Ricky Kidd

Ricky Kidd (he/him/his), Philanthropy and Outreach Manager

Ricky is a nationally recognized speaker, performer, advocate, and Executive Director of I Am Resilience.

In 2019, after spending over 23 years in prison, Ricky Kidd’s conviction was overturned, and he was released. His release marked a monumental victory for the wrongly convicted and served as a catalyst for broader discussions on the flaws within the criminal justice system.

Ricky serves as the Philanthropy and Outreach Manager at MIP, and was elected to serve as a member of the Innocence Network Executive Board & selected to be on the Kansas City DA Community Advisory Board. His unwavering resilience and commitment to justice have earned him numerous accolades and recognition. He has been featured in various media outlets, including documentaries, podcasts, and television shows, raising awareness about the urgency of reforming the justice system.

Beyond his advocacy work, Ricky is a symbol of hope, proving that it is possible to find redemption and rebuild one’s life after enduring profound injustice. He serves as an inspiration to others, showing the power of perseverance, education, and the unwavering pursuit of truth.