MURA Sponsored Programs – Spring 2022 and January Picks

MURA Sponsored Programs – January 2022 – Updated

Date  and Time Program Presenter Host Notes to connect
February 1, Tuesday, 8:30 Online via Zoom only (no in-person breakfast this month) Conversations at the Crossroads: Scholarly Discussions of Race, Citizenship, and Justice S. David Mitchell, Professor of Law and Co-Director of the Michael A. Middleton Center for Race, Citizenship and Justice MU Retirees Association Breakfast Meeting – No registration required. Zoom link will be provided in a MURA email.
Notes:  Zoom links will be sent in an email after required registration.  If you do not have Internet, use your telephone to listen to the speaker.
In addition to MURA sponsored programs, consider additional online events available to you for free. These are open to the public, but most require pre-registration. Many are recorded for future viewing if you are not able to attend the original presentation.  Barbara Schneider is a member of our MURA Program Committee and MURA’s Liaison to the Osher Life Long Learning Institute.

Barbara’s Picks

January 18, Tuesday, 11:00 am CST Our Emotional Attachment to Stuff: Decluttering Strategies that Make It Easy to Let Go Dana K. White, Wall Street Journal bestselling author and a Decluttering Expert Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends
January 18, Tuesday, 1:00 pm CST Missouri Trailblazers: Joe Penny, freedman from Kentucky who founded Pennytown, an historic black hamlet located eight miles southeast of Marshall, MO Missouri State Museum Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO
January 18, Tuesday, 7:00 pm CST Sleep Disorders Michael Bajkowski Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City
Wednesday, January 19, noon CST The Shattering: America in the 1960s Author Kevin Boyle in conversation will be Suzanne E. Smith, professor of history at George Mason University. National Archives Foundation
January 19, Wednesday, 7:00 pm CST Brothers Against Brothers: The Civella Spero War of the 1970’s in KC Gary Jenkins, retired Kansas City detective Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City
January 19, Wednesday, 9:00 pm Author Webinar: Technically Food: Inside Silicon Valley’s Mission to Change What We Eat Larissa Zimberoff, investigative reporter and author Friends of the Alameda CA Free Library
January 22, Saturday, 10:30-11:30 am CST A Lab of One’s Own: Science and Suffrage in the First World War Dr. Patricia Fara, Cambridge University and President of the British Society for the History of Science from 2016-18 Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology, Kansas City. Co-sponsored by National WWI Museum and Memorial.
January 22, Saturday, 2:00 pm CST Proud To Be: Writing by American Warriors Military voices from across the nation Missouri Humanities Council
January 24, Monday, 6:30 pm CST Groundbreaking Musicals Steven Frenzel, retired teacher and film enthusiast Bloomingdale, IL Public Library
January 24, Monday, 7:00-8:15 pm CST Crown Crafted Concert Series: Enrique Chi and Juan Carlos Chaurand Afro-Latino rhythms and psychedelic rock’n’roll riffs for a high-energy concert experience Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City
January 25, Tuesday, 12:00 noon CST Show-Me Paleontology: A New Dinosaur Discovery in Missouri Dr. Peter Makovicky, paleontologist and professor in the Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences at the University of Minnesota Linda Hall Library of Science, Engineering and Technology, Kansas City
January 25, Tuesday, 4:00 pm CST Virtual Writing Hour with the National Portrait Gallery Weekly virtual creative writing hour National Portrait Gallery
January 26, Wednesday, noon CDT Watching Darkness Fall: FDR, His Ambassadors, and the Rise of Adolf Hitler Author David McKean National Archives Foundation
January 27, Thursday, 4:00 pm CST The Names of John Gergen: Immigrant Identities in Early Twentieth-Century St. Louis Benjamin Moore, author and Professor Emeritus of English and Founder and former Director of the Bosnia Memory Project at Fontbonne University in St. Louis University of Missouri Libraries and University of Missouri Press
January 27, Thursday, 7:00 pm CST Downsize & Declutter without the Dumpster Learn how to responsibly dispose of everything to minimize your impact on the planet Blue Island Public Library, Illinois
Sunday, January 30, 1:30-3:00 pm CST Winter Garden Forum Kelly McGowan, MU Extension, will talk about growing lavender in Missouri. Matthew Dolan, Columbia Center for Urban Agriculture, will discuss growing fruit trees in your backyard. Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO
January 31, Monday, 6:30-7:45 pm CST Icy Worlds All Over the Solar System Michelle Nichols, Astroeducator Bloomingdale, IL Public Library
In-Person – January 19 and 26, Wednesdays, 6:30-8:00 pm CST Still-Life Drawing for Beginners Lisa Franko from Access Arts Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO
Podcast Hungry for MO (highlights Missouri cuisine) Co-hosted by Jenny Vergara, foodie and freelance writer, and Natasha Bailey, a chef, cheesemaker, and home gardener Missouri Humanities Council
Podcast The 1600 Sessions (Over 50 episodes) Including: Voices From a Night at the MET, History of White House Christmas Ornaments; and lots more! White House Historical Association
Podcast Our Missouri (over 50 episodes; new episodes posted twice a month) Join host Sean Rost as he engages with experts and scholars on a variety of topics related to the state’s complex history and culture. State Historical Society of Missouri
On Demand Learn About Medicare and Medicaid Informational Video Series: Parts of Medicare; Your Choices; Open Enrollment; Preventing Fraud, etc Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), Health and Human Services (HHS), U.S. Government (.gov)
On Demand (available January 17-December 31, 2022) Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Freedom Celebration: Joy as an Act of Resistance Inspired by photographs of Dr. King by Pulitzer Prize–winning photographer Moneta Sleet Jr. that embody the concept of joy as an act of resistance. Local Black performing artists, Robert Crenshaw, Alicia Revé, and Freeman Word, will respond to the photographs from the Museum’s collection through dance, music, and spoken word. St Louis Art Museum
On Demand My Missouri Lecture 2021 – Norm Stewart Norm Stewart reflects on what being a Missourian has meant to him State Historical Society of Missouri
On Demand Native Americans and the White House Essays, videos, photos and programs about the history of Native Americans at the White House, and their impact on the presidency. The White House Historical Association
On Demand Missouri 2021 Bicentennial Presents Virtual series highlighting Missouri bicentennial commemorations: history, art, music, legends, quilts, and travel. State Historical Society of Missouri
On Demand Webinars and Online Events – Past Recordings Past Examples I recommend: Research Like a Pro: Discovering Your Family’s History in 30 Minutes a Day; and more! Mizzou Alumni Association – Open to all Mizzou Alumni and Friends
On Demand Votes for Missouri Women! Part 1:  Silent protest for Women’s Suffrage in St. Louis at the 1916 Democratic Convention, and Part 2: Missouri Women: Suffrage to Statecraft SHS Exhibit Part 1: Margot McMillen, Author of  The Golden Lane, and Part 2: SHSMO Curator Joan Stack and Missouri Historic Costume and Textile Collection Curator Jean Parsons, and Collection Manager Nicole Johnston State Historical Society of Missouri
On Demand Basic Genealogy Series Bill Eddleman, Associate Director of the SHS Cape Girardeau Research Center State Historical Society of Missouri
On Demand The African American Experience in Missouri – 2019-2020 Series 20 programs such as: A Conversation with Columbians Sehon Williams and Bill Thompson; #SayHerName: Black Women and State Violence in the Case of Missouri v. Celia, A Slave, and more. State Historical Society of Missouri and the University of Missouri
On Demand Online Exhibitions Current and past exhibits, including: Gemstones of Antiquity; Objectified: The Female Form and the Male Gaze ; and more! Museum of Art & Archaeology – University of Missouri
On Demand Uniting a Polarized Nation Lectures, film, book discussions Missouri Humanities Council
On Demand Growing Up with the River: Nine Generations on the Missouri by Dan and Connie Burkhardt Professional storytellers and special guests. 10-part series based on this very beautiful book. Missouri Humanities Council
On Demand Explore Missouri’s German Heritage 8-part series on history of German immigration and the continuing culture of Germans in Missouri Missouri Humanities Council

Program Archive

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