NBC10 Philadelphia covered “A Mother’s Prayer for Peace,” the Mother’s in Charge online prayer service held on the final day of 2020 and followed up by interviewing our founder and National Executive Director Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight. Participants also prayed for the families of those lost as Philadelphia approached 500 homicides in 2020, the highest total in decades, as well as for peace in the new year. Click the photo above to view the report. (Read more.)
Mothers in Charge is very proud to announce that our founder and National Executive Director Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight has been recognized with the Philadelphia Tribune Magazine’s 2020 Most Influential Leader Award. Annually the Philadelphia Tribune acknowledges African-American Leaders in the region for outstanding commitment to community. Please consider celebrating with us on Thursday, November 12th @ 12 p.m. and other honorees in the region who’ve received this prestigious award. Register today p2p.events/tribunemostinfluential.
Our schedule is dedicated to us, the survivors! We will have a memorial, prayer, and moment of silence, along with testimony from survivors and special self-care professionals speak about grief and trauma. (Read more.)
Mothers in Charge founder and national executive director Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight participated along with Mayor Kenney, Police Commissioner Outlaw and other Philadelphia leaders for a virtual town hall to to discuss gun violence.
We are saddened to announce the loss of our Atlantic City chapter leader Ms. Sharon Kelly, who passed away at the end of last week after fighting the good fight against pancreatic cancer.
Mothers In Charge extends our deepest sympathy, prayers and condolences to her beloved family at this time. Few words can express how sad this news of losing such a dear one makes us feel.
-Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight (Read more.)
Operation LIPSTICK (Ladies Involved in Putting a Stop to Inner-City Killing) is women helping women say No! to straw purchasing, hiding, carrying or holding guns for anyone who cannot pass a background check. Click to take the pledge! (Read more.)
Representative John Lewis was our great warrior for mankind, fighting many battles for us. He was a son of a sharecropper and fought tirelessly for racial equity before and during his time in Congress. He will be missed but his legacy and work will continue. We will continue to get in good trouble in his honor. – Dr. Dorothy Johnson-Speight, Founder and National Executive Director (Read more.)
At Mothers in Charge, our hearts are saddened but we are raising our voices in response to this message from our partners at The Philadelphia Interfaith Walk for Peace and Reconciliation. (Read more.)