FIFTH ANNUAL FRED WHITEHEAD ACTIVISM SYMPOSIUM: “13th” (a film about the 13th amendment)

We will remain adjourned till January 15

Program for January 22, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC,

This event will take place at Royall Hall, room 104

DISCUSSANTS:  Keith Brown, Community activist, Vice Chair of CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants), and Christian Wade, officer of Greater Kansas City IWW (International Workers of the World), (see Greater Kansas City IWW on FACEBOOK and IWW.org)

The movie “13th” is about the 13th amendment, written by Spencer Averick and Ava DuVernay; and, directed by Ava DuVernay.  This event is cosponsored by Community of Reason KC.

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Happy New Year – No program for January 8

Happy New Year!!    NO program for January 8, 2017

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January 1, 2017

Happy New Year

 

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Happy Holidays: No Program December 25

Happy Holidays

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What I Didn’t Learn in Graduate School –  ‘why can’t we all just get along?’ – a Look at Diversity Experts: Our Animals

CANCELLED

THIS PROGRAM HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

(CoR KC board meeting is also cancelled)

Program for December 18, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Annette Lepique,  B. S., M.P.A. (Master’s of Public Administration); Petunia Unruh-Lepique,  P.I.G. (pot-belly)

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Where Do We Go from Here? A conversation with Democratic National Committee Member Winston Apple (a non-partisan view)

Program for December 11, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301Apple

Winston Apple, member of the Democratic national committee, member of the State Committee of the Missouri Democratic party, founder and director of Government by the People (formerly Populists in Action); and, political activist.

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Ferguson: A Report From Occupied Territory

Program for December 4, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301
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David Roediger, Professor of American Studies at University of Kansas

Orlando de Guzman’s 2015 film will be shown and discussed

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Climate Emergency!

Program for November 27, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301Craig Wolfe-3

Craig Wolfe, Communications Director for Kansas Sierra Club, trained by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps, singer/song writer with the musical group Soular (songs about our earth)

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How to Build a Community

Program for November 20, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Dre Taylor, Founder of Nile Valley Aquaponics

This program has been moved to January 8, 2017

Instead we will show one of the following video documentaries

We will show one of the following video documentaries instead:

  • “The Raising of America: Early Childhood and the Future of Our Nation”
    Episode 4: “Confronting Childhood PTSD in America’s Shell-Shocked Cities,”  (raisingofAmerica.org)
  • “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy: A Tale of Billionaires and Ballot Bandits,” (gregpalast.com)
    by Greg Palast

Please consult the weblinks for more information

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Does Evidence Still Matter – Do We Jump Hastily From headlines to Conclusions? – Reflections from 40 Years’ in Radiation and Nuclear Safety

Program for November 13, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301
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William Mullins, Founder Kessler Institute

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