Monday, March 18 marks one year since Stephon Clark was shot and killed by Sacramento Police.
His family is hosting several events over the weekend to commemorate him and to continue healing in the community.
As the first anniversary of her son's death approaches, Sequette Clark, told ABC10 she wanted to be around other women who share the same pain and grief she's felt since Stephon died.
On Saturday, Clark and several women attended the 'Mother's Brunch' event at Moments of Blessings House of Prayer in South Sacramento.
"We're heavy every day, and so it's hard for us to socialize," Clark said. "We don't want to go to certain events because we don't want to bring despair or depression, and so we needed a place where we could feel ourselves."
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Mothers shared their stories and gave each other hope as they continue to heal from losing their son or daughter.
"I feel normal today," Clark added.
Yolanda Stevenson, one of the organizers of the mother's brunch explained the importance of events like these for those struggling with finding a sense of normalcy after experiencing the loss of a child.
"This right here is healing for them," Stevenson said. "It's also given a platform for them to have their voice and then it's being able to have that comradery."
Stevenson, who's been with the Clark family since Stephon was killed, said she's witnessed a lot of positive changes in Sacramento in a year.
"The community response," Stevenson adds. "People are coming together. Different neighborhoods are starting to stand in solidarity, and that never happened before because there was some level of division. Another thing is the youth voice has been a wave of power."
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"We need some healing," Sequette Clark said at a mother's brunch for "Stephon Clark Legacy Weekend. "This was about supporting one another and accepting a mother who has had to bury a child." The brunch was organized by the Clark family to commemorate not the death of her son, but those in the community who have supported them or suffered loss.