Over the weekend, 32-year-old activist Heather Heyer was tragically killed while counter-protesting the white supremacy rally that was held the night before. As reported by The Guardian, Heyer's memorial service was held at the Paramount Theater in downtown Charlottesville, Virginia on Wednesday. Both her parents delivered passionate, emotional eulogies at the service, which appeared to have a packed audience.
"Let's channel than anger not into hate, not into violence, not into fear, but let's channel that difference, that anger, into righteous action," Heather Heyer's mother, Susan Bro, said to the crowd.
"The conversations have to happen. That's the only way we're gonna carry Heather's spark through. So remember in your heart, if you're not outraged, you're not paying attention," she said, referencing the last public post on Heyer's Facebook page that has been circulating the internet this week. (It reads, "If you're not outraged, you're not paying attention.") She then encouraged people to "pay attention, find what's wrong...[and] make a point to look at it," and ask yourself what you can do to make a difference.