Mar 21 2012
1,000,000 Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin flyer

1,000,000 Hoodie March for Trayvon Martin - #millionhoodies

Trayvon Martin’s tragic story happened over three weeks ago, but on Friday, March 16, with the release of the 911 tapes to the public, his murder has finally gained national attention. To keep the media’s attention and gain some traction with authorities looking into the case, there is a push to help Trayvon’s parents get 1 million signatures on their petition.

The marchers will gather in NYC at 6 p.m. in Union Square and then make their way to the United Nations building — it is being held in conjunction with the UN’s International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination.

Anyone who lives outside of NYC or can’t make it to the march is encouraged to participate by taking a picture of themselves wearing a hoodie and posting it to Facebook, Twittter, Instagram, Pinterest, etc., using the hashtag #millionhoodies

Here’s a word from two of the organizers.

If you haven’t already, sign the Justice for Trayvon Martin petition.

☼ What's Your Opinion? ☼

1 Michelle Patterson Wed, Mar 21, 2012 - 12:24 pm

As an African American mother with 2 young boys I am sadden and angry by the senseless death of young Trayvon Martin.  My heart and prayers go out to his mother and father and his entire family.

This could have been one of my boys and I fear for their lives on a daily basis.  I will be cheering for those of you at the Million Hoodie March on today.

God Bless!!

2 Elizabeth Garcia, NYC Wed, Mar 21, 2012 - 2:41 pm

Trayvon Martin, I can’t look at your pictures without tears streaming down my face!!! I am so full of anger inside!!! This is just wrong!!! I Promise you and your family, that we as America who cares will be your voice and that poor excuse for a human being will PAY!!! Justice will prevail!!! Rest In Paradise sweet Angel xoxoxoxox.

3 Joyce Andrews Wed, Mar 21, 2012 - 2:44 pm

I really think stuff like that is taking away from the seriousness of this case!!

4 Liz Adames Wed, Mar 21, 2012 - 3:01 pm

As a mom of two grown men, who were also wearing hoodies, and jeans hanging down their ass im am angry as hell that this murderer is free to walk the streets, who gave him the right to play god!!!, i wish i could come face to face with him, I’ll show him a good old ass whupping!!!!!.

5 Sabrina Smith Wed, Mar 21, 2012 - 3:40 pm

This absolutely unacceptable, I can not believe that this man has yet to be charged with 1st DEGREE MURDER. As a person who has had my own dealings with the law, this is a clear cut case of Murder. Neighbor hood watch leader my a**, this man had every intention of killing this boy. The police asked him on the 911 call NOT to continue persuing the young man. This is a clear cut case of abuse of a authority, being head of the neighbor hood watch in NO WAY an AUTHORIZATION to just shoot someone. I am outraged that the police have yet to charge this man, it is truly an injustice. If this young man can be shot that easliy and nothing be done ABOUT IT, what do we have to look forward to next????? SLAVERY AGAIN.

6 Terrorised mother of a black teen Wed, Mar 21, 2012 - 3:40 pm

This Zimmerman person has caused me to fear letting my son leave the house. How can someone kill a child because they are black on America? I cant get Trayvons screams for help out of my mind. My heart aches for his parents and i pray for their peace…and hope that this terrorist (Zimmerman) is punished in the same way he has punished Trayvon….Trayvons loved ones…and the entire nation of black families. May God protect us all.

7 Tina McDonald Wed, Mar 21, 2012 - 4:41 pm

I feel that justice hasn’t been served. I’m a mother of two 16yr old son and 5yr old daughter. It is an outrage that they haven’t charged this “PERSON” for MURDER. “He doesn’t deserve to be acknowledge as anything else to me.” The case is clearly evident. God bless Trayvon’s soul and may peace be with his family. May justice be served so that we as a nation make a stand to show that this type of behavior WILL NOT or CANNOT be tolerated.

8 Judith Joseph Wed, Mar 21, 2012 - 5:45 pm

GREYBEARD   I completely agree with you. I thank you for feelings EVERYONES pain. I guess it was easire for others to naturally assume that the murderer was white. We as a people still have a long way to go, but we’ll get there. Thank you again.

9 Essence Ester, Author Wed, Mar 21, 2012 - 5:58 pm

Black… the hue that God chose for some of us… since the very beginning it seems it’s always been a problem as such.. Beautiful Gated Communities Built apparently without “US” in mind… Skittles, Iced Tea, and hooded up is thus the Black Man’s Crime… A Self Hired Neighborhood Watchman decided that it was his chance, to rid the world of “the ones that always get away” and assumed his stance.. This time, there is no calm..I can hear him screaming “help” in my sleep… If we get no justice for Trayvon this time… Then we take it to the streets… Essence Ester, Author

10 Helen Iqbal Wed, Mar 21, 2012 - 6:06 pm

I cannot express any more words than have already been shared in reference to the tragic demise of Trayvon.  What has happened to this young man and the way in which the shooter was handled is a perfect example of how the justice system fails us in their duty to serve and protect.  If the system continues to allow this ticking time bomb, who has finally exploded and is subject to do it again, then they might as well have pulled the trigger themselves!

11 Pat Wed, Mar 21, 2012 - 6:17 pm

I’m very saddened by this tragedy. What are the requirements to become a watchman in a community? I thought this was the land of the free…the home of the brave….to not be able to walk…without being a suspect or shot!!!!!!! MAKES MY STOMACH SICK!

12 Linda Sulpacio Thu, Mar 22, 2012 - 12:12 am

I have not been able to get my thoughts of Trayvon Martin’s murder from my mind all day.  As a woman of color, I told everyone I met at University of Houston Clear Lake about this injustice.  I believe all marginalized people whether, they are black, brown, red or yellow. straight and gay, homeless, mentally ill, disabled, veteran or not to turn around the injustices of the world by holding hands to be one force to slam down the evil, hatred we see killing our beloved children.  Trayvon was a son and brother; I am frustrated that the police did not try to notify his family immediatedly of his death.

13 FRED MCKINLEY Thu, Mar 22, 2012 - 8:38 am


14 Valerie Snipes Thu, Mar 22, 2012 - 2:19 pm

My son told me that he was putting on his hoddie and walking the neighborhood last night.  He is 29 years old college graduate sucessful actor and businessman.  Why was I scared for him? Why???

15 Pedro Fri, Mar 23, 2012 - 1:26 pm

This memorandum has never been more appropriate ...

16 Ibrahim Fri, Mar 23, 2012 - 2:47 pm

What a backward society by killing an innocent boy it shows america still in stone age….the murderer called the boy a coon what a shame….same something like what happened at tolouse maniac killers

17 Nanin Wed, May 02, 2012 - 6:19 am

Cheryl Harvey - Val and Dan   what a wonderful wedidng and so much fun.  The pictures are absolutely fabulous!  What a great couple!  As always remember   Uncle Glenn and I are always available for counseling . . . or just to get together.  Love you both.June 10, 2010   9:10 am