Million Hoodies Creator, Parents Take Trayvon Across The Pond
1 year ago
Trayvon Martin's parents to meet UK families with same story
The young man behind the Million Hoodies Movement for Justice has taken his idea across the pond to the United Kingdon, where scores of Brits are expected to unite in remembrance of Trayvon Martin and Stephen Lawrence, considered London’s Martin of the early 1990s.
Daniel Maree of New York has organized a Friday town hall and vigil for Martin and Lawrence, at the University of London Union from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. BST. After the discussion, a silent vigil will be held on Downing Street.
Martin’s parents and Lawrence’s mother will attend the town hall and vigil, confirmed Maree, who was asked by Martin family lawyer Ben Crump to spearhead the planning.
“At first I was kind of skeptical because I know how hard it is to do these things,” Maree told Loop 21 by phone. “I feel like they are kind of like the first family right now, and (Crump) is like the chief of staff. So, I couldn’t say no.”
Maree said they started out with the idea for a march in London, but decided against that because of the unpredictable response to that type of action.
“We wanted to get a sense of what the context was in London, because there’s been a lot of sensitivities around this issue,” Maree said.