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Sat Mar 24, 2012, 12:42 AM

March for Trayvon 3/25 in Seattle


Sponsored by:

Seattle NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People)
Mothers for Police Accountability
American Friends Service Committee
Martin Luther King Celebration Committee
Greater Mt. Baker Baptist Church
Social Equality Educators

Rally at 4pm
Greater Mt.Baker Baptist Church,
2425 South Jackson Street

March at 4:30pm to
MLK Memorial Park,
2200 Martin Luther King Jr Way

Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old black male from Florida, was shot and killed
by a neighborhood watch officer named George Zimmerman. Zimmerman followed
Martin on the grounds that his behavior was "suspicious" despite having
been told not to do so while on the phone with 911.

Investigation shows misconduct on the part of the police officials on
scene, ultimately leading to Zimmerman's walking free. While the evidence
continues to pile up showing that Zimmerman's assertion that he shot Martin
in self defense is a fabrication it makes sense that we should stand in
solidarity with Martin and make sure that justice is accounted for. Trayvon
Martin was wearing a hoodie that night--clearly the reason for his

Here's how YOU can help:

1) Sign the petition here (and don't forget to share it on your facebook

2) Wear a hoodie, bring a bag of skittles, a can of iced tea, and/or a sign
demonstrating your support for the prosecution of George Zimmerman.

3) Invite your friends, coworkers, neighbors, anyone and everyone you know
to this protest

Michelle Alexander had this powerful call to action:

"Is this 1962 or 2012? The fact that the Justice Department has to step in
and investigate a vigilante killing of a black teenager -- because the
local authorities refuse to arrest the killer -- is more than a little
reminiscent of an era we supposedly left behind.

People have been asking me "what can I do besides sign online petitions?"
There's a whole lot people can do. We've got to get serious about
consciousness-raising and organizing in our communities.

We've got to move beyond these bursts of outrage in response to travesties
of justice (think Troy Davis, Sean Bell, Oscar Grant, and Trayvon Martin)
and awaken to the reality that Jim Crow justice is alive and well.

These aren't isolated, disconnected events. Use this tragedy to start a
broader conversation in your school, your place of worship, your workplace,
or your community center, about what is necessary to end this new Jim Crow
system -- a system that our nation keeps pretending doesn't really exist.

Honor Trayvon's memory by challenging yourself to do more -- to make a real
commitment to join or begin a movement for justice right where you are,
wherever you are. Outrage is not enough."

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