Virtual – Sybrina Fulton, Mother of Trayvon Martin, Discusses Cultivating Justice toward Racial Equality
February 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
The publicity surrounding Trayvon’s death and the ensuing trial catapulted the country into national debate. Despite the intense struggle of losing a child, Fulton has become a role model to many by turning her grief into advocacy. Remaining strong throughout the trial and ensuing months, she lends her voice to speak against violence towards children and the need to build better, safer communities for all.
Her message not only appeals to people’s hearts as it relates to children, but is also one of hope and change, exemplified by her personal experiences and endeavors. As a mother, she inspires audiences to continuously educate their children about civil rights and to help them feel accepted as part of an ever changing society. An honest and relatable speaker, Fulton always looks forward sharing her powerful message with everyone from colleges and legal professionals to community and family organizations, and all other proponents of social justice.
A Miami native, Fulton graduated from Florida Memorial University, where she earned a bachelor’s degree in English. A proud mother, Fulton worked for the Miami-Dade County Housing Development Agency for over 25 years, and is a member of Antioch Missionary Baptist Church of Miami Gardens.
Currently, Fulton is running for office in Miami-Dade County.
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This program is brought to Ashland in collaboration with these libraries: Belmont (and various Belmont organizations), Lincoln, Morrill (Norwood), and Wayland. It is also sponsored by the Friends of the Ashland Library.