February 6 | 9pm

Rice Auditorium

He is not white. He’s not even light-skinned. Make no mistake about it; he is black. Yet, Klan-Destine Relationships author and Accidental Courtesy star, Daryl Davis has come in closer contact with members of the Ku Klux Klan than most white non-members and certainly most blacks — short of being on the wrong end of a rope. What’s more? He continues to do so, making him one of the most unique lecturers on the speaking circuit today.

Over the last twenty-five years, Daryl Davis has walked on the edge with one foot dangling over the precipice. His stories of setting up surprise meetings with Klan leaders unaware of his skin color and attending KKK rallies, has the suspense of Hitchcock, keeping audiences riveted to their seats in disbelief. He is one man successfully taking on the oldest (150 years) and most racist and organization in the United States, by himself.

https://www.npr.org/2017/08/20/544861933/how-one-man-convinced-200-ku-klux-klan-members-to-give-up-their-robes

 

Opening February 16 at KU Theatre: “Ashes to Ashes” by Harold Pinter and “Henry’s Law” by Stacie Lents. This pair of one-act plays features haunting tales of cyberbullying and the trauma of witnessing war crimes. Reserve your seat today. Enjoy professional-quality theatre at an affordable price. Student and senior citizen discounts available. Purchase tickets online at kutheatre.com, or call the KU Theatre Box Office at 785-864-3982.

This morning at 10am, I had the honor of being granted an on camera television interview with our new police chief, Gregory Burns.

I found him to be thoroughly prepared and extremely insightful. The one comment that he made that has stayed with me since our time together was “you can not police morality.”

I think you will find this interview to provide tremendous insight into the background, beliefs and positions of our new police chief in Lawrence, Kansas.

It appears we are in very capable hands.

It was a pleasure interviewing country star Josh Gracin this morning. He is coming to The Oread August 26th. You can hear the interview on the attached video link after listening to a short promo for the concert:

Benet Magnuson is the Executive Director of Kansas Appleseed.

This advocacy group based at Green Hall on the KU Campus and also in the law building at Washburn in Topeka are making tremendous strides in the Kansas Social Justice movement.

Watch the video, feel inspired and help out. They are fighting for a better Kansas