Trayvon Martin's Parents to Hold Two-Night Conversation about Their Son, Race & Social Justice

Trayvon Martin

Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, the mother and father of Trayvon Martin, will be in Chicago in February for two nights of discussions and book signings.

The Chicago Humanities Festival, DuSable Museum of African American History and the Chicago Urban League are hosting the events, which will be held Thursday, Feb. 16 at the First United Methodist Church, and Friday, Feb. 17 at the DuSable Museum. Both events run from 6 p.m.-7:15 p.m.

The humanities festival described the program as “an intimate two-night discussion about the life of their son, the process of grieving in the national spotlight, their efforts to see justice served, and how they coped when justice was denied.”

Fulton and Martin are touring the country with their memoir, “Rest In Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin.” They will be available after each event for a TalkBack and book signing.

“We are pleased and honored to host this important and timely event. The DuSable is the nation’s oldest independent African American History museum whose mission is to educate, enlighten and promote dialogue on issues affecting our community, and today that mission is more important than ever,” said Perri Irmer, President and CEO of the DuSable Museum. “The killing of Trayvon Martin and the story of his family’s strength and courage is a central part of this dialogue and exemplifies African Americans’ ongoing struggle for justice and equality in America.”

Ticket information:
For the Feb. 16 event, tickets go on sale on Jan. 4 for Chicago Humanities Festival members and on Jan. 12 for the general public.

Tickets for the Feb. 17 event go on sale Jan. 4 for all.

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