Today, Trayvon Martin would have been celebrating his 18th birthday.
Instead, his family and supporters around the world remember the life of the 17-year-old, gunned down while walking unarmed in Florida. To commemorate the day, community leaders have planned memorial events across the country. At ColorOfChange, our members continue to demand justice for Trayvon Martin, insist that gun-violence no longer lead to corporate profit, and fight back against media images that perpetuate racial stereotypes of Black men.
Take a look at the beautiful Art for Trayvon Tumblr to see the kinds of positive action Trayvon's life has inspired.
Trayon Martin (Feb. 5, 1995 - Feb. 26, 2012)