Celebrate Black History Month! Redeem the Dream! Who You Going to Call?

Celebrate Black History Month!  In 2000, Al Sharpton addressed the March on Washington about police violence.  He begged us to Redeem the Dream  – Who You Going to Call? Alice Kitchen and Monica Nielsen-Parker, United Way of Greater Kansas City share ideas for safer communities.

For our show on February 8th, we air a recording of Rev. Al Sharpton’s address to the March on Washington in 2000.  Redeem the Dream was Rev. Sharpton’s call and his topic was Police Brutality.  Sadly, the topic of excessive police violence is still relevant today.  It needs to be heard and talked about because, sadly, excessive police violence toward black citizens has not decreased.  It is not some incident in Black History, it is Black History in the US.  We hope you listen.  We hope you become aware that to call out the negative aspects of our Black History is the road to Redeem the Dream!

We’ll play our calendar, then host Teresa Wilke will close our hour in discussion with Alice Kitchen, Social Worker, member of Stand UP KC, and the League of Women Voters and KKFI’s community supporters and Monica Nielsen-Parker,  Sr. Vice President of Community Impact with the United Way of Greater KC.   Law enforcement is the front and center of our emergency system.  911 needs citizen involvement so that we can create the much needed reforms to our emergency system.   This is essential to making our community feel protected and safe. If you need help in the 23-county area covered by United Way of Greater Kansas City, you can get it from United Way 2-1-1. This free service provides access to thousands of resources. Call 2-1-1 and you will reach a trained, caring professional seven days a week, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

We hope you will listen.

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”

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