Dorothy Johnson Speight
“We look at homicide as a public health epidemic,” said Dorothy Johnson Speight, who started Mothers in Charge after her 24-year-old son, Khaaliq, was murdered several years ago.
The conference, with nearly 200 attendees and sponsored by the Philadelphia group “Mothers In Charge,” is titled “Law and Order or Vigilante Justice.”
A North Philadelphia non-profit that was founded to help mothers cope after losing a child to violence will celebrate 12 years this week.
The group Mothers in Charge held its annual “As We Remember Them” event in Center City last night, honoring those murdered during the past year.
About two dozen people, determined to make their voices heard, boarded a bus in North Philadelphia for the ride to Harrisburg.
“Mothers in Charge” has been a leading voice against violence in Philadelphia, but founder Dorothy Johnson-Speight says it’s a national problem.
Members of a few different groups attended the rally calling for universal background checks and a ban on assault weapons.
President Obama has called for sweeping new gun laws in the United States, setting the stage for what may become the most sweeping political battle over gun control in decades.
Mothers in Charge held their annual Evening of Healing in Center City Thursday night to remember the more than 300 murder victims in Philadelphia in 2012 as well as those from years past.
A motorcade through the city streets tomorrow aims to remember the more than 300 homicide victims in Philadelphia in 2011.
A motorcade through the city streets on Thursday aims to remember the more than 300 homicide victims in Philadelphia in 2011.
Mothers in Charge is marking its 8th anniversary of helping those who have lost children to violence.