Hoodies will be raised at rallies across the country today as communities gather to recognize A Day of Outrage and Remembrance for Trayvon Matin and Jordan Davis.
Organized by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network, the national event marks the second anniversary of the killing of Trayvon Martin and comes eleven days after the mistrial of Michael Dunn, the Florida man who hot and killed 17-year-old Jordan Davis in 2012.
“Put on a Hoodie for Trayvon, hold a target [printed here] with the message of ‘No More’ for Jordan and all the Black and Latino youth who this system views as suspects,” reads the event description.
“Defiantly represent that we refuse to accept a target being put on the back of every Black youth in this country, we refuse to accept the declaration that Black people have no rights that white people are bound to respect.”
Hundreds of supporters are expected to participate in these national marches.
In New York City, gatherings are scheduled to take place throughout the day in Harlem and throughout Manhattan, including Times Square and the historic 125th street. Marches, rallies and vigils have also been schedule to occur in Los Angeles, Oakland, Jacksonville, Atlanta, Dallas, Chicago, Cleveland and other cities.
Participants are invited to photograph themselves while at the events and share the images at the Stop Mass Incarceration Network Facebook page.
“This action can break the paralysis by being the first national action against the mistrial of the murderer of young Jordan Davis and linking this outrage to the fight for justice for Trayvon,” Stop Mass Incarceration Network said in a statement.
“Be a part of puncturing the lie that there is nothing we can do—that we must accept this nightmare.”
Local events for February 26 Day of Remembrance for Trayvon Martin and Jordan Davis include:
4pm: 5 Points Marta Station (Peachtree side, downtown Atlanta)
Hoodies Up! flashmob and Speak Out. Bring your Hoodies and defiance
New York City
- 3 pm: St. Nicholas Park 135th St. & St. Nicholas Avenue – Youth Speakout. By: NY Revolution Club.
- 5 pm: Union Square (south side) E. 14th St. at Broadway. Sponsored by the Stop Mass Incarceration Network
- 5 pm: Harlem State Office Building, 163 W. 125th St. at Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (7th Ave.) Sponsored by October 22 Coalition to Stop Police Brutality, Repression and the Criminalization of a Generation (New York), Parents Against Police Brutality and the Stop Mass Incarceration Network.
- 6:30 pm: Everyone converge at Times Square at the red bleachers, at 47th St, between Broadway and 7th Ave
Los Angeles, Crenshaw District
March 2:30 pm at Slauson & Crenshaw
Rally 4 pm at MLK & Crenshaw
San Francisco Bay Area
4 pm: Rally & March, Fruitvale Bart Plaza, Oakland, CA
4-6 pm: Rally, Hemings Plaza, 135 Monroe St. West
Head HERE for a full list of participating locations, dates, times and contact information.
Justice for Trayvon and Jordan: Hundreds to March In Major Cities Today In Memory of Slain Teens was originally published on hellobeautiful.com