This Stops Today: Eric Garner's Mother Seeks Justice After Losing Her Son

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6.1 X 9.1 X 1.0 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author
Gwen Carr is the matriarch of one of the largest African-American families on Staten Island. Since the death of her son, Eric Garner, she has been a civil rights activist. Her numerous public appearances include the 2016 Democratic Convention and appearing with Beyonce at the 2016 Video Music Awards. In March 2019, she was honored at The Selma 50th anniversary Freedom Flame Awards with the "Passion of the Flame" award. She resides in Staten Island, NY.
In this heartfelt narrative, Carr, whose son Eric Garner was killed by a New York Police Department officer in 2014, traces her unplanned path to becoming a civil rights activist....This is a sincere and passionate account.-- "Publishers Weekly"
What does it feel like to be one of those grieving mothers whose sons "died at the hands of 'law enforcement' in one way or another," deadly encounters that led to lengthy, often-controversial trials? One grieving mother, Carr, whose son, Eric, died after his July 2014 videotaped arrest in a chokehold by NYPD officers as he struggled and said, "I can't breathe," tells us.... Carr provides an inside look at a life forever changed by police violence and sorrow turned into a force for social good.-- "Booklist"
"From the title to the final page, Gwen's book is a powerful call to action for our country. It's also a deeply personal story any parent can relate to - the story of a proud and loving mother determined to fight for her son. It can be a daunting challenge to pour your heart onto the page, to write candidly and courageously about things you may never even have spoken out loud.
Knowing Gwen is a gift, and so is reading this book."--Hillary Rodham Clinton
"Mrs. Carr's incredible strength in the face of tragedy is monumental and awe inspiring. Though there are dark days, she continues to fight for the rights of victims everywhere. She was thrust into action because she had to. She did it for Eric. The fight for justice continues."--Viola Davis, actress and producer, first black woman to be nominated for 3 Academy Awards; and Julius Tennon, actor & producer, husband of Viola Davis
[Carr] recounts how her son's death led her to become an activist in her quest for justice. . . [this book] will interest anyone concerned with social justice and racial disparities in our legal system.-- "Library Journal"