Marilyn Washington Harris is the founder of the Khadafy Washington Foundation for Nonviolence, and the winner of the 2015 Mother of the Year Award.
Harris lives in West Oakland, where her son Khadafy, a recent McClymonds graduate, was killed on August 4, 2000.
In addition to Mother of the Year, Harris has won various awards for her work: 1
- The Bay Area CBS 5 - Eyewitness News Jefferson Award in Community and Public Service , August 15, 2012
- 2011 Oaklandish Oakland Innovators Award, January, 2011
- 2008 City of Oakland Citizen Humanitarian Award , January 20, 2008
Links and References
- Marilyn Washington Harris website
- Oakland woman helping families, victims of violence is named Mother of the Year Oakland Tribune May 9, 2015
- Community leaders gather to celebrate the Khadafy Washington Foundation’s 10th anniversary Oakland North March 4, 2011
- Life After Homicide: "She's gonna help you get through it" Oakland Local June 26, 2013
- Miss Marilyn on Ice City Almanac