Sunday, March 25, 2012

Hoodie mass this morning at Middle Collegiate Church

There's a mass this morning at Middle Collegiate Church on Second Avenue between Seventh Street and Sixth Street in honor of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teen a neighborhood watch volunteer shot and killed last month.

Senior Minister Jacqui Lewis discussed the service in a blog post. "It can feel overwhelming, addressing racism, but we have to do it. Come to our multiracial/multicultural community, Middle Church, on Sunday; wear your hoodie and plan to pray for healing." (Esther Zuckerman at Runnin' Scared first reported this yesterday.)

Meanwhile, the news trucks are lined up for reports on the service.

Also, as you may have seen, someone placed wanted posters around the neighborhood for George Zimmerman, the Florida community watch captain who shot the unarmed 17-year-old Martin. Florida authorities have not charged Zimmerman in the shooting. At the time of the shooting, Martin was wearing a hooded jacket.


LvV said...

RIP Trayvon. Your death is so senseless, it is crazy-making. But we will find justice for you.


The wanted posters are brilliant!

Marty Wombacher said...

Glad to see this, a nice antidote to Geraldo Rivera's stupid remarks about hoodies and this senseless death.

Anonymous said...

this is another one of those flashpoint cases where the truth doesn't matter.