PARC: Asheville interfaith vigil to be held April 1 in rememberence of Trayvon Martin

Here’s the message from the People Advocating Real Conservancy group, sent via its email newsletter:

Interfaith Vigil
This Sunday
April 1st @ 4PM
City County Plaza

We invite you to join us for an Interfaith Vigil this Sunday in remembrance of Trayvon Martin, the African American teenager who was shot and killed recently in Sanford, Florida.

An ecumenical group of area religious leaders will pray with us, rally, and speak out for justice in a nonviolent way.

In solidarity with Trayvon, please wear a hoodie.

Sunday, April 1st, 2012
Palm Sunday
4:00 PM
Free Speech Pack Square, Reuther Terrace

(across from the fire department,
on the terrace above City County Plaza Park)

Sponsored by the Martin Luther King, Jr. Association of Asheville & Buncombe County
P.O. Box 328; Asheville, NC, 28802
335-6896, 281-1624

Trayvon Martin is the latest in a long line of unarmed African-American teenagers killed for the crime of being black.

Here’s a short video about another young man, this one named Emmett Till, who was killed while visiting his cousins in Mississippi.

The facts are different, the results are different, but somehow the story never changes.

Asheville PARC made this video for Black History Month last year.


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