The Voice of an Inmate, Larry Simms, and More from More2

It is the intention of Jaws of Justice Radio to investigate how to achieve justice in America.  We want to put a human face on those caught in the grasp of injustice and those that are part of an unjust system. We will hear from Larry Simms, a visually impaired inmate at Western Correctional Center in Missouri, about his experience with the criminal justice system.  Larry is blind, but he is not dumb.  Please tune in to hear Larry’s story of the journey to his imprisonment.

After the calendar, in the second half of our hour, we will hear from Marcus Winn of More².  He will talk with host Craig Lubow about criminal justice issues that More² works on, including wrongful convictions in Wyandotte County and use of excessive force.

More² is on track to make Wyandotte County a welcoming community.  Jaws of Justice is hopeful to have More² back on our show.

https://www.more2.org/

We hope you will listen.

“Justice will not be served until those who are unaffected are as outraged as those who are.”

The Calendar for the week of Nov. 16th:

Please ensure necessary public health measures remain in place.  See the FAQS at kcmo.gov.

  • A group of Johnson County residents placed more than 100 rocks throughout the grounds surrounding Shawnee Mission School District’s Center for Academic Achievement. The rocks are covered in portraits living Native American people. The school district is planning on discussing school mascots at its next meeting on November 16th, 6 PM in the Center for Academic Achievement, 8200 W. 71st Street. Due to COVID-19,  submit a request to make public comment no later than noon on the day of the meeting. Patrons at the meeting must wear a mask. More information, contact Terry Wintering, Clerk of the Board at (913) 993-6401 or [email protected]​.​

 

  • The Kansas City Chapter of Missouri Citizens United for the Rehabilitation of Errants should have their monthly virtual meeting Monday, Nov. 16th. MO CURE advocates for the human rights of prisoners in Missouri prisons and jails as well as those who have returned to society, by lobbying state and local government, direct contact with corrections officials and a quarterly newsletter sent to supporters and prisoners.  See them on Facebook.

 

  • MON, Nov. 16th 6:30 – 8:00 PM More² Kansas Issues2Action Meeting online via zoom – You can join this meeting to plan actions on issues related to racial and economic equity in our region. Register in advance, more info on the calendar at https://www.more2.org/calendar/
  • MON Meets: 4 PM, Online event. The Willow Domestic Violence Center Get to know the Willow. Facebook Live

 

  • TUES, Nov. 17th 6:30 PM Comprehensive Police Reform Virtual Town Hall, an Online Event hosted by ACLU of Missouri Townhall panelists will discuss much-needed changes in law enforcement training, procedures, accountability, and policies. See access info at ACLUMO on Facebook.

 

  • TUES, Nov 17th, 6 PM, Veronica’s Voice will have a volunteer orientation. Veronica’s Voice helps empower women to exit from, to prevent the entry into, and to end all demand for prostitution-sex trafficking.  More info at Empower women to exit from, to prevent the entry into, and to end all demand for prostitution-sex trafficking.  More info at https://www.veronicasvoice.org/

 

  • WED, Nov. 18th, 7:30 PM, 4 Forms of Racism Training, an online event hosted by SURJ KC Registration is required, more info at SURJ KC on Facebook.

 

  • THURS, Nov. 19th 5 – 7 PM, KC Mothers in Charge Hope and Healing Support Group meeting at the Robert J. Mohart MultiPurpose BLDG, 3200 Wayne, STE 124 W, KCMO. The speaker will be Dr. Joah Williams of UMKC, talking about “Surviving the Holidays.” RSVP at 816-912-2601 or [email protected]
  • Online meetings, Moms Demand Action as follows:

THURS, Nov. 19th, 6:30 PM. Douglas CTY KS virtual monthly meeting

THURS, Nov. 19th 7:30 PM. MO, Eastern Jackson CTY virtual monthly meeting

Also on THURS is Springfield MO, Columbia MO and Topeka KS

Go to https://momsdemandaction.org/events/ RSVP for link info.

  • A list of services, meals, and hot lines are available at blogspot.com.  It is updated daily.

Thanks to all our listeners, stay close to your dial and stay well!  The Covid- pandemic has brought sharp focus into the need for health care reforms that promote universal access to affordable care.

 


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