Employment Discrimination: Impact On Women; and Doug Kean of Sleepy Head Beds

Employment Discrimination: Impact On Women, A Conversation With Jane McQueeny

The 2018 Women’s Equality Week in Kansas City starts on Sunday August 19th, 5:30 to 7 PM at the Blue Room, 18th and Vine, KCMO. This week long discussion includes events sponsored by aa wide variety of local groups from the League of Women Voters of Johnson County to Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority to Stand Up KC and many more.

Jaws of Justice Radio is proud to kick off the presentations today with guest host Alice Kitchen talking with Jane McQueeny of the KC Human Rights Commission talking about how employment discrimination impacts women in our community.

*Tune into the Heartland Labor Forum, 6 PM Thursday August 23rd for Voter Suppression of Women with NOW President Toni-Van Pelt

KC Human Rights Commission – http://kcmo.gov/humanrelations/civilrights/human-rights-commission/

JoJR encourages you to find out more about the events of Women’s Equality Week at –

Twitter – @WEGKC
Facebook – facebook.com/WomensEqualityGKC
Instagram – instagram.com/WEGKC
Email – WomensEqualityGKC@gmail.com

Doug Kean of Sleepy Head Beds

Since 2010, Sleepyhead Beds has delivered over 8,000 donated, gently used, and recycled beds to Kansas City metro area children in need of a comfortable place to sleep. They ask for gently-used beds, bedding or donations from the generous people of the Kansas City metro area. When a bed is donated, with the help of their amazing volunteers, they pick it up and take it to their facility to be sanitized. Only then does it get their Kid-Worthy seal of approval. Then it’s ready to be delivered to the family’s home and placed in the child’s room. They don’t require any formal applications; all they ask is that the donated beds are in good condition. That means beds with stains and/or odors will not be accepted.

Today host Latahra Smith will talk with Doug Kean, Operations and Logistics Manager about Sleepyhead Beds’ mission to make sure every child in KC has a bed to sleep in and how you can donate and show your support for their efforts.

Mailing Address – Sleepyhead Beds, 4741 Central #244, Kansas City, MO 64112
Phone Number – (816)547-9965
Website – http://sleepyheadbeds.org/
Want to donate contact – doug@sleepyheadbeds.org

JoJR Calendar for the week of August 20th

Survivors Unite is uniting surviving families who have lost a loved one to violent crime. Their next meeting will be Monday August 20th, 7pm at Margaret’s Place, 7217 Troost, KCMO. They understand that grief is experienced in different stages and help families heal and learn to properly release their emotions through sharing and conversation.
The monthly meeting of the KCMO Chapter of Citizens United for the Reform of Errants will be held Monday – 6:30 PM at the Chestnut Avenue Family Resource Center, 3811 Chestnut, KCMO. MO CURE advocates for the human rights of prisoners in Missouri prisons and jails as well as those who have returned to society, by lobbying state and local government, direct contact with corrections officials and a quarterly newsletter sent to supporters and prisoners.
The 2nd Annual Felon Friendly Job Fair hosted by State Representative Brandon Ellington will be held Thursday August 23rd 10 AM to 2 PM at the Robert J Mohart Multi-Purpose Center, 3200 Wayne, KCMO. For more information contact them at 573-751-3129 or email brandon.ellington@house.mo.gov
Camp CHOICE is partnering with Wildwood Outdoor Education Center to provide 8th-12th graders an unforgettable experience connecting with nature, and learning life saving tips to prepare for and survive emergency situations. This is new for Camp Choice, welcoming parents of campers to join us for the weekend to help develop a household emergency preparedness plan. Space is limited, if you want to volunteer you will have to pass a background check and attend a training session on either September 1st or September 15th . If your family wishes to attend or you want to volunteer, email campchoiceworldwide@yahoo.com or check their website at campchoicekc.com for details.