Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense And Their Be SMART Gun Safety Program
Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America launched the Be SMART campaign to raise awareness that responsible gun storage – storing guns locked, unloaded and separate from ammunition – can save children’s lives. Be SMART emphasizes that it’s an adult responsibility to keep kids from accessing guns, and that every adult can play a role in keeping kids and communities safer. Be SMART volunteers are in your communities and neighborhoods, and nearly 3,000 trained volunteers are delivering the Be SMART message across the country. The BeSmart Anthem is testimony from gun owners about being responsible with your guns. https://youtu.be/_TbK66RSvp8
Host Teresa Wilke talks with Jen Hodge of Moms Demand Action about their Be SMART gun Safety Program and how you can get involved. They will talk about the 5 steps you should take to make sure your household is safe when a gun is present.
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Ricky Kidd, A Story of Reaching Within – Replay from 2018
We replay an interview with Ricky Kidd from 2018 while he was still fighting his wrongful conviction from behind bars.
For many of us our image of prison has been shaped by the news and entertainment media, as well as politicians and prisoner administers. Those visions range from country club facilities that house privileged individuals to 3 hots and a cot housing ne’er do wells living off your taxes to hell holes for society’s worst where rape and violence are rampant. Each of these images of prison evokes its own characterization of prisoners, images that range from errant bankers stealing millions from institutions to depraved animals worthy of only the worst degradation that can be heaped on them.
It is the strong and focused individual that can take their time in prison and use it to redirect their path amid the turmoil surrounding them. That can be done by rejecting the games and distractions of prison life as well as use the time away from the games and distractions of life on the outside to work on their own inner self.
Today we replay a 2018 interview when host Jeff Humfeld spoke to Ricky Kidd as he was going on 22 years incarceration for a crime he did not commit. Ricky spoke about his struggle with the unfairness of his conviction and how he found his talents as a leader and an artist.
The JoJR Calendar for the week of December 9th
There will be a Grandparents Against Gun Violence (GAGV) Meeting: today, Monday, 12/9, 4 PM at Colonial Church, 7039 Mission Rd, Prairie Village KS. Discussion at the meeting will be about the high cost of suicides in our nation and that more deaths from guns this year so far than the number of days in the years. All are welcome. Meet in the basement – east side of the church.
Never Again Midwest Action, 12/10 11 AM Tuesday, people opposed to the criminalization of immigrants are going after ICE with a national wave of anchored by simultaneous actions – one in Rhode Island at Wyatt Detention CTR and the other in Kansas City at UMB Bank, KCMO, which is earning profit from the imprisonment of immigrants across the country. They will meet at 11 am at Oppenheimer Bros Park on 12th and Walnut. You can go to NeverAgainAction.com/KC on facebook. There will be training before the event for those that can attend, Monday 12/9 7PM at the Equal Minded Cafe – 4327 Troost KCMO.
The weekly Willow Domestic Violence Center drop-in at the Lawrence Public Library, 707 Vermont, Lawrence, KS will be held Thursday, December 12, 9 AM to noon. Please stop by for assistance with domestic violence.
Also, on Thursday December 12th, there will be a vigil to end gun violence – sponsored by Moms Demand Action – KS at 6:30 PM at the Plymouth Congregational Church, 925 Vermont, Lawrence KS 66044. You can join in song, word and deed to honor the half million Americans killed or injured by guns since December 12th, 2012.
On Saturday, December 14th there will be a Holiday Toy & Gift Drive from 12-2 PM at the Equal Minded Cafe, 4327 Troost Ave, KCMO. Reale Justice Network supporters and friends are joining to organize a 1st Annual Toy & Gift drive and Networking event. At the event there will be a quick review of their work over the last 12 months. The drive will focus on the families that have been a part of the KCMamas Day Bailout/KeepOut who have spent the last several months dealing with legal issues. You can bring donations of toys, gifts, warm weather items, gift cards, food packages and the like to this drive. If your group, church or organization would like to adopt a bailout mama and her family, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Mothers of Incarcerated Sons and Daughters will have their monthly meeting Saturday, December 14th from noon to 2 PM at the Waldo Branch Library, 201 East 75th Street, KCMO If you have a loved one that is incarcerated and need advice and support MISD has members that may be able to help.
Sandy Hook Vigil aka National Vigil for Victims of Gun Violence – KC: will be 5:30-7 PM, December 14th at State Line Crossroads 43rd and State Line, KCKS. Volunteers of Missouri Moms Demand Action, Kansas Moms Demand Action, and Students Demand Action ask all to join to honor Sandy Hook Elementary victims and survivors. Candles will be provided.