Micah W. Kubic, who heads the American Civil Liberties Union of Kansas, discusses his book about Freedom, Inc., and its more than half-century history of raising the visibility of issues impacting Kansas City’s black community and helping to elect African-Americans to political office.
Military historian Geoff Babb of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College examines the historical twists and turns of America’s military relationship with China. The two great powers have moved from enemies to near-allies to strategic competitors, with current relations complicated by tensions with North Korea.
Join a musical safari, encountering an array of African animals whose names are set to rhythm. Then, pick a percussion instrument and let the jungle jam begin – in an interactive, high-energy adventure that includes songs, dance and, of course, drumming.
Coterie Theatre artists resume their monthly interactive story times for children and their parents, reading from Jon Agee’s engaging picture book Lion Lessons. It’s the story of a boy who learns the seven steps to becoming a lion¬including looking fierce, roaring and most challenging of all, looking out for your friends¬from an actual lion.
Janet Valentine of the U.S. Army Command and General Staff College discusses that increased prominence of women in America’s military – the historical context of women engaged in war, the challenges and benefits of their integration, and how it has influenced developments in military affairs.
Florida Atlantic University ethnobotanist Maria Fadiman discusses the deep relationship between people and plants worldwide, from people growing food, ornamental, and medicinal plants in their homes and gardens in the Amazon Rainforest to the growth of plant knowledge among younger generations in Tibet.