Marion Gray-Hopkins is a retired banking executive. In 2000 she began her work as an activist in the movement for justice, police accountability and transparency after the senseless killing of her unarmed 19 year-old son Gary Hopkins, Jr. in November 1999 in Prince Georges County, MD.
She is a member of the Prince Georges County Peoples Coalition and Maryland Coalition for Justice and Equality (MCJE). She was a core team member in organizing the Million Moms March in May 2015. She has been actively engaged with organizations such ACLU, Code Pink, Progressive Maryland, Amnesty International, Mothers for Justice United, ONUS Inc. Her advocacy work has afforded her meetings with White House and Justice Department official to discuss needed changes. She has turned her pain into passion, becoming a catalyst for change.