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Helping Hearts 2 Heal #HH2H

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Raised by 3 people in 29 months
Jeralynn Brown-Blueford  OAKLAND, CA
We have all experienced similar circumstances of loss and pain. During the Mothers Helping Hearts 2 Heal Conference (#HH2H) we will be coming together with mothers and family members within our communities who share the same experiences and the same pain.

This will be a day dedicated to healing and empowerment! Together we can ascend past our pain and begin the process of healing so that we can reclaim our voices and resources to establish a national program agenda for the empowerment of mothers/families to become agents of change in our community.

Jeralynn Brown-Blueford is the mother of Alan Blueford.  On May 6, 2012, Alan was unjustly murdered by an Oakland police officer.  Jeralynn has not stopped fighting for justice in her son's name since the day he was taken from her and from this world.  A large part of Jeralynn's work towards justice is dedicated to helping to bring unity & healing to the community, especially the community affected by racial profiling & police terrorism. 

This conference is the official kickoff for The Alan Blueford Foundation, a non-profit dedicated to doing exactly what Helping Hearts 2 Heal is about, "the empowerment of mothers/families to become agents of change in our community

The conference is free for all to attend, however, we are asking for a suggested, not mandatory, $10 pre-registration fee so that we are able to determine how many guests to accommodate, lunch will be included at the event.

We are also encouraging you to donate to this fund whether or not you can attend the conference, all proceeds will be used towards event related costs which we are budgeting to be $5,000.  Any amount raised above & beyond our financial needs for the conference will be the start money for The Alan Blueford Foundation whose goal, put simply, is to help heal the community, especially the community affected by racial profiling & police terrorism. 

PLEASE ADD "CONFERENCE REGISTRATION" AS A COMMENT WHEN YOU DONATE IF YOUR DONATION IS SPECIFICALLY FOR THAT, WE THANK YOU IN ADVANCE :)

You can find out more event info on the Justice 4 Alan Blueford website:
http://justice4alanblueford.org/2014/09/03/1st-annual-conference-for-mothers-helping-hearts-2-heal/
or on the Facebook event page:
https://www.facebook.com/events/1470465969892936/?ref_dashboard_filter=hosting



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PROGRAM for Helping Hearts 2 Heal at the Center Of Hope Community Church on Saturday, October 25, 2014 from 9am-3pm

Registration.......................................................8:00am – 9:00am

Opening Prayer........................Pastor Jerry Brown-Bennett Triumphant Worship Center

Welcome............................................Jeralynn Brown-Blueford Co-Executive Director of The Alan Blueford Center For Justice

Proclamation.....................................Congresswoman Barbara Lee ’s Office – Saundra Andrews

Panel of Mothers...............................”Reclaiming Our Power as Mothers” Facilitated by Mollie Costello, Co-Executive Director of The Alan Blueford Center For Justice

Panelist: Rosemary Duenez, Author Dinyal New, Val Greenoak, Krystal Brown & Rev. Wanda Johnson

Tribute to Mothers..........................................”Still I Rise” Beechie X Keeton

Session I (Seeking support from Legal & Education Systems)...............Rashidah Grinage, Dr. Siri Brown, Anne Weills

Session II (Getting support to maintain Mental Wellness)..............................Gigi R. Crowder, Melissa Vallas MD

Lunch.................................................................................JoAnn’s Catering

Inspiration & Empowerment

Prayer.............................................................................................................Dr. Doris Limbrick

March of Mothers.........................................................................Triumphant Worship Team

Spotlight of Special Memories and Reflections, (Focusing on the good times with our

loved ones)

Acknowledgements of Clergy and Elected Officials

Mobilizing Community Support............Pastor Raymond Lankford, CEO of Healthy Communities

Mission of The Alan Blueford Foundation............Adam & Jeralynn Blueford

Sowing a Seed...............................................................................Donations/Offering

Musical Tribute...........................................................................................Bryan Reems

Keynote Speaker.........................................................Dr. Paula Clark, Life Ministries Church

Commitments to Adopt a Mother.........................................Jeralynn Blueford

Announcements for Upcoming Events
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Words from Jeralynn about why she felt compelled to do this Helping Heart 2 Heal conference:

"Blueford told how she was “inspired by Sabrina Fulton, Trayvon [Martin]’s mother, at the ‘Circle of Mothers’ event organized in May by Fulton. It was a weekend of women empowering women to transform change in their communities.” Blueford said she was inspired by seeing mothers come together. “Although we were grieving, we were able to unite and share and love one another. It empowered me to want to do more.”

I made a pledge at the mothers’ conference: ‘This is my story. I cannot change my story. My job is to stand on my story, not in my story.’ What I thought my life would be and what’s happened are totally different. Alan was always proud of me. Whatever I do from here on, it is really imperative that I make him proud. I feel like I’m healing. I was filled with sadness and grief and anger. I’m trying not to remember the tragedy, but remember the life!"

Read more here: http://www.workers.org/articles/2014/10/16/jeralynn-blueford-community-grieving/
#LilAlStillShinin #AllLivesMatter
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This event is FREE for all to attend, & lunch is included.
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Raised by 3 people in 29 months
Created October 6, 2014
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