Friday, November 28, 2014

What you need to know for the Journey for Justice

The Journey for Justice

What: The Journey for Justice is a seven-day, 120-mile march from Ferguson, Missouri to Jefferson City, Missouri to raise awareness of the urgent need for change to end police brutality and racial profiling. 

When: The march will begin each day (except for Saturday) at 7:00am and end at 4:00pm. Supporters will walk close to 15 miles per day. We invite you to join us for parts or all of each day's journey. 

Where: The Journey will commence at Washington Metropolitan AME Zion Church, 613 N Garrison Ave, St Louis, MO, 63103, on Saturday, November 29, at 12:00pm. 

Accommodations and travel: Walkers are welcome to drive to start points. Shuttle buses will be available to take marchers back to that day's start point after each leg of the walk. Accommodations will be available for those marchers who wish to stay for the duration of the march.

What to bring: Marchers should dress for the weather. Temperatures will range from the 30s to the 50s depending on the time of day. Plan to wear very comfortable walking shoes. The NAACP will serve breakfast and dinner for marchers, and snacks and water will be available during the march. We still encourage you to bring your own liquids and snacks to stay hydrated and healthy. Marchers staying overnight should plan to bring a sleeping bag and pillow, and clothes for the next day.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

NAACP Press Release on the Journey for Justice - 1st Stop Jefferson City

*(Baltimore, MD) — In response to the grand jury’s decision not to indict Darren Wilson for the killing of 18 year old Michael Brown Jr., the NAACP, including members of the Youth and College division and senior and youth organizations, will be embarking a 120 mile march,  7 – day march entitled,  “Journey for Justice: Ferguson to Jefferson City”.  The Journey for Justice— will commence at the Canfield Green Apartments and conclude at Governor Jay Nixon’s governor’s mansion in Jefferson City. 
The purpose of the march is to call for new leadership of the Ferguson police department, beginning with the police chief, and for new reforms of police practice and culture in both Ferguson and across the country.  First and foremost in that approach is a wholesale fight against racial profiling that involves advocating for adding subpoena powers to the Missouri racial profiling state law and passage of federal legislation on racial profiling.
For seven days, beginning Saturday, November 29th, marchers will walk daily along the route to the Governor’s Mansion.  Each evening, the marchers will participate in teach-ins and rallies that are open to the public and welcome new participants to join the Journey for Justice each morning as walking commences.  We expect buses will provide relief for marchers along the 120 mile Journey for Justice.

From Cornell William Brooks, NAACP President & CEO:
“The NAACP stands with citizens and communities who are deeply disappointed that the grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson for the tragic death of Michael Brown, Jr. We stand committed to continue our fight against racial profiling, police brutality and the militarization of local authorities. The death of Michael Brown and actions by the Ferguson Police Department is a distressing symptom of the untested and overaggressive policing culture that has become commonplace in communities of color all across the country.  Our “Journey to Justice: Ferguson to Jefferson City” march is the first of many demonstrations to show both the country and the world that the NAACP and our allies will not stand down until systemic change, accountability and justice in cases of police misconduct are served for Michael Brown and the countless other men and women who lost their lives to such police misconduct.  Our thoughts and prayers are with Michael Brown’s family.”

Media Advisory
Who:  NAACP, civil rights, social justice and community organizations
What: “Journey to Justice: Ferguson to Jefferson City March”
When: We expect to commence Saturday, November 29th at 7 am.
Where: Canfield Green Apartments, Ferguson, Missouri to Jefferson City, Missouri

Jamiah Adams /
Nicole Kenney /


#Ferguson Is Burning and the NAACP is March on a Journey to Justice for Mike Brown

The NAACP is deeply disappointed that the grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson for the senseless and tragic death of Michael Brown. While we are frustrated, we stand committed to continue our fight against racial profiling, police brutality and the militarization of local authorities.

In response to the grand jury’s decision, the NAACP, including members of the Youth and College division and senior and youth organizations, will be embarking a 120 mile march, 7 - day march entitled, “Journey for Justice: Ferguson to Jefferson City”.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Jefferson City Branch 51st Freedom Fund Dinner
Silent Auction

Saturday, November 1, 2014

at Reinhardt Circle - Legacy Roo, 
5007 Buffalo Rd. (Formerly Donita's)

6:00 p.m. Silent Auction
7:00 p.m. Dinner Served

Theme:   "Equal Protection Under the Law"

Keynote Speaker:  Pamela Meanes, 
President of National Bar Association 

Tickets:  $40 individual

Platinum Sponsors $800 10 tickets and 10 memberships
Gold Sponsors $650 6 tickets and 6 memberships
Silver Sponsors $425 4 tickets and 4 memberships

For tickets call (573) 690-1097 Glenn Bonner 
anymember of JC NAACP


Sandi Robinson, Acting PR

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

#Ferguson demonstrators taunted by some sports fans

Some ugly news

Freedom Fund Dinner Set for NOVEMBER 1st, 2014

Dear Friend,
Please, join us at our Freedom Fund Dinner and renew your membership today.  Help the NAACP promote justice and equality for everyone by volunteering on an issue, project, or program.  Stay up to date on civil rights issues in Missouri.
The Jefferson City Branch of the NAACP will host its 51st Annual Freedom Fund Dinner and Silent Auction at Reinhardt Circle (5007 Buffalo Rd, JCMO) on Saturday, November 1, 2014. National Bar Association President Pamela Meanes will serve as our keynote speaker.  We invite you to join us as we celebrate our theme, “Equal Protection Under the Law.”  The Freedom Fund Dinner is our primary fund-raiser to support branch activities and operation expenses. No funds are spent on salaries.  
Silent auction starts at 6 PM and program at 7 PM.
We would appreciate your support as an attendee, sponsor, and/or benefactor. Please renew your membership today as a life member for $75 annually (for 10 years to become a life member) and we will buy your dinner!

We meet the third Monday of each month at the Lincoln University Library in room 116 from 6-7PM.  We often have guest speakers on topics from the death penalty to local policy concerns and your always welcome. On Youtube, we have partnered with former president WT Edmondson to bring hardhitting analysis on complex issues and our blog is home to the news you can use.
We need your help to make America a better place.  Vote on November 4th.  Oppose Jim Crow voting laws our current legislature seeks to impose.  Support everyone’s right to vote.  Stand for peace in #Ferguson. Please renew your membership, donate to the NAACP and join us in our work and at the Freedom Fund Dinner on November 1, 2014.  
Yours sincerely,
Nimrod Chapel, Jr.
Nimrod Chapel, Jr.
Jefferson City, MO Unit 4064

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People