Friday, July 19, 2013
As part of the National Action Network's 100 City "Justice for Trayvon" Vigil, Tucson folks are gathering from 9 to 10:30 a.m., El Presido Park, 160 W. Alameda St., downtown Tucson.
Still pissed? Still hurting? Still thinking about The Wire's David Simon wrote right after the Zimmerman verdict? Then show-up. From Simon in Salon:
Behold, the lewd, pornographic embrace of two great American pathologies: Race and guns, both of which have conspired not only to take the life of a teenager, but to make that killing entirely permissible. I can’t look an African-American parent in the eye for thinking about what they must tell their sons about what can happen to them on the streets of their country. Tonight, anyone who truly understands what justice is and what it requires of a society is ashamed to call himself an American.
From Tucson organizers:
Show up on Saturday to:
• Remember the lives of Trayvon and other victims of gross injustice from around the nation and Arizona. Share your story.
• Learn about how you can take action against Stand Your Ground laws.
• Find out about other upcoming events and actons, and sign up to participate.