DPA Radio: 2 years since Trayvon Martin's murder

Air Date: 

Saturday, February 22, 2014

justice for trayvonIt's been 2 years since the murder of Trayvon Martin by George Zimmerman, an incident that exposed deep racism both in still alive on the streets as well as our justice system. The "not guilty" verdict was a slap in the face to thousands of young black men just like Trayvon who would in any similar circumstance have faced inevitable long sentences or a death penalty and in response thousands took to the streets to demand justice, but also as an urgent affirmation of the value of black life. 

For this show we have Khadijah Costley White, an anti-racist community organizer teaching at Rutger University and Sarah Giskin from People Utilizing Real Power who are both involved in organizing events to remember "Trayvon and all the young people harmed by police officers, security guards, and vigilantes and fueled by a system of racially coded violence against people of color."

More info on the events can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/1385219315071338/ and https://www.facebook.com/events/670190773023297.

Spoken word and song by Jasiri X.