Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin, and Attorney Benjamin Crump
to speak at Howard School of Law
Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, will speak
at 6 pm, Thursday, March 7, in the Moot Court Room of the Law School. Fulton and her Attorney Benjamin Crump will talk about some of the events of the past year. Professors from the Law School and the University will discuss racial and social elements of the case and its impact on the criminal justice system.
Ms. Fulton will speak candidly about what she has experienced in the year since the death of her son Trayvon Martin. Lawyers for the Martin family will provide updates on the status of the case against George Zimmerman, who shot and killed Trayvon Martin on February 26, 2012. The case is scheduled for trial in June 2013.
Professors at the law school and University will talk about the racial and social elements of the case and its impact on the criminal justice system. Howard law students will address the students’ activism at the height of Trayvon’s death, including the inspiration behind their “Do I Look Suspicious” video, which featured Howard law students wearing “hoodies,” and asking “do I look suspicious?” The video went viral. The ABA Coalition on Racial and Ethnic Justice will discuss some of the “Stand Your Ground” laws in the United States.
Interim Law School Dean Okianer Christian Dark, one of the organizers of the program, said the program will give Howard law students an opportunity to show their continued support for the Martin family, but most importantly she said, “it will enhance their educational experience at Howard University School of Law.”
The program will begin at 6pm in the Moot Court Room.
A light reception will follow.
updated: March 1, 2013