We have all experienced similar circumstances of loss and pain. During the Mothers Helping Hearts 2 Heal Conference we will be coming together with mothers and family members within our communities who share the same experiences and the same pain.
This will be a day dedicated to healing and empowerment! Together we can ascend past our pain and begin the process of healing so that we can reclaim our voices and resources to establish a national program agenda for the empowerment of mothers/families to become agents of change in our community.
Helping Hearts 2 Heal is about/for mothers who have experienced loss, however, this loss does not have to be specific to a child, for example, this conference is also intended for Patricia DeSantis, who thankfully has her children, but her husband was murdered by Santa Rosa PD. This conference is also for people like Al Osoria & Tracey Borden-Bell who work closely with a mother who has experienced loss, Denika Chatman’s son was murdered by SFPD. When they say, “it takes a village to help raise a child”, well the same is true to help a mom/family who has lost a child, or a loved one, “it takes a village”.
As we expressed, this day is about/for mothers who have experienced loss, however it is not limited to “mothers”–to quote Al Osorio; “I think in a broad sense, the quality of mothering is to nurture, nurturing is very powerful, very ancestral, something regardless of sex or giving birth we
can all aspire to.”
Another clarification about the agenda for the day, while the conference is about loss in general, having a child/family member murdered by police compounds/complicates loss, so there will be some stuff specific to that at the conference, however, that is not the only focus.
Our list of sponsors & endorsers includes: Dan Siegel for Oakland, The Alan Blueford Center For Justice, SEIU Local 1021, AFRAM/SEJ, East Oakland Building Healthy Communities Center Of Hope Community Church, Triumphant Worship Center, Official Made Man Entertainment, Chapel of the Chimes Oakland, Ec Reems Ministries, Alameda County Behavioral Health Care Services, JoAnne’s Kitchen Catering, A Amazing Janitorial Services
To find out more about becoming a sponsor/endorser, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 209-740-9844
There is a suggested, NOT mandatory $10 registration fee. We are asking for this fee so that we can approximate how many guests will be attending so that we can properly accommodate our guests, lunch will be included in the event. Please click the link below for more information on how to donate: