See Lucy McBath of Mothers of the Movement at #BlogHer16

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Were you watching the Democratic National Convention last night?

I was. And while history was indeed made (and I may have been chopping onions at the time, I admit), I think it's uncontroversial to say that the most powerful moment came when the Mothers of the Movement took the stage to talk about their unasked-for initiation into that movement: the loss of a child to gun violence.

One of the speakers was Lucy McBath, mother of Jordan Davis, who at 17 was shot and killed by someone who thought he was playing his music too loud while pumping gas.

See Mother of the Movement Lucy McBath at #BlogHer16

She showed us a small window into how she has steeled herself to turn loss into leadership when she said:

"You don’t stop being a mom when your child dies, you don’t stop being a parent. I still wake up every day thinking about how to parent him, how to protect him, how to ensure his death doesn’t overshadow his life.

I'm proud to announce that Lucy will be joining BlogHer Co-Founder Jory Des Jardins for an intimate conversation at #BlogHer16 Saturday afternoon.

As part of our Saturday lunchtime general session, Jory and Lucy will talk about the intersection of gun violence and race, that drive to be a leader in the wake of unspeakable loss, and what Lucy's call to action is to our attendees ... how we can all make a difference.

Lucy is the Faith and Outreach Leader for Everytown for Gun Safety and the national spokeswoman for Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America

I hope you will join us to soak up her strength and wisdom.

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Elisa Camahort Page
Chief Community Officer, SheKnows media and BlogHer Co-Founder elisa.camahortpage@sheknows.com
Twitter: @ElisaC
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