Tonight, founder and CEO of The Urban Specialists, Bishop Omar Jahwar, will bring together the widows of two Baton Rouge, Louisiana, police officers who were slain by a gunman in the wake of the shooting of Alton Sterling in 2016.
The Course Correction Conversation, hosted by the Urban Specialists, will provide a civil discourse that the group hopes will "bring together violence victims, public figures, lawmakers and the community for an open discussion about widening divides in America" while focusing on reunifying the nation.
Brad Garafola and Montrell Jackson were killed by Gavin Long on July 17, 2016, in a mass shooting designed to purposely target law enforcement officers after civil unrest plagued the state of Louisiana. Tonight, Tonja Garafola, widow of Brad Garafola, and Trenisha Jackson, widow of Montrell Jackson, will meet the family of Sterling for the first time in Dallas on Martin Luther King Jr. Day. Alton was killed in an officer-involved shooting on July 5, 2016,
The women professed the pain both families feel in their hearts and shared with Glenn why it's important to share their experiences now.