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Sunday Forum

UU Forum, December 21, 10:00 am

“Democracy in the Balance—Money and Politics” with Linda Vogel Smith Is the deluge of money unleashed by Supreme Court decisions connected to U.S. failure to address critical issues for building a better future? Linda Vogel Smith–president of the League of Women Voters, KC and Jackson, Clay and Platte Counties—will address effects of money in politics […]

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UU Forum, December 14, 10:00 am

“Worth of a Woman” with Julie Burkhart Burkhart worked for 7 yrs. with Dr. George Tiller, Women’s Health Care Services, Wichita, and opened South Wind Women’s Ctr. in 2013, providing full-spectrum reproductive health care. She will discuss reproductive justices and the injustices happening now concerning abortion, contraceptives and birthing rights.

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UU Forum, December 7, 10:00 am

“Why Charles Dickens Wrote A Christmas Carol” with  Andrea Warren Dickens wrote highly entertaining novels that deeply influenced Victorian society. Andrea Warren, author of the best-seller Charles Dickens and the Street Children of London, will discuss this complex man, his motives, and his beloved ghost story. Books will be available for sale.

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UU Forum, November 30, 10:00 am

“How To Not Be Ferguson”  with Major Anthony Ell, KCPD How does our city’s police department approach the challenges that led to such disastrous results in Ferguson this summer?  What can we as citizens do to support law enforcement and hold it accountable? What do our children need to know?  Major Ell is an engaging […]

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UU Forum, November 23, 10:00 am

“Expose and Close – Outrage in Artesia” with Panel The Obama Administration is holding about 700 Central American women & children in a small desert town in New Mexico under poor conditions and without due process. Volunteers who traveled to Artesia to provide legal services will update us on progress in getting the families released […]

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UU Forum, November 16, 10:00 am

“Kansas City Mental Health Initiatives” with Theresa Reyes-Cummings & Jennifer Wilding Theresa is Dir. of Program Development, Jackson Co. Community Mental Health Fund and a specialist in training for Mental Health First Aid.  Jennifer is the organizer of KC’s Creating Community Solutions, part of the National Dialogue on Mental Health.  They will cover KC area mental […]

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Forum, November 9, 10:00 am

“Barriers to Seeking Help as Perceived by Abused Elder Women” with  Dr. Frederick Newman Dr. Newman is Professor Emeritus of Health Policy and Management. at Robert Stempel College of Public Health at Florida International University.  He will describe his study of 447 abused elder women in south Florida and their perception of barriers to seeking […]

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Forum, October 26, 10:00 am

“Some Surprising U.S. Presidents” with Max Skidmore Conventional impressions of presidential history–Lincoln was superb, Pierce was disastrous–hold up to scrutiny.  Others, not so well.  Were Presidents of the Gilded Age subjugated by Congress? Did Reagan end the Cold War?  Was “Obamacare” rammed through without Congress reading it?  Some surprising answers.  Dr. Skidmore, UMKC Professor of […]

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Forum, October 19, 10:00 am

“The Brownback Referendum” with Burdett Loomis, PhD This November election in Kansas is the most important in the past half-century or more. Dr. Loomis is Professor of Political Science at KU and will give us some late-campaign analysis.

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Forum, October 12, 10:00 am

“Media, Capitalism and the Environment” with David Barsamian Threats to the planet are growing in spite of legislation like the Clean Water Act and an agency named for Environmental Protection.  As global warming accelerates and carbon-fueled capitalism shows itself incapable of making necessary changes to protect the planet, we need to think about a different […]

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