Where: Union Square South, 14th Street and University Place Manhattan
When: 4:00 pm Tuesday, February 26
6:00 pm Parents of Trayvon Martin hold vigil at same location (event added)
On February 26, one year after the killing of Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old African American in Sanford Florida, there are 2nd degree murder charges against Zimmerman, but supporters of justice for Trayvon worry the charges will not be pursued. The Stop Mass Incarceration Network, which protested the quick release of Zimmerman after Trayvon's death, is calling for renewed protest. “Trayvon's parents heroically stood up and called for justice for Trayvon, and in response people poured into the streets all across the country. This is the only reason Zimmerman was re-arrested and charged for his crime.”
The Network calls people back to the streets, to wear hoodies and act in other ways to show that “we refuse to accept the bulls-eye that has been placed on the backs of Black and Latino youth. Further, they say “we must mark the murder of Trayvon by wearing hoodies, by gathering in appropriate places and demonstrating our defiance and our determination to refuse to accept this mistreatment.”
Other cities will also be marking this anniversary by taking to the streets and wearing hoodies:
4:00 pm Leimert Park, Crenshaw Blvd. & Vernon Ave.
New Haven CT
5:00 pm Beinecke Plaza, Two blocks from the New Haven Green, on Wall St. between York St. & College St. [Rain location the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale, 211 Park Street].
4:00 PM Elm & Market Streets
SF Bay Area
4:00 PM Convergence: Hegenberger & International, Oakland CA
5:00 PM Vigil at Fort Mellon Park, 700 E 1st St and S Locust Ave