Monthly schedules

Community of Reason  KC


Program for July 7:

Program for July 14:

Program for July 21:

There are two main parts that comprise the presentation. The first part is a Trivia section on the history of Bridge. Participation is optional. The second part deals with Audrey Grants “Bridge at a Glance” which summarizes the criteria for opening bids at designated levels. It is shown that all of the elements can be faithfully generated by a natural system based on the understanding of two general concepts: 1) the distribution of cards, and 2) the philosophical view that “above average quantities” play a central role in Bridge.

Program for July 28:

SPEAKERS:
Fred Whitehead, Writer, Freethought Historian
Mike Hoey, Grassroots Historian


PAST PROGRAMS:

June 2:  “Change is the Only Constant”

SPEAKER: Don Bell, former Presbyterian Minister, Biblical scholar

June 9:  Film Series: “12 Years a Slave”

Open discussion: Everybody is welcome to participate

June 16: “The Problem is False: Religion is the Issue”

SPEAKER: Don Bell, former Presbyterian Minister, Biblical scholar


June 23: Open discussion

Mike Hoey, (Discussant)


June 30: Open discussion

For the video of the talk, click here
For the description about the book, click here 

Mike Hoey, (Discussant)


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.



April 2019

April 7: “A Look at the Green New Deal – It’s Beginning and Future”

SPEAKER: Mehdi Shariati, Ph.D., Professor of Economics, Sociology, and Geography

April 14: “Medical Marijuana/Hemp and Tilapia – What Ties Them Together? … Dre Taylor” 

SPEAKER: Dre Taylor, Sustainable Agriculture

April 21: “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).

April 28:  “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).  


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