Upcoming Events

2nd Annual Advocacy and Awareness Peace March and Rally

Saturday, June 19, 2021

11:00am - 1:00pm

The AAGJC invites you to this event to amplify the importance of acknowledging the past, addressing the issues of our present, and inspiring for the future.  Please join us!  All are welcome!

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JUNE 2021

"Say Her Name" DocuSeries

Stay tuned for a revealing video discussion featuring Black Women from Johnson County. You'll learn how pervasive stereotypes affect their lives.

Starting February 2021.

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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