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Press Release: March with Families to Seek Justice in Trayvon Martin Case

Friday July 19, 2013 - 10:41:00 PM

Oakland neighbors, including families with young children, will gather in downtown Oakland Saturday morning to seek justice in the case of Trayvon Martin. 

The event was designed by East Bay moms with families with young children in mind: 

11 a.m.: Kids and parents gather to make signs outside at City Center/ 12th Street BART in Oakland 11:45 a.m.: "Mom's March" from BART to federal building, 1301 Clay noon- 3 p.m.: Join student-organized vigil at 1301 Clay Street 

"Families look out for each other," reads the event's Facebook invitation. "And we know that when the system fails any of us; it fails us all." 

The sign-making and march is coordinated with a noon action organized by the Student March for Peace and Justice, a coalition of Bay Area youth activists and civil rights groups committed to the principles of nonviolent social change. 

“As youth, we are our greatest advocates,” said Justin Jones, 17, chairman of the organizing committee for the noon rally. “We are armed with an unparalleled wealth of passion and knowledge, and ultimately we must be the ones to change our communities.” 


Family sign-making and march 

Oakland Neighbors United 

Sara Steffens 



Student vigil 

Student March for Peace and Justice 

Justin Jones 

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