February 23, 2020, will be a day that will forever live in infamy for Wanda Cooper-Jones, the mother of Ahmaud Arbery, a 25-year-old Black man who was tragically shot while jogging in Glynn County, Ga.
Arbery’s death, in the eyes of many, didn’t gain national attention until two months after it happened, sparking outrage across the nation. It became another example of the social inequities African Americans face while engaging in ordinary activities. These perils became magnified once the disturbing video of the shooting emerged.
Mr. Arbery’s death proceeded to add fuel to social justice reform movements aimed at dismantling systems built upon the mistreatment of others, holding public officials accountable, and repealing policies that have historically turned a blind eye to vigilante violence against unarmed individuals of color.
We here at MovementForward Inc. will continue to stand on the front lines with our work to protect, promote and advance the civil and human rights of all people.