A Wider Bridge stands with the African American community in mourning the heartbreaking loss of Ahmaud Arbery, an unarmed black man who was shot and killed while jogging in Georgia. We join the calls for an investigation into this horrific event, and for justice to be delivered to Ahmaud’s grieving family. We acknowledge the black community’s long experience with racism and excessive force. — As Jews, LGBTQ people, people of color, and allies, we believe everyone has a right to be treated with dignity and respect. We call for concrete steps by our leaders to ensure that this tragedy does not occur again. We also call for continued conversations about racism in the U.S. and Israel, as we work together to build an inclusive society for all.