Students Rally for Justice

April 2, 2012
Saint Augustine's University held a social injustice rally, Thursday, March 29, in remembrance of slain Florida teenager, Trayvon Martin. Martin was gunned down February 26, by a neighborhood watchman, George Zimmerman who deemed Martin "suspicious." At the time of Martin's murder, he was armed with a bag of Skittles candy and iced tea. Martin's murderer has yet to be arrested.

Dr. Ron Brown, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, encouraged students to register to vote. He reminded students that Martin's killer is still free due to a law entitled, "Stand Your Ground," which permits one to match force with force if they feel their life is threatened. "You can change laws like this by voting," stated Brown.

During the rally, Falcons were also asked to sign a memorial wall in honor of Martin. Various student leaders presented facts on the Martin case and some Saint Augustine's University's film and theater performed an emotional re-enactment of Martin's last moments alive.

The fight for justice on Martin's behalf remains ongoing.

Pictured: Film and Theater major, Dante Sellers, seen here holding a bag of Skittles and iced tea; items Martin was carrying at the time of his death.