February 26, 2013-One year since the murder of Trayvon Martin. One year since a self-styled vigilante, wannabe cop named George Zimmerman saw Trayvon's Black skin and his hoodie and decided he "must be up to no good." One year since Zimmerman gunned Trayvon down. One year since the cops in Sanford, Florida, found Zimmerman standing over Trayvon's dead body and walked him into and out of the police station, letting the killer go free. And still, no justice.(read on)
Take to the Streets: Kennedy-King: Gather at 1pm at 63rd & Halsted
Wicker Park/West Town: 3pm Division & Ashland
On Tuesday 2/26, one year after the murder of Trayvon Martin, we must return to the streets, wear hoodies and act in other ways to show that we refuse to accept the bulls-eye that has been placed on the backs of Black youth. Gather your friends, neighbors and co-workers; and take pictures of what you do....
On Tuesday 2/26, we must mark the murder of Trayvon by wearing hoodies, by gathering in appropriate places and demonstrating our defiance and our determination to refuse to accept this mistreatment. Gather coming out of school, gather in your neighborhoods.
We have to act in this way on the 26th. If we don't, the courts could work like the cops did on the night Trayvon was murdered, by letting Zimmerman walk free again. And the authorities will continue to give a green light to racist vigilantes and killer cops to brutalize and murder our youth.
But if we do act in this way, it will show we refuse to accept in silence a declaration of open season on Black youth. It will say NO MORE to authorities who criminalize our youth. It will open the eyes of those who don't experience this mistreatment to what's really going on. And it will give heart to all those who live this injustice and hate it. When we pour into the streets and act in other ways with defiance and determination on February 26, we will be contributing to ending these outrages once and for all.
Film Premiere - Saturday, March 16, 1 pm till 8 pm
REVOLUTION - NOTHING LESS
Ferguson Hall at Columbia College
600 S Michigan Ave. (Harrison & Michigan) Chicago
For more info or to arrange rides, call 773-489-0930.