Heather Hyers Mother Launches A Foundation In Her Daughter's Honor

28 August, 2017, 08:45 | Author: Laverne Higgins
  • Watch Robert E. Lee descendant introduces Heather Heyer's mother at MTV VMAs

Bro, appearing at the MTV Video Music Awards in Los Angeles on Sunday, said she was setting up the Heather Heyer Foundation in honor of her 32-year-old daughter, a paralegal.

Heather Heyer is the 32-year-old paralegal who was killed in the fatal vehicle attack on August 12.

Bro took the opportunity to introduce the Heather Heyer Foundation, a nonprofit organization that will raise money for scholarships to students interested in pursuing social justice issues and joining Heyer's fight against racism.

Bro said she was skeptical when MTV first reached out to her, but she chose to speak after considering how large an impact her daughter's death had on the country. "I'm deeply moved to see people across the world, all over the world, be inspired by her courage", Bro said at the awards show on Sunday.

While there's no information yet on how to apply for the scholarships, the nonprofit foundation is now accepting donations from anyone who wants to be a part of Heather Heyer's legacy.

She also recognized each of the nominees in the MTV Video Music Award category, "Best Fight Against the System".

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My name is Robert Lee IV, I'm a descendant of Robert E. Lee, the Civil War general whose statue was at the center of violence in Charlottesville. "Today I call on all of us with privilege and power to answer God's call to confront racism and white supremacy head on".

'It's going to be an honor for me to be presenting the Best Fight the System award there tonight'.

To mark the setting up of the Foundation, MTV announced that all six of the 2017 VMA nominees would win the 2017 statuette. She and Lee exited the stage arm in arm. "Through their diversity these six videos show there are many ways to take action and many battlegrounds in the fight for social good". I don't want Heather to die in vain. Alessia Cara spoke out about body-shaming.

John Legend for "Surefire" (Immigration & Anti-Muslim hate).

"I look forward to all of the work that they and all of you will do together to make the world a better, kinder place", Bro said of the winners.

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