Rockhurst University Breaks Ground on New Center for Faith-Justice, Paying Tribute to Kansas City Activist
On December 2, the Kansas City community came together to celebrate the groundbreaking for the new Alvin Brooks Center for Faith-Justice at Rockhurst University. The University envisions the building as a hub for a number of University-related faith-justice efforts and offices for the KC Common Good anti-violence organization. The center will also house a campus chapel, flexible enough for small gatherings or a campus-wide mass.
Alvin Brooks has served the Kansas City community for nearly 70 years. In 1954, Brooks became one of the city’s first Black police officers, followed by being chosen to lead a new city department on human relations. At 45, Brooks founded the Ad Hoc Group Against Crime that continues to work to reduce crime in Kansas City.