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Mother of Charlottesville Victim Starts Social Justice Foundation

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Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, holds a photo of Bro's mother and her daughter. (AP Photo/Joshua Replogle)

By    |   Saturday, 26 Aug 2017 03:13 PM

The mother of the woman killed during violent protests in Charlottesville, Virginia, earlier this month has started a foundation focusing on social justice.

According to The New York Times, Susan Bro — whose daughter Heather Heyer died when a man drove his car into a crowd of counter-protesters at a rally centering on the removal of a Confederate monument — is trying to keep her daughter's legacy alive via the Heather Heyer Foundation.

"You don't have to respond in hate. If you see something that is making you unhappy, then speak up about it," Bro said.

Bro's nonprofit is funded via donations, and will provide scholarships to people who are interested in issues centering on social justice.

Bro has declined numerous invitations from the White House to meet with President Donald Trump. She thanked him via a statement for "denouncing those who promote violence and hatred," but told the Times meeting with him would merely be a political move she's not interested in being a part of.

Violent riots erupted two weeks ago when white supremacists protested the planned removal of a Robert E. Lee statue from a Charlottesville park. Heyer was killed when a man deliberately crashed into a line of cars, who were held up because counter-protesters were marching in the street.

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