PHILADELPHIA – Mocha Moms was created in May 1997 when Jolene Ivey and Karla Chutz began publishing a newsletter in the hopes of connecting with other mothers of color across the country to encourage these mothers to provide information to enrich their parenting experience.  The number one concern of any mother is the safety of her children. As a mothers’ support group that focuses heavily on community involvement, we believe that taking a stand against gun violence is crucial in maintaining the quality of life in our neighborhoods and securing the welfare of our children.

From the organizers: Gun violence is one of the most serious threats to our children today, and no community is immune from its perilous consequences.  We need to band together in every way possible to prevent gun violence from harming our children and our neighborhoods.