Veronica’s Voice Has A Lot Going On
Veronica’s Voice has a lot going on creating a survivor-informed, realistic, and meaningful alternative to prostitution like Magdalene House where they provide women exiting ‘the life’ up to two years of affordable transitional housing, in a supportive, non-judgmental environment, Johnz School a restorative justice, diversion approach and the KC CASE Action Plan. Their annual celebration, In The Words Of Survivors Joyfully Looking Towards the Future, An evening of inspiration from poetry and short stories authored by survivors of commercial sexual exploitation and performed by local artists. This years event will be held March 30th, 6pm – 8pm at the Meadowlark Event Center, 20650 W 191st St, Spring Hill, KS
Host Teresa Wilke talks with Lucy Bloom, Executive Director of Veronica’s Voice about their mission to empower women to exit from, to prevent the entry into, and to end all demand for prostitution-sex trafficking in the United States through survivor leadership.
Website – https://www.veronicasvoice.org/
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pg/veronicasvoice/events/?ref=page_internal
Admin Office: (816) 483-7101 [email protected]
Magdalene KC: (913) 214-1401
Corey’s Network On Corey’s Law
In 2013, Corey Laykovich was walking home from a convenience store when he ran into a “friend”. That friend stabbed him twice. Corey somehow found the strength to walk home two blocks away and died in his mother’s arms. He would eventually be revived 4 times, and on the fifth time he died of a stroke and there was no reviving him. The hospital staff disposed of his clothes in a bin with other hazardous waste, contaminating the evidence that might have helped identify his killer. Corey’s Law would require training for emergency room personnel and proper handling of possible evidence from patients that have been stabbed.
Host Jeff Humfeld talks with Michelle Metje, President of Corey’s Network about the introduction of Corey’s Law in the MO Legislature, and their weekly survivors workshops.
You can contact Representative Elijah Haahr, Speaker of the House to urge him to assign HB 1071 to a committee –
Representative Elijah Haahr
MO House of Representatives
201 West Capitol Avenue
Jefferson City MO 65101
Legislative Assistant: Marietta Rutledge
E-Mail: [email protected]
The JoJR Calendar for the week of March 4th
The Criminal Justice Task Force will meet Monday, March 4th from 6:45 to 8:45 pm at the Church of the Good Shepard, 4947 Chouteau Drive, KCMO. The Criminal Justice Task Force mission is to lobby the Missouri State Legislature for sentencing laws that are fair and basic human rights of those that are incarcerated. For information contact Robin Johnson at 816-522-4081 or email: [email protected]
The Kansas City Chapter of Missourians For Alternatives to the Death Penalty will meet Tuesday, March 5th from 6:30 to 8pm at All Souls Unitarian Universalist Church, 4501 Walnut, KCMO.
Corey’s Network invites survivors of murder to their weekly workshops to learn how to deal with grief, the media, investigation, court, and moving forward after a homicide has occurred. This is a workshop, not a grief group. The next workshop, How To Deal With The Media, will be held Monday, March 4th from 6 to 8 PM at the Church of the Four Corners, 14300 E. US HWY 40, KCMO. The church is located East of the HyVee at 40 Hwy and Noland Rd. For more information and listing of future workshops call 816-834-9161 or email [email protected]
You are invited to Call Out an Arts in Prison fundraising Gala, Saturday, March 9th in the Capitol Federal Ballroom, at the Regnier Center, Johnson County Community College, 12345 College Blvd, Overland Park, KS. The program will include the stories of former prisoners who have turned their life around through their participation in the arts. and a silent auction of art created by inmates and former prisoners engaged with the Arts In Prison. Reception and silent auction begin at 6:30 pm, dinner and program at 7:15 pm. Please reserve your spot by emailing [email protected]
The 2nd Annual Ex-Offender Job Fair sponsored by KCMO Council members from the 5th and 6th district will be held Wednesday, March 13th from 10am – 2 pm at 9701 Marion Park Drive, KCMO. Be prepared as a variety of local businesses will be there to take resumes and conduct interviews. For more information contact Officer Aaron Whitehead at 816-949-1634 or Officer Mary McCall at 816-672-2828.