Upcoming Events

3rd Annual Advocacy and Awareness Peace March and Rally

Saturday, June 18, 2022
11:00am - 1:00pm
Thomspon Park - Overland Park, KS

The Advocacy and Awareness Group of Johnson County invites you to this celebratory event. This event aims to amplify the importance of learning the past so we can change the future. Please join us, all are welcome! This event is family friendly. More details to come.

#JoCoJuneteenth

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JUNE 2022

"Say Her Name" DocuSeries

#SayHerName is a social movement that seeks to raise awareness for Black female victims of police brutality and anti-Black violence in the United States. Check out our "Say Her Name" docuseries to learn more about the experiences of Black women living in Johnson County. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgSR9gYgMP4

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FEBRUARY 2021

Past Events

Lunch With the Chief

Monday, February 22, 2021  12 p.m. CT

Celebrating Black History Month, the AAGJC would like to recognize Prairie Village Police Chief Byron Roberson as the first Black Police Chief in Johnson County. This event will be live-streamed from The Advocacy and Awareness Group of Johnson County Facebook page.

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FEBRUARY 22, 2021

I Am George Floyd Live Interactive Panel Discussion

Black Men in this country and the Johnson County community need our attention, support, and protection now more than ever.  On September 8, the participants of I Am George Floyd Docuseries shared their experiences and insights in a moderated panel discussion.

 

Show your support by listening to what they have to say.

SEPTEMBER 8, 2020

Protesting, Policing & Policy: A Community Conversation

On Saturday, August 1, 2020, the Awareness and Advocacy Group of Johnson County hosted an open mic discussion for the community. Topics included peaceful protests, de-escalation, and letting voices be heard. Overland Park Councilmembers Holly Grummert and Paul Lyons were in attendance.

AUGUST 1, 2020

Overland Park Advocacy and Awareness Peace March and Rally

On Saturday, June 20th, we held our very first event, The Overland Park Advocacy, and Awareness Peace March and Rally at the Downtown Overland Park Clock Tower. The event was organized as a community response to the murder of George Floyd and the racial tension in our country today. We gathered this day to destroy systemic racism and call the community to action. Speakers at the rally included U.S. Congresswoman Sharice Davids, Wyandotte County District Attorney Mark Dupree, and Overland Park Police Chief Frank Donchez. Over 300 people were in attendance to support this effort and many others participated by watching the live stream.

JUNE 20, 2020