UPDATE: PURPLE GALA - 12/8/2018 @ 5:00p


Honoring Victim-Survivors 2017 & 18 (Complimentary Dinner)


St. Columba Catholic Church (Hall) 6401 San Pablo, Oakland


In 2007, we had our first official “Evening of Healing” at the Jack London Inn where we honored the first OPD Investigator with an “Apple Pie” Award. In 2008 we changed the name to PURPLE Gala (Prayer, Unity, Restoration, Peace, Love & Empowerment). The PURPLE Gala brings families and friends together to help fill the emptiness we feel without our loved ones during the holidays and to help bridge the gap (in trust and communication) between our grieving families and law enforcement.


This will mark ten years, the OPD Chief of Police and the homicide unit investigators would have joined us to honor the memory of our children and loved ones lost to violence. 

Thank you for your support
Lorrain Taylor, Founder/CEO
1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence
510-581-0100


1000 MOTHERS to Prevent Violence