Creating an Oasis in Urban Food Desserts

Program for Sunday, November 6, 2011
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Robyne Stevenson Turner,   Ph. D. Political science, (Department of Public Administration)  Rutgers University and  Adjunct Faculty, UMKC

We have a national epidemic of obesity and diabetes which are food related diseases.  The cure for this is fresh whole foods which we are not supplying to the people in the urban core.  Understanding how food gets from farm to market and how we can get food markets available will allow us to create new, urgently needed public policies.

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John Emerson Roberts: How I did the Research on His Life and His Work

Program for Sunday, October 30, 2011
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Ellen Roberts Young,   Author of John Emerson Roberts: Kansas City’s “Up-To-Date” Freethought Preacher

Dedicated  in memory of Woody Williams, local Freethought Advocate.

Kansas City’s All Souls Church has a long, rich history that extends back to the nineteenth century.  John Emerson Roberts was minister to All Souls Unitarian Church in the 1890s, and later, leader of the Church of This World.  His descendent, Ellen Roberts Young, is an independent scholar and member of the Unitarian Universalist Historical Society and the American Society of Church History.  She will discuss discoveries made during the research for her biography of John Emerson Roberts, which has recently been published.

To order the book,  email the author at EllenPeter@cs.com

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Untangling the Mysterties of Alzheimer’s Disease

Program for Sunday, October 23, 2011
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Jeffrey Burns M.D., M.S., KU Med Center Assoc. Neurology Professor, Director of Alzheimer and Memory Program, Assistant Director General Clinical Research Center

Go to the K.U. Alzheimers website for more information.

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Behavioral Health Kaleidoscope

Program for Sunday, October 16, 2011
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

 

Gloria Nepote, Professional Addiction Counselor and Registered Interventionist

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The Great Nuclear Debate: Nuclear Weapons-Making in KC

Program for Sunday, October 9, 2011 – 1:00 pm till 3:00 pm

This Presentation met in Stack Auditorium, Room 111, Royall Hall, UMKC

Ira Helfand, M.D., Emergency Medicine Physician in Leeds, Mass., Physicians for Social Responsibility Board Member and Vice President of International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War;

 

 

Maurice Smith,  is a retiree of the Department of Energy’s Kansas City Plant where he served as a Staff Engineer

 

Mr. Smith argued in support of nuclear weapons manufacturing. Dr. Helfand argued against nuclear weapons production and supported steps to reach a nuclear weapons-free world.

The debate was moderated by Jabulani Leffall of 89.3 FM KCUR’s “Central Standard.”

Community of Reason co-sponsored this debate with the KC Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility and KC Peace Planters

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Protesting the Keystone XL Pipeline

Program for Sunday, October 2, 2011
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Rita Norton, Sustainable Energy Advocate

Rita spoke about her participation in the August 2011, Washington D.C. protest against the Keystone XL pipeline that is proposed to link the Alberta Tar sands to the Gulf Coast, seriously endangering the environment.  The XL pipeline is yet to be approved by President Obama

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Exercise and the Human Brain

Program for Sunday, September 25, 2011
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Eric D. Vidoni, Research Assistant Professor, Department of Neurology, Kansas University Medical Center

Eric reviewed the scientific evidence surrounding exercise effects on the brain and discuss how to incorporate physical activity into our lives to support a healthy brain and body.

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Day Off for Planet Earth

Program for Sunday, September 18, 2011
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hal

Lewis W. Diuguid, Troublemaker

Human beings for at least 2 centuries have wrecked the quality of the air, soil and water with no end in sight.  To correct this, Mother  Earth needs a day off at least once a week.

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My Life as a Bootlegger’s Grandson

Program for Sunday, September 11, 2011
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Stanley Banks, Assistant Professor and Artist in Residence at Avila University, Defying-the-Odds Alumni Award 2008, Mayor’s Proclamation for Writing and Educational Efforts 2002, Langston Hughes Prize for Poetry 1981, and National Endowment of the Arts Fellowship/Grant

Growing up on 10th and Vine Street taught me a great deal about life. 

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Labor Day: Imagining Labor’s Future

Program for Sunday, September 4, 2011
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Room 301, Haag Hall

Judy Ancel Director of UMKC’s Institute for Labor Studies

Judy discussed the worldwide attack on working people, the significance of the Wisconsin protests and the future of the labor movement.

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