Pakistan: A Geopolitical Perspective

Program for September 24, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Mohammed Azeem,  M.B.A., born and raised in Pakistan, now a U.S. citizen.

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“Our Fathers Making Black Men”

Program for September 17, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Lewis Diuguid, author, journalist, editor, formerly with Kansas City Star, Harvard University’s Lois M. Lyons award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism

The book, Our Fathers Making Black Men, shows the positive values of African Americans from the South brought to cities in the North during the great migration as they strive to live their American dream.

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Songs of Labor and Protest

Program for September 10, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Judy and Bill Clause: Judy is a retired teacher and member of a teacher’s union; Bill was with KKFI, is a labor activist and past member of the Kansas City Labor Council:  Diana and Bob Suckiel: Diana is a Retired Union Plumber, Local 8; Bob worked 40 years with 4 railroads as engineer, conductor, brakeman, switchman and laid tracks. He is a retired member of the Teamsters Union. The couple performed labor shows from Barre, Vermont (famous labor Hall there) to a folk festival in Vancouver, Canada

A commemoration of the struggle for the 8-hour Day, the Hay Market Massacre and the coming of industrial unionism in spoken word and songs from 1868 to the present, featuring Eugene V. Debs, Mother Jones, IWW, and the struggle for the dignity of work.  The group will also commemorate the 101th anniversary of the Murder (execution) of Joe Hill in Salt Lake City

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Metropolis 4.0:  Wayfinding in the 21st Century KC Region

Program for September 3, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Bill Mullins, A Kansas City Regional Interdependence Opportunity Explorer and resource patch quitter

Bill will cover the way-finding origins and intentions reflected on the conceptual roadmap for the first UIRR (Urban Innovation Resource Rail) startup milestone.

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Here I am at 81!

Program for August 27, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Don Bell, biblical scholar and a Presbyterian minister of 30 years.

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A Look at Humanism: What is It?

Program for August 20, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

GUEST SPEAKER will lead a round-table discussion

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Learning from “The Worst Hard Time” by Egan Timothy

Program for August 13, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Travis W. Reames, retired pastor and educator

Travis will critically review The Worst Hard Time, which is about the dust bowl years (1920’s to 1930’s) in western Kansas and the panhandles of Oklahoma and Texas.

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The Gift Beside the Wound: Rediscovering Power in Our Personal and Collective Stories

Program for August 6, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

David Strabala, LCSW, area storyteller and documentary filmmaker,

David specializes in weaving ancient tales with personal stories to co-create meaning and reveal destiny, especially for troubled youth and veterans/first responders who struggle with PTSD

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HOT WAR WITH RUSSIA?

Program for July 30, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Why is the Doomsday Clock so close to midnight?

Opinions expressed by D.M. Carson, Kansas City based gadfly.

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Zeitgeist: Moving Forward. A film by Peter Joseph (second half)

Program for July 23, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Introduction by D.C. Weiser, Kansas City based writer and philosopher

Zeitgeist presents a case for a transition out of the current socioeconomic paradigm

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