Brian Daldorph, Mentoring Prison Poets
Brian Daldorph has been involved with prison poetry programs at the Lawrence Jail and the Kansas Penitentiary at Lansing, KS. He is the Editor/Poetry Editor of Coal City Review, an Independent Literary Review published annually by the Coal City Review Press. The 2018 edition of the Coal City Review features the Poets of Lansing Prison.
Guest Host Arlin Buyert returns to talk to Brian Daldorph about his background, how he got interested in poetry, doing poetry at the jail, why he keeps doing it and what he gets out of it. He will read some poems out of the latest issue of Coal City Review too.
University of Kansas
Lawrence, KS 66045
Sahj Kaya, Fighting For The Wrongfully Convicted
There are many motivations behind and avenues of fighting for the wrongfully convicted, political, moral, legislative, legal and more. It is an activity that has been considered revolutionary by some, an attack on the judicial system itself. The fact is if someone else can have this happen to them, it can happen to you because innocent until proven guilty gets turned on its head all too often. Centurion Ministries, Innocence Project, KC Freedom Project and others work to help free the wrongfully convicted.
Sahj Kaya, local activist started the Reginald Gibson Memorial Foundation 501(3)c Its mission is to improve the quality of life of economically and educationally disadvantaged person through education and cultural development training programs and projects and has been working in the community since 1986.
Host Latahra Smith talks with Sahj Kaya, about EXONERATE MA People Justice Initiative she has established to aid and assist educationally and economically disadvantaged wrongly convicted defendants to be exonerated and liberated. She will explain her motivation, what they plan to do and how you can help.
MA People Justice Initiative – [email protected]
The JoJR Calendar for the week of June 18th
Today, Monday June 18 hundreds of people are traveling in Justice Rides to Saraland, Alabama from across the state to protest charges against Chikesia Clemons. Chikesia was charged with disorderly conduct at the Waffle House in Saraland even though she was the one assaulted. You are invited to receive updates, photos and videos during the Justice Rides by texting PROTECT to 225568. That’s P-R-O-T-E-C-T to 225568.
The KC chapter of Mothers in Charge, Healing Support Group will be meeting Thursday June 21st from 5-7 PM at the Robert J Mohart Multipurpose Center, Suite 124 W, 3200 Wayne Ave, KCMO. This group is for people who have lost loved ones to murder and violence. The first hour will be sharing of experiences and in the second hour therapists and others who can who can help navigate the emotional and legal terrain will be available. For more information you can find them on the web at www.kcmothersincharge.org or call them at 816-912-2601.
The Jackson County Bar Association presents “Law 101” free legal classes taught by judges and licensed attorneys for the public. This month’s presentation, Traffic Municipal law, will be Wednesday, June 13th from 6-7 pm at the Gregg/Klice Community Center, 1600 John Buck O’neil Way, KCMO, just East of Paseo and a block North of 18th Street.
The KCMO chapter of Moms Demand Action will be held Wednesday, July 11, 6 PM at the Waldo Branch KC Public Library, 201 E 75th St, Kansas City, MO. You are invited to help them work for common sense gun laws at the state and national level.