Tuesday for Trayvon: Women’s voices about the verdict

     (Drawing courtesy of Sam Gerlach)

    (Drawing courtesy of Sam Gerlach)

    In March 2012, after the death of Trayvon Martin, a group of Philadelphia bloggers launched Tuesday for Trayvon. It was a call to action, a reaction to the death of Trayvon, and a demand for justice.



    Sixteen months later, some would argue that justice has been served. Charges were indeed brought against Zimmerman, and a trial was held. But even so, feelings about whether justice was reached vary widely.

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    In the wake of the verdict, we gather online once again for Trayvon. We are a multi-racial group of 10: all of us women, most of us mothers, all hoping to create a dialogue about race, caring, and activism:

    Raya at And Starring as Herself… Mrsrkfj pushes us all to step out of the silence and deal with race.

    Beth at Next Life Chapter asks the “Now what?” question, and offers ways for us to take action.

    Rachee’ at Say it “Rah-shay” reminds us that she sees Trayvon daily and urges us all to do more.

    Kimberly at GingersNYC writes an open letter speaking directly to young black boys and young black girls.

    Jo-Lynne at Musings of a Housewife breaks out of her comfort zone and traditional blogging repertoire to enter the conversation about race.

    Janeane at Janeane’s World tells us that little black boys are precious, but also shares why she’s not one bit surprised by the verdict.

    I share on Germantown Avenue Parents and NewsWorks how my own children are processing the verdict and thinking about the future that they will help shape.

    Elizabette also shares on Germantown Avenue Parents how she and her children are grappling with the verdict and examines truths about race itself.

    Amiryah at Four Hats and Frugal introduces us to her own son so that we will understand, see, and vow to be part of the change.

    Gina at Mom-blog shares her struggle with the news and offers powerful resources for teaching and learning about racism.

    How do the above posts speak to you? Please let us know.


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