Skip to comments.Hundreds to attend peace walk for Trayvon Martin
Posted on 07/17/2014 4:57:28 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet
LOS ANGELES Nearly 500 people are expected to converge on Crenshaw High School Saturday for the Trayvon Martin Foundations 2014 LA Peace Walk and Peace Talk, hosted by Martins parents, Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, organizers said this week.
Local activists and civic leaders will join young people at the quarter-mile march that will honor the right that all people should be able to walk safely on their streets, says local organizer Vanessa Bolden.
Martin, 17, was killed in February 2012 as he returned from a convenience after buying Skittles and a soft drink. George Zimmerman admitted killing Martin, but said he did so in self-defense. Zimmerman later was acquitted.
The symbolic walk around Crenshaw High will address safety concerns when it comes to people walking freely and safely in their communities, Baden said. It is one of several events being held nationally to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Zimmermans acquittal.
Power 106 morning show host Big Boy is one of the celebrities invited to speak at the walk, along with Community Coalition head Marqueece Harris Dawson.
Following the Peace Walk, Big Boy and Dawson will help moderate a Peace Talk with several panelists, including rapper Nipsey Hussle and Temptation actress Jurnee Smollett.
The Peace Talk is intended to discuss ideas and strategies for stemming the tide of gun violence and racial profiling in Los Angeles and throughout the nation, Baden said.
The program starts at 10:30 a.m. at Crenshaw High, 5010 11th Ave. in Los Angeles. For more information, call (305) 600-8810.
The Black KKK Rally to Kill Whitey is more like it....
Robotrippin thug got what he paid for!
How many rappers will be shot after the peace walk?
Really inane. They cannot let this crap go, they cannot stop themselves from picking this scab, can they? It's all
whitey's er, brownskins, er, short half-Jewish guys with dark skin's fault, right?
Will they all be high on Purple Drank and smash people’s heads on the sidewalk?
Milking it for all they can.
I can see the headline now “Shots fired and fights break out at peace walk...”
Unite to Stop the Knockout Game!
Dude, that was like over two years ago.
‘I can see the headline now Shots fired and fights break out at peace walk...
Funny, but it would never make the news.
Don’t neglect to burn a blunt too.
“The symbolic walk around Crenshaw High will address safety concerns when it comes to people walking freely and safely in their communities...”
Does it ever dawn on them that the only person in that confrontation that night that was in his own community was George Zimmerman? Didn’t he have a right to walk safely in his community?
And how many peace walks were done for whites who’ve been murdered by blacks??
Free Skittles, Lemonade soft drink, and a Knockout T-Shirt for walkers on the “Trayvon Martin Trail of Tears” peace walk. Walkers will be expected to donate $100 to the Trayvon Martin Memorial Innocent Black Child Gun Violence Fund administered by his beloved grieving parents, Inc.
No, that'll happen later on, after the family goes to Chuck-E-Cheese to celebrate.
Perhaps Trayvon shouldn’t have tried to mug the wrong guy.
If Saint Skittles had been peaceful, he might still be alive.
Just don’t be wearing anything red around Crenshaw High, it is Rollin’ 60 territory, ie Crips.
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