Two weeks ago today, I asked a group of Philadelphia blogging Moms to spend a day with me online, posting our thoughts on the killing of Trayvon Martin. 15 bloggers joined in the cause (blogroll is included here).
On that day, all 15 of us wrote about the same topic, but from very different perspectives. We wrote about sadness, frustration, anger, and disbelief. We summoned our strength, patience, and calls to action. Mostly, we grieved for the loss of this teenager and pleaded for justice.
I remember writing my post the night before, predicting that after weeks of Trayvon’s story being out there and all the accumulating bits of evidence, I would wake up the next day to the news that George Zimmerman had been arrested. I was wrong. And I am still waiting. That was two weeks ago; there still has been no arrest.
So there is still a movement calling for Justice for Trayvon. There are still protests urging that Zimmerman be arrested. When we launched Tuesday for Trayvon two weeks ago, we shared it with the Million Hoodies for Trayvon campaign. They’ve now run with the idea and expanded it globally. Today, Tuesday April 10 is now The Internet Day of Action, or Tuesday4Trayvon.
So check out the blogosphere today. Search for tweets or posts with the #tuesday4trayvon, #millionhoodies and #hoodiesup hashtags. Share the stories that make sense to you. Seek justice. And if you have a blog or a you tube channel, consider joining the movement. Because this time, people around the world care about the killing of an African-American teenage boy. And because without arrest, without a trial, without people speaking up, we will not learn what happened, and justice will not be served.
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