Earlier this year on 2/23, a 25-year-old unarmed black man was chased down, shot, and killed by while jogging in his Brunswick, GA neighborhood (Gregory McMichael and his son Travis have now been arrested for murder).
His name was Ahmaud Arbery and a publicly released video of his tragic death has sparked outrage around the world.
The video of #AhmaudArbery sickens me to my core.
Exercising while Black shouldn’t be a death sentence.https://t.co/GV7GFju7tr
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) May 5, 2020
Today, supporters across the country and around the world are planning a run dedicated to Arbery – today would have been his 26th birthday. Yesterday the #IRunwithAhmaud hashtag went trending as people shared plans to run 2.23 miles in Arbery’s honor. The distance signifies the date he was killed, February 23.
Here in Charlotte there is a city-wide (socially distanced) run/walk scheduled for this morning in Uptown Charlotte.
If you don’t decide to join the community run/walk in Charlotte, you can share your own run/walk on social media and use the hashtag #irunwithmaud to show your support.
Please help spread the word.