In honor of Labor Day, celebrated May 1st throughout the world, Community of Reason Kansas City, with the Kansas City Chapter of the Industrial Workers of the World, presents academy-award winning film

 

Norma Rae (1987)

 

Program for April 28, 2019
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Christian Wade, discussant

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Organizing for Housing Justice: Eviction, Homelessness and Public Policy in Kansas City – A Community Discussion

Program for April 21, 2019
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301T

R to L: Ian Munro, Tara Raghuveer, Diane Charity

DISCUSSANTS:  Tara Raghuveer (www.evictionkc.org), organizer of KC Tenants, a grass roots group dedicated to empowering renters: Diane Charity,  activist/organizer, Kansas City Eviction Project (evictionkc.org) discussion led by Ian Munro, William Jewell College emeritus professor of English

Tara’s research on eviction and poverty in Kansas City was featured in the New York Times, New Yorker, Guardian, among others, and was cited in the Pulitzer Prize-winning book, Evicted by Mathew Desmond, (Penguin Random House, N.Y., 2016).  In November 2017, she spoke on eviction before the City Council of Kansas City, MO (https://vimeo.com/244567154).

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Medical Marijuana/Hemp and Tilapia – What Ties Them Together? … Dre Taylor

Program for April 14, 2019
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Dre Taylor, Sustainable Agriculture

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A Look at the Green New Deal – It’s Beginning and Future

Program for April 7, 2019
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301
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Mehdi Shariati, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Sociology and Geography

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Eliminating Homelessness Among Students and Veterans: How You Can Help

Program for March 31, 2019
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Stacey Johnson-Cosby, KC Council candidate and community leader

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Update on K.C. Issues – Creating Equitable Policies

Program for March 24, 2019
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Jolie Justus, J.D., K.C. councilwoman, 4th District and KC mayoral candidate

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Paleo to the Present – Climate Change and the Road to Resilience

Program for March 17, 2019
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Caroline Davies, Ph.D., Environmental Studies Program Director and Associate Professor of Geosciences, UMKC  

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Growing K.C. Together

Program for March 10, 2019
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301A


Alissia Canady, J.D., KC 5th District Councilwoman, candidate for Major
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Housing Justice: Organizing to Combat Eviction and Homelessness … panel discussion of K.C. Policy

THIS PROGRAM IS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE WEATHER AND WILL BE RESCHEDULED.

Program for March 3, 2019
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301
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Presenters:  Tara Raghuveer, organizer of KC Tenants, a grass roots group dedicated to empowering renters: Tiana Caldwell is a leader in MKC Tenants Union: Jordan Young, health director of Missouri Jobs with Justice – a panel discussion led by Ian Monroe, William Jewell College emeritus professor of English

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MEDICARE FOR ALL: Why We Want It and What Is It?

Program for February 24, 2019
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

David Terry, M.D., Elizabeth Andes, M.D., and Olo Szylleyko, Ph.D.

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