On the eve of Thanksgiving in 2011 Rosilyn Temple’s son was murdered in his apartment. He was going to start a new job the next week. Instead of allowing anger and sadness to get the best of her, Rosilyn threw herself into the service of others. Specifically, she set out to be a resource and comforter to families affected by homicide.
In 2013 Temple founded the Kansas City chapter of Mothers in Charge. As a national organization, Mothers in Charge seeks to reduce violent crime through prevention, education, intervention, and to guide and support the families of victims. Temple, however, has gone an extra mile and forged an alliance with the Kansas City Police Department. Along with the KCPD, Temple responds to every homicide in the city.
On Saturday, November 11th KC Mothers in Charge will debut Uncommon Alliance, a documentary three years in the making. Uncommon Allies shows how Rosilyn Temple, in the wake and devastation of her son’s murder, turned a personal search for justice into a life-changing community call to action.
Learn more about the film Uncommon Alliance, and buy tickets to the screening on November 11th at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/uncommon-allies-documentary-screening-event-11112017-tickets-38780721181.