Prison Uprisings And Slave Labor In Prisons
The Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee (IWOC), are a prisoner-led section of the Industrial Workers of the World. They struggle to end prison slavery along with allies and supporters on the outside. On September 9, 2016 they were part of a coalition of inside and outside groups that launched the largest prison strike in US history. Resistance to prison slavery continues with work stoppages, hunger strikes and other acts of resistance to business as usual. IWOC believes it will take a mass movement – inside and out – to abolish prison slavery. They have hundreds of members in over 15 prisons and continue to grow.
Host Craig Lubow talks with Christian Wade, a member of Incarcerated Workers Organizing Committee and Karen Miller, a local organizer working on issues of incarceration and policing about organizing prisoners and citizens in support of prisoner’s human rights and more.
Alvin Kirksey-Bey On His 11 years In And Out Of Isolation
This is an interview from our archives.
Host Margot Patterson talks with Alvin Kirksey-Bey about his 27 years in prison and the 11 years in solitary confinement. This is an interview from our archives. Long time listeners will recognize Alvin for his considerable knowledge and great wisdom that contributed to the formation of Jaws of Justice Radio.
JoJR Calendar of Events
You are invited to an End of Session Town Hall Meeting with 24th District Representative Judy Morgan, Thursday May 31st in Connover Hall at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, KCMO. She will address legislation that passed and legislation that did not pass as well as a special presentation on how tax policy affects you.
The KC Area Chapter of Parents of Murdered Children and Other Survivors of Homicide will hold their monthly meeting Friday, June 1st, beginning at 7:30 PM at Our Lady of Sorrows Church, 2552 Gillham Road, KCMO. POMC meets to provide support and assistance through on-going emotional support, education, prevention, advocacy and awareness to all survivors of homicide victims.
The Jackson County Bar Association presents “Law 101” free legal classes taught by judges and licensed attorneys for the public. This month’s presentation on Traffic and 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.