Lorrain Taylor

Lorrain Taylor is Founder/CEO of 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence. She founded the organization in response to the murders of her 22 year old twin sons on February 8, 2000 in Oakland, CA. A community organizer/activist, Lorrain serves as Advisor to the Oakland Police Department. In 2013, her nonprofit, 1000 Mothers to Prevent Violence was featured community based organization at OPD Open House. A prayer warrior and renowned gospel recording artist, she has recorded and written 2 CDs. Hers awards and honors include ABC 7 TV Profiles of Excellence, the Oakland A's Bullpen Relief Award, The Bay Area Jefferson Award and Legal Community Against Violence Distinguished Leadership Award. Lorrain was named by Ebony Magazine as one of the 100 most influential African Americans in the USA (2013) along with Oprah Winfrey, TD Jakes, Magic Johnson and others. She holds a BPA, MHROD, Nonprofit Management Certificate and MSW (candidate). A mother of three sons, she has one living son, Gregory, Jr.