MURA Sponsored Programs – Spring 2022 and February Picks

MURA Sponsored Programs – February 2022

Date  and Time Program Presenter Host Notes to connect
February 1, Tuesday, 8:30 Online via Zoom only (no in-person breakfast this month – invite an MU retiree who is not yet a member of MURA to join our Zoom!) 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.
March 1, Tuesday, 8:30 Online via Zoom; In-person to be determined Recent Evacuee and Refugee Resettlement in Mid-Missouri Samantha Moog, MA, LCSW, Director of Refugee Services at Catholic Charities of Central and Northern Missouri (CCCNMO) MU Retirees Association Breakfast Meeting – Registration information in MURA Bi-weekly Email Update.
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.  Barbara Schneider is a member of our MURA Program Committee and MURA’s Liaison to the Osher Life Long Learning Institute.

Barbara’s Picks

Book Club – The Seven Wonders: A Novel of the Ancient World, by Steven Saylor Film Discussion: Feb 9, Wednesday, 2:00 pm     Book Discussion: Feb 24, Thursday, 12:15 pm Speaker: Murder and Mystery Around the Mediterranean – Prof David Schenker – Feb 16, Wednesday, 5:30 pm CST Museum of Art & Archaeology – University of Missouri (everyone welcome)
February 1, Tuesday, 4:00 pm CST Interpreting African-American History in the President’s Neighborhood Historians Lina Mann and Sarah Fling, and Stephen E. Hammond, an independent historian who  is a descendant of Nancy Syphax, a woman who was enslaved at Decatur House White House Historical Association – History Live (on YouTube or Facebook)
February 1, Tuesday, 6:30 pm CST Fashion from Africa to African American Shannon Johnson, Fashion Studies Instructor at the College of DuPage Bloomingdale, IL Public Library
February 2, Wednesday, 7:00-8:00 pm CST John C. and Jesse Frémont: “The Pathfinder” and his Wife Missouri State Museum interpretive aide Clinton Flowers Missouri State Museum (do not have to be a member of Facebook to view this program)
February 3, Thursday, noon-1:00 pm CST The MU Student Army Training Corps and the 1918 Flu Dr. Carolyn Orbann, MU School of Health Professions University of Missouri Honors College
February 3, Thursday, 7:00 pm CST Frankenstein: 200 Years of Mary Shelly’s Monster Curator Stephen Rueff and Toy Collector David Barnhill Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City
February 7, Monday, 9:00 pm CST Jacob Lawrence: The Migration Series 1940-1941 Sherrill Koopot, docent with the Phoenix Art Museum Friends of the Alameda CA Free Library
February 8, Tuesday, 6:30 pm CST Chess: Opening Moves Jason Delpire Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO
February 8, Tuesday, 7:00 pm CST The Underground Railroad on the Western Frontier Author and retired Kansas City Police Detective Gary Jenkins Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City
February 9, Wednesday, 7:00-8:30 pm CST The Beatles’ White Album Aaron Krerowicz Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City
February 10, Thursday, noon CST Caring for Someone With Dementia: Your Physical Health (first in a series of four sessions)  Alzheimer’s Association, Greater Missouri Chapter Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO
February 11, Friday, 4:00-5:15 CST Cooking by the Book: Valentine’s Chocolates at Home Learn to make chocolate-covered caramel candies by tempering chocolate and using silicone molds Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO
February 15, Tuesday, 1:00 pm CST Missouri Trailblazers: Rose O’Neill, Creator of the Kewpie Presented by the Missouri State Museum Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO
February 17, Thursday, noon CST His Greatest Speeches: How Lincoln Moved the Nation Author Diana Schaub National Archives Foundation
February 17, Thursday, 2:00 pm CST Negro League Baseball: The Deep Roots of African Americans in America’s Great Game Author Kevin L. Mitchell Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City
February 17, Thursday, 6:30-8:00 pm CST (in-person) Winter Paint-Along Lisa Franko from Access Arts will teach basic techniques of acrylic painting Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO
February 17, Thursday, 7:00 pm CST Art, Race, and Thomas Hart Benton Steve Sitton Mid-Continent Public Library, Kansas City
February 21, Monday, 7:00 pm CST Paul Laurence Dunbar Alive Re-enactment by internationally known storyteller Mitch Capel Daniel Boone Regional Library, Columbia, MO
February 22, Tuesday, 3:00 pm CST Exploring Black Health and Wellness through a Collection of Historical Images Joan Stack, art curator State Historical Society of Missouri
February 23, Wednesday, 4:00 CST A House Built by Slaves: African American Visitors to the Lincoln White House Author Jonathan W White National Archives Foundation
February 23, Wednesday, 7:00-8:15 pm CST Founding Mothers: Establishing Library Services in Columbia Tim Dollens, library staff genealogist and amateur historian Co-Sponsors: Daniel Boone Regional Library and League of Women Voters, Columbia, MO
February 25, Friday, 9:00 pm CST Author Webinar: The Bad Muslim Discount Syed Masood, first-generation immigrant and practicing attorney Friends of the Alameda CA Free Library
February 28, Monday, 6:30-8:00 pm CST The 1918 Spanish Flu Pandemic Historian Jim Gibbons Bloomingdale, IL Public Library
Podcast The 1600 Sessions (Over 50 episodes) Including: U.S. Army Fife and Drum Corps; Freemasons and the White House; 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 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 “The Terrors and Trials of War”: The Civil War Papers of Henry and Cimbaline Fike Jeremy Neely, assistant professor of history at Missouri State University, and recent MSU graduate Trevor Martin State Historical Society of Missouri

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