There will be a Prayer and Memorial Service for Trayvon Martin tonight at 6 p.m. in Manning Chapel. It will be a time to honor his family and to observe the continued search for justice in our community. Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African-American boy who was killed in Florida at the end of February. He was targeted for his “suspicious behavior,” characterized as his wearing a hooded sweatshirt with the hood up. People have since protested his death by wearing hoodies in his honor.
The guest speaker will be Andre Willis, assistant professor of the philosophy of religion at Yale Divinity School. He is a visiting professor this semester, currently teaching RELS0820: “African American Religious Strategies: Martin and Malcolm.”