“Laws changing is just the beginning,” Cooper-Jones said at last year’s event. “Next we must change the minds and the perception of Black men in this country.”
Arbery’s death prompted legislators to pass Georgia’s hate crime law.
This year, the Ahmaud Arbery Foundation and Atlanta Track Club will host a community conversation and discuss a new event. Alison Mariella Désir, author of “Running While Black,” will join leaders of the Atlanta running, civic and business communities at the invitation-only event at The Stave Room.
Events honoring Arbery were held last year in his hometown, where Glynn County leaders dedicated the renamed Ahmaud Arbery Park in his memory.