Kevin H. Sharp, Jeanne Roach, and Lenny Foster join host Craig Lubow to discuss the ongoing movement to free Leonard Peltier, the native American that was wrongly convicted of killing FBI agents and is viewed as a long-serving political prisoner. All three served on a workshop panel at a virtual Amnesty International event in the Fall of 2021.
Judge Kevin Sharp has been Leonard Peltier’s lawyer since early 2019. Judge Sharp is Co-Vice Chair of Sanford, Heisler Sharp and Co-Chair of the firm’s Public Interest Litigation Group. Prior to joining the firm, Judge Sharp was nominated to the federal bench by President Barack Obama, confirmed unanimously by the Senate, and received his commission as a federal district court judge on May 3, 2011. He served on the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee from May 2011 to April 2017, including service from 2014 to 2017 as the court’s Chief Judge.
Lenny Foster is the former Director of the Navajo Nation Corrections Project and the Spiritual Advisor for Leonard Peltier, and more than 2,000 incarcerated Native American in ninety-six state and federal prisons in the Western U.S. He has co-authored legislation in New Mexico, Arizona, Utah and Colorado allowing Native American spiritual and religious practice in prison and resulting in significant reductions in prison returns.
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- Legal Aid of Western Missouri can provide free legal assistance to low-income and vulnerable Jackson County homeowners who fall behind on their payments and face foreclosure. Interested individuals can call 816-474-6750 to apply.
- You can find Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense events at momsdemandaction.org. Open to all, Mothers and others! The Missouri statewide virtual meeting is 7:30 PM THURS Feb 10th
- More2 invites you to register to attend a metro-wide community meeting on Jan. 22, 2022. You can join faith and community leaders, elected officials, and 1,000 concerned metro area voters at this important meeting to lift up the pressing issues of racial and economic justice. Attend live at St James Methodist Church, 5540 Wayne Ave, KCMO or remotely via zoom. More info at more2.org
- MON, Feb. 7th, 3 PM, Online event. Monday Meets, get to know the Willow Domestic Violence Center. Facebook Live
- MON, Feb. 7th, 6 PM, More2 Issues2Action meeting will be online in order to avoid conflicts with Valentine’s Day. More info at more2.org.
- MON, Jan. 7th, 6:45 PM KCCJTF has been meeting via conference call if you would like to join in, you can call 605-313-5573 and when asked for code then enter 454777
- Missourians for Alternatives to the Death Penalty (MADP) KC Chapter will not hold a monthly meeting in February. They will meet again on March 8th.
- FRI, Feb 11th, 11 AM, EmpowerMissouri’s Criminal Justice Coalition virtual meeting, access info at https://empowermissouri.org/events/
- SAT, Feb 12th at Noon, Mothers of Incarcerated Sons & Daughters, MISDKC, meets at the Plexpod Westport Commons to offer information about state/federal criminal justice systems, support/advocacy for self and the incarcerated, legislative bills , lobby for laws/reforms, events, self-help, community news and actionsare shared and much more. Many leave feeling empowered, not alone and overwhelmed.
- A list of services, meals, and hot lines are available at lawrenceprogressivecalendar.blogspot.com. It is updated daily.
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