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Trayvon Martin & The Fight Against The New Jim Crow

Video of a brilliant forum from Wednesday in Chicago

A panel discussion featuring the following speakers...

A message of Solidarity from Dr. John Carlos, the 1968 Olympian who raised his fist on the podium to protest racism and inequality in America.

Simeon Wright- cousin of Emmett Till and author of Simeon's Story: An Eyewitness Account of the Kidnapping of Emmett Till

Martinez Sutton- brother of Rekia Boyd, young woman killed by an off-duty Chicago police officer on March 21, 2012

Bishop Tavis L. Grant- National Field Director of the Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Rev. Jeanette Wilson- Rainbow PUSH Coalition

Steven Watts- father of Stephon Watts, 15 year old killed by Calumet City Police on February 1, 2012

Wayne Watts- uncle of Stephon Watts

Allisah Love, of the Free Howard Morgan Campaign, Howard Morgan was shot 28 times by four white Chicago cops and was recently sentenced to 40 years in prison for the attempted murder of those four cops.

and Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor- International Socialist Organization & columnist for SocialistWorker.org