About 20 mothers and their supporters came together from around the Bay Area. Some of them have lost more than one child. They urged their communities to work together to stop urban violence.
"San Francisco must step up to the challenge of eradicating the senseless violence. We're here to say these mothers, while they've been victims, have been extraordinary voices of resiliency," said Sharen Hewitt with the Community Leadership Academy.
San Francisco Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi also spoke at the event.
Attendees say they want more policies in place to help put and end to street violence.