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William Stafford, Poet and Christian Humanist

Program for August 9, 2015 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301 Fred Whitehead, Poet, author, freethought historian and activist Stafford (1914-1993) grew up in rural Kansas, graduated from the University of Kansas, was a conscientious … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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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 Eric Dollard, Free thinker, scholar of religion, philosophy and religious studies Eric will discuss his life journey from a religious background to free thought … Continue reading

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Environmental Regional Sustainability

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

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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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