National Honorary Chair

Eric H. Holder Jr., Esq.

Eric H. Holder Jr. 82nd Attorney General of the United States from 2009 to 2015. He is the first African American to serve as Attorney General.

 National Honorary Vice Chair

Congresswoman Gwen Moore

Congresswoman Gwendolynne S. Moore is the U.S. Representative for Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since 2005. In 2016, Rep. Moore was elected to serve as Caucus Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus.

 National Honorary Vice Chair

Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is the U.S. Representative for Compton, California, since 1990. Congresswoman Waters made history as the first woman and first African American Chair of the House Financial Services Committee.


Dr. Charles Steele

Charles Steele, Jr. is an acclaimed civil rights leader and is President and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

Kemba Smith Pradia

Kemba Smith attended Hampton University, and after a series of tragedies was given a 24.5-year sentence in a federal prison, later commuted by President Clinton. Kemba is an author and graduate of Virginia Union University.

Michelle Bernard, Esq.

Michelle Denise Bernard, is an American journalist, political analyst, lawyer, author, and President and CEO of the Bernard Center For Women, Politics & Public Policy.

Eric J. Williams, DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN

Dr. Eric Williams is the Immediate Past President of the National Black Nurses Association. He is Assistant Director/Faculty Leader and Professor of Nursing at Santa Monica College

National Officers, Black Women for Positive Change

Dr. Stephanie E. Myers, District of Columbia

National Co-Chair 2019 Week of Non-Violence Manager

Daun S. Hester, Norfolk Treasurer, Virginia

National Co-Chair

Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds, Maryland

Prayer Leader and Chaplain

Karen Carrington, District of Columbia

National Vice Chair and Co-Chair, Media Outreach

Charlene Ligon, Bellevue, Nebraska


Bernadette Tolson, Cheltingham, Maryland

Co-Chair, Media Outreach

Pat Duncan, Chair Denver Colorado

Corresponding Secretary

Diane Wood

Recording Secretary

2019 Week of Positive Change, Non Violence & Opportunities City Co-Chairs

Carthenia Jefferson, Esq, Chair

Birmingham, Alabama

La Tanya Mathis, Chair

Phoenix, Arizona

Diane Mitchell Henry, Chair

Los Angeles, CA

Barbara Bundage, RN, Co-Chair

Los Angeles, California

Zanita Smith, Co-Chair

Los Angeles, California

Dawn Williams, Esq, Chair

“Violence Is Not Normal” Townhall - District of Columbia

Good Brother Marcus Hughes, Co-Chair

“Violence Is Not Normal” Townhall - District of Columbia

Good Brother Frank Malone, Co-Chair

“Violence Is Not Normal” Townhall - District of Columbia

Dr. Cherie Ward

Project Consultant, "Violence Is Not Normal Town Hall"

Danyelle Smith, Chair

Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Crystal Francis, Co-Chair

Baltimore, Maryland

Katrina Coleman, Co-Chair

Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Daisy Harmon-Allen, Chair

Maymont and Chicago, Illinois

Diane Powell, Chair

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Alicia Ward, Co-Chair

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Chrissie M. Middleton,Co-Chair

Spartenburg, South Carolina

Fannie Allen,Co-Chair

Alexandria, Virginia

Zhanna, Co-Chair

London, United Kingdom


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