National Honorary Chair

Eric H. Holder Jr., Esq.

Eric H. Holder Jr. 82nd Attorney General of the United States from 2009 to 2015. He is the first African American to serve as Attorney General.

 National Honorary Vice Chair

Congresswoman Gwen Moore

Congresswoman Gwendolynne S. Moore is the U.S. Representative for Milwaukee, Wisconsin, since 2005. In 2016, Rep. Moore was elected to serve as Caucus Whip of the Congressional Black Caucus.

 National Honorary Vice Chair

Congresswoman Maxine Waters

Congresswoman Maxine Waters is the U.S. Representative for Compton, California, since 1990. Congresswoman Waters made history as the first woman and first African American Chair of the House Financial Services Committee.


Dr. Charles Steele

Charles Steele, Jr. is an acclaimed civil rights leader and is President and CEO of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC).

Kemba Smith Pradia

Kemba Smith attended Hampton University, and after a series of tragedies was given a 24.5-year sentence in a federal prison, later commuted by President Clinton. Kemba is an author and graduate of Virginia Union University.

Michelle Bernard, Esq.

Michelle Denise Bernard, is an American journalist, political analyst, lawyer, author, and President and CEO of the Bernard Center For Women, Politics & Public Policy.

Eric J. Williams, DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN

Dr. Eric Williams is the Immediate Past President of the National Black Nurses Association. He is Assistant Director/Faculty Leader and Professor of Nursing at Santa Monica College

National Officers, Black Women for Positive Change

Dr. Stephanie E. Myers, District of Columbia

National Co-Chair 2019 Week of Non-Violence Manager

Daun S. Hester, Norfolk Treasurer, Virginia

National Co-Chair

Rev. Dr. Barbara Reynolds, Maryland

Prayer Leader and Chaplain

Karen Carrington, District of Columbia

National Vice Chair and Co-Chair, Media Outreach

Charlene Ligon, Bellevue, Nebraska


Bernadette Tolson, Cheltingham, Maryland

Co-Chair, Media Outreach

Pat Duncan, Chair Denver Colorado

Corresponding Secretary

Diane Wood

Recording Secretary

2019 Week of Positive Change, Non Violence & Opportunities City Co-Chairs

Carthenia Jefferson, Esq, Chair

Birmingham, Alabama

La Tanya Mathis, Chair

Phoenix, Arizona

Diane Mitchell Henry, Chair

Los Angeles, CA

Barbara Bundage, RN, Co-Chair

Los Angeles, California

Zanita Smith, Co-Chair

Los Angeles, California

Dawn Williams, Esq, Chair

“Violence Is Not Normal” Townhall - District of Columbia

Good Brother Marcus Hughes, Co-Chair

“Violence Is Not Normal” Townhall - District of Columbia

Good Brother Frank Malone, Co-Chair

“Violence Is Not Normal” Townhall - District of Columbia

Dr. Cherie Ward

Project Consultant, "Violence Is Not Normal Town Hall"

Danyelle Smith, Chair

Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Crystal Francis, Co-Chair

Baltimore, Maryland

Katrina Coleman, Co-Chair

Baltimore, Maryland

Dr. Daisy Harmon-Allen, Chair

Maymont and Chicago, Illinois

Diane Powell, Chair

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Alicia Ward, Co-Chair

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Dr. Chrissie M. Middleton,Co-Chair

Spartenburg, South Carolina

Fannie Allen,Co-Chair

Alexandria, Virginia

Zhanna, Co-Chair

London, United Kingdom


Oct 12 – Oct 20 all-day

Black Women for Positive Change, (BW4PC) in affiliation with the Positive Change Foundation, announces the Seventh Annual 2019 Week of Non-Violence, Justice and Opportunities, October 12-20, 2019.

Penn Hills School District Week of Non Violence Initiative @ Penn Hills School District grades k-12
Oct 14 – Oct 18 all-day

students, teachers and administrators will host week long events on public safety and violence prevention

If I Don’t Make It, I Love You @ Cathedral of Learning
Oct 16 @ 5:00 pm

Surviving the aftermath of mass shootings and gun violence

Building Blocks for Safer and Stronger Neighborhoods @ St. Pius X Byzantine Catholic Church
Oct 16 @ 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm

City Wide Public Safety Meeting

Peace Dialogue: Nonviolence and The Beloved Community @ Symmes Township Public Library
Oct 17 @ 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
Peace Dialogue: Nonviolence and The Beloved Community @ Symmes Township Public Library

Dialogue participants will be invited to reflect on the following:

“The core value of The Beloved Community, “understanding, redeeming goodwill for all,” does not begin by discriminating between worthy and unworthy people. It begins by loving others for their sakes and makes no distinction between friend and enemy. It seeks to preserve and create community, a community where resources are distributed more evenly and all are embraced. That said, The Beloved Community isn’t devoid of conflict. Conflict and difference are natural parts of life. And conflicts can be resolved peacefully and adversaries can be reconciled when there was a commitment to nonviolence.”

How do you define nonviolence?
What is your commitment to nonviolence?
When, where, and how do you demonstrate your commitment?
Share your best experiences.

Justice & Opportunities: For Us, By Us @ Tanner Square Office Building
Oct 19 all-day
Justice & Opportunities: For Us, By Us @ Tanner Square Office Building

Join the Black Nurses Association, Greater Phoenix Area for our 4th annual Week of Non Violence Event 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM PT
Open and panel.discussions will take place as we hear from some amazing speakers on a variety of topics that will ignite our community to foster change.

Justice On Both Sides @ Rodman Street Baptist Church
Oct 20 @ 10:00 am

Ending Gun Violence and Blessing Law Enforcement Officers