FDR, World Peace and Religious Pluralism

Program for March 27, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301 IMG_1509

Barry Speert, Educator and Journalist seen on KCPT

2016 is the 75th anniversary year of Franklin Roosevelt’s “Four Freedoms”

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The Climate Crisis: Threats and Opportunities

Program for March 20, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301
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Craig Wolfe,  Communications Director for Kansas Sierra Club, trained by Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps, singer/song writer with the musical group Soular (songs about our earth)

What can and must individuals do to avert the worst consequences of the climate crisis. Using slides prepared by the Climate Reality Project, Craig will demonstrate the seriousness of the climate crisis and provide actions we must take before the clock runs out on our window of opportunity to fight the climate crisis.  Mr. Wolfe will play a song or two before his talk.

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Morals and Markets: Human Trafficking Policy, NGOs and Neoliberal Markets

Program for March 13, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301Marcy

Marcy Quiason, graduate studies, Department of Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies,
University of Kansas

Marcy will discuss ways that current human trafficking circulates racialized gender stereotypes and how several institutions in the neo-liberal marketplace profit from these tropes, with focus on the U.S., Cambodia and China.

Interesting links
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A PANEL DISCUSSION: What Do Young Activists Think Are the Problems?

Program for March 6, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

James Webb (moderator)

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Racism in Kansas City: a Short History

Program for February 28, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301IMG_0432

Garrett S. Griffin, member, Democratic Socialists of America; author of Racism in Kansas City: A Short History; and, a political writer for WeekendCollective.com.

Links to the book:

Copies of his book will be available for purchase.

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The Paris Climate Agreement and the Fight for a Livable World

Program for February 21, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301
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John Fish Kurmann, community activist and lead coordinator of 350KC, the local arm of the 350.org international grassroots climate action movement

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TWELFTH ANNUAL DARWIN DAY TODD KELSO MEMORIAL: Turtles in Time

Program for February 14, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301RachaelAllen

Rachael Allen, Ph. D., Assistant Teaching Professor, School of Biological Sciences, University of Missouri Kansas City

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ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION: How Allen Dulles Played Covert Hardball with the World and Its Implications for Today

Program for February 7, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Mike Hoey (convener and media specialist), Luis Flores, (moderator)

The round table discussion will revolve around David Talbot’s book, The Devil’s Chessboard: Allen Dulles, CIA, & Rise of Am. Secret Govt

David Talbot taking about his book

Everyone is welcome to participate in the discussion

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Addressing Our Global Climate and Energy Crisis: Practical Energy Savings – One Building at a Time

Program for January 31, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

SPEAKER: Eric Kjelshus, Energy Heating and Cooling

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FOURTH ANNUAL FRED WHITEHEAD ACTIVISM SYMPOSIUM – Somewhere in America: Lessons from Our Utopian Communities

Program for January 24, 2016
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

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Fred Whitehead, Poet, author, freethought historian and activist

An illustrated tour of places like New Harmony in Indiana, the Amanas in Iowa, and the Shakertowns in Kentucky.

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