Day 25: Lucia McBath and activism against gun violence


“As Jordan’s mother, I am committed to dedicating my life’s work to advocating for my son, and my voice is magnified by working with so many other moms who want a better, safer country for them.”

Those are the words of Lucia McBath, whose son, Jordan Davis, was shot and killed in November of 2012. Today’s assignment is to read about Lucia McBath’s activism in response to the loss of her son. How does her motherhood continue to inform her activism?


Watch: Parents Lucia McBath and Ron Davis explaining their activism on “Melissa Harris-Perry” (above)

Read: “‘Stand your ground’ killed my son” – an op-ed by Lucia McBath for USA Today

Read: “The Life and Last Days of Jordan Davis” by Mike Hayes for BuzzFeed