Any March For Our Lives Must Include Kids Like Trayvon Martin
Trayvon Martin would have turned 23 last month. He was a black boy who, like many black children, did not get to realize his dream of living a prosperous and healthy life. The same can be said for Stephon Clark, a 22-year-old black man killed in his own backyard Sunday after police say they mistook a cell phone in his hand for a tool bar.
Six years ago, we flooded the streets of New York City to bring attention to Trayvon’s story and the fact that his killer, George Zimmerman, was still walking free. As young people across the country prepare to mobilize for the national March for Our Lives, the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice is drawing the connection between police brutality and gun violence, especially in black communities.
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