Oakland, CA, June 15, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- On June 15, 2014, a Caravan of Mothers whose children were lost to violence will leave from across the United States. The event is sponsored by the Inter Council For Mothers of Murdered Children, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. The first bus will leave from Foothill Square, in Oakland, at 10:00 am. Other buses will leave throughout the day, headed for the Martin Luther King Junior Memorial in DC. Inter Council For Mothers of Murdered Children will host speak outs and rallies as part of the event. Caravans are scheduled to arrive in Washington DC on January 20th in time for Juneteenth Weekend. Eents include a speak out and rally at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in DC. The events are made possible through donations and fundraisers, through our face book page, and paypal.
Most Americans are familiar with the names of Trayvon Martin, Oscar Grant, and Jordan Davis, and the murdered children in Newtown Connecticut. Yet for every name and story of murdered children there are 10 whose deaths go unheralded. The deaths of young men like Gregory Johnson Junior (killed at San Jose State University), Kerry Baxter Junior, (shot and killed in East Oakland, CA), James Rivera Junior (killed by Police in Stockton, CA), Andy Lopez (killed by Sheriff Deputy in Santa Rosa, CA), Derrick Gaines (killed in South San Francisco), Mario Romero (killed by Police in Vallejo, California), and so many more of our young people. Their voices are silenced and the cries of their mothers and nurturers unheard. Get on the Bus is an event for mothers who whose voices and stories have not been told. The Inter Council For Mother's of Murdered Children gives Voice to the Voiceless. Mothers from across the country will meet and speak in one Voice. It is a healing journey which will end in DC with the issues and a discussion on solutions to protect Americas' Children.