Meb Keflezighi Stands Up Against Hate and Prejudice
The marathon legend and his brother Hawi discuss why it’s so important to stand together.
By Nicole Duncan
In the running world, Mebrahtom Keflezighi is a household name, so much in fact that, like many notable celebrities, he’s often referred to by a shortened first name alone: Meb. He is a four-time Olympian, whose accolades include taking silver in the marathon at the 2004 Athens games and winning both the New York City and Boston marathons in 2009 and 2014, respectively. The latter was an especially personal victory; as an Eritrean-born American, Meb was eager to win gold for the U.S. in the year following the Boston Marathon bombings. When he succeeded, it was the first time an American man had won Boston since 1983.
STAND UP-MAUD 2.23 RETURNS FEB 23, 2024
In 2024, Together We Stand NC, for the fourth year, will again host more than a dozen Stand Up events across North Carolina and the country from February 23-March 1, 2024.
Stand Up to Racism
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Stand Up events begin Friday February 23, 2024.
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WHY I STAND UP
About Together We Stand NC
Together We Stand NC was founded in June 2020 as a grassroots organization in response to the murder of Ahmaud Arbery and the growing prevalence of racism and anger permeating the country.
We exist to create opportunities for relationship building and understanding. We believe in the power of listening and speaking our truth. Our goal is to identify and create brave spaces that foster authentic conversations leading to awareness and understanding among all races and genders.
Our team of “elevators” represents the diversity of our communities. As ambassadors, they lead by example, with conviction and compassion.
Together, we know that change begins when we accept our obligation to treat each other with respect and empathy.
Together We Stand. United We Rise.