KC is offering The Kansas City Midtown Coloring Book, featuring 20 homes and buildings in historic Midtown KC neighborhoods.   The coloring books can be purchased for $19 (including postage) from Northeast Arts KC (www.northeastartskc.org). Strawberry Hill Museum &  Cultural Center is closed until March 3, 2018. Library information: Remember to visit the Human Spirit collection of multicultural and multifaith materials at the Plaza Branch Library.  This collection, created by Cultural Crossroads with advice from Greater Kansas City Interfaith Council is an excellent resource for teachers and the general public.  We will all benefit from learning about each other! Mid-Continent Library website has a new online magazine, listing programs.  See http://www.mymcpl.org/events and click on Beyond the Books online magazine for details. Our libraries are excellent resources -- check your local library for free classes on computer literacy, foreign languages, bilingual programs and English as a second language. EXHIBITS OF A MULTICULTURAL NATURE Through February 28 A Celebration of Black Art Black Archives of Mid-America www.blackarchives.org Through March 8 Footsteps Tell the Story
Refugees journey through the art and conversation.
Carter Arts Center, Penn Valley Community College
http://mcckc.edu/pennvalley/art/#exhibit   Through March 18 Cattle, Cowboys, and Culture: Kansas City and Amarillo, Building an Urban West Central Library, 14 W. 10 th , KCMO March 21 – June 3 Anxious Abstraction This exhibition manifests today’s widespread sense of insecurity. Nerman Museum, JCCC campus, OPKS Through March 31 The Art of My Life Inspiring artwork from an African-American perspective Watkins Cultural Heritage Center & Museum, KCMO Through April 1 Dreams of the Kings: A Jade Suit for Eternity Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Through April 8 Revolutions! 1917 World War I Museum and Memorial, KCMO  Through June 3 Gassed A statement about modern warfare. World War I Museum, KCMO Through July 8 The Art of Calligraphy across Asia Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Through April 18 (extended) Revealing a Hidden Treasurer: A Jain Shrine Nelson-Atkins Museum, Gallery 203 Through April 29 Nkame: A Retrospective Focus on Cuban Printmaker Belkis Ayon Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, KCMO Through September 1 Urban Renewal: City of Tomorrow Fifth Floor, Central Library, 14 W. 10 th , KCMO NOTE: The Kansas City Museum (currently closed for renovation) has opened exhibit space at the Historic Garment District Museum, 800 Broadway, KCMO. There is no admission fee to the Historic Garment District Museum; entrance to the Kansas City Museum space is $5/person (children under 12 are free).  The space is open From 10 am to 4 pm, Wednesday through Saturday.  
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