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SevenDays commemorates 10th anniversary

SevenDays® will mark its 10th anniversary with several events. PHOTO BY KELLY SIKKEMA/UNSPLASH

SevenDays®, a Kansas City-based nonprofit organization that overcomes hate by promoting kindness and understanding through education and dialogue, is marking its 10th anniversary with several events.

SevenDays® was created after a white supremacist murdered Dr. William Corporon, his grandson Reat Underwood and Teresa LaManno outside of Jewish facilities in Overland Park in 2014. In the aftermath of the tragedy, family and friends of the victims were determined that love, not hate, would be their legacy.

On April 14, SevenDays® will host its first Community Kindness Festival. This free event is scheduled from 4:30-7 p.m. on the grounds of the Jewish Community Center, 5801 W. 115th St., Overland Park. The festival will be a fun, family-friendly afternoon of music, food trucks, and interactive kindness activities for people of all ages. Kansas City’s own Kate Cosentino, who appeared on NBC’s “The Voice” in 2023, is the festival’s headliner. Cosentino is a cousin of Terri LaManno.

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