Justice Matters’ annual action assembly set for April 28

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The Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Drive.

Faith-based advocacy group Justice Matters’ annual action assembly is about two weeks away.

The group will host Lawrence and Douglas County leaders at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive, on Sunday, April 28, from 3 to 4:30 p.m. According to a press release about the event, Justice Matters expects that an estimated 800 members of the community will attend to demonstrate support for “well researched solutions to key issues of justice facing the region.”

There are two specific issues Justice Matters plans to focus on at this year’s action assembly, according to the release:

• Increasing elder care workforce. The group will call for a commitment from a county leader to champion a local workforce development collaboration that will address the shortage of staff to provide care for Douglas County seniors. They’ll ask for that collaboration to be formalized through the signing of a memorandum of understanding and for participants to be enrolled in the program by 2025.

• Ending chronic homelessness. Justice Matters will ask city and county leaders to approve, fund and implement the city and county’s joint strategic plan to end chronic homelessness in Douglas County by 2028, “A Place for Everyone.”

According to the release, members of the community who have been directly affected by these issues will also share their experiences.


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