COR Monthly Meeting: Butler County Ohio Missing

  • 5/11/2021 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
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  • COR Monthly Meeting: Butler County Ohio Missing

    Join us for our COR Monthly Meeting!

    Kira, the always inquisitive seeker of truth, found herself faced with the horrible reality that dozens of people in her own community were missing and no one cared; at least no one in law enforcement or in any government agency that had the power to help. Those missing were largely forgotten because they were mostly poor, people struggling with addiction, sex workers, runaway teenagers and members of other marginalized communities. Kira knew this was wrong. These people had names and lives that matter. They had friends and family that loved them. Kira saw an injustice and sought to do something about it!

    Join us to hear her story about how she was inspired to create the project Butler County Ohio Missing to help locate missing persons in her community. She'll talk about her work with Butler County and the issue of missing persons and why it is important we care. She’ll challenge some of the ideas you may have on this issue. She’ll discuss the difficulties families often face with agencies and law enforcement when looking for a loved one and how she steps in to help and advocate for these families when needed. Hear about her successes and her difficulties. She'll discuss the rules and etiquette of amateur sleuthing, give shout outs to those who have helped and supported her journey and then share what you can do to help. Butler County Ohio Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/ButlerCountyOhioMissing/

    News clip: https://www.fox19.com/2020/10/05/miami-university-student-launching-social-media-site-help-find-missing-people/?outputType=amp

    About Kira

    Kira Pierson graduated from Hamilton High School in 2017. She completed her associate degree at Miami University in Applied Science with a focus in Forensic Investigation and Anthropology. She is currently working on her bachelor’s degree in Forensic Investigation and Anthropology.

    She is a fur kid foster mom fostering mostly cats. She currently lives with 3 cats, 2 dogs and a small army of betta fish, puffer fish, snails and loaches . Her German Shepard Lydia is a foster failure and K-9 unit wannabe.

    To date, she’s located 16 missing people on her own through social media and public records. The longest missing went missing in 2013; the second longest was 2017.

    She honors true crime reporter and podcaster Billy Jensen of the podcast The Murder Squad as the man who inspired her to create this project and missing neighbor Billy DiSilvestro for giving her the strength to keep looking. http://themurdersquad.com/episodes/who-killed-danielle-and-lindsey/

    SCHEDULE

    6:30 - 7:00 PM - Social Time/Meet & Greet
    7:00 PM - Butler County Ohio Missing
    7:45 PM - Q&A/Discussion
    8:15 PM - Updates & Announcements for COR

    About Community of Reason (COR)

    The Community of Reason (COR): Atheists and Humanists of Ohio and Kentucky was formed in January 2019 when our founding organizers came together to create a secular community based on shared values, interests, and mission. Our commitment to our COR values of integrity, equality, curiosity, and compassion is fundamental to our organization and everything we do. To learn more and support our work check out our website: https://www.communityofreason.org/