Trayvon Peace Rally Last 12 Hours
(Memphis) From noon to midnight at Brinson’s on Madison dozens gathered in peace to honor Trayvon Martin.
“We wanted to give everyone time to come out whether you had to work in the morning or work in the evening,” said organizer Kevin Locke.
“We want to pick the brains of everybody, we want to see what you all think to help us out to implement programs,” said Locke.
This wasn’t your typically rally with no chants or shouting. Instead, there was music and speakers.
Organizer Darius Clayton said they created the event after the Zimmerman verdict Saturday night.
“We are building an action plan to make the city of Memphis safe for our youth. We want people to volunteer to actually do the work. Not just complain at the water hole at work but actually get out here and do the work for the kids,” said Clayton.
Clayton is hoping to raise money to create activities for kids and teens in the evening hours to keep them away from violence.
“Between the hours of 3 to 7 there’s nothing for young people to do in the city of Memphis. When they get out of school until dinner time,” said Clayton.