Beverly A. Smith is a retired federal employee. After the tragic killing of her only son Alonzo Fiero Smith aka Zo, 27, by two Blackout, Investigators and Security Officers on November 1, 2015, she felt compelled to become an activist speaking out against police brutality and the systemic racial judiciary system that allows law enforcement to murder unarmed black and brown men, women and children, at an alarming disproportionate rate with impunity.
As a result of the tragic killing of Beverly’s son, she co-founded “Pan-African Community Action” (PACA), a grass root group of African/black people organizing for community based power in the DMV metropolitan area and organizers of her son’s Justice4Zo Campaign. She founded COLAS-Circle of Love and Support, a grief support group that meets monthly to help parents cope with the loss of losing their child to police brutality or community violence. She is also the Secretary of the Coalition of Concerned Mothers and actively engages with other organizations who protests against police brutality and gun violence i.e. Code Pink and Black Lives Matters-DMV.
Beverly also works with Every Case Matters Campaign shedding light on non-high profile cases and will be working monthly on Capitol Hill to assist in passing laws to stop the genocide of people of African descent.
She has one daughter and one grandson.