CELEBRATE MAY DAY:  A Festival of Short Films Produced by Fred Whitehead

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

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Fred Whitehead, Poet, author, freethought historian and activist

Eight hours for Work, 8 hours for Rest, 8 hours for What We Will

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”Is The United States Ruled by Only 5 to 7 Families?

photoEverettProgram for April 24, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

James A Everett, Former Deep Cover CIA Intelligence Officer (Spy!)

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Redirecting Our Kids: An Alternative to Detention – The Village Approach

Program for April 17, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Donald Ash

 

Donald Ash, Wyandotte County Sheriff

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Police and the Community in the 21st Century

Program for April 10, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Ken Novak, Ph. D., Professor, Dept. of Criminal Justice & Criminology

Public safety is enhanced when police and community work together, but this is often easier said than done, and this relationship is often characterized by mutual mistrust and skepticism. This discussion will focus on police and community relationships in a post-Ferguson America. We will focus on understanding how this mistrust is perpetuated and identify common ground for improving working relationships. 

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Citizen’s Task Force and Legislative Update

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

Jolie Justus, City Councilwoman, 4th In-District

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FDR, World Peace and Religious Pluralism

Program for March 27, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301 IMG_1509

Barry Speert, Educator and Journalist seen on KCPT

2016 is the 75th anniversary year of Franklin Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms”

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The Climate Crisis: Threats and Opportunities

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

What can and must individuals do to avert the worst consequences of the climate crisis. Using slides prepared by the Climate Reality Project, Craig will demonstrate the seriousness of the climate crisis and provide actions we must take before the clock runs out on our window of opportunity to fight the climate crisis.  Mr. Wolfe will play a song or two before his talk.

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Morals and Markets: Human Trafficking Policy, NGOs and Neoliberal Markets

Program for March 13, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301Marcy

Marcy Quiason, graduate studies, Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies,
University of Kansas

Marcy will discuss ways that current human trafficking circulates racialized gender stereotypes and how several institutions in the neo-liberal marketplace profit from these tropes, with focus on the U.S., Cambodia and China.

Interesting links
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www.state.gov/documents/organization/233944.pdf
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A PANEL DISCUSSION: What Do Young Activists Think Are the Problems?

Program for March 6, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

James Webb (moderator)

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Racism in Kansas City: a Short History

Program for February 28, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301IMG_0432

Garrett S. Griffin, member, Democratic Socialists of America; author of Racism in Kansas City: A Short History; and, a political writer for WeekendCollective.com.

Links to the book:

Copies of his book will be available for purchase.

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