Monthly schedules


Sunday Programs for June 2019: Programs begin at 2 pm

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: “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

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

Mike Hoey, (Discussant)


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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).  


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