Kicking the KOCH HABIT – A conference for activists

Firday & Saturday
UMKC Student Untion and All Souls Unitarian Church
5100 Cherry St., KCMO 64110

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Presenter: Nancy MacLean, Duke University Jason Stanley, Yale University Jim Hightower, Hell-Raiser

A two-day event sponsored by KKFI Radio, All Souls UU Church, UMKC Economics Club, Friends of Community Media, CrossCurrents of Culture, SEIU Local 1, Missouri Jobs with Justice, John Brown Press, Cross Border Network, Heartland Renewable Energy Society on Friday and Saturday, August 10 & 11.


Nancy MacLean, Duke University

Jason Stanley, Yale University

Jim Hightower, Hell-Raiser

Performances by

Singer, Actor, Recording Artist Danny Cox

Spoken Word Artists and Educators The Recipe

Workshops (subject to change)

Kansas ACLU: Let Kansas Vote! – Dr. Micah Kubic, Executive Director and Melissa Steihler, Field organizer

KC Greens: Bringing Electoral Politics out of the Dark: A Dialogue for our Future – Jo Crain and Steve Mann

Poetry of Resistance – Dr. Fred Whitehead Sharon Eiker, Lucky Garcia, Jose Faus

Greater KC Justice Coalition: United We Stand: Collaborating For Social Change Across Issues and Communities – Ed Kail of More2, Ramon Valdez of Innovative Law Lab and Central American Migrant Caravan, Rev. Rodney Williams of Poor Peoples Campaign, and hopefully March for Our Lives

Missouri CURE: Holding Prosecutors and DA’s Accountable for Mass Incarceration – Rashad Lartey

Johnson and Wyandotte County Voting Coalitions: Taking Down the Koch Goon Squad – Steve Lopes

March Forward KC: Healthcare Policy 101: Medicare for All – Lori Slettehaugh

Military Families Speak Out: Perpetual War and Its Blowback; Everyone Loses – Mary Hladky and Christopher Overfelt

Libertarianism – When We Stop Cooperating – Greg Swartz

Understanding White Working Class Rage – Rev. Tex Sample

Trust Women Foundation: Litmus test candidates and issues: Abortion Rights and Mobilizing Repro Justice Warriors – Julie A. Burkhart

UnKoch My Campus: Un-leveraging Dark Money in Your Backyard – Jasmine Banks and Ralph Wilson

Missouri Jobs with Justice: Building An Economy and Democracy that Work for Everyone: Statewide Campaigns to Raise the Minimum Wage and Get Money Out of Politics – Justin Stein and Paul Washington

Kansas Sierra Club: The Koch Brothers Fight Against the Science of Climate Change – Joe Spease

Heartland Renewable Energy Society: The Climate Emergency: The Case for Immediate Action – Craig Wolfe – 10:00 am

Labor Under Fire: Is it Important? – Katie Phelan

UMKC Economics Club: Nonprofits in the new Gilded Age – Brian Matlock

Kansas ACLU: Safe and Welcoming Kansas City – Alex Martinez

AIRR: The Reflections of White Supremacy in Immigration Law: Past, Present and Future – Diana Martinez, Zac Mueller, Victor Morales

UMKC Economics Club: Neoliberalism: Its Economic Theory and Policies – Matthew Applebury, Tyler Feaver, Laura Gibbon, Sam Stockman

Craig Wolfe’s music duo Soular will be playing sometime on Saturday afternoon.