Community is holding 2 events for Jessica Marshik missing since Dec 14

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January 5, 2022

Community to host candlelight vigil and canvassing event to find Jessica Marshik, missing since December 14th, 2021


Minneapolis, Minnesota

Friends of Jessica Marshik are asking for volunteers to help canvas Jessica’s neighborhood with flyers this Saturday, January 8th,10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. We want to bring awareness to the suspicious circumstances of her sudden disappearance, and to find people who may have seen Jessica or heard something or recall seeing anything out of the norm around the time she went missing. The canvassing will start at Jessica’s apartment building at 407 7th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN. Community members with interest in volunteering can find more information on the Facebook event page or show up the day of the event anywhere from 10-4.


On Friday, January 14th, the community will host a candlelight vigil at 6:00 PM. This will mark one month since Jessica last contacted family and friends. This event will also be held at Jessica’s apartment building located at 407 7th Street SE, Minneapolis, MN.


Family and friends have not heard from Jessica since December 14th, 2021 which is very unusual as she keeps in regular contact with family and friends afar and locally (see below for more details). Her family filed a missing persons report with Minneapolis police on December 19th, 2021 after her family did a wellness check at her apartment building, finding her apartment door unlocked, open and all her belongings inside. To date, family and friends still have no information regarding what happened to Jessica and do not believe she left her apartment on her own accord. It is feared that someone harmed her.


Missing persons are often found with the help of the community. It is important that this information gets to as many people as possible. There is a non-police tip line people can call with any information about Jessica’s disappearance, 612-200-3841.


People can stay updated on information and upcoming events on the Finding Jessica Marshik Facebook group, created to assist with finding Jessica:

MISSING – Jessica Marshik 

  • 36 years old

  • Last contact was Tuesday, 12/14/21

  • Minneapolis, MN

  • 5 feet tall

  • Slender/thin build

  • Medium length brown hair

  • Brown eyes, normally wears glasses

Last contact with family and friends was Tuesday, December 14, 2021. It is extremely out of character for her to not check in regularly with family and friends. She lives alone in an apartment building with a secure front door (must buzz to be let in or have key to unlock) and her 2nd floor apartment door was found unlocked and ajar, with all of her belongings left behind: her purse, keys, wallet, phone, laptop, backpack, winter coat & boots (is always bundled up in winter). Her car was also left behind and parked by her apartment building.

Her apartment is located in SE Minneapolis, in the Marcy-Holmes neighborhood, by Central Ave SE, University Ave SE, and E. Hennepin Ave. She frequented bars, restaurants and stores on foot in her neighborhood.

She recently visited Kansas City, Missouri and has friends in the area.

If you have any information regarding Jessica or her whereabouts, please contact the Minneapolis Police Department 612-673-5702 or call 311, reference case number 21-289840. People who are deaf or hard of hearing can use the relay service, TTY: 612-263-6850.

If you see Jessica,  please call 911. TTY users can call 911 directly. Text-to-911 is also available in Minneapolis. A page has been created to assist with finding Jessica

The Racial Justice Network (RJN) is a multi-racial, grassroots organization, committed to fighting for racial justice and building bridges across racial, social, and economic lines.

Minneapolis Mayoral Forum : Replay of the Live Zoom

On Wednesday September 22nd, Racial Justice Network facilitated a conversation between 7 of the Minneapolis Mayoral Candidates.

This was a virtual gathering to explore local community topics through a racial justice lens. Empowering the community to make informed voting decisions in the city elections.
The following candidates participated:
  • Jacob Frey
  • Kate Knuth
  • Sheila Nezhad
  • A.J. Awed
  • Clint Conner
  • Jerrell Perry
  • Paul E. Johnson

The conversation was moderated by Civil Rights Attorney and Activist, Dr. Nekima Levy Armstrong.

Join us for : We Are Undefeated - a Photoshoot & Book Giveaway

Thank you On Site Public Media for this wonderful video featuring Titilayo Bediako!

Join the Racial Justice Network, WE WIN When We Read, and Love First Community Engagement for

A photoshoot and book giveaway

26 March  2021 from 3pm- 5pm
1221 Marshall Ave, St. Paul, MN 55104

You’ll receive Black children’s books by Black authors, have an “Undefeated” themed photoshoot, enjoy some treats, and so much more!

See the event on FacebookVisit We-Win.orgLearn about We Win When We ReadLearn about Love First Community Engagement

Let's Break Bread Together : Free Pimento Community Meal

It's been a rough few months for us all. Let’s take some time out and break bread together.
Join us for a FREE lunch catered by our favorite Jamaican Restaurant, Pimento Jamaican Kitchen. Pimento will be serving their fan fav Jerk Chicken. Q Bear ???? from KMOJ will be spinning on the ones and twos.
Come out and a bring ya friends and family! All are welcome. Join us in spreading love and good vibes in our community.
This event is brought to you by Racial Justice Network, Guns Down Love Up, and Pimento Jamaican Kitchen, and sponsored by Target Corp.