Soul of the City Honorees Announced!

We are thrilled to announce the honorees for CCO’s upcoming Soul of the City event on Thursday, April 23.

Get your tickets today – Click here!

SOUL OF THE CITY AWARD

Last year we recognized Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II with our Soul of the City Award.

This year, we are proud to present the Soul of the City Award to Dr. Rex Archer, Director of Public Health in Kansas City.

Dr. Archer is an amazing innovator, team builder, and leader. But even more importantly, he has a keen understanding of the relationship between justice and equity, and the outcomes we all want to see for our region.

CCO is proud to honor Dr. Archer because he is working intensely to overcome the effects of decades of racially segregated access to health and opportunity in Kansas City through new partnerships and an unswerving commitment to justice.

Dr. Archer has led work in confronting violence as a public health issue, joined public health officials with community organizers to build new and powerful coalitions, such as Raising of America Kansas City.

Dr. Archer believes that healthy cities are about so much more than having good hospitals, it’s about improving the conditions that send them there in the first place. Because of his leadership, organizations throughout the region are working more powerfully to ensure that Kansas City residents are living longer, stronger lives.

SPIRIT AWARDS

We are also excited to share with you this year’s Spirit Award winners. We will have more to say about them soon – it is an inspiring group of talented, hard-working community leaders.

Metro Kansas City: Kiddy Hiruy

Northland: Albert Byrd

Wyandotte County: Patricia Orr

Johnson County: Principal Todd Clauer and the Students of Hyman Brand Hebrew Academy

Students from Hyman Brand made hundreds of calls to help voters needing rides to the polls.

Congratulations – and our deep thanks – to all of our honorees for their amazing leadership.

If you have not purchased a ticket yet, now is the time! Click here to get your tickets.

Each ticket includes –

  • Admission to the American Jazz Museum
  • Live music from amazing local performers
  • Delicious food from local restaurants
  • A silent auction with some fantastic items

Your support will help fuel the amazing organizing work that is healing vital parts of our region.

Soul of the City
Thursday, April 23, 6pm
American Jazz Museum
1616 E 18th Street
Kansas City, Missouri

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