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

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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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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