JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN
& JUSTICE FOR DETROIT
5:00pm – Wednesday, August 28th
Grand Circus Park Pingree Statue, Detroit
Fight back against the war on black & brown youth!
Youth of color are routinely profiled by the police, security personnel and self-appointed vigilantes like George Zimmerman. From the lynching of Trayvon Martin in Florida, to the murder of Ramarley Graham in his own home at the hands of undercover NYPD officers, to the murder of seven-year-old Aiyana Jones by the police here in Detroit—and everywhere in between—youth of color are victimized by an inherently violent, racist system of oppression. These same youth have the highest unemployment rate and the jobs they are forced to take are low-wage jobs without benefits, rights or union representation. The anti-youth war also includes massive cuts in education, including school closings in Black and Brown communities.
We must turn our anger over the lynching of Trayvon Martin into a new nationwide struggle to stop the war against Black and Brown youth. Here in Detroit, a majority Black city, the state-appointed Emergency Manager has further destroyed our communities, reversed the ban on police tasers and plans to loot the workers’ pension fund and sell city assets—stealing more of the wealth that belongs to the working people who created it in the first place and using it for debt payments to the banks!
Our resistance is the best way to honor the legacy of the 50th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom. For a list of actions around the U.S, visit peoplespowerassemblies.org/justice-for-trayvon-martin-actions/
Moratorium NOW! Coalition to Stop Foreclosures, Evictions & Utility Shut Offs
moratorium-mi.org 5920 Second Ave., Detroit 313-680-5508