Trayvon Martin

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Khoa at Trayvon piece

Khoa, an intern with AFSC's Youth Undoing Institutional Racism, visiting the "Under My Skin" exhibit at the Wing Luke Museum of the Asian Pacific American Experience earlier in the summer.

At the historic March on Washington, the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. inspired us to “make real the promises of democracy,” sharing his dream that his children “will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.”

Fifty years later, the unfinished business of realizing racial equality stands starkly illuminated in the wake of the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the death of Trayvon Martin. 

Responding to injustice

Last Sunday I sat in the back room of  Tea in Sahara with a group of largely African American people, sharing our feelings about the killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida a month ago.  The community forum was hosted by the Africana Reading Collective - and lots of people turned out.  It is something we needed to talk about .  We needed to talk about the reality of racial profiling and the racism that is in evey fiber of our society; about being a Black parent of Black children, especially boys; about the experiences of people in the room; about the fact that had the kille

Trayvon Martin, Mass Incarceration, and the Need for Revolution: A Presentation By Clyde Young at Revolution Books

Saturday, March 31, 2012 - 7:00pm

2.4 million people most of them                                

Black and Latino in prison!

Racial profiling a pipline to prison
for generations of our youth

Racial Profiling: A Community Conversation

Saturday, April 14, 2012 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm

racial profiling skit

PrYSM skit on racial profiling at the RI State House

The killing of Trayvon Martin in Florida and the fact that his killer remains free one month later has focused attention on the reality of racial profiling.  It is a legacy of the racism that is in the fibers of our culture.  It has many faces, from crossing the street to  avoid a bunch of teens to police stopping and frisking youth of color on a regular basis. 


flyer for Racial Profiling event

flyer for community discussion on racial profiling

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