Jaws of Justice Radio investigates how we can achieve justice from a system of laws deeply rooted in economic, social and political inequality.  We hope you will listen.

On March 18th, please turn in to hear host Macy Jones speak with our guests, Latanya Skillern Goodloe, Founder and Executive Director of Ladies that Lean, who will be joined by Kansas ACLU staff, Esme Tseng and Evan Altman.

Dr. Latanya Goodloe is a Serial Entrepreneur, Activist, Mentor, Motivational Speaker, Wife, Mother and Grandmother.  As she says, “Being incarcerated for 48 months opened my eyes to the needs of women and children dealing with incarceration. I vowed I would leave and be a positive role model for other women like myself. Having firsthand experience allows me to have first-hand insight and expertise to the needs of the women and children we will assist. I believe most people deserves a second chance and can succeed with the proper tools and life skills.”

Ladies That Lean is a non-profit organization founded in 2021 that offers incarceration prevention and society reentry support for Women in the KC Metro area. Ladies that LEAN offers an array of resources in-house so as to ensure that each individual woman is extolled and valued in this program.


Esmie Tseng is the Communications Director of the ACLU of Kansas. In this role, Esmie plans and executes a broad vision for communications to further the affiliate’s goals, creating public education strategies for the success of the affiliate’s programmatic work. Before joining the ACLU, Esmie managed communications, events, and administration at Missourians to Abolish the Death Penalty (MADP).

Evan Altman started as a Voting Rights Organizer with the ACLU of Kansas in December of 2023 and he is leading the organizing efforts in Sedgwick and Wyandotte counties, while also leading the ACLU’s statewide voter registration program, geared towards informing Kansans with felonies of their right to vote.

On Jaws of Justice, we examine how to find justice in our society.  Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.

Calendar for the week of March 18th:

  • Legal Aid of Western Missouri provides free civil legal services to low-income and vulnerable people in Jackson CTY Missouri. Interested individuals can call 816-474-6750 to apply.
  • Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America is a very active group of Mothers and others. You can learn where their virtual meetings this week will occur at
  • Please check the calendar at for events you can attend.  You can be involved!
  • TUES, March 19th, 3:30 PM, press conference by Heartland Center for Jobs and Freedom on the west side steps to the Jackson County Courthouse, 415 E 12th ST, Kansas City MO. Will there be a CBA for workers with the Royals?
  • TUES, March 19th, 6 PM, Jewish Voice for Peace KC Welcome Meeting is on Zoom. Want to learn how to get more involved with JVP? This will be the meeting for you! JVP Kansas City is the KC metro area affiliate of Jewish Voice for Peace, the largest progressive Jewish anti-zionist organization in the world. Just show up to learn more about what we do and how you can help.
  • THURS, March 21st, 5 PM, KC Mothers in Charge Hope and Healing for Survivors of Homicide Support Group meets at 3200 Wayne AVE, Kansas City MO. Find more info on Facebook.
  • THURS, March 21st, 6 PM at the Mattie Rhodes Center, 148 N. Topping Ave, KCMO. Corey’s Network Grief to Relief Seminar for survivors of homicide will feature guest speaker Caroline Hogan from television station KSHB 41. Caroline is requesting anyone who has lost someone to homicide to attend this session. She wants to do interviews to put together a comprehensive story involving numerous families, exploring the impact of homicide on families in the Metro area. For those unable to attend in person, all sessions will be accessible via Zoom. To get the Zoom link, please visit Make sure to enter “Grief to Relief” in the Subject field. You will receive an email containing the Zoom link on the day of the seminar.
  • THURS, March 21st, 6 PM, Safe and Welcoming Community Forum in Spanish is at the Kansas City Kansas Public Library – South Branch, 3104 Strong AVE Kansas City, KS. The Safe and Welcoming Act ordinance was passed two years ago by the Unified Government of Wyandotte County.  It creates a municipal ID for all residents of KCK and WyCo.  But where are the IDs?  Join Safe and Welcoming Wyandotte for a community forum to learn more and discuss.

Thanks to all our listeners, stay close to your dial and stay well!


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