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.
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.
A memorial will begin at 5 p.m. at the Daley Plaza, Washington and Dearborn.
The Hoodies Up Vigil will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Dallas:
Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis Rally: Feb 26th. Dallas, TX. 4:30 pm: Hoodies Up Vigil, Dealey Plaza (JFK Memorial) on Elm St.
— 3ChicsPolitico (@3ChicsPolitico) February 26, 2014
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.
Harvard University will honor Trayvon in a special candlelight vigil ceremony at Memorial Church.
— Vincent Blackfyre (@straightvincin) February 26, 2014
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.
— PURP Collective (@PURPCollective) February 23, 2014
To find a memorial in a city near you, check out the full list with the Mass Incarceration Network here.
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