• DETROIT LAW STUDENTS JOIN THE NATIONAL BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION’S CALL TO JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN

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    DETROIT LAW STUDENTS JOIN THE NATIONAL BLACK LAW STUDENTS ASSOCIATION’S CALL TO
    JUSTICE FOR TRAYVON MARTIN


    WHAT:
    Detroit law students join the National Black Law Students Association (NBLSA) call to action by organizing a candlelight vigil for Trayvon Martin.

    WHO:
    The NBLSA membership at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law and Wayne State University Law School chapters.

    The entire community is encouraged to join us at the candlelight vigil

    WHEN & WHERE:
    Monday, March 26, 2012 at 8:00 pm
    Main Branch of the Detroit Public Library (on the Cass Ave. lawn)
    5201 Woodward Avenue Detroit, MI 48202

    WHY:
    FAMU Law’s BLSA chapter initiated the student movement on Tuesday, March 20th  by gathering in front of the Seminole County Courthouse and demanding a federal probe into the murder of Trayvon Martin, an unarmed
    African-American 17-year old killed by a single bullet from a self-appointed community watchman. Throughout
    the nation, local BLSA chapters, community organizations, and advocacy leaders are organizing rallies and protests calling for the immediate arrest of George Zimmerman, Martin’s killer.

    NBLSA will not stop there.  We have been called to action to seek justice for Trayvon and make sure that a travesty like this does not happen again.  We must not only bring awareness to this situation but to these laws that protect offenders like Zimmerman.

    The UDM and WSU chapters of NBLSA are encouraging its members and the entire community to:
    (1) Sign the Petition at Change.org calling for the arrest of George Zimmerman;
    (2) Continue to bring awareness to the justice movement;
    (3) Join NBLSA on Monday, March 26th as we host candlelight vigils across the country to lament the death of
    Trayvon Martin; and
    (4) Advocate to overturn the “stand your ground” laws in 27 states.

    For more information on NBLSA’s activism on this subject please visit  www.nblsa.org/justicefortrayvon

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