From the Arab Spring to Ferguson: Protest Connections

Program for March 19, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301


Lewis Diuguid, author, journalist, editor, formerly with Kansas City Star, Harvard University’s Lois M. Lyons award for Conscience and Integrity in Journalism; and, Bette Tate-Beaver, executive Director of the National Association for Multicultural Education

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Science and Society: A Personal View of a Pack of Cigarettes – How Words Shape Society

Program for March 12, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

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

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How to Build a Community

Program for March 5, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301


Dre Taylor, Founder of Nile Valley Aquaponics

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Pakistan 20/20: Economic and Political Challenges Ahead

Program for February 26, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Aqdas Afzal, UMKC doctoral candidate in economics; teaches at Rockhurst University

Afzal is the “Three-Minute Thesis” Champion at his University and winner of the “Student Scholar Prize” in economics.

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The Movie at the End of the World,” a documentary film on the life and poetry of Thomas McGrath (1916-1990)

Program for February 19, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Fred Whitehead, Poet, author, freethought historian, and activists who knew McGrath personally.

McGrath is notable author of Letter to an Imaginary Friend, and other books.

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Celebrating Charles Darwin” (Thirteenth Annual Darwin Day Todd Kelso Memorial)

Program for February 12, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

William B. Ashworth Jr., UMKC Associate Professor of History and Linda Hall Library consultant for the history of science

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The Attempt to Dismantle Public Education: Higher to Lower

Program for February 5, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301

Mara Rose Williams, Education writer, Kansas City Star

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Technological Ethics: Responding to Russian Activities With Sputnik in Mind

Program for January 29, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC, Haag Hall, Room 301
January 29, 2017

Barry Speert, Educator and Journalist, Founder of LearningHowToLead.Com

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FIFTH ANNUAL FRED WHITEHEAD ACTIVISM SYMPOSIUM: “13th” (a film about the 13th amendment)

Program for January 22, 2017
1:00 pm till 3:00 pm, at UMKC,

This event will take place at Royall Hall, room 104

DISCUSSANTS:  Keith Brown, Community activist, Vice Chair of CURE (Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants), 

 

 

 

and Christian Wade, officer of Greater Kansas City IWW (International Workers of the World), (see Greater Kansas City IWW on FACEBOOK and IWW.org)

The movie “13th” is about the 13th amendment, written by Spencer Averick and Ava DuVernay; and, directed by Ava DuVernay.  This event is cosponsored by Community of Reason KC.

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Happy New Year – No program for January 8

Happy New Year!!    NO program for January 8, 2017

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