2019 Kansas City Black Mamas Bailout

2019 Kansas City Black Mamas Bailout

From KC IWOC

This year Reale Justice Network & Social Justice Doulas International is teaming up with National Bail Out to bring a Black Mama's Bail Out to Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City Kansas.

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This year Reale Justice Network & Social Justice Doulas International is teaming up with National Bail Out to bring a Black Mama's Bail Out to Kansas City, Missouri and Kansas City Kansas.

Since 1980, the number of incarcerated people has grown by 500%. Fed by a racist War on Drugs, that our current Attorney General Jeff Sessions is trying to resurrect, millions of people have been taken from their families.

Pre-trial incarceration has catastrophic impacts on our communities in particular. Black people are over two times more likely to be arrested and once arrested are twice as likely to be caged before trial.

Our LBGTQ and gender nonconforming family are targeted and caged at even more alarming rates, and once in jail are significantly more likely to be sexually and physically abused. For instance, one in five transgender women have spent time in prison or jail and one in three of them reported being sexually assaulted while there.

Every day tens of thousands of people languish in jail simply because they cannot afford bail. In addition to the over $9 billion wasted to incarcerate people who have been convicted of no crime, pretrial incarceration has catastrophic impacts on families and communities.Even a few days in jail can ruin a person’s life. They may lose their job, their family may lose housing and some even lose their children.

“When mothers languish in jail because of money bail, our families and communities suffer. Women and femmes often lose their jobs, housing or even children only to be found innocent. Some, like Sandra Bland, have lost their lives. The cost to the children Black women and femmes nurture, the partners they love and the communities they hold is incalculable”, NBO.

We can buy their freedom and push against mass criminalization and modern bondage.

We are working with community groups, organizations, grassroots orgs, nonprofits and businesses to raise money to bail mama's out for mothers day. 

We plan to bail moms out from Jackson County jail first and then Wyandotte County and then other surrounding counties until funds are depleted.

Donations will cover bail and other support services.

National Bail Out Information

https://nomoremoneybail.org/https://www.facebook.com/NationalBailOut/https://twitter.com/NationalBailOut?s=09

Local Bail Out Information (5/3/19-5/13/19)

https://www.facebook.com/events/447571925985438/

Upcoming fundraising & community events

Poetry show: 2nd Annual “Word To Ya Mother Poetry Slam” & Silent Auction

https://www.facebook.com/events/2331295063617698/

Location: Equal Minded Cafe, 4327 Troost Ave, Kansas City, Missouri 64110

Date: May 3rd

Time: 7-9pm

Bowling for Bail: DSA Event

https://www.facebook.com/events/2154523261331715/

Location: Ward Parkway Lanes, 1523 W 89th St, Kansas City, Missouri 64114

Date: May 5, 2018

Time: 6:00-8:00 PM

#BlackMamasDay Bail out Rally:

https://www.facebook.com/events/2276900289215132/

Location: TBA

Date: 5/11/2019

Time: 10:00-11:30 am

Community event and appreciation for co-sponsors and supporters

Location: TBA

Date: 5/11/2019

Time: TBA

Donation links: Missouri & Kansas

#BlackMamasDay Bail Out Donation link: Fundly

https://fundly.com/2019-kansas-city-black-mamas-bailout/

#BlackMamasDay Bail Out Donation link: PayPal

https://paypal.me/pools/c/8dFiVVyGMN

Checks and money orders can be sent to:

KC IWOC

PO Box 414304

Kansas City, Missouri 64141

Co-Sponsoring

We are asking local groups,  organizations, churches, businesses, nonprofits, artist, musicians, poets,etc to co-sponsor this event  by doing one or more of the following:

Lending your talents

Signing on as supporters of the Bail Out

Making a financial contribution

Organizing a fundraising event

Participating in a fundraising event

Contributing items for the silent auction

Sharing our events with your networks and friends 

Please consider how you may be able to help make this a success.  We are also open to any ideas that you may have.

If you decide to support this effort, please email us your intentions. Send your name or groups name, logo if you have one, a brief description of your organization if applicable and a quote that states why you or your organization supports the #BlackMamasDay Bailout. Please note that we will use these in our campaign as well as the local and national media outlets.

We look forward to working with you to make this a very special event.

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