Together We Stand NC hosting Maud 2.23 events in Greensboro, High Point
The run/walks will be followed by Courageous Conversations.
Greensboro and High Point will host two of Together We Stand NC's Maud 2.23 run, walk and talk events Saturday.
"I wanted to do something to get people together to talk," Together We Stand founder Tyrone Irby says. "Because one of the things I've found is when we talk to each other, not at each other but to each other, it makes a world of difference. So when we started Together We Stand, that's the premise of it: Getting people together to engage, to learn, to build awareness, to talk and to just find things that are more similar than are different."
Together We Stand was formed in the aftermath of the murder of Ahmaud Arbery, who was running in Glynn County, Ga., on Feb. 23, 2020. A federal judge sentenced two white Georgia men to life in prison and a third to 35 years in prison in August 2022. The deaths of Breonna Taylor and George Floyd followed in 2020, and all of them ignited protests across the nation and calls for justice.
Fleet Feet Sports in Greensboro and High Point is a sponsor for the Maud 2.23 events Saturday, and Greensboro runner Mollie Caragol has helped coordinate both Triad events.
The event in Greensboro will begin at 9 a.m. at the International Civil Rights Center & Museum at 134 S. Elm St. The Goofy Foot Taproom & Brewery will host an event in High Point, at 2762 N.C. 68, beginning at noon.
The events include a Courageous Conversation, discussing The Language of Racism and Hate.
Besides Fleet Feet and Goofy Foot, Greensboro-based Omega Sports is also one of Maud 2.23 Triad sponsors. Proceeds from the two events will go to North Carolina for Community and Justice.
Together We Stand has similar events scheduled from Feb. 18 to 25 in Durham, Raleigh, Fayetteville, Charlotte and Greenville.