Community Organization: Independence Diversity Task Force

August 31, 2017
Mission
To promote diversity in the Independence Community.

Our Goals:
In the spirit of inclusiveness, there will be 10 leaders representing diverse populations serving on board in the community by the end of 2011.

In the spirit of inclusiveness, there will be 10 leaders representing diverse populations completing Leadership Independence by the end of 2011.

 
History
The Independence Diversity Task Force was created by Leadership Independence to help promote diversity in the Independence, KS community. We begin this process with a Diversity Summit on April 4, 2009 bringing members from our community for many different walks of life to gather. We continue to promote diversity through a variety of events. If you are experiencing a problem, concern, or have an idea in regards to diversity please let us know.
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Author Reading: Cameos of Courage by Judy Carroll and Collette Reichenberger, Madeleine The Determined Abolitionist - Episode 4

August 30, 2017

This is the fourth in a series of readings from the following children's book by Independence, Kansas authors Collette Reichenberger and Judith A. Carroll.

Cameos of Courage Paperback – Unabridged, 2017

by Collette L. Reichenberger (Author), Judith A. Carroll (Author)

Cameos of Courage is set in Kansas and covers a span from the 1850's - 1870's. There are four stories within the first book of the series, Under the Cottonwood Tree. The book follows four ten-year-old girls making a home in Kansas: an abolitionist, an Osage Indian, an Exoduster, and a homesteader. Each book features a character trait the young girls develop.

The book Cameos of Courage can be purchased at Magnolia Scents by Design, 106 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301 or by calling (620) 331-8900. Check out their website: Magnolia Scents by Design

The book can also be purchased on amazon.

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Author Reading: Cameos of Courage by Judy Carroll and Collette Reichenberger, Madeleine The Determined Abolitionist - Episode 3

August 30, 2017

This is the third in a series of readings from the following children's book by Independence, Kansas authors Collette Reichenberger and Judith A. Carroll.

Cameos of Courage Paperback – Unabridged, 2017

by Collette L. Reichenberger (Author), Judith A. Carroll (Author)

Cameos of Courage is set in Kansas and covers a span from the 1850's - 1870's. There are four stories within the first book of the series, Under the Cottonwood Tree. The book follows four ten-year-old girls making a home in Kansas: an abolitionist, an Osage Indian, an Exoduster, and a homesteader. Each book features a character trait the young girls develop.

The book Cameos of Courage can be purchased at Magnolia Scents by Design, 106 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301 or by calling (620) 331-8900. Check out their website: Magnolia Scents by Design

The book can also be purchased on amazon.

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Author Reading: Cameos of Courage by Judy Carroll and Collette Reichenberger, Madeleine The Determined Abolitionist - Episode 2

August 30, 2017

This is the second in a series of readings from the following children's book by Independence, Kansas authors Collette Reichenberger and Judith A. Carroll.

Cameos of Courage Paperback – Unabridged, 2017

by Collette L. Reichenberger (Author), Judith A. Carroll (Author)

Cameos of Courage is set in Kansas and covers a span from the 1850's - 1870's. There are four stories within the first book of the series, Under the Cottonwood Tree. The book follows four ten-year-old girls making a home in Kansas: an abolitionist, an Osage Indian, an Exoduster, and a homesteader. Each book features a character trait the young girls develop.

The book Cameos of Courage can be purchased at Magnolia Scents by Design, 106 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301 or by calling (620) 331-8900. Check out their website: Magnolia Scents by Design

The book can also be purchased on amazon.

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Blog: Uniform Repair by Judy Carroll

August 29, 2017

These short pieces are taken from my blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry. As the mother of four and grandmother of eight, family is important to me. Laughter is important in a family, and whether, it is important or not, laundry is also a part of family life. The pieces are Christian in nature.

My blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry is found at www.judithacarroll.wordpress.com 

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Blog: A Hamburger Please by Judy Carroll

August 29, 2017

These short pieces are taken from my blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry. As the mother of four and grandmother of eight, family is important to me. Laughter is important in a family, and whether, it is important or not, laundry is also a part of family life. The pieces are Christian in nature.

My blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry is found at www.judithacarroll.wordpress.com 

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Blog: Tasty Toast by Judy Carroll

August 29, 2017

These short pieces are taken from my blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry. As the mother of four and grandmother of eight, family is important to me. Laughter is important in a family, and whether, it is important or not, laundry is also a part of family life. The pieces are Christian in nature.

My blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry is found at www.judithacarroll.wordpress.com 

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Blog: You See, Officer by Judy Carroll

August 29, 2017

These short pieces are taken from my blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry. As the mother of four and grandmother of eight, family is important to me. Laughter is important in a family, and whether, it is important or not, laundry is also a part of family life. The pieces are Christian in nature.

My blog, Family, Laughter and Laundry is found at www.judithacarroll.wordpress.com 

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Author Reading: Blowing Up Kevin by J. L.Warnock

August 28, 2017

Blowing Up Kevin is from the book Boomer Street by J. L. Warnock and can be purchased at Magnolia Scents by Design, 106 N Pennsylvania Ave, Independence, KS 67301 or by calling (620) 331-8900. Check out their website: Magnolia Scents by Design

Books can also be purchased on amazon

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Oral History: Graham Reeves

August 27, 2017

This interview took place February 3, 2015, in conjunction with the Created Equal Oral History Project. Graham Reeves and his wife Helen are residents of Independence, Kansas.

 

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Oral History: Art and LaVerne Schenk

August 17, 2017

This interview took place on September 21, 2016. Art Schenk was a former Montgomery County Sheriff for 20 years. Art and his wife LaVerne have been married for 70 years and are devoted to each other.

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Community Organization: Project Q & A

August 2, 2017

Project Q&A, (formally The Montgomery County LGBTQ and Allies Social group) sole purpose is to create a connection between area LGBTQ members and their allies. This group will work to create an LGBTQ visibility for an otherwise invisible community. Through gatherings on the first and third Thursdays, Project Q&A will meet at Uncle Jacks in Independence, KS to enjoy good food, great company, and create lasting friendships.

Project Q&A on Facebook

SEK Pride 2017

It Gets Better Project

 

 

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