For the second year in a row, I had the opportunity to speak at the Paseo Group’s annual holiday Alkathon, which is a time during the Holiday’s when the group hosts AA meetings around the clock. They invite people from groups all over the city to participate, and this week’s podcast is a recording of the talk I gave on Christmas morning.
The Paseo Group has played a significant role in AA history here locally, but also in the Fellowship as a whole. The group started in 1947 at a time when black people were not allowed to attend meetings at Kansas City’s Group Number One. The group when founded welcomed everyone with a desire to stop drinking and they took the name, “The Kansas City Interracial Group.”
In this podcast, I talk about how I have experienced the 12th Step, the importance of love and service to my recovery, and the issue of underrepresented populations in AA.
Read about the history of the Paseo Group
You can download the pdf file to read the transcript.