From victims seeking answers to defendants seeking mercy, the church and the courthouse often become interchangeable in our system of justice. Join us Monday, May 24th, 2021, at 9:00 AM when host David Bell speaks with Kansas City Pastor Darron Edwards about these concepts and how religion is often the fabric bringing victims, defendants and the criminal justice system together.
Listeners can learn more about Pastor Edwards’ quest to help in the criminal justice system at his website:
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“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
Calendar for the week of May 24th:
According to the CDC, if you are fully vaccinated, you can resume activities that you did prior to the pandemic – without wearing a mask or physically distancing, except where required by rules and regulations, including local business and workplace guidance. If you haven’t been vaccinated yet, you can find a vaccine. See the FAQS at kcmo.gov.
- Legal Aid of Western Missouri can provide free civil legal services to low-income and vulnerable people who live in Jackson CTY MO. Interested individuals can call 816-474-6750 to apply.
- Monday Meets: 4 PM, Online event. Hosted by The Willow Domestic Violence Center open to everyone on Facebook Live.
- MON, May 24th, Noon, No More Excuses Coalition Meeting at the Mohart Center Auditorium, 3200 Wayne, 64109. No Excuses Coalition will meet every 1st & 4th Monday of each month.
- MON May 24th, 7 PM, The ACLU of Missouri and the National Lawyers Guild (NLG) work together to train people interested in becoming legal observers. You can join for a training session. More info at ACLU of Missouri on Facebook.
- TUES, May 25th, 6:30 PM, The Minutes that Moved Kansas City, A year after the murder of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer, Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lucas joins a panel of representatives from different communities impacted by the encounter to discuss the ripple effects that continue to this day. Online, RSVP at https://kclibrary.org/node/30059/register
- TUES, May 25th, 7 PM, KC Tenants Book invites you to meet at the Troost Lake Park Shelter @ Vine and Troost Lake DR, this month’s book is Not a Crime to Be Poor by Peter Edelman.
- THURS, May 27th, 7 PM, Online event. GKC Women’s Political Caucus In 2020, Missouri had the third highest per capita rate of gun deaths in the country. Kansas City–on both sides of the state line–continues to experience historic levels of gun violence. You can join to find out how to get involved in actions aimed at reducing gun violence. Rosilyn Temple, founder of KC Mothers in Charge, will speak about gun violence in Kansas City and how you can get involved in community advocacy. Julie Holland, KCMO Elections & Legislative Lead from Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America will give us an updated on legislative measures in Missouri and Kansas. More info at https://gkcwpc.org/events/
- FRI, May 28th, 12:30 PM on Zoom for MADP’s May Monthly Meetup. Layers of Racial Discrimination in Death Penalty Trials with Michelle Smith, Racial Justice Coordinator of Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty and Lisa Lagrone, Staffer of Organization of Black Struggle, St. Louis for a discussion. Go to https://www.madpmo.org/
Register at: http://bit.ly/MADPMonthly5
- A list of services, meals, and hot lines are available at blogspot.com. The list is updated daily.
Please take care of yourselves and others. The Covid-19 pandemic has brought into sharp focus the need for health care reforms that promote universal access to affordable care. COVID-19 has devastated the U.S. prison and jail population.