Wednesday at 12:00 pm
All Souls Forum
The All Souls Unitarian Universalist Forum, Kansas City’s longest ongoing conversation, has offered a platform for the discussion of significant issues since 1943. Guest speakers typically focus on issues of political, social justice, moral, educational and artistic significance. Each presentation is followed by questions and discussion.
Panel Discussion: “Expose and Close – Outrage in Artesia” December 17, 2014 | 12:00 pm
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 and the facility closed.
“Kansas City Mental Health Initiatives” with Theresa Reyes-Cummings & Jennifer Wilding December 10, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Ms. Reyes-Cummings and Ms. Wilding will cover KC area mental health initiatives and pressing issues, including social perceptions of increased violence, availability of care and Medicaid expansion.
“Barriers to Seeking Help as Perceived by Abused Elder Women” with Dr. Frederick Newman December 3, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Dr. Frederick Newman will describe his study of 447 abused elder women in south Florida and their perception of barriers to seeking help. He will also discuss the implications for public health policy.
“Some Surprising U.S. Presidents” with Max Skidmore November 19, 2014 | 12:00 pm
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 Political Science, Fulbright Scholar & Lecturer, relishes question
“Media, Capitalism and the Environment” with David Barsamian November 12, 2014 | 12:00 pm
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 economic system.
“Violence Seen as an Infectious Disease” with Rex Archer N.D, MP H November 5, 2014 | 12:00 pm
Should violence be viewed as a contagious disease? This is the contention of some experts in the field.
“The Brownback Referendum” with Burdett Loomis, Ph.D. October 29, 2014 | 12:00 pm
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.
“The Future of Books” with Crosby Kemper October 15, 2014 | 12:00 pm
We live in a time of change for those who care about books. The publishing industry consolidates. More blockbusters, but fewer distinct titles get into print. Bookstores and publishers wrestle Amazon. eBooks abound. Are all these changes making us more literate and better read?