Republican Party Takeover by the Religious Right

Program for May 27, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301  

Charles Broomfield, former history and government teacher, county state legislator, county judge/commissioner and consultant

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A Conversation with Frank White Jr.: KC Royals All-Star to Jackson County Executive

Program for May 20, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301  

Frank White Jr., Jackson Country Executive

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LABORFEST: Labor Day Extended

Program for May 13, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301  

Diana and Bob Suckiel: Diana is a Retired Union Plumber, Local 8; For 4 decades Bob was a railroad engineer, conductor, brakeman, switchman, laid tracks and Teamsters Union member. The couple have performed from the Barre Vermont Labor Hall to a Vancouver Folk Festival. 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: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 103th anniversary of the Murder of Joe Hill in Salt Lake City (executed, November 1915)

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“Tales from the Campaign Trail” or “Getting to Know Your Local Skinhead”

Program for May 6, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301  

Michael Caddell, Democratic Socialist, Radio Free Kansas executive producer, 2016 candidate 47th District Kansas House of Representatives.

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”CoR KC with Food Not Bombs and the International Workers of the World (IWW) present, ‘The United States: The Great Incarcerator,’ (a documentary facilitated by an inmate)”

Program for April 29, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301  

Christian Wade, (discussant), member of the Greater Kansas City Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).

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Observations of Teaching Inside a Correctional Facility

Program for April 22, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Beth Hill, correctional facility job readiness coach

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SANKOFA for Kansas City – a 10-Point Plan with Bobby Seale

Program for April 15, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301  

Reverend Ester Holzendorf, community organizer.

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Developing Local and National Farm and Food Policy

Program for April 8, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301
  

Paul Johnson, organic market gardener, environmental legislative advocate   (www.rollingprairieCSA.com ).

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Middle East in Turmoil: Saudi Arabia and Iran

Program for April 1, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Hossein Bahmaie, economist, teaches economics at MCC-Longview

Hossein will use clips from the PBS “Frontline” program as part of an interactive discussion with the audience.

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Breaking the Cycle (2017): a documentary about prisons

Program for March 25, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Christian Wade, (discussant), member of the Greater Kansas City International Workers of the World (IWW).

The director of Halden prison, Norway’s most humane prison, visits American prisons trying to encourage to change the ways of rehabilitation in prison.

This showing is co-sponsored by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Food Not Bombs and Community of Reason KC.

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