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glo merriweather

Community Organizer, Charlotte, North Carolina

glo merriweather is a Black non-binary community organizer living in Charlotte, North Carolina. In 2016, glo became a felony defendant after the Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department murdered an unarmed Black father named Keith Lamont Scott. glo and hundreds of community members demanded answers and protested this father’s slaying. On the second night of the demonstrations, glo witnessed the police murder of Justin Carr and, within days, found out there were $20,000 in warrants out for their arrest. After having to turn themself into the jail, their community needing to bail them out, two years on trial, and a trustworthy team of attorneys, glo’s cases were finally dismissed in August of 2018.

Since that time, glo has been a fierce grassroots advocate in Charlotte. Fighting for prison abolition, collaboratively creating practices and ideologies to address generational healing and trauma, as well as providing direct housing and fundraising support for youth and families in Charlotte. They plan to continue grassroots organizing until we are all liberated from oppressive systems and generational trauma.

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