Hoodies Up! Memorials Planned To Honor Trayvon Martin All Over The Nation (DETAILS)

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    Shooting Death Of Unarmed Teen Trayvon Martin Sparks National Outrage

    People from all over the country continue to remember Trayvon Martin.

    Today marks the second anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old who was killed by George Zimmerman in 2012. As time passes since the teen’s death, many have called for a repeal against the controversial Stand Your Ground law in Florida, which remains responsible for over 800 additional homicides a year.

    Today men, women, children, and institutions celebrate Trayvon’s life with special memorials all over the country.

    Here are some details on the planned memorial for today in your city.

    New York 

    Annual West Indian Day Parade Draws Crowds In Brooklyn

    The Stop Mass Incarceration Network has planned a rally for Trayvon and Jordan Davis at 47th street between Broadway and 7th Avenue at 6:30 p.m. Rallies are also being held at the Harlem State Office Building and Union Square at 5 p.m.

    Chicago 

    "Justice For Trayvon" Rallies Held Across The Country

    A memorial will begin at 5 p.m. at the Daley Plaza, Washington and Dearborn.

    Texas

     Shooting Death Of Unarmed Teen Trayvon Martin Sparks National Outrage

    The Hoodies Up Vigil will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Dallas:

    Florida

    Shooting Death Of Unarmed Teen Trayvon Martin Sparks National Outrage

    Florida Memorial University will honor Trayvon Martin at the forum titled “Good Kids, Mad Cities: A Discussion On Building Power In Our Communities.” The forum will focus on the importance of young black youth in America and Trayvon’s lasting legacy. The event begins at 7 p.m. on campus. It is open to the public.

    Central Florida will also hold special vigils for Trayvon at 6:08 p.m.

    Massachusetts

    Harvard University will honor Trayvon in a special candlelight vigil ceremony at Memorial Church.

     Atlanta 

    Atlanta Civil Right Activists Organize March In Memory Of Trayvon Martin

    Hosted by Revolution Books, folks are asked to bring their hoodies and voices to ‘flashmob and speak out’ at the 5Points Marta Station by Peachtree Street.

    Philadelphia

    To find a memorial in a city near you, check out the full list with the Mass Incarceration Network here.

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