Kimberly Handy-Jones, affectionately known as “Mama Handy,” is a pillar in the fight for justice among mothers whose children have been killed by police. For five years she has held an annual banquet summoning mothers from all across the country to gather and honor their children. Her inspiration for creating this community of grieving mothers is rooted in her own grief: in 2017 her own son, Cordale Handy, was fatally shot by Saint Paul Police Officers Mikko Norman and Nathaniel Younce.