Women, men and children in cities across thecountry “Hoodie Up”on April 10th as special prosecutor Angela Corey decides on whether to indict George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin
Million Hoodies Movement for Justice - Thenjiwe McHarris
JusticeTM.org – Michael Hall
GlobalGrind.com – Michael Skolnik
MoveOn.org – Garlin Gilchrist II
New York, NY On Tuesday, April 10th the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice is calling on people from across the country and the world to come together to stand in solidarity with the family of Trayvon Martin as they await special prosecutor Angela Corey’s decision on whether or not to charge George Zimmerman for the murder of Trayvon Martin.
In partnership with JusticeTM.org, GlobalGrind.com, and MoveOn.org, the organizers have launched www.mhoodies.org, a community-organizing platform to help support activists throughout the globe. They have also called for an International Day of Internet Action for Justice (Tuesday, April 10th) for Trayvon Martin and all victims of structural violence and institutional discrimination, particularly racial discrimination.
“It is important to continue to bring attention to the case and inform the public of the need to pressure Florida authorities to make Zimmerman answer for his crime,” said organizer Amy Frame.
Activists throughout the world from New York City, to Atlanta, to Los Angeles, to London (over a dozen cities in all) have protested, marched and elevated their voices in an effort to demand justice for Martin’s death as well as call for the reform of laws, policies and practices that will combat structural violence and institutional racial discrimination.
On February 26th Trayvon Martin who was 17 years old at the time of his death, was shot and killed as he walked to his father’s fiancé’s home from a convenience store in Sanford, Florida.
For more information about the Million Hoodie Movement for Justice, please visit www.mhoodies.org
WHAT: National Hoodie Day & International Day of Internet Action for Justice
Tuesday, April 10th is the day activists across the country will band together as one voice to advocate for justice on behalf of Trayvon Martin and his family. With the special prosecutor set to decide on an indictment of Travyon's killer, George Zimmerman, it is important to continue to bring attention to the case and inform the public of the need to pressure Florida authorities to make Zimmerman answer for his crime.
On April 10th the people of Los Angeles will come together to march for Trayvon Martin. On that day a grand jury convenes in FL to decide if charges should be brought against Trayvon's shooter, George Zimmerman. In addition to the march the millionhoodies of LA have drafted a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking for a Justice Department investigation into the case. Please take a few minutes to download, sign, and mail a copy to Eric Holder. You can also email it to AskDOJ@usdoj.gov. We must keep the pressure on until Trayvon's family receives justice.
The muder of Trayvon Martin has sparked outrage among millions of Americans. However, there are those who seek to use Trayvon's case to advance their political agenda. Many in the media are trying to portray Trayvon as an aggressor who deserved to be attacked. Know the facts! Below is a fact sheet that you can download and share with others. Let's not let misinformation get in the way of getting justice for Trayvon.