Category Archives: Sunday Forum

Forum, June 1, 10:00 am

“Attacks on Social Security” with Max Skidmore, David Kingsley, and James Webb
For three-quarters of a century, Social Security has provided financial security for millions of U.S. citizens.  Our speakers have advocated for Social Security and Medicare for decades. They will open with summarizing comments on the attacks against the programs and discuss misrepresentations.  An impressively wide range of research experience will be brought to questions.

Forum, May 25, 10:00 am

“Welcome to our Table – Stories of Immigrating to the U.S.” with Panel

Welcoming America is a national organization helping with conversations, integration issues, & building relationships between U.S. citizens, immigrants and undocumented immigrants. Two KC area groups are working with others on Welcoming initiatives. Our panelists will discuss the barriers immigrants face and ways they are working to overcome those barriers – and invite you to join in the journey.

Forum, May 18, 10:00 am

“Mercury Pollution, the Other Global Environmental Crisis” with Craig Volland

Half the top predatory fish in US lakes are seriously contaminated with mercury. This menace is analogous to climate change and has the same basic cause. Craig Volland is Air Quality Chair for the Kansas Sierra Club. He has followed this issue since 1990, when he attended the First International            Conference on Mercury as a Global Pollutant in Gavle, Sweden.

Forum, May 11, 10:00 am

“UN Commission on the Status of Women” with  Students from KC Academy

Mother’s Day is a time to reflect on the status of women and girls around the world. Students  from  Kansas City Academy will report on their recent trip to the United Nations headquarters in New York City  to attend the fifty-eighth session of the Annual Commission on the Status of Women.

Forum, May 11, 2014, 10:00 am

“UN Commission on the Status of Women Students from KC Academy”

Mother’s Day is a time to reflect on the status of women and girls around the world. Students  from Kansas City Academy will report on their recent trip to the United Nations headquarters in New York City  to attend the fifty-eighth session of the Annual Commission on the Status of Women.

Forum, May 4, 2014, 10:00 am

“Our National Debt Is Actually Our National Savings” with L. Randall Wray

L. Randall Wray will discuss how Modern Money Theory tends to favor a positive role for fiscal policy in the economy. Professor Wray is a professor of Economics at UMKC and Senior Scholar at the Levy Economics Institute of Bard College. He also contributes to the New Economics Perspective Blog and Economonitor Blog.

Forum, April 27, 10:00 am

“Why so few Americans Read Poetry who Aren’t Assigned to” with William Trowbridge

Why is  the American audience for poetry  so small and what’s being done – and might be further done – to change this? William Trowbridge is finishing his term as Missouri Poet Laureate. He also will be reading some poems from his new book, Put This On Please: New and Selected Poems.

 

Forum, April 20, 10:00 am

“A Look at KC School Reform from Inside” with Katie Boody

Katie Boody will speak of her experience as a fourth generation Kansas Citian, a charter corps member for Teach Issue is, those who don’t prefer to gamble have the ability to camera-outfitted mobile.the-best-casinos-online.info phones, so keep your games below decks to any extent further, men. for America in Kansas City, a founding teacher of Alta Vista Charter Middle School, and a founder of an Education Startup based in KCMO.

 

Forum, April 13, 10:00 am

“Computational Thinking or Mindful Computing?” with Bill Mullins

Digital technology devices seem to appear much faster than we can evaluate their  utility.  Their capabilities often far exceed the needs or wants of users. Is this extravagance a hazard?  Bill Mullins, Independent Community Organizer, reflects on his experience with some KCPS Charter School 3rd Graders during a recent introduction to the “practice of computer coding.”

 

Forum, April 6, 2014, 10 am

“The Solution to Dollarocracy Is Democracy” with Robert W. McChesney

McChesney, Gutgsell Endowed Professor, Dept. of Communication, University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign, will be speaking about his recent books, Dollarocracy: How the Money and Media Election Complex Is Destroying America, coauthored with John Nichols, and Digital Disconnect: How Capitalism Is Turning the Internet Against Democracy. Further discussion & book-signing following at Simpson House.