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State Rep Scott to Host Ceremony for Ahmaud Arbery’s Family, Encourages Citizens to Participate in Local Events on Second Anniversary

Georgia State Representative Sandra Scott is hosting a ceremony of events for Ahmaud Arbery’s family this week and is encouraging citizens to participate. There will be several events around the state on Wednesday, February 23, which is the second anniversary of Arbery’s death.

The event schedule is as follows:

  • Rep. Scott’s privileged resolution ceremony for Arbery family – Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 10:30 a.m. at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta;
  • Candlelight vigil march – Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 5 p.m. at the Ahmaud Arbery Mural in Brunswick;
  • Transformative Justice Coalition discussion event on Wednesday, February 23, 2022, at 7 p.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church in Brunswick.

At the ceremony in Atlanta, Rep. Scott will present the Arbery family with a privileged resolution, which recognizes his family and highlights that his death led to the overhaul of Georgia’s citizen’s arrest statute and the enactment of a new hate crimes law. Rep. Scott also encourages individuals to walk or run 2.23 miles on Feb. 23 and use the hashtag # IStillRunWithMaud.

“We have received a piece of justice from the state, but the federal indictment for this hate crime will bring the full justice to his family, the state of Georgia and the world,” said Rep. Scott.

FIRST EVENT

WHAT:          Privileged Resolution Ceremony

WHEN:          Wednesday, February 23, 2022

10:30 a.m.

WHERE:       The National Center for Civil and Human Rights

100 Ivan Allen Jr. Blvd.

Atlanta, GA 30313

SECOND EVENT

WHAT:          Candlelight Vigil March

WHEN:          Wednesday, February 23, 2022

5 p.m.

WHERE:       Ahmaud Arbery Mural

1414 Norwich St.

Brunswick, GA 31520

THIRD EVENT

WHAT:          Transformative Justice Coalition Discussion Event

WHEN:          Wednesday, February 23, 2022

7 p.m.

WHERE:       St. Mark’s Episcopal Church

900 Gloucester St.

Brunswick, GA 31520

 

Representative Sandra Scott 

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