Announcement/Open Thread: The Million Hoodie March

In the spirit of solidarity, we want to join other sites in inviting our readers in the New York area to join in what’s being billed as the Million Hoodie March in honor of Trayvon Martin, scheduled to begin at Union Square at 6 p.m. EST.

A petition on Change.org calling for the prosecution of the man who killed Trayvon, George Zimmerman, is nearing the 1-million signature mark. As noted on the event’s Facebook page, today is also the United Nations International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

If you do attend, or are donning a hoodie for the event, please use this space to talk about your experiences today.

  • Grace

    I don’t own hoodies, sweats, etc. but I’m on my way to the city now, from Long Island. When I read that Trayvon was a John Doe in the morgue for three days, and heard about his crying, I cried. I don’t think I can listen to the 911 tapes. I just hope something tangible comes from this whole thing. I’ll report back when I’m on my way home.

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