Monday, July 11th, the crew of Jaws of Justice is going to air a tribute to Hedy Harden, the chairperson of Missouri Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants (CURE), who was from St Louis.
CURE is an all-volunteer non-profit criminal justice advocacy organization. As a prisoners’ rights organization, members of Missouri CURE are particularly concerned with conditions in Missouri prisons, where COVID 19 outbreaks are disastrous due to close quarters, regular physical contact between guards and prisoners, and the underlying chronic health conditions of many confined people.
Hedy (Edna) Harden started doing prison work in the mid-1970s. In 1990, she started Missouri CURE after a meeting in St. Louis with Charles Sullivan, head of National CURE, and a few family members of prisoners. Hedy began publishing Turning Point, MO CURE’s quarterly newsletter, in 1991.
Not only will we play a few short clips of our interviews with Hedy over the years, but her friends, Keith Brown El, Bev Livingston, Jeff Humfeld and Latarha Smith will share memories of her with our listeners. Please be prepared to be inspired at the selfless work of Hedy Harden. There is a need to interact with incarcerated people. Hedy has set an example and we can all honor her memory by sharing her joy of giving.
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Calendar for the week of July 11th:
- 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 https://momsdemandaction.org/events/
- MON, July 11th 6 PM, online More2 monthly issues 2 action meeting, is online at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/88369770697?pwd=vFiXUA9s_9UJrx6fEAmOCS9TuGZHpt.1 This meeting is virtual. For more details, contact [email protected] .
- A list of services, meals, and hot lines specific to sheltering are available at https://lawrenceprogressivecalendar.blogspot.com/ It is updated daily.
Stay safe. Thanks to all our listeners, stay close to your dial and stay well! A crisis on the scale of the pandemic can reorder society in dramatic ways, for better or worse. All of society pays a heavy price for decades of failing to create a rational system of health care that works for all of us.