We Walk With Shawn (Shawn Dromgoole)

Shawn is a 30 year old Black man who has lived in the same neighborhood his entire life with his family, who have lived there for over 50 years. When he became fearful of walking in his own neighborhood alone, Shawn posted on Nextdoor and Facebook. His neighbors quickly volunteered to walk with him, behind him and alongside him. When he showed up for his walk on June 4th, over 75 neighbors were there to support him. This is how #WeWalkWithShawn was born. Since this first walk, Shawn has organized local and national walks to support others who feel the same way he has. His mission is to unite neighborhoods and empower others to get to know one another better, no matter what race or walk of life. Shawn is planning a 25 city campaign in cities across the nation to continue his mission, specifically in areas where individuals have reached out to him asking for support. This GoFundMe goes directly to Shawn and his family to help support his walks, travel to future walks, and living costs. If you are interested in further sponsoring Shawn or a city walk, [email redacted] #WeWalkWithShawn's mission: We Walk With Shawn is a multi-faceted project focused on strengthening communities by connecting neighbors, discussing important topics, and empowering Black and brown people through walks and conversation.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/2020/06/03/black-man-was-afraid-walk-his-gentrified-community-so-75-neighbors-walked-with-him/
https://www.today.com/news/nashville-community-rallies-around-black-man-who-said-he-was-t182833
https://www.cbsnews.com/news/neighbors-join-nashville-man-afraid-to-walk-alone-for-fear-of-not-returning-home-shawn-dromgoole/
https://www.newschannel5.com/news/12th-south-community-supports-neighbor-with-just-one-walk
For those in locations where the walk will not physically take place, we would love for you to continue walking with us virtually! You can join us live via our social media pages @wewalkwithshawn
  • Patricia Yegerlehner 
    • $50 
    • 1 mo
  • Mark Peterson 
    • $100 
    • 1 mo
  • Laura Kreiselmaier 
    • $44 
    • 1 mo
  • Ian Ragsdale 
    • $10 
    • 1 mo
  • Elizabeth Harris 
    • $25 
    • 1 mo
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Fundraising team: We walk with Shawn (4)

Shawn Dromgoole 
Organizer
Nashville, TN
Ariel J 
Team member
Lynetra Dunn 
Team member
Natalie Butler 
Team member