Rally for Trayvon Martin-Faculty & Staff News - Carnegie Mellon University

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Rally for Trayvon Martin

rallyStudents, faculty, staff and community members gathered at the fence on Monday, March 26 at the Justice Rally for Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old shot to death in Florida by a neighborhood watch volunteer on Feb. 26. Speakers at the rally urged attendees to discuss the role of ethnic/racial profiling, stereotypes and judicial bias and called for further investigation by law enforcement. A voter registration drive followed the rally. Carnegie Mellon Black Graduate Student Organization Vice President Brittany Claud and President Ricky Burgess helped organize the rally.

rally2Activist Kimberly Ellis, a scholar of African-American studies, urged people not to overlook local communities, where they can impact change the most through their actions.