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Justice for Trayvon: How You Can Participate

The outrage over the George Zimmerman “not guilty” verdict is palpable, with outpourings of support for Trayvon Martin and the family the slain teen left behind evident all over the country.

The biggest question JETmag.com is fielding is: “how do I get involved?”  Here are events, petitions and activities (by date) sparked by the outcome of this trial, and ways to move forward, not only for “Justice for Trayvon,” but to draw attention to gun violence in America as well.  If you have more suggestions for us, we are updating this list.  Please vet these events and donation opportunities independently, as we are merely one resource.

Here’s how you can reach out to us: (via Twitter) @getjetmag (via e-mail) “contact us” form and you can also comment below this post.

ONLINE PETITIONS

National Action Network petition to urge the State Department to investigate George Zimmerman

NAACP Petition to the Justice Department to file civil rights violations charges against George Zimmerman

ONLINE DONATIONS

Trayvon Martin Foundation, which requests you text TMF to 50555 to donate $10 to support civil and criminal legal actions related to the trial

EVENTS (Vigils, Protests, etc.)

SANFORD, FLORIDA

Event: March for Trayvon Martin

Date: July 15 at 5 p.m.

Location: Sanford, Florida

Source: WFTV

 

WINSTON-SALEM, NORTH CAROLINA

Event: Rally and Vigil for Trayvon Martin

Date: July 15 at 7:30 p.m.

Location: 700 block of N. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Source: Winston-Salem Journal

 

GREEN BAY, WISCONSIN

Event: Vigil for Trayvon Martin

Date: July 15 at 7p.m.

Location: Brown County Courthouse

Source: Green Bay Press

 

MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

Event: Rally for Trayvon Martin

Date: July 15 at 6 p.m.

Location: Hennepin County Center Government

Source: Hoodies Up MN Facebook Page

 

MYRTLE BEACH, SOUTH CAROLINA

Event: Candlelight Vigil for Trayvon Martin

Date: July 15 at 7 p.m.

Location: Chapin Park in Myrtle Beach

Source: WPDE

CHICAGO

Event: Anger Management

Date: July 16 at 6:30 p.m.

Location: Rainbow Push Headquarters

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA

Event: Candlelight Vigil for Trayvon Martin

Date: July 16 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Location: Chapin Park in Myrtle Beach

Source: Candlelight Vigil for Trayvon B. Martin Facebook Page

 

NATIONWIDE

Event: 100-city Vigil for Trayvon Martin

Date: July 20

Location: Federal Buildings.  For continuing updates or to sign up and organize, visit this National Action Network link.

Source: National Action Network

 

BRIDGEPORT, CONNECTICUT

Event: Protest for Trayvon Martin

Date: July 16 at 5 p.m.

Location: U.S. District Court building

Source: News Times

 

Event: Protest for Trayvon Martin

Date: July 17 @ 7:15 p.m.

Location: McLevy Green

Source: News Times

 

CHICAGO, ILLINOIS

Event: Summit on Urban Violence

Date: July 25-26

Location: Chicago State University

Source: Chicago Tribune