CORRECTION: April 5 – This story was written based on an email that was sent out to the Black Student League on Wednesday stating that the silent protest and vigil would take place today. DeAndre Jones, former VSU NAACP President, told the Spectator today that all Trayvon Martin events took place last night. We apologize for any confusion.
VSU’s NAACP will assemble an all-black silent protest and prayer vigil today at 12:30 p.m. in front of West Hall to bring awareness to the case of Trayvon Martin .
Martin was a 17-year-old Sanford, Fla., resident who was shot and killed in March under questionable circumstances. This case has generated controversy around the nation and on college campuses.
The VSU NAACP, along with millions around the nation are demanding justice for Trayvon Martin.
They have developed the “Do I Look Suspicious?” campaign, which will be an organized, committed and responsible effort to educate the campus about Martin and why the public should be concerned with whether a person is African-American, Caucasian, Hispanic, Asian, or any other ethnicity.
Students are encouraged to wear all black and bring a sign related to Martin.
Also, later that evening at 6:30 p.m., there will be a prayer vigil in front of West Hall on the pedestrian mall.
T-shirts will be sold for $12. For every t-shirt that will be sold, $2 donations will be sent to Martin’s legal fund, “Justice for Trayvon Martin.”