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Anti-Slavery, Tennyson and The Origin of Species: Darwin’s Literary and Cultural Contexts, 1830-1860

Program for Sunday,  February 12, 2012 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Hagg Hall Stephen John Dilks, UMKC Professor of English and Irish Literature; Director, English Undergraduate Program; Chair, U-News Publication Board Eight Annual Darwin Day Todd … Continue reading

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In Memory of Langston Hughs: “The Funk Still Lives

Program for Sunday,  February 5, 2012 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Hagg Hall Stanley Banks,  Asst. Professor and Artist-in-Residence, Avila University; Poet and Playwright.  Janet Banks, Poet and Performer Stanley and Janet read their poetry in … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Thomas Paine

Program for Sunday, January 29, 2012 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall Fred Whitehead,  Ph. D., Freethought Historian and co-editor of Freethought on the American Frontier Dr. Whitehead  reviewed Paine’s influence on the last two centuries. … Continue reading

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Quest for Truth at the Intersection of Religion and Science: A Personal View

Program for Sunday, January 22, 2012 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall Kenneth S. Schmitz,  UMKC Professor of Physical Chemistry and Environmental Studies

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Civil Rights: ACLU’s 21st Century Goals

Program for Sunday, January 15, 2012 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall Gary Brunk,  Executive Director of ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri The new Director shared current concerns of utmost urgency: voting rights, immigration, reproduction … Continue reading

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What About Electric Cars?

Program for Sunday, January 8, 2012 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall John Kurmann,  ReEnergizeKC (ReEnergizeKC.org), Craig Volland, (picture not available) Spectrum Technologies and Air Quality Chair of the Kansas City Sierra Club The technology of the … Continue reading

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Occupy Kansas City: A Hope for Democracy

Program for Sunday, January 1, 2012 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall Participants and friends of Occupy Kansas City discussed and shared their experiences with the movement. They shared their ideas for coming actions and … Continue reading

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Freethought and Christmas

Program for Sunday, December 25, 2011 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall Individual members of Community of Reason talked about their own sources of joy, inspiration and the guidelines they use as the basis for … Continue reading

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The Workings of Common Sense

Program for Sunday, December 18, 2011 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall Dr. Hiten Soni,   Psychiatry Residency Program, UMKC. (His primary interest in addiction medicine and critical thinking.) Dr. Soni  examined the mental processes that … Continue reading

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What the Pro-Choice Movement is Doing Wrong

Program for Sunday, December 11, 2011 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall Rev. Rebecca Turner,    Minister of Disciples of Christ Church and Executive Director of Faith Aloud (whose mission is to eliminate the religious stigma … Continue reading

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