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Susan Bro, President, chairman, and cofounder of Heather Heyer Foundation

Susan Bro is the mother of Heather Heyer and cofounder, president, and board chair of the Heather Heyer Foundation (HHF). As such, she works alongside her cofounder and the executive director, Alfred Wilson.

The Heather Heyer Foundation was created to honor and carry on the legacy of her daughter Heather Heyer, a young civil rights activist and paralegal for Miller Law Group, who was slain while standing up for social justice on August 12, 2017, in Charlottesville, Virginia. The HHF grants scholarships to individuals passionate about positive social change and seeking a degree or certification in, but not limited to, law, paralegal studies, social work, social justice, and education.

In collaboration with Charlottesville nonprofit The Sum, HHF's sister organization, Heyer Voices, supports area high school juniors and seniors to cultivate self-awareness, empowerment, and skillfulness to change the world from "the inside out." They also help them develop and implement innovative projects using nonviolent direct action.

Susan believes she can continue to bring about positive social change through the education and training of the next generation of activists, advocates, and allies. She travels around the country speaking on behalf of HHF, sharing Heather's legacy of nonviolent difficult discussions and presenting on social justice issues.

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Upcoming Program

Belonging & Unity
Show Up Summit
October 2 - 4, 2020
Crucial to our shared humanity and the future of society, a long overdue public conversation has finally entered the mainstream. Join Michelle Saahene and Melissa DePino, cofounders of From Privilege to Progress, and a host of celebrated racial justice advocates and influencers in a deep and honest conversation about creating the future we all need—one of equity, inclusion, and justice. Discover and activate the power within you for positive personal transformation and broad societal evolution.

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