Every Saturday 6:00 PM
8949 Garland Road
Sustaining the Academic Tradition of "One Fool at a Time"
Solicitation for Speakers
The Next Open Date is
or any subsequent Saturday in the coming year
To Disquiet the Minds of the People
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
and $5 Food or
Watch Videos of Previous Presentations
December 20th and 27th No Meetings
January 10th Meeting #255
Can We Change the World
with the Power of Our Minds?
The US is in Big Trouble. Troops in 150 countries are fighting wars for profit. Our rights and freedoms are eroding at an alarming rate. Government at every level routinely invents and enforces unconstitutional laws/rules. The economy stinks. And our minds and bodies are being manipulated for the benefit of an elite few. But what can we do about it? The darkness seems too big to fight. And it's difficult to escape or opt out of the corruption.
Bringing fresh optimism to the New Year, author Pat O'Connell will talk about the philosophy and physics of powerful methods that enable all of us to shape the world into a better place. She will outline manifestation tools such as prayer and the law of attraction, and will discuss ways of objectively tracking our impact on global consciousness. Help launch an experiment to make a difference. Come prepared to tell us what "the perfect world" looks like to you.
January 17th Meeting #256
Join a Math Revolution,
No Pencil, No Paper, No Calculator
Kenneth Everett, master educator and motivational speaker, will discuss how to expose, educate, and empower youth, parents, teachers, pastors, and community leaders using his never before seen algebra concepts. He will show how to teach certain algebra concepts without pencil, paper or calculator to someone as young as 5 years old. Let Kenneth write it on your brain before you write it on paper. Learn to assist those who are struggling with certain algebra concepts to struggle no more.
February 7th Meeting #259
On Expanding Judicial Foreclosures in Texas
Judge Martin Hoffman, 68th District Court, and Julie Pettit of the Pettit Law Firm, will discuss whether Texas should continue to expand the use of residential judicial foreclosures. The speakers will discuss the history of residential foreclosures in Texas and how over the last few years the legislature has expanded the use of judicial foreclosures in Texas. They will also discuss whether recent regulations that give added protection to homeowners are warranted. The speakers will take the position that judicial involvement in residential foreclosures provides needed due process for homeowners.
January 3rd Meeting #254
New Years’ Resolution,
A Much Better Tomorrow
Mike Ghouse, speaker, writer, pluralist, activist, the first Muslim and perhaps the first non-Jewish person to commemorate the Holocaust, will discuss how hate is one of the many sources of disrupting peaceful functioning of a society, and it is our duty, both individually and severally, to track down the source of such hate and work on mitigating it, while guarding the safety of every citizen, bringing closure to the loose ends of many conflicts, and building cohesive societies where no human lives in apprehension of another. Mike will express his view that by resolving the Jewish-Palestinian conflict, ie. Security to Jews and Justice to Palestinians, most of the world issues will collapse and a period of peace on earth will begin. He will also show how the overriding desire to highlight our own blinds us from other’s suffering, and will awaken in us a sense of responsibility for creating a better world.
More Upcoming Programs Below
January 24th Meeting #257
The Real Benefits of Reading Before Kindergarten
Scott McFadden, Family Literacy Architect, will discuss the Fifth and Beakes Project Family Literacy Way Crafts new literacy experiences that augment reading before Kindergarten. He will show how the synthesis of writing, vocabulary, spelling, linguistics and comprehension set the platform in favor of early childhood reading success. Scott will describe how family literacy as a civic duty combined with parental responsibilities contributes to the success of “good children”. He will also outline a “show-and-tell” method as a simple guide for parents to contribute to their children’s Kindergarten. Scott concludes that we should follow a path that leads the way to genuine success.
January 31st Meeting #258
Lone Wolf Gonzaullas and the
Assassination of Pancho Villa
Jim Gatewood, Dallas History Professor and best selling Dallas author, writer of several books about Dallas history, will discus and review his latest book "Lone Wolf Gonzaullas and the Assassination of Poncho Villa", and how twenty-five years after the murder of his two older brothers, Manuel Gonzaullas mission was completed when he buried Poncho Villas' head at the feet of his brothers' grave. Jim will also show how Manual Gonzaullas stood for public hangings and corporal punishment in schools, and the ramifications of how this attitude carries over to this day.