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Post-Genocide Peace and Justice

The Challenges of Post-Genocide Peace and Justice
Lunch & Learn
Tuesday, February 19, 2019
12:00 noon

HyVee South, 2nd floor community room

Guest speaker:

Dr. J. D. Bowers
Director, MU Honors College

Dr. Bowers will speak about his research on the political and cultural dimensions of post-genocide justice. He has worked with several notable international organizations to study post-genocide justice and conflict resolution.

Dr. Bowers is also a faculty affiliate in both the Black Studies Department and the Kinder Institute on Constitutional Democracy and teaches graduate courses in the Harry S. Truman Graduate School of Public Affairs.

Note that although no lunch is provided, attendees may bring their own or purchase lunch in the HyVee store.

Fair Housing in Columbia

Fair Housing in Columbia
Wednesday, February 13, 2019
7:00 p.m.

Members of the Fair Housing Task Force

Randy Picht, executive director, Reynolds Journalism Institute

The City of Columbia annually receives federal funds from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for housing and construction purposes. Every five years, HUD requires cities that receive these funds to conduct an “Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice”. In order to comply with federal regulation, Columbia has established a Fair Housing Task Force to complete this analysis and to ensure that our city is affirmatively furthering fair housing.

Two members of the Fair Housing Task Force will discuss how they assess the city’s situation concerning fair housing and the availability of affordable housing.  They will also discuss the criteria/goals to be used for the next five-year period of HUD funding.

This program will be up on our website a few days later, or at
The show replays on CAT TV at 7:00 a.m. on Tues., Thurs. and Sat. and 7:30 p.m. on Mon., Wed., Fri. and Sun. CAT TV is found on Mediacom Channel 85, Charter Communications 983, and CenturyTel Prism 98.

A YouTube version will be sent to members.

Annual Legislative Night


Annual Legislative Night
Thursday, February 7
Columbia Public Library

Members of the Boone County delegation of State Representatives and State Senator have been invited to present their priorities for the 2019 Legislative Session and to answer audience questions.

The moderator will be David Lile of KFRU radio. The event will be broadcast live on KFRU.

This event, which is cosponsored with the Columbia Public Library, is free and open to the public.

“Columbia’s Climate Action Plan”
(Lunch & Learn)

Tuesday, January 15, 2019
12:00 noon

Columbia Public Library, Friends Room

Guest speaker:
Jay Hasheider, chair, Mayor’s Task Force on Climate Action
and Adaptation Planning

Mr. Hasheider will describe the work of this Task Force on a Climate Action Plan to deliver to the Columbia City Council by summer of 2019.
For additional information on this Task Force, visit this website:

This event is free and open to the public.
Although no lunch is provided, attendees are welcome to bring their own. Drinks and snacks are available at the kiosk in the library lobby.