GW Paralegal Studies Program Honors Slain Activist at Commencement

Susan Bro, mother of paralegal killed in protest, stands at podium and addresses attendees the celebration
Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, a paralegal killed protesting neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, told Paralegal Studies graduates to "make a difference in the world." (Logan Werlinger/GW Today)
June 24, 2018

Keynote speaker Susan Bro, the mother of Heather Heyer, a paralegal killed protesting neo-Nazis in Charlottesville nine months ago, told Paralegal Studies graduates to “make a difference in the world” at their commencement ceremony in May.

Ms. Heyer was posthumously inducted into Lambda Epsilon Chi (LEX), the national paralegal honor society, along with 22 GW graduates at the celebration.

Ms. Bro said she created the Heather Heyer Foundation (@HeatherHeyerF) to provide scholarships to young people who are studying to be paralegals and are engaged in social work, social justice and education to promote peaceful social change and unity.

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