ROUND TABLE BOOK DISCUSSION of “War Against All Puerto Ricans” by Nelson Denis

Program for August 2, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Mike Hoey (convener), Free thinker, independent scholar

The book traces the life of Pedro Albizu Campos, leader of the Nationalist Party and the independence movement, as an allegory for the entire history of Puerto Rico under US rule.

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An Intellectual Journey

Program for July 26, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

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Eric Dollard, Free thinker, scholar of religion, philosophy and religious studies

Eric will discuss his life journey from a religious background to free thought and philosophy.

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Environmental Regional Sustainability

Program for July 19, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301Wagner

Richard Wagner, Ph. D. Economics, Rockhurst University

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Kansas City No Violence Alliance – a Model for Change

Program for July 12, 2015
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

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Chris Young, Sargent Kansas City Police Department, N.O.V.A. (Kansas City No Violence Alliance)

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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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