American Educational Reform: Ill Effects of High-Stakes Testing

Program for May 26, 2019
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Argun Saatcioglu, Associate Professor of Education and Sociology, K.U.

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Cooperatives: Democracy at Work


Program for May 19, 2019
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301
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Darnell Hunt, community activist/organizer
Comparing cooperatives to the current capitol-driven workplace

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Pets Helping Those in Need: Pet Therapy

Program for May 12, 2019
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Sharon Woodrum, Program Director, Pets for Life

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Heading for Extinction and What To Do About It

Program for May 5, 2019
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

SPEAKER: Lee Gum, Local Facilitator for Extinction Rebellion

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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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