Striving for a world without violence.
Maura’s Voice strives to learn as much as possible about violent acts and how to prevent them. Hate is a serious threat to public safety. We are a positive force for cultural change.
“I can hear Maura’s Voice, and I hope you can too.”
– Jeff Binkley, Maura’s Voice Co-Founder and Maura’s FatherRead Maura's Story
There are multiple viewpoints on the issues of preventing violence. We want them to be discussed and heard. We’re not calling for rushed reactions in response to tragedy, but intelligent research that influences policy. Through discovering what lies at the intersection of hate and violence, we can collaborate on positive solutions for our communities.
Creating a ripple effect for generations to come.
Ideas Before Ideology
Research Before Rhetoric
Policy Before Politics
Violent acts in the United States span decades and all settings including schools, movie theaters, and fitness facilities.
It’s important to learn more about the impact on the public safety of our nation in order to uncover workable solutions.
New ideas can lead to actionable steps for individuals and institutions to create a safer future for generations to come.
Maura Binkley was a daughter. A friend. A world traveler. A sorority leader. A penguin lover. A cake baker. A race runner. An English-loving German major. She loved her family, her friends, a Wendy’s Frosty, public radio, rap music, and her rescue Husky, Wolfie.
On November 2, 2018 a man walked into a hot yoga studio in Tallahassee, Florida and opened fire. He wounded five and killed two women including Maura.
But Maura’s story does not end there. She believed that love conquered hate. She aspired to be a diplomat, putting her passion for listening to all sides, learning from all perspectives, and advocating on behalf of the greater good to use on a world scale. She was a change agent. She is still a change agent.
It’s in Maura’s memory that we are using a collective voice to break down barriers and address hatred and violence in our culture. Through research focused on mental health policy, the nature of hate in our society, and gun safety, we are shaping a future where everyone can feel, and truly be, safe.