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Join Unitarian Universalists & Allies at Rally for Justice for Trayvon Martin

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Mar 28, 2012

Dear Unitarian Universalists of the Greater Washington Region,

We write to you today as the parents of African American sons, to invite you to join us for a “Rally for Justice for Trayvon Martin.”   The rally takes place this Saturday March 31st at noon at Judiciary Square in Washington, DC.  (See below for more details.)

Trayvon Martin’s death awakened in us a nightmare that many parents of children of color face: the fear that our children’s lives will be imperiled simply because the color of their skin renders them “suspicious” in the eyes of the world.

Even if you’re not the parent of a child of color, we all love a child who looks like Trayvon Martin—whether they’re our students, neighbors, friends….or fellow Unitarian Universalists.

Many of us have observed that the children in our Unitarian Universalist religious education programs are more racially diverse than the adults in our pews.  At All Souls Church in Washington, for example, over 40% of our children identify as non-white, while 23% of our adults do.  More and more, the children of Unitarian Universalism look like Trayvon Martin.  And to seek justice for Trayvon is to seek justice for all of our children.

So please join us this Saturday in Washington…and don’t forget to wear your hoodie!

Standing with you on the side of love,

The Rev. John Crestwell and the Rev. Robert Hardies


Details about the Rally for Justice for Trayvon Martin:

What:             Rally for Justice for Trayvon Martin
When:            Saturday March 31st at 12 noon
Where:          Judiciary Square, at the corner of 5th and F Streets, Northwest, Washington, DC  (Look for UU Church Banners)
Who:              All who seek justice for Trayvon Martin and for all our children
Attire:            Wear a hoodie, or dress in black.  Bring your church banner.
Transport:   Judiciary Square is located on the Red Line, one stop from Union Station.

2 Responses to “Join Unitarian Universalists & Allies at Rally for Justice for Trayvon Martin”

  1. [...] just learned that my UU colleagues in the greater Washington, D. C., area are holding a rally for justice for Trayvon Martin this Saturday, March 31. The rally begins at noon at Judiciary Square, at the [...]

  2. John Balano says:

    I was at the rally today and heard an amazing poem (titled “Hoodie” I believe) I would like to get a copy of the poem. Do you know the author’s name?

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