Residents, activists and community members will participate in the “HOODIES UP!: 2 years of Outrage & Remembrance” event on Wednesday February 26th in honor of slain teen Trayvon Martin.
The nationwide rally takes place on the very day that Martin was fatally shot by former Florida neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Zimmerman was acquitted of second-degree murder charges last July.
[Trayvon Martin’s murder] was a modern day lynching. It sent a message that Black youth have a bulls-eye on their backs that cops and any ordinary racist can use as target practice. The recent murders of Renisha McBride in Detroit, Jordan Davis in Jacksonville, Florida, Jonathan Smith in North Carolina and Andy Lopez in Santa Rosa, California underscore this message.
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