ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: Misunderstandings and Misapprehensions About Social Issues like Voting and Civil Rights – When is Ignorance Bliss?”

Program for July 5, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

CONVENERS: Dave Carson, non-cellphone owner and Ray Riepen, retired lawyer;  Mike Hoey, (media specialist);  Luis Flores, (moderator)

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Climate Disturbance, Moral Obligations and Existential Choices

Program for June 28, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Ben Kjelshus, MSW in Community Organization from UMC, Founder of KC Food Circle and longtime green activist; Mike Hoey, Rosemarie Woods, and Luis Flores (responders)

Recognizing the reality of climate change and obligations to the future, we are challenged to make meaningful choices.

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Kansas City’s Pressing Issues: Human Rights, Urban Neglect, Mental Health, Minimum Wage and the Arts

Program for June 21, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Katherine Shields, Former Jackson County Executive (1995-2006) and presently City Council Candidate for 4th District-at-large

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Trees! Tress! Trees!

Program for June 14, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Wendy Sangster, Community Forester at Anita B. Gorman Discovery Center and Missouri Department of Conservation

 

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ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION BOOK REVIEW: Chasing the Scream by Johann Hari

Program for June 7, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

CONVENERS: Dave Carson, non-cellphone owner;  Doug Greer, democratic socialist and reader of books; Mike Hoey, media specialist and; Ray Riepen, retired lawyer

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What’s Next KC? Top 5 Issues Facing Metro-Area Policymakers

Program for May 31, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Jolie Justus,  4th District Kansas City Council Candidate

 

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3700 Aggravated Assaults in Kansas City in 2014

Program for May 24, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301Sasteh

Sasteh Mosley, CEO of E.M.W.O.T

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Program for May 17, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Stefan Offenbach, Ph. D., Clinical Psychology

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CONTINUED ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION of Naomi Klein’s book, This Changes Everything: Capitalism Vs the Climate (2014)

Program for May 10, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Mike Hoey and Luis Flores, (moderators), Winston Apple (http://www.winstonapple.com, http://www.populistsinaction.org/), Anne
McGregor
, and Bill Mullins(https://www.newschallenge.org/profiles/BillPKS/contributions.html) will focus on local initiatives.

Link to a critique of Naomi Klein’s book  http://jdeanicite.typepad.com/i_cite/2015/03/this-changes-some-things.html

Link to a PDF copy of Naomi Klein’s book http://archive.org/details/pdfy-Skb-ch_k7psDm90Q

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LABORFEST

Program for May 3, 2015
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

suckielA 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 100th anniversary of the Murder (execution) of Joe Hill in Salt Lake City

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