Monthly schedules

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).  

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