So when protests began to engulf Milwaukee and other cities across the nation after the death of George Floyd, she knew she had to participate.
What Milwaukee needed, Davis decided, was a space for mothers and their children to protest.
“Regardless of the circumstances, all mothers can relate to each other because we all want what is best for our children,” Davis said.
Maria Hamilton, the mother of Dontre Hamilton, who was shot and killed by a Milwaukee police officer in 2014, attended the protest.
Since her son’s death, Hamilton founded Mothers for Justice United, which advocates for and supports mothers who have lost children because of violence.