Missouri NAACP to host virtual event today

The Missouri chapter of NAACP will host an online event today to discuss ways to make Missouri a safer place to live and to improve the quality of life for all Missourians.

The virtual event, which is scheduled from 5:30-6 p.m. today at https://www.facebook.com/jeffersoncity.naacp, will include community leaders and activists.

With Missouri placing last in education, healthcare, job growth, safety and mortality rates, the community needs opportunities to improve Missourians' lives, said Nimrod Chapel Jr., the president of Missouri NAACP.

"Just as it takes a village to raise our children, it takes all of us to protect and defend democracy," Chapel said in a news release. "All Missourians' lives are impacted by Missouri's competition for last place in key quality of life factors with Black people experiencing greater disparities. Join us for this important discussion on how we can, together, create a better Missouri."

For more information, go online to https://www.facebook.com/jeffersoncity.naacp.