Today was the National Day of Action for Trayvon Martin, but if you missed the noontime rally in Downtown Hartford, there is another opportunity to let your voice be heard.
On Monday, July 22nd people — who are being encouraged to wear black hoodies or t-shirts with supportive messages — will gather at Lozada Park (at Seyms and Mather) to vent about the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial. Cornell Lewis, one of the action’s coordinators, said this is also serving as an opportunity for people to “design strategies to address racism/bias.”
Connecticut is far from Florida, but Lewis said that local “people feel angry about Trayvon and need to be heard.”
Recognizing this anger, Lewis is working with Rev. Henry Brown, Mothers United Against Violence, and others in what he says is “an effort to keep the people from doing anything disruptive as it relates to the Zimmerman verdict.”
Monday’s short march will end at the Black Buffalo Soldier’s grave site.