On February 23, 2020, Ahmaud Arbery, a young Black man who was out for a jog in his neighborhood of Brunswick, Georgia was chased by men with firearms and brutally murdered as he tried to run and escape for his life. On the 1-year anniversary of Arbery’s death, we invited our Chuze Family to honor Arbery and all of the beautiful Black lives lost to systematic injustice and racism through our Run With Ahmaud virtual event. Tracking movement through the Chuze Fitness app and following an audio-guided 2.32 mile run by Coach Devon Carter on iChuze Fitness, over 1170 Chuze members ran a collective total of 874 miles, unlocking our $1500 donation to the Equal Justice Initiative.
Here at Chuze, we are committed to being a space of kindness, inclusion, and treating all humans with love and respect, but it has become increasingly clear to us that we must do more to actively listen, learn and fight for oppressed communities. See the steps we are beginning to take on our Chuze People page.
“Keep fighting. No matter what, keep fighting. Keep praying, hoping, believing and fighting.”
-Wanda Cooper Jones, Ahmaud Arbery’s mother
Thank you to the San Diego Business Journal for their coverage of our Run With Ahmaud event and our growing initiatives to strengthen diversity, equity and inclusion within the Chuze community and beyond.