Florida Residents Organize “Halloween Hoodie Campaign” Honoring Trayvon Martin
A group of Floridians are planning a campaign in an effort to stop the stereotyping that led to the death of unarmed teenager Trayvon Martin earlier this year when he as gunned down by self-appointed neighborhood watchman George Zimmerman.
via The Grio
Still haven’t decided on a costume for Halloween this year?
Two Miami residents are encouraging people to wear hooded sweatshirts in their “Halloween Hoodie Campaign” to protest stereotyping after the controversial shooting death of fellow Floridian, Ttayvon Martin earlier this year.
The 17-year-old was wearing a hoodie when he was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a neighborhood watchman who confronted Martin as he walked home from a 7-Eleven in the Orlando suburb of Sanford.
After the death of Trayvon Martin, many supporters of the Martin family wore hoodies and posted photos to show their support, including the entire Miami Heat team.
However, the creators of the “Halloween Hoodie Campaign,” Gauis Benbow and Rochelle Oliver, say their campaign’s purpose is to help put an end to negative stereotyping.
Oliver told the Orlando Sentinel that the idea “isn’t about being pro-Trayvon. It’s about being anti-stereotyping.”
Good to know people out in Florida are staying on top of the cause. Will you be rocking your hoodie this Halloween in honor of Trayvon?