SU to hold ‘Stop the Violence’ march, vigil on anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death
POSTED: Monday, February 25, 2013 - 1:14pm
UPDATED: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 - 3:30pm
BATON ROUGE, LA (NBC33) — Students from Southern University will host a “Stop the Violence March” tomorrow afternoon to commemorate the one year anniversary of the death of Trayvon Martin as well as issues of violence in the Baton Rouge area.
“We are trying to bring community awareness and outreach as well as a message to stop the violence in Baton Rouge,” said Willie McCorkle, President of Student Government Association.
The march will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 26 beginning at 5:00 p.m. Participants will gather in the Smith-Brown Memorial Union courtyard and proceed down several roads, ending at the F.G. Clark Activity Center.
A candlelight vigil will be held in front of the Law Center after the march concludes. It will commemorate the one-year anniversary of Trayvon Martin’s death.
The march is being hosted by the Black History Club, Criminal Justice Club and the Student Government Association.