Jobs With Justice: Putting Labor in the Pulpit

Program for September 2, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Sayra Gordillo, Campaign Projects Organizer for Missouri Jobs with Justice

Missouri Jobs with Justice is a coalition of community, labor, student and religious groups committed to fighting together by taking action. The more organized Missouri and its workforce, the more powerful the pressure that can be brought to bear on behalf of progressive community and labor issues. In 2012, Missouri Jobs with Justice is coordinating with allies to pass two ballot initiatives. One would raise the minimum wage $1 to $8.25/hour. The other would limit the interest that payday loan stores can charge in Missouri to 36%.

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Honduras: Our Next War?

Program for August 26, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag 
Hall

Judy Ancel and Alice Kitchen members of Cross Border Network, (www.facebook.com/crossbordernetwork)

On a human rights trip to Honduras in May 2012, the speakers found the DEA and an increasing U.S. Military presence in the midst of a violent and corrupt regime.

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Reason Versus Religion

Program for August 19, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

James Webb, Economics Department, UMKC

Misconceptions of “reason” and “rationality” abound among both religious believers and doubters.  Recent work of Patricia Churchland, Daniel Kahneman and Robert Wright undermine dualistic opposition between “reason” and religion.

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Persuasion: Speech for Action on Policies

Program for August 12, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Chester Boyd, M.A., Professor of Public Speaking and Theater

Countering negative political claims in this election year.

Click here to view a Power Point used in his presentation:   PERSUASIVE SPEAKING Monroe’s motivated Sequence

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Zambia: Bursting the Stereotype – The Chinese Step In

Program for August 5, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Chiluba Musonda, Master’s in Public Administration (UMKC Block School), Zambian immigrant

Imperialist alterations of culture continue.

Click here to view the Power Point used in Musonda’s presentation – zambia ppt

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The Chemistry of Vincent van Gogh

Program for July 29, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Wilfred Arnold, Ph. D., B.Sc., M.A., Adjunct Professor of History and Philosophy, KU Med Center; Professor of biochemistry at UMKC for 40 years

A Critical analysis of the underlying illness of this great artist.

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Challenging Right-wing Domination: Current Issues of Health Care in K.C.

Program for July 22, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Drs Kris Neuhaus and Yolanda Huet-Vaughn, both are M.D.’s

Drs. Neuhaus and Huet-Vaughn will discuss problems of ethics and politics in this area’s health care system especially affecting women.  The medical license of Dr. Neuhaus was recently revoked by the Kansas Board of Healing Arts because of her role as a consultant to the assassinated Dr. George Tiller.

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Race and Radicalism in the Union Army

Program for July 15, 2012.
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room301, Haag 
Hall

 

Mark Lause, Professor of American History, University of Cincinnati

Dr. Lause discussed his 2009 book, Race and Radicalism in The Union Army,  which documents the efforts of radical followers of John Brown to construct a triracial portion of the Federal Army of the Frontier, primarily in Kansas and Indian Territory, during the Civil War.

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Filtering Out Fear: Muslim Altruism and the Gulen Movement

Program for Sunday July 8, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room301, Haag Hall

Margaret Rausch, Independent scholar and lecturer, Rockhurst University

Margaret discussed the Gulen Movement in Turkey promoting religious tolerance and its relation to altruism.

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Space: Much Ado About Nothing

Program for Sunday July 1, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room301, Haag Hall

Kenneth S. Schmitz, UMKC Physical and Environmental Chemistry Professor

Comparisons will be made between current views on space and those of the Greeks. Focus will be given to the accomplishments of Pascal and others that contributed to our understanding of the properties of a vacuum. The role of the constancy of the speed of light in the determination of the “shape of space” (geometry) is discussed in context of the general theory of relativity.”

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