***For Immediate Release***
FAMILIES OF EMMETT TILL AND TRAYVON MARTIN JOIN FOR AN HISTORIC EVENT TO CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MARCH ON WASHINGTON
(Atlanta GA – August 20, 2013) In celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington, the families of Emmett Till and Trayvon Martin will unite to present a monumental event entitled “Ambassadors of Peace: Civil Rights, Human Wrongs and the Charge for Youth Leadership” featuring a special screening of The Untold Story of Emmett Till (revised to include footage of the tragedy of Trayvon Martin) and a solution-powered panel with special guests and moderated by MSNBC’s Toure.
This event will take place at the historic Shiloh Baptist Church (1500 Ninth St. NW, Washington, DC 20001) on Friday, August 23, 2013 at 5:00pm EST.
Special guests and panelists include, Simeon Wright (Eyewitness/Cousin of Emmett Till), Sybrina/Jahvaris Fulton and Tracy Martin (Family of Trayvon Martin), Kevin Powell (BK Nation), Rev. Al Sharpton (National Action Network), Victoria Pannell (Emmett Till Youth Ambassador of Peace), and Filmmaker/Investigation Discovery Network’s Keith Beauchamp.
“The Till family is uniting with the Martin family to illustrate unity of our voices on issues that affect our youth. The March on Washington also has a significant meaning to our family as it marks the 58th Anniversary of Emmett Till’s murder”, says Airickca Gordon-Taylor.
Panelists will discuss the many comparisons of the Till/Martin cases and the impact on the quality of life for young people; reversal of existing laws and need for establishment of new laws which support and protect civil and human rights; and other issues sparking youth interest and mobility.
The evening will close with a charge to young people to become Ambassadors of Peace with a common goal of promoting a harmonious environment through peer mediation, leadership and reconciliation to overcome and prevent the perpetuation of violence.
Also, on this commemorative occasion, the Martin family will recognize the mobilization and peaceful efforts of young people around the country.
This is a free event, however, pre-registration is requested and appreciated. To register click HERE or call 585.687.8455.
For more information on the Mamie Till Mobley Foundation – http://www.mamietillmobleyfoundation.org
For more information on the Trayvon Martin Foundation – http://www.trayvonmartinfoundation.org