Asheville Rallies for Trayvon Martin

While downtown Asheville in a meeting, I looked at my Twitter feed and found out that there was a rally for Trayvon Martin just a block away. I quickly finished and raced up there to talk to a few of the people and get some media footage. WLOS was on the scene as well doing interviews. Here is a quick video I took:




Asheville NC Hoodies & Hijabs Rally for Trayvon & Shaima

 

The Asheville community is invited to attend: JOIN MSA AND BSA IN A HOODIES AND HIJAB RALLY ON THURSDAY, MARCH 29 AT 12:30 PM ON THE QUAD at UNC-Asheville

 

PLEASE WEAR BOTH A BLACK HOODIE AND A BLACK SCARF TO STAND WITH THESE FALLEN VICTIMS.

WE ARE ASKING ALL UNC-A STUDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THIS EVENT ALL DAY. BLACK HOODIES AND SCARVES SHOULD SURROUND OUR CAMPUS.

Background:
Recently, Trayvon Martin and Shaima Alawadi have uncovered this by suffering tragic results.


Trayvon Martin, a young black 17-year old male in Florida was wearing a hood walking out of an all white neighbourhood when he was shot by George Zimmerman in cold blood. His choice of weapon: Skittles and a can of ice-tea

Shaima Alawadi, a 32-year old Iraqi mother of 5 in California was brutally beaten inside of her home with a iron tire, alongside her unconscious body read a note from the perpetrator that said, “go back to your own country”

These are just two cases out of thousands, we are a part of the generation that needs to make a difference.

If you would like, you can RSVP to the event on Facebook.

Follow @dj__amz on Twitter for more information please.