CCommunity of Reason KC program activities for April, 2019
TIME: All events begin at 2:00 p.m.D
DATE: April 7, 2019
TITLE: “A Look at the Green New Deal – It’s Beginning and Future”
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).