Open Society Institute–Baltimore, in collaboration with Baltimore Ceasefire and the University of Baltimore College of Public Affairs, will host the next Talking About Race event, “Mothers of the Movement Speak,” a town hall discussion led by mothers who have lost children to police and gun violence.
The event will feature a panel discussion and Q&A with Samaria Rice, mother of Tamir Rice; Gwen Carr, mother of Eric Garner; and Marion Gray-Hopkins, mother of Gary Albert Hopkins, Jr. and director of the Coalition of Concerned Mothers; Tawanda Jones, who has led protests against police brutality since her brother was killed during an encounter with the Baltimore Police Department; and will be moderated by Bakari Kitwana, author and founder of Rap Sessions. Participants will then break into smaller groups for more in-depth discussions, which will be moderated by Baltimore Ceasefire. Erricka Bridgeford, co-organizer of Baltimore Ceasefire, will open the event.
- Samaria Rice is an activist and the mother of Tamir Rice.
- Gwen Carr is an activist and the mother of Eric Garner.
- Marion Gray-Hopkins is director of the Coalition of Concerned Mothers, and is the mother of Gary Albert Hopkins Jr.
- Tawanda Jones is an activist and the sister of Tyrone West.
- Bakari Kitwana is an author and the founder of Rap Sessions.
- Erricka Bridgeford is co-organizer of Baltimore Ceasefire.
This event is free, but registration is required. Please RSVP to attend.
University of Baltimore Learning Commons and Town Hall, 1415 Maryland Ave., Baltimore, MD 21201