The Millionhoodies Movement for Justice was established in March 2012, in response to the murder of Trayvon Martin and the tragic events leading up to and after his death. What began as a grassroots effort to pursue justice on behalf of his family, quickly evolved into a full-fledged organization dedicated to championing innovative solutions to issues of racial profiling, institutional discrimination, and gun violence in America.
Our vision is of a country in which every person – regardless of their racial or ethnic identity – are free from structural violence and institutional discrimination.
We work to elevate the voices of people whose right to justice, freedom truth and dignity are often denied. We recognize that the conditions that caused the death of Trayvon Martin and many others like him are deeply embedded in structural injustice and violence against people of color. While accountability in individual cases is important, we realize that we must attack the core inequalities in our society if we are to put a stop to the senseless deaths and systemic violence inflicted on people of color every day.