American Public Square is bringing another event to Independence, with a discussion of building stronger communities.

It’s part of the Truman Series put on by American Public Square, a program based at the University of Missouri-Kansas City that promotes in-depth discussions of contemporary issues with an emphasis on civility.

“An Evening with Governor Deval Patrick: Reinvesting in America” is March 1 at the Community of Christ Auditorium, 1001 W. Walnut Ave. A reception is at 5:30 p.m., and the program is from 6:30 to 8. It’s free, but registration is required. Go to

Patrick was a two-term governor of Massachusetts and, before that, the assistant U.S. attorney general for civil rights. Today he is the managing director of Bain Capital’s Double Impact, which focuses on private investments that promote health and wellness, sustainability, and community building.

Other upcoming American Public Square events include:

• “Fake News,” 6:30 to 8 p.m.,, March 3, at Unity Temple, 707 W. 47th St. on the Plaza, part of the Truman Series. Doors open at 6. It’s free, but register online.

• “Marriage & Millennials,” March 26 at Boulevard Brewery in Kansas City.

• “East is East & West is West: Segregation in Kansas City,” April 19. Time and location to be announced.

American Public Square has held events at UMKC, the Truman Library, the Community of Christ Auditorium and other venues for several years. Truman Series sponsors are American Public Square, the Truman Library, the Truman Library Institute and the Truman Center at UMKC.