Understanding the Role of Women in Pakistan

Program for February 18, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Gul Sana Ahmad, born and raised in Pakistan, UMKC Bloch School of Management, MBA candidate

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Black Panthers: Vanguard of a Revolution” (film directed by Ryan Simon)

Program for February 11, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Christian Wade, discussant and member of the Greater Kansas City International Workers of the World (IWW).

This showing is co-sponsored by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW), Food Not Bombs and Community of Reason KC.

 

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 “Learning to Resist”  (a film in two parts)

Program for February 4, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Christian Wade, discussant and member of the Greater Kansas City International Workers of the World (IWW).

This showing is co-sponsored by the Industrial Workers of the World (IWW) and Community of Reason KC.

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OK, We Need a Revolution – So What Can I do?

Program for January 28, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

James Webb, economist and activist

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SIXTH ANNUAL FRED WHITEHEAD ACTIVISM SYMPOSIUM: Our Revolution

Program for January 21, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Winston Apple, activist, member DNC National and Missouri DNC, former history teacher

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A Layman’s Guide to Alternative and Complementary Health Practices

Program for January 14, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Nora Quiason Flores, M.D., Psychiatrist

An introduction to alternative and complementary health practices to guide the consumer in making informed choices when utilizing non-mainstream healthcare modalities.

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Setting the stage for 2018:  An interactive exploration of personal and social goals

Program for January 7, 2018
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Moderators: Luis Flores and Fred Whitehead

The audience is invited to participate

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To remember, commemorate and honor Eliseo Fernandez

From his family and very close friends

Eliseo Fernandez passed away on May 13, 2017. He was a friend of the Community of Reason for decades. A sampling of his interests included the history and philosophy of science, pragmatism (the Charles Peirce variety), history of technology, and biosemiotics, among other fields and disciplines. As such his interests dovetailed very well with the stated goals of the Community of Reason. Over the years he gave several lectures and attended presentations given by others at the Community of Reason. Eliseo was deeply committed to learning and spreading the knowledge that he had accumulated over many years with the hope that others might benefit from it and, perhaps, carry the torch of knowledge into the future.

He is sorely missed by all who knew him and benefited from his willingness to share his treasury of scholarship and his own insights with others.

From James A Webb, President of Community of Reason KC

Eliseo Fernandez was a dear friend to me personally and a friend to Community of Reason who presented a number of talks to us on topics related to evolution and science. We lost Eliseo earlier this year rather suddenly from cancer and related problems. Eliseo personified reason in the best sense combined with a kindness and generosity of spirit. He knew more about topics that interest me – history and philosophy of science — and the thought of Charles Peirce than I could imagine anyone knowing. His gentleness and openness survived having to leave a dictatorship in Argentina. Pettiness and vindictiveness were just completely absent from Eliseo’s being. He is missed.

 From a CoR KC member

I immensely gained both intellectually and personally from his association.  He is a great loss to us all.

 

 

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December 17 potluck dinner

Community of Reason KC will have no 2 pm  Sunday programs for December 17, 24 and 31st

Instead We are having a potluck dinner
DATE: Sunday, December 17
TIME:  6:30 pm
LOCATION: Call (816) 4624 or (816) 561 6288 for RSVP and directions

We hope all our friends and members can attend.  These have been very enjoyable in the past.

Happy holidays to all.
James Webb,
President, CoR KC

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Our Government Has Been Wedgied

Program for December 10, 2017
2:00 pm till 4:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301 

Kenneth S. Schmitz, UMKC Professor Emeritus of biophysical chemistry and environmental studies faculty

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