From Holy Ghost to Hedonism – One Hallelujah at a Time

Program for Sunday,  March 11, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room301, Haag Hall (Remember its daylight savings time)Lynn Silver: 
Masters in Human Relations and Counseling; Liberty University, Lynchburg Virginia.  Presently with Social Security and Appeals

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Making a Better City – Sustainability, Equality and Solvency

Program for Sunday,  March 4, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room301, Haag Hall

Cindy Circo:  Major Pro-tem; Kansas City Councilwoman, 5th District

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Evolumination: An Introspective on Status Quo

Program for Sunday,  February 26, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room301, Haag Hall

James LeGrande,  Missouri painter and sculptor, Graduate of Fine Arts, K.C. Art Institute & UMKC Graduate Student; www.jimLeGrande.com

An environmentally political artist shared his evolution and philosophy with a presentation of a new art show to begin March 2 (1st Friday) at the Base Gallery, 2011 Baltimore, KCMO (Crossroads District)

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Occupy Kansas City: Beyond Encampment

Program for Sunday,  February 19, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Hagg Hall

Jeremy Al-haj, Melissa Stiehler and Rosemarie Woods

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Elizabeth M Gerber Memorial

February 12, 2012, Sunday morning before 1 pm presentation (see below),
11:00 am till 1:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Hagg Hall

Elizabeth M Gerber passed away February 5, 2012.  She is dearly loved and a special member of COR. She has been untiring in her support of COR and freethought in the KC area. For decades she has made significant contributions to COR and to the freethought community.

We will miss her, the warmth and humor she brought, the ideas and the discussions she raised, her friendship and wit.

Reception will follow at 12:00 pm

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Anti-Slavery, Tennyson and The Origin of Species: Darwin’s Literary and Cultural Contexts, 1830-1860

Program for Sunday,  February 12, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Hagg Hall

Stephen John Dilks, UMKC Professor of English and Irish Literature; Director, English Undergraduate Program; Chair, U-News Publication Board

Eight Annual Darwin Day Todd Kelso Memorial

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In Memory of Langston Hughs: “The Funk Still Lives

Program for Sunday,  February 5, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Hagg Hall

Stanley Banks,  Asst. Professor and Artist-in-Residence, Avila University; Poet and Playwright.  Janet Banks, Poet and Performer

Stanley and Janet read their poetry in tribute to the influences of Langston Hughes.

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The Legacy of Thomas Paine

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

Fred Whitehead,  Ph. D., Freethought Historian and co-editor of Freethought on the American Frontier

Dr. Whitehead  reviewed Paine’s influence on the last two centuries.

In the tradition of Thomas Paine Banquets, was a pot-luck at Tom Crane’s residence, 3707 Pennsylvania, KCMO 64111 at 3:30 pm.  Tel (816) 561 6288

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Quest for Truth at the Intersection of Religion and Science: A Personal View

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

Kenneth S. Schmitz,  UMKC Professor of Physical Chemistry and Environmental Studies

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Civil Rights: ACLU’s 21st Century Goals

Program for Sunday, January 15, 2012
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Gary Brunk,  Executive Director of ACLU of Kansas and Western Missouri

The new Director shared current concerns of utmost urgency: voting rights, immigration, reproduction and emerging digital age issues. 

Associated ACLU link.

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