Through dynamic live solo performaces combined with archival film and sound, professional actors from Living Voices, a nonprofit organization based in Seattle, Washington, will relate the history of marginalized groups in our country that continue to suffer discrimination. Goals for each of these one-hour programs are to educate and to increase understanding and compassion. Thanks to generious funding, MCHE is able to offer these public programs free of charge. Unless indicated otherwise, each will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the social hall of the Jewish Community Campus.

  • Principal funding for the Living Voices series has been provided by the Legacy Fund of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City
  • With additional generous grants from
    • J-LEAD*
    • Louis and Frances Swinken Supporting Foundation*
  • And a special donation from the Norman Glazer and Jean Burstein Glazer Fund*

*Funds of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Kansas City

Reservations can be made by calling MCHE’s automated response line, 913-327-8196, visiting the MCHE office, emailing with full contact information, or reserving your seats below. No tickets will be issued.

La Causa
Right to Dream


TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28, 7p.m. Guadalupe Center, 1015 East Avenida Cesar Chavez, Kansas City, Missouri

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29, 7p.m. Jewish Community Campus Social Hall 

La Causa is the story of Maria Hernandez, the daughter of Mexican American migrant workers, and her life-changing involvement in the Farm Workers movement led by Cesar Chavez in the 1960s and 1970s. As a young woman, she must balance the demands of her family and her culture and fights to see her family free of poverty.


WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 10, 2018, 7p.m. Jewish Community Campus Social Hall
THURSDAY, JANUARY 11, 2018, 7p.m. American Jazz Museum Atrium
, 1616 East 18th Street, Kansas City

The Right to Dream is told from the viewpoint of Ruby Hollis, a young African American growing up in a small town in Mississippi on the brink of the American Civil Rights movement. This program illuminates the issues of civil rights, leading audiences to understand how the fight against prejudice has shaped our history.


TUESDAY, MARCH 6, 2018, 7p.m. Jewish Community Campus Social Hall

Through The Eyes of a Friend is the story of Sarah Weis (composite character), the daughter German Jews who flees to Holland when the Nazis come to power. There, Sarah becomes friends with Anne Frank. When the Nazis invade Holland. Sarah hides in a basement until she is discovered and sent to the Westerbork concentration camp. At Westerbork, Sarah and Anne are reunited, and later transported to Auschwitz.

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