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Parents of murdered children speak out against gun violence in Orangeburg

by Joey Mattei

Sat, October 14th 2023 at 4:17 PM

Updated Sat, October 14th 2023 at 5:24 PM

Orangeburg, S.C. (WACH) — On Saturday Michelle A. Green and others organized the parents of murdered children speak out against gun violence in Orangeburg, with hopes to spread awareness amongst the youth about the dangers of gun violence.

After dealing with the loss of her youngest son, Michelle was going through an extremely difficult time, when she heard about Voices of Black Mothers United located in Washington D.C.

‘I’ve formed a board and we started reclaiming our youth services,’ says Green. ‘We’re working in the community, I have partnered with the department of public health, I’ve partnered with Orangeburg County sheriff’s department, with victims’ services and we’re working within the community to try to get our children to put the guns down.’

Sylvia Bennett Stone, the National Director for Voices of Black Mothers says, ‘we connect with partners in the community and particularly our law enforcement because we cannot do this without them.”

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