by Luisa D'Amato
Originally published: September 11, 2017
"Somebody should do something about this," Alan Quarry thought when he was watching neo-Nazis and white nationalists marching in Charlottesville, Virginia, last month.
Then he thought, "Wait a minute. I'm somebody."
That was the beginning of Heart Beats Hate, a pro-diversity, anti-bigotry rally that will take place in Waterloo next week.
Quarry, who runs the St. Jacobs-based marketing and communications company that bears his name, is experienced in these kinds of events. For the past three years he has organized Stone Soup, a local fundraising evening that has raised a total of $40,000 for various charities.