Mike Brown Sr. to visit Louisville

Mike Brown Sr. speaks in Louisville

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS 11)-- Two families from two different cities are bound by a common heartache are meeting in Downtown Louisville.

Mike Brown Sr. has spent the past few years after his son's death traveling the country and even the world talking to young people and raising awareness through his foundation Chosen for Change.

The tour brought him to Louisville along with Michael's sisters and other family members to talk to people going through a similar healing process.

Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot and killed by a police officer in Ferguson, Missouri on August 9, 2014.

The shooting prompted protests and riots throughout the area and across the country.

Now, early three years later, Michael's father says the family is still healing and working to process the tragedy of losing his young son.

Mike Brown Sr. says he spends his time traveling to other communities to speak about hope, healing, and change.

 His focus while in Louisville is on Danielle and Dominique Wicker who lost their father in a police-involved shooting in Louisville.

Brown Sr. says he hopes tragedies like this will result in peaceful change, not riots.

The Brown family will be speaking at the Chestnut Street YMCA May 11 at 6:30 p.m.


 

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