Sunday Programs for June 2019: Programs begin at 2 pm
June 16: “The Problem is False: Religion is the Issue”
SPEAKER: Don Bell, former Presbyterian Minister, Biblical scholar
June 23: “History of Slavery in America From Colonial Times to the Present” – Open discussion
Mike Hoey, (Discussant)
June 30: “Scott Stern talks about his book, The Trials of Nina McCall: Sex, Surveillance, and the Decades-Long Government Plan to Imprison ‘Promiscuous’ Women”– Open discussion
Mike Hoey, (Discussant)
Sunday Programs for May 2019
May 5: “Heading For Extinction and What To Do About It”
Lee Gum, Local Facilitator for Extinction Rebellion
May 12: “Pets Helping Those in Need: Pet Therapy”
Sharon Woodrum, Program Director, Pets for Life.
May 19: “Cooperatives: Democracy At Work”
Darnell Hunt, community activist/ organizer
Comparing cooperatives to the current capitol-driven workplace.
May 26: “American Educational Reform: Ill Effects of High-Stakes Testing”
Argun Saatcioglu, Associate Professor of Education and Sociology, K.U.
Sunday Programs for April 2019
TITLE: “A Look at the Green New Deal – It’s Beginning and Future”
DATE: April 7, 2019
SPEAKER: Mehdi Shariati, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Sociology and Geography
DATE: April 14, 2019
TITLE: “Medical Marijuana/Hemp and Tilapia – What Ties Them Together? … Dre Taylor”
SPEAKER: Dre Taylor, Sustainable Agriculture
DATE: April 21, 2019
TITLE: “Organizing for Housing Justice: Eviction, Homelessness and Public Policy in Kansas City – A Community Discussion”
DISCUSSANTS: Tara Raghuveer (www.evictionkc.org), organizer of KC Tenants, a grass roots group dedicated to empowering renters: Tiana Caldwell is a leader in KC Tenants Union: Jordan Young, is health director of MO Jobs with Justice – a panel 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).
DATE: April 28, 2019
TITLE: “In Conjunction with the Greater Kansas City IWW Labor Film Series: Norma Rae (1987)”
DISCUSSANT: Christian Wade, member of the Greater Kansas City Industrial Workers of the World (IWW).