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Meet Calandrian Simpson Kemp

Calandrian Simpson Kemp, a Texas native, is the mother of George Kemp Jr. who was shot and killed in September 2013 in Richmond, TX when he was 20 years old.

Calandrian Simpson Kemp
Calandrian Simpson Kemp

Following her son’s death, Kemp has dedicated herself to advocating for common-sense gun laws, ending gun violence, and giving hope to others who are grieving and have the power to affect change. She especially focuses on advocating in communities of color, which are often disproportionately underserved in gun violence prevention education and training.

She founded the online Village of Mothers and Fathers Support Group and The No Weapon #1Life Empowerment Foundation, whose focus is to end gun violence through training and education. She is a volunteer with the Texas chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America and a founding member of local grassroots organizations to educate young people, including the No More Bloodshed Peace Walk Movement and One Houston One Hood School Empowerment Initiative. Kemp previously worked on the management teams of various non-profit organizations. Calandrian Simpson Kemp has been married for over 20 years to George Kemp Sr. and is the mother of one daughter, a step-mother, and a grandmother of eight. She lives in Houston, TX.

Calandrian Simpson Kemp with her son George
Calandrian Simpson Kemp with her son George Kemp, Jr. who was shot and killed in 2013.
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