This has been a heartbreaking year of violence in Nashville—the worst on record for death by gun among the city's youth. The size of the Mothers Over Murder (M.O.M.) support group of Nashville Peacemakers has more than kept pace with the 21 young lives that have been lost, to date, in 2017.
In addition to weekly meetings, the M.O.M. group remains highly active on the social justice front, and word of the moms' efforts has spread. Congressman Jim Cooper recently invited M.O.M. President Stacy Hall and Nashville Peacemakers CEO Clemmie Greenlee to meet with him about Nashville’s gun violence problem.
Grieving mothers in violence-ridden cities across the country are also reaching out, looking for guidance on how to start a similar program. Nashville Peacemakers recently sent representatives from the local M.O.M. group to meet with community groups in Philadelphia and Chicago for just such a purpose.
Please plan to join the women who are turning hurt into healing at the 4th Annual M.O.M. fundarising dinner event on Thursday, Dec. 14, starting at 6 p.m. at the Limelight, 201 Woodland Street.