A group of prisoners at the South-Central Correctional Center in Licking MO have started a program called Resistance Against Prison Pipelines, also known as RAPP. On 2/17, host Keith Brown El will air his recorded interview with two of them, Ozzie Collins and Derrick Peace. They are all three interested in reducing high incarceration rates, and they believe that youth can be redirected from a life in prison. Keith Brown El’s interview with Barry Holcomb, who has an interest in child psychology, exceeded the time we have available for one show. We will air the segment of Keith Brown El’s interview of Barry Holcomb on another show.
In the second half of our hour, Kansas City Missouri municipal court judges Courtney A. Wachal and Martina L. Peterson will be the live guests of host Melvin Merritt, along with Benita Jones, Public Information Officer of the Kansas City Municipal Court, 511 E. 11th Street Kansas City, MO. They will discuss Domestic Violence Court and Drug Court as those courts relate to issues of child support, including re-instatement of an offender’s driver license so that a supporting parent can drive to work.
Now the Calendar for the week of February 17th, 2020:
- Monday, February 17th 1:30 PM the Kansas City Meeting of Moms Demand Action – MO will be at the KCMO Bluford Public Library, 3050 Prospect Ave, KCMO. The meeting welcomes representatives from Aim4Peace, Violence Free KC, and Momma on a Mission to learn more about these important organizations working to end gun violence in our city.
- Corey’s Network will have their weekly meeting with a Survivors’ Workshop on Monday February 17th, from 6 – 8 PM at the Church of the 4 Corners – The City House, 14300 E. US HWY 40, Independence, MO. The church is east of the HyVee on 40 highway. Corey’s Network asks us to please join their weekly meetings to learn how to deal with grief, the media, investigation, court, and moving forward after a homicide has occurred. This is a workshop, not a grief group. Please include only those individuals mature enough in age to deal with issues being covered during the meeting. Check their website: coreysnetwork.org or phone 816-866-7868.
- More2 Kansas Monthly Meeting, Kansas Issues2Action will be February 17th from 6:30 – 8 PM at the First Baptist Church, 500 Nebraska Ave., KCKS. Community leaders act on issues of equity in our region. For more information, contact MORE2’s Kansas organizer at email@example.com.
- Survivors United is uniting families who have lost a loved one to violent crime. They understand that grief is experienced in different stages and help families heal and learn to properly release their emotions. Survivors United meets every third Monday of the month and will meet Monday February 17th, 7 PM at Margaret’s Place, 7217 Troost, KCMO.
- The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants, CURE, will have their monthly meeting Monday, February 17th 6:30 PM at the Chestnut Avenue Family Resource Center, 3811 Chestnut Ave, 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.
- Tuesday, February 18th 10 AM – 2 PM will be Advocacy Day in Jefferson City MO for Moms Demand ActionMO. Volunteers from all across Missouri will travel to Jefferson City for Advocacy Day. They will meet at the Millbottom Events Space, 400 W. Main, Jefferson City, then walk over to the Capitol to meet with legislators and show that Missourians want them to act to save lives. For more information and to RSVP go to http://act.everytown.org.
- Wednesday, February 19th from 9:00 AM is Advocacy Day 2020 in Topeka KS. Kansas Moms Demand Action meet at the Jayhawk Theatre, 720 SW Jackson St, Topeka. You can join in Topeka and make your voice heard, RSVP at act.everytown.org.
- The KC chapter of Mothers in Charge, Healing Support Group will be meeting Thursday, February 20th from 5-7 PM at the Robert J Mohart Multipurpose Center, Suite 124 W, 3200 Wayne Ave, KCMO. This group is for people who have lost loved ones to murder and violence. The first hour will be sharing of experiences and in the second hour therapists and others who can help navigate the emotional and legal terrain will be available. For more information you can find them on the web at http://www.kcmothersincharge.org or call them at 816-912-2601.
- Friday, February 21, 8 PM will be the Mardi Gras Masquerade Ball, a Benefit for Midwest Innocence Project at the Uptown Theater, 3700 Broadway, KCMO. A portion of every ticket sold will go directly to Midwest Innocence Project. Proper Mardi Gras attire is encouraged.
- Moms Demand Action – KS: Wyandotte County Coffee is Sunday, February 23, from 3 – 4 PM at McDonalds, 606 S 130th St, Bonner Springs, KS. Everyone welcome!
Please listen next week!