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Sustaining the Academic Tradition of "One Fool at a Time"
Solicitation for Speakers
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To Disquiet the Minds of the People
Celebrating Meeting # 3,333 on July 11th.
Established Feb. 28, 2009
Weekly Free Speech Forum
College of Complexes
The Playground for People Who Think
Statement on Free Speech
Our constitution and laws encourage the freest possible exchange of opinions, ideas, and information. In part, that recognizes our worth and dignity as human beings. To forbid us to speak our minds demeans us and makes us more like slaves or robots than citizens of a free country. But as important as freedom of expression is for us as individuals, it is perhaps more important to society at large.
1. Presentation by Guest Speaker
2. Questions and Answers
3. Remarks and Rebuttals
(5 minutes each / infamous)
All meeting are open to the public. No reservations are required. The college maintains no memberhsip, and is operated on a volunteer basis.
If you would like to speak, or simply would like more information about the College of Complexes, contact the Program Coordinators
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Sept 10th Meeting #333
Filling the Gaps
Carol Donovan, Dallas County Democratic Party Chair, will discuss how we fill the "gender gap," which is real and well-documented. Based on statistics, women and men often vote differently, and for different reasons. She will argue that there are many other such "gaps" amongst our electorate, and will share her observations on electoral differences based on age, race, gender and other factors. Carol concludes that an enlightened electorate is far more likely to get out and vote, and vote purposefully, which is a significant part of a democratic society.
July 23rd Meeting #325
If you would like to speak contact the Program Coordinator Tom Berry firstname.lastname@example.org (214) 321-6222 or (214) 738-3386 (cell)
July 2nd No Meeting
Independence Day Holiday
July 9th Meeting #323
On Why Activism Matters
Kristi Lara, Dallas & Collin County Community Organizer, Activist and Campaign Field Organizer, will discuss the importance of strategic political activism within Progressive Parties. Due to such a contentious election year, she will discuss what the Bernie Sanders Campaign means to activists and political organizers moving forward. Kristi will also argue how community organizers can work to help fill the gap that often exists between activism and traditional party politics.
July 16th Meeting # 324
On Man, Morals, and Society
John Beesley, English born author, retired after a long career with Xerox, (educated at London’s Imperial College and the University of Dallas, BSc, DIC, PhD) will discuss how many Americans hold views that are broadly antagonistic to society or even its concept. He will show how these views have had profound consequences for the lives of most of the US public. John will argue that the Trump/Sanders phenomenon expresses the realization that the US has been on the wrong track for decades, but without understanding its causes. He will conclude on a socio-economic analysis to present the key underlying factors for this malaise - but will overlay why psychological factors make this most difficult to change.