On November 23rd, we will hear from Bev Livingston, founder of Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters (MISD). A decade ago, Bev Livingston’s son was arrested and incarcerated. Through the process, she learned just how large and overwhelming the criminal justice system could be for the defendant, and also for their families. She formed MISD in 2009.
MISD is a 501(c)(3) advocacy and support organization that helps you become your own best advocate if you, or someone you know, is affected by incarceration. MISD has monthly meetings to provide support. They can be reached by email at [email protected].
Please tune in to hear Bev tell us about the 2020 MISD Virtual Showcase of Art which will launch during the holidays. MISD will showcase the creation of artwork by a unique group of artists who have created the art while in prison. This art exhibit will provide an opportunity for artists and the community to share and experience the amazing talent of the incarcerated.
After the calendar, in the second half of our hour, we will hear host Pat Bartholome’s talk with Ngozi Ndulue about the death penalty. Ms. Ndulue joined the staff of the Death Penalty Information Center in 2018 as Director of Research and Special Projects in September 2018.
The Death Penalty Information Center is a national non-profit organization serving the media and the public with analysis and information on issues concerning capital punishment. The Center releases an annual report on the death penalty, highlighting significant developments and featuring the latest statistics.
We hope you will listen.
“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”
Calendar for the week of November 23rd:
In compliance with Mayor Lucas’s emergency order, certain business activities may resume while ensuring necessary public health measures remain in place. See the FAQS at kcmo.gov and please stay safe.
- MON, Nov. 23rd, 4 PM, an online event to get to know the Willow Domestic Violence Center. See on Facebook.
- MON, Nov. 23rd, Moms Demand Gun Sense in America, KC Monthly mtg 7 PM https://momsdemandaction.org/events/
- TUES, Nov. 24th, 7 – 9 PM, MO ACLU -NAACP, Town Hall on COVID-19 in MO facilities, Virtual Town Hall with Nimrod Chapel, Jr., MO-NAACP, McArthur Justice Foundation, the Missouri Corrections Officers Association, MADP, and more to call for action on this homegrown crisis. You can register for the virtual town hall at https://themip.org/stay-informed/
- 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. Thanks to all our listeners, stay close to your dial and stay well!
Please listen to Jaws of Justice next week for another exciting program!