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2019 Rev. Dr. Nelson "Fuzzy" Thompson Community Luncheon

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Downtown Marriott

200 W 12th St.

Kansas City, MO 64105

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Rev. Dr. Nelson "Fuzzy" Thompson Community Luncheon

The late Rev. Dr. Nelson L. “Fuzzy” Thompson served the community and the Kansas City Southern Leadership Conference for many years. His interest and involvement were legendary. He served as President/CEO of the KC Southern Christian Leadership Conference from 1984 until his home going in January 2015. This is an opportunity for Kansas City to come together and recognize a great community leader and advocate who has made a significant impact!


2019 Community Luncheon Speaker - Kevin Willmott

Kevin Willmott

The 2019 Community Luncheon Speaker is none other than Kevin Willmott. Mr. Willmott is a noted filmmaker, screenwriter, director, and playwright who commissioned the play, "Becoming Martin" which has captivated audiences at the local Kansas City Coterie Theater. Kevin Willmott, who currently serves as a professor of film studies at Kansas University, is hailed as one of the most prolific independent filmmakers today. Kevin Willmott also co-wrote with Spike Lee the award-winning film Blackkklansman. The film has been proclaimed film of the year by GQ Magazine. He also co-wrote and is the Executive Producer of the critically acclaimed film, Chi-Raq directed by Spike Lee. The film is on numerous best of 2015 lists including best film and best screenplay by The New Yorker Magazine. Willmott directed the premiere performances of Now Let Me Fly, a new play by Marcia Cebulska commemorating the 50th anniversary of the Brown v. Board of Education decision to segregate public schools. The performances featured actors James McDaniel (NYPD Blue), Roger Aaron Brown (The District) and Yolanda King, and musical performers Queen Bey and Kelley Hunt. Willmott grew up in Junction City, Kansas and attended Marymount College receiving his BA in Drama. After graduation, he returned home, working as a peace and civil rights activist, fighting for the rights of the poor, creating two Catholic Worker shelters for the homeless and forcing the integration of several long standing segregated institutions. He attended graduate studies at New York University, Tisch School of the Arts, receiving several writing awards and his M.F.A. in Dramatic Writing.

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