The hate group NSM (National Socialist Movement) is holding a rally this Saturday at 2pm at the Jackson County Courthouse.
Two counter protests are planned, one at the Courthouse, and one at Liberty Memorial. National Lawyers Guild Legal Observers are requested for both.
For those attorneys, law students, and legal workers who have not done legal observing in the past, the UMKC NLG Chapter is hosting a training on Wednesday, November 06, 2013 at 5:30pm in the Student Lounge of UMKC School of Law. No RSVP required.
For those looking to be involved, this meeting will also act as a coordinating meeting for the events on Saturday.
For other discussion and information about how you can get involved, please join us on our Facebook page.
In conjunction with our ongoing environmental justice series, and September’s hydrofracking CLE, NLG Kansas City will be screening the Emmy Award winning documentary: SPLIT ESTATE on Thursday, October 24th, from 6:30-8:30 at McCoy’s Public House.
Today, 48,000 Kansas Citians are employed in some of the world’s largest and most profitable fast food and retail corporations. But they work in our city’s worst paying jobs.
The average fast food worker is now 28 years old and the average retail worker is 38. Both make about $7.35/hour, have no healthcare, no paid sick days or vacation pay, and face daily discrimination. Top brands like McDonald’s make $5.4 billion in profit, pay their CEO $14 million, and have over 500 locations city-wide. It would take the average retail worker 823 years to earn what Walgreens CEO Greg Wasson earns in a year.
But fast food and retail workers won’t accept these facts any longer. Right now fast food and retail workers are sticking together to fight for higher pay so they can afford basic needs, like groceries, housing and transportation.
Stand with us as we stand up for our city and our futures!
Legal Observers are needed for SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2013 from
National Lawyers Guild- “LO”s have been requested for this coming Saturday. Plan to meet at the parking lot of Martinez, Madrigal & Machicao, 616 W. 26th Street, Kansas City, Missouri, 64108 and carpool to the location of the action. Please arrive by
For additional information, email: email@example.com
Reminders: Wear comfortable shoes! Bring sunscreen! Bring Recording Equipment or a Notepad! Do NOT dress as a protester!
Community Discussion with the Black and Latino Community
Friday, May 3rd at 5:30-7:00pm at SEIU Local 1, 4526 Paseo, Kansas City, MO 64110
The Cross Border Network for Justice and Solidarity is hosting a community discussion for an opportunity to engage the Black community in a conversation about immigration reform. Facilitating this discussion will be Tia Oso of the Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI). This community discussion aims at finding common ground on issues affecting communities of color to build support for comprehensive immigration reform. We hope to have a frank discussion about the issues that divide our communities, dispel some myths, and gain a clearer understanding of the challenges we face if we want justice and opportunity for all. This event is co-sponsored by Communities Creating Opportunity (CCO), the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Latino Coalition.
Town Hall with U.S. Rep. Emanuel Cleaver II, U.S. Rep. Luis Gutierrez and Community Organizer from the Black Alliance
Saturday, May 4th, from 5:00pm to 6:00pm at Penn Valley Community College, 3201 SW Traffic Way, Kansas City, MO 64111 in the Education Center
Please join the members of the Brown/Black Coalition and U.S. Representative Emanuel Cleaver II for a town hall featuring U.S. Representative Luis V. Gutierrez of Illinois. Congressman Gutierrez, who is currently serving his eleventh term in Congress, is by far the most vocal legislative leader on immigration in the House or Senate. Congressman Gutierrez will speak on the importance of immigration reform and its impact on the nation. Tia Oso, Community Organizer from the Black Alliance for Just Immigration will share her experience as a daughter of African immigrants.For more information: firstname.lastname@example.org, 816-235-1470
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Exploring Gun Corporatism
In the wake of the Sandy Hook Tragedy, an ardent debate about gun laws is taking place throughout the country. These debates are interesting for what they don’t mention: the economics of the gun industry itself and its subsidization by through various tax credits, direct spending, and legal forbearance.
One form of protection comes in the little known but pernicious, Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act: a federal statute that limits the liability of gun sellers for wrongful conduct in the design and marketing of their weapons. To talk about this legislation, challenges to it, and the history of products liability lawsuits against gun manufacturers and distributers is law professor, Allen Rostron, a former Senior Staff Attorney at the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence.
Listen HERE to the full audio, courtesy of KKFI 90.1 FM, Kansas City Community Radio
Thank you all for coming! The 2013 Conference was a huge success! All of the event’s CLE information is still accessible below!
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Host Attorney Robin Martinez talks with Local Attorney Dale Irwin about Zombie Debt, the never ending curse of the poor. Find out what Zombie debt really is and what/if anything you can do about it.
Listen to the full episode HERE.
Will Gladiator Games in St Louis Jails lead To Reforms? The ACLU of Eastern MO Hopes So.
In August of 2012 a string of human rights abuses occurring in St. Louis area jails made headlines. In some cases guards were beating inmates and forcing them to fight each other while betting on the outcome. On the heels of these shocking revelations, the ACLU of Eastern Missouri released a position paper calling for that city to take an innovative approach to dealing with these conditions that can stand as a model for other local and state institutions. This position paper is based in part on recommendations made in an ACLU report submitted to the county in 2009 and if adopted could be a model for the rest of MO jails.
The Human Rights Report and position paper addresses complaints made by guards and inmates about inadequacy and neglect in the prison health care system and physical abuse. Recommendations in the report include an independant corrections review committee that would have oversight of programs and operations at the jails.
To talk about these problems and the proposed solution, Peter Hoffman of the National Lawyers Guild of Kansas City interviews John Chasnoff, Program Director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Eastern Missouri. Audio can be streamed HERE.
More information on the ACLU’s report and position paper, visit: www.aclu-em.org
This interview is made possible thanks to Jaws of Justice Radio and KKFI, 90.1 Community Radio.