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Social Justice Matters Statement on Treyvon Martin

posted Mar 23, 2012, 3:14 PM by Sjm Administrator   [ updated Apr 5, 2012, 2:17 PM ]
SJM deplores the murder of Trayvon Martin and hopes that like-minded individuals across the United States will work together so that justice is done in this case and to create a society in which such instances are only a bitter memory.

SJM member, Amy Carow stated: The murder of Trayvon Martin is a tragedy, a disgrace, and a wake up call for all of us. The issues raised in the article below are some of the things we explore through multi-racial conversations at Social Justice Matters in SPF. www.socialjusticematters.org  Come join the conversation.

We have been reading the following reports and opinion pieces on the subject:





During his press conference announcing a nomination for the head of the World Bank, President Obama said, "My main message is to the parents of Trayvon Martin. If I had a son, he'd look like Trayvon." [at 6:10 in this clip -  http://www.whitehouse.gov/photos-and-video/video/2012/03/23/president-obama-nominates-jim-yong-kim-world-bank-president]

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