The mother of Charlottesville victim Heather Heyer Just Gave a Must-Watch Speech.
It has been a hellish week for Charlottesville, Virginia. And that goes doubly for Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, the woman who was killed by the car that ran into the protests that occurred in the town last Saturday. The car, driven by James Alex Fields Jr., also injured another 19 people.
Undoubtedly doing something that she never thought she had to do, Susan stood on stage just a few days after her daughter’s death, and gave a riveting speech.
WATCH: Full remarks from Susan Bro, mother of Charlottesville car attack victim Heather Heyer https://t.co/m3gkZDF6Ks
— NBC News (@NBCNews) August 16, 2017
“Find what’s wrong, don’t ignore it, don’t look the other way,” Bro said. “Say to yourself, ‘What can I do to make a difference?’ And that’s how you’re going to make my child’s death worthwhile.”
Known as being active in the fight for justice and peace, Heather was known for her outspoken nature against those who supported spreading hate. Her mother asked that her death not be the end of the fight that Heather had started:
“I want this to spread. I don’t want this to die. This is just the beginning of Heather’s legacy,” she continued.
The eulogy, both elegant and wise, was broadcast all over social media. Celebrities, activists, and other big names shared their favorite quotes, and by doing so, helped spread the word.
“You tried to kill her to shut her up. Well guess what? You just magnified her.”
-Susan Bro, mother of Heather Heyer at her funeral. pic.twitter.com/RuZD11a0Uu
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) August 16, 2017
Incredible words from Heather Heyer’s mother Susan Bro.. If you missed it look for it. What a strong and inspiring person.
— Blake Shelton (@blakeshelton) August 16, 2017
“Say to yourself, what can I do to make a difference?” -Susan Bro on collective action in memory of her daughter Heather Heyer
— Nina Turner (@ninaturner) August 16, 2017
“They tried to kill my child to shut her up. Well, guess what? You just magnified her” Susan Bro, Heather Heyer’s mom. WE’RE MOVED TO TEARS.
— Anne Frank Center (@AnneFrankCenter) August 16, 2017
Wow what an incredibly strong woman Susan Bro is! Wonderful and important words! No wonder Heather was the way she was! #HeatherHeyer
— Nolan Harrison MBA (@NolanHarrison74) August 16, 2017
“You need to find in your heart that small spark of accountability”
Heather Heyer’s mother
— Javier Muñoz (@JMunozActor) August 16, 2017
Heather does not have to be another tragic accident that happened somewhere in the history of our nation. She can be more than that. She can be a hero, a woman who tried her hardest to stand up for what she believed in, and died for that cause. Spread the word about what she did, and how awesome her mother is for saying the things that no woman should ever have to stand up in front of a funeral and say about her child laying before her.