The League of Young Voters, in conjunction with AllHipHop, ThoughtWorks, and HandsUp United held a breakfast during BET’s Hip-Hop Awards in Atlanta, Ga., in honor of those slain by firearms, focusing on the recent shooting death of Michael Brown, Jr. to bring to light the prevalence of rampant gun violence.
The breakfast, aptly named “No Guns Allowed: Fallout From Ferguson” after the League’s successful campaign, featured an in-depth discussion between Snoop Dogg, the League’s Executive Director Dr. Robert “Biko” Baker, the father of Michael Brown, Jordan Davis’ mother, Lucia Bath, and activist Tef Poe.
Ferguson youth group Lost Voices, the National Spokesperson for Moms Demand Action For Gun Sense in America, and a number of Brown’s supporters were there to witness the exchange.
“Today we’re going to be talking about Ferguson and police brutality,” Baker said.
“The whole purpose of this is to lift our conversation up and to give them solutions and strategies of how we keep going after the Mike Brown incident,” he added.
Brown’s father, Michael Brown Sr., also spoke to the crowd.
“I love ya’ll. I do not want this to happen to no one else,” he said.
Watch the video above to see what powerful words McBath, Baker, and Snoop had to offer to the movement to end gun violence.
SOURCE: League Of Young Voters