Northwest University Statement of Mourning for Ahmaud Arbery
On May 8, Americans across the country ran 2.23 miles to honor Ahmaud Arbery, the 25 year old African-American man who was gunned down on February 23. Many members of the NU community took part in this run, but the leadership team wanted to make sure that the University’s collective sorrow surrounding Ahmaud’s death was abundantly clear.
President Castleberry has since issued a statement of mourning for Ahmaud Arbery, which was then opened to the NU community for students, staff, and faculty members to sign.
In Dr. Castleberry’s words, “ To every African-American man, woman, boy and girl, we express our deep pain and sorrow and join you in this time of grief. We add our prayers to yours for the achievement of true community, love, and reconciliation, and for the salvation of our beloved country. May God shed his grace on us all.”
You can view this statement in its entirety at the link below.