Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey – Misty Copeland

July 31st was the date when Kansas City Friends of Alvin Ailey welcomed Kansas City native Misty Copeland home. Misty was the special guest at two private receptions and a public event, A Conversation with Misty Copeland, with Vivien Jennings, Rainy Day Books; at Unity Temple on the Plaza. Misty shared her journey and discussed her New York Times bestseller, Ballerina Body: Dancing and Eating Your Way to a Leaner, Stronger and More Graceful You.

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Roger C. Williams, Jr., Misty Copeland, special guest; and Everlyn Williams
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Linda Lighton, Amy Kligman, Mark Sappington, and Geneice I. Warga
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Allan Gray II, Dr. Loretta Britton, Karren Crouch, Patricia Konopka, Misty Copeland, Roger C. Williams, Jr., Major Donors Reception Co-chairman Marcia Lane, and Major Donors Reception Co-chairman Sherry Gibbs
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(Front row) Dr. Anne Lambert Johnson, Michelle Webb, Melanie Miller, Annual Funders Reception Co-chairman Tammy Edwards, Debby Ballard, and Cassandra Savage (back row) Bernie Caffee Winston, Hilda McKeel, Rebecca McKeel, Freddy Rucker, Thelma Crawford, Phyllis Chase, Carla Evans, Everlyn Williams, Donna Watson, Betty Anderson, Doris Royals, and Mary Rogan Barnes

Additional photos featured in the August 19, 2017 issue of The Independent
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