'Come see about us': Taking stock of community grief

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This is the Radio Boston rundown for Feb. 3. Tiziana Dearing is our host.

“Come see me, come see about us,” said Remy Lawrence whose son, 13-year-old Tyler Lawrence, was fatally shot in Mattapan on Jan. 29. “Because we’re not OK. I’m trying to be, and I’m going to be strong, and I’m going to have my moments of breakthrough pain."

The week has been full of headlines — video, grief and calls to action. Today, we focus on how to show up for each other as a community while remembering "It's not O.K." — that being the motto of the Boston-based anti-violence group, Mothers for Justice and Equality.

We take stock with Monalisa Smith, founder and president of Mothers for Justice and Equality; Reverend Mariama White-Hammond, pastor at New Roots AME Church and chief of environment, energy, and open space for the city of Boston; and state Sen. Liz Miranda, who represents the 2nd Suffolk district on Beacon Hill.

This program aired on February 3, 2023.


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