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Feature: Mayor Quinton Lucas


Saturday, June 6, 11- 11:30 AM     Enter Here

Mayor Quinton Lucas & Friends Forum Discussion

How to engage in city politics as a community member. What is the Mayor's role in city government. How to promote change within your district.

Saturday, June 20, 11- 11:30 AM     Enter Here

Mayor Quinton Lucas & Friends COVID-19 Discussions

Best practices. Next steps to "opening" the city/community. How will we now live with COVID-19, Community resources.


Quinton Lucas, “Mayor Q,” was sworn in as the 55th mayor of Kansas City on August 1, 2019.

As mayor, Quinton has prioritized making Kansas City’s neighborhoods safer, creating more accessible and affordable housing and public transportation, fostering a healthier community and improving basic services. Quinton created and chairs the City’s Special Committee on Housing Policy.


Born and raised in Kansas City, Quinton has spent most of his life in the city’s urban core. As a child, he moved often and experienced homelessness, sometimes staying with family or friends, or residing in a motel. Despite these challenges, Quinton remained focused on his schoolwork, earning academic scholarships to high school, college and Cornell Law School before returning home to Kansas City.


Since 2012, Quinton has been a member of the University of Kansas Law School faculty, where he served as one of the youngest tenure-track law professors in the country. He is active in the Kansas City community and volunteers extensively in area schools and organizations, including providing mentorship in local prisons.

Quinton lives in the Historic 18th and Vine Jazz District, which he previously represented on the City Council.

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Vladimir Sainte, LCSW

Saturday, June 20, 11AM - 11:30AM    Enter Here

With more than ten years experience as a therapist, Vladimir Sainte, LCSW
has made an invaluable impact on the Kansas City community through his
work as a counselor and crisis clinician. Sainte is committed to providing supportive counseling, not just with children, but through a partnership with their families and the broader community members for a holistic impact on the child's development. Sainte graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology
and a Master of Social Work from the University of Missouri-Kansas City.


Ricardo Weatherborne Rich Royal Art

Ricardo Weatherborne is known for his luxury exotic abstract and fine art portraits that are more than just a beautiful piece of art, the designs in each of his art pieces bring out deep emotions and tell tales. His pieces are captivating and true one-of-a-kind show-stoppers. Ricardo creates his own style of art, every piece has it's own feeling. That what make his pieces one of a kind.

Instagram: Rich3x

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Author LeAndrea Mack

Saturday, June 20, 1:00PM    Enter Here

The Start Writing Workshop Interactive (Zoom)


Saturday June 20 at 2pm

The "Start Writing" Workshop (The Video)


An introduction to writing techniques, how to publish, format and editing. This FREE interactive workshop is an introduction to the how-to guide "Start Writing" a compilation of tools used by 3-Time Essence Bookstore Author and KCPCA Best Author finalist LeAndrea Mack as well as a Q&A session and writing exercise.



Making the literary world sit up and pay attention, Author LeAndrea Mack began her writing career as a freelance journalist for AXS. She focused on the Essence Festival and the events surrounding that weekend. The relationships she made during that time helped her to successfully sell over 300 of her debut novel SEEING RED a few years later. In 2019 she was crowned Miss Juneteenth for her work in her own communities of both Kansas City and St Louis, Missouri as well as her philanthropy work in Africa with children’s books she delivered during her visit to Lagos, Nigeria. She recently has been named a finalist for Best Author of the KC People’s Choice Award and Darron Wheeler Entertainment’s Media Architect.


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