Restore KC (#RestoreKC) is a series of conversations and programs for Kansas Citians to connect, process, and heal during this global pandemic, economic crisis, and social awakening about the realities of systemic racism permeating every level of our existence. We will explore how to restore our health, trust, and hope while confronting trauma, disparities, and injustice. We intend to identify creative, resourceful strategies to achieve a mutual understanding, strengthen relationships, repair harm, and embrace our shared humanity.
Restore KC is presented by Kansas City Museum, Bruce R. Watkins Cultural Heritage Center, Black Archives of Mid-America, UMKC’s Center for Neighborhoods, and UNESCO Creative City-KC. Together, we believe that history- and humanities-based experiences are needed now to create new opportunities for equity, justice, collaborative action, and solidarity for the City we love.
Since spring 2019, the Kansas City Museum has been working with an education team on developing education and public programs using a restorative practices methodology. Restore KC was conceived from this work.
For upcoming Restore KC programming click here.