Connecticut Calls For Justice For Trayvon Martin!

Photo of Trayvon Martin

3 Rallies in Connecticut March 27-31:Justice for Trayvon Martin, Shaima Alawadi and all victims of racism!Tuesday March 27, 2012 at 6PMCourt House – Elm St and Church St, New Haven
Sponsored by A.N.S.W.E.R. CT

On Feb. 26 in Seminole County, Fla., George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin.
The 17-year-old Black youth was walking home from the store.
Martin was unarmed with only a pack of Skittles and a can of iced tea in his pockets.
Zimmerman, captain of the local neighborhood watch, pursued Martin and gunned him down
in broad daylight, in front of many witnesses.

Zimmerman stated that the unarmed Black teen appeared “suspicious” and “threatening.”
Local police did not arrest Zimmerman at the time.

Justice demands that Zimmerman be arrested and charged in the killing of Trayvon Martin
and the Sanford Police Department be investigated.

Shaima Alawadi was a Muslim woman, an Iraqi living in California and a mother of 5.
She was attacked this past week, beaten on the head with a tire iron and found in a pool
of blood by her 17-year-old daughter.
Shaima Alawadi died Saturday afternoon from her injuries.

The attacker(s) left a note at her home that read, “go back to your country, you terrorist.”

We must build a fight-back movement against bigotry, racism and Islamophobia.
Join us Tuesday March 27, 2012 at 6PM to say no to racism and anti-Muslim bigotry!

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The people of Hartford will take to the streets
on Saturday, March 31 at 10am to call for justice
for Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old boy MURDERED in Florida
by racist George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman HAS NOT been arrested or charged for killing Trayvon Martin.

Join us to call for the arrest of George Zimmerman,
and to show solidarity with the family of Trayvon.

Let the world know that OUR COMMUNITY WILL NOT ACCEPT the murder of an unarmed
young Black man by a racist vigilante in the guise of a “neighborhood watch” member!

A Black teen in a hoodie DOES NOT equal “suspicious!”

Trayvon Martin was LYNCHED and we DEMAND JUSTICE NOW!!

Let us show our strength as a community!


Speakers include: Minister Cornell Lewis; City Council Members Cynthia Jennings
and Kyle Anderson; Laresse Harvey of Civic Trust Lobbying; J. Stan McCauley
“The People’s Mayor”, Kamora Herrington of the National Black Justice
Coalition’s National Advisory Board, concerned citizen and parent; Frank
O’Gorman of People of Faith and Queer Liberation Front

For further information, call 860-461-2611

Download Flyer below:

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Hoodies Up New Haven- A March for Trayvon Martin

Saturday, March 31, 2012
3:00pm until 6:00pm

Sponsored by the Black Student Alliance at Yale

On February 26, 2012, 17-year-old African-American Trayvon Martin was shot and killed
in Sanford, Florida by unofficial neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.

Zimmerman admits to killing Martin, but claims he was acting in self-defense.
A month after Martin’s death, no arrests have been made and Zimmerman remains free.

Join us as we march&rally for justice for Trayvon, for the arrest of Zimmerman,
and in support of amending the Alvin Penn Racial Profiling Act being considered
in the CT legislature.

We’ll start at the Dixwell Community “Q” House and march to the New Haven Green.


Sponsoring Organizations
The Black Student Alliance at Yale [BSAY]
My Brother’s Keeper
MEChA de Yale
Yale Chapter of the NAACP
The Connecticut African American Emancipation Committee [CAAEC]
Unida Latina en Accion
Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
Yale College Democrats
Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority

El 26 de febrero del 2012, un joven afro-americano de 17 años llamado
Trayvon Martin fue baleado y muerto en la ciudad de Sanford, estado de Florida.

El hombre responsable se llama George Zimmerman y era el autoproclamado
vigilante de su barrio.

Y el dice que lo hizo en defensa propia.
Un mes después de los hechos George Zimmerman sigue impunemente libre.

Unase a Unidad Latina en Accion y otros grupos en una marcha para pedir justicia
para Trayvon Martin, el immediato arresto de George Zimmerman y en apoyo al reciente
proyecto de ley en contra del perfilamiento racial presentado en la legislatura
estatal de Connecticut.

La marcha comienza en 197 Dixwell Avenue y termina en el Green.

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