This is a critical moment in history as we collectively pursue justice in an unjust system. In light of today’s verdict the JUSTGeorgia Coalition has released the following statement:
We pause to take a collective breath with the loved ones of Ahmaud Arbery in the wake of the convictions of Gregory McMichael, Travis McMichael, and William “Roddy” Bryan. This tragedy captured the world’s attention only because of the courageous and persistent efforts of Mr. Arbery’s family and the local Brunswick community. JUSTGeorgia remains committed to supporting the family and community #BeyondTheVerdict to ensure that Ahmaud’s legacy is true transformative change in the Brunswick community, across Georgia, and throughout this country.
JustGeorgia a collective of Georgia organizations, activists, faith leaders, attorneys and justice-seeking community members that was founded after the killing of Ahmaud Arbery. Led by NAACP Georgia and the Southern Center for Human rights, the JustGeorgia Coalition formed as a mechanism to move local and statewide demands, direct national organizations, and strengthen social movements in Southeast Georgia and throughout the state. The goal of the coalition is to have its’ contributions better equip Georgians to respond to the multiple systemic ills inflicting violence on our communities on a daily basis.
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