Monday, January 22, 2007

Self Defense Program by the Ali Kemp Educational (t.a.k.e.) Foundation

- Kansas City infoZine

A program which represents a living legacy in honor of Ali Kemp, a 19-year-old Leawood resident who was murdered while working as a lifeguard at a residential subdivision pool in the summer of 2002, is being offered at Johnson County Community College in early February.

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Monday, December 11, 2006

Remembering Ali Kemp And Saving Other Lives

- America's Most Wanted

In June 2002, 19-year-old Ali Kemp was brutally murdered while working at her neighborhood pool in Leawood, Kan. Tragically, it was her own father, Roger Kemp, who found her body that same day, beaten and hidden under a tarp in the pump room.
Roger put his grief to work when he posted the suspect's face on a billboard that played an instrumental role in catching his daughter's killer. After that victory, he teamed up with an advertising firm to post the faces of other wanted criminals on billboards. Since then, seven suspects in the area have been apprehended based on tips created by the billboards.

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Monday, October 9, 2006

At KU, Jewish Women TAKE Action

Melanie Kantor -

Over 50 women learned basic self-defense techniques that could save their lives at TAKE the Hill, a program sponsored by Hillel at the University of Kansas on September 27. The program was co-sponsored by KU's Sigma Delta Tau chapter and the KU Emily Taylor Women's Resource Center.
TAKE the Hill was run by The Ali Kemp Educational Foundation (TAKE), an organization founded in response to the 2002 rape and murder of Ali Kemp, a Kansas State University student. The organization promotes self-defense and safety awareness programs and provides an online listing of self-defense courses for women across the country.

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Monday, September 25, 2006

Self Defense Program by the Ali Kemp Educational Foundation

- Kansas City infoZine

Johnson County, Kan. - infoZine - A self-defense program meant to help women and girls fight the kind of violence which killed a 19-year-old Leawood resident during the summer of 2002 is being offered at a Shawnee location in early October.