Day of Verdict Events List:

Here are all the planned meet-ups so far for 6pm on the day of the Zimmerman verdict!

Albuquerque, NM: Civic Plaza

Atlanta, GA: Westend Park

Asheville, NC: the Obelisk

Austin, TX: State Capitol

Baltimore, MD: War Memorial Plaza

Barcelona, Spain: Plaza Revolución

Boston, MA: Dudley Square, Roxbury

Burlington, VT: City Hall

Charlotte, NC: Marshall Park

Chattanooga, TN: Miller Park

Chicago, IL: Daley Plaza

Cincinnati, OH: Fountain Square

Columbus, OH: 375 South High Street

Dayton, OH: Courthouse Square

Denver, CO: 2pm in City Park

Detroit, MI: Grand Circus Park

Durham, NC: CCB Plaza

Erie, PA: Perry Square

Fargo-Moorhead (ND/MN): Main Avenue Bridge

Fort Myers, FL: FGCU Campus Library

Frederick, MD: South End Park

Greenbelt, MD: Roosevelt Center

Greensboro, NC: Elm and February 1st

Greenville, SC: In front of Peace Center (3pm)

Hanover, NH: Campus Green

Houston, TX: City Hall

Iowa City, IA: Ped Mall

Kansas City, MO: Freedom Fountain

Lancaster, PA: Penn Monument

Lansing, MI: Lansing City Hall

Las Vegas, NV: City Hall

Los Angeles, CA: Leimert Park & King and Crenshaw Blvds, Eastside: Mariachi Plaza, Long Beach, West Side, Venice/Santa Monica

Louisville, KY: Carl Braden Memorial Center

Madison, WI: State Capitol

Memphis, TN: Memphis Police Department (meet Monday)

Miami, FL: Torch of Friendship, Bayfront Park

Milwaukee, WI: MLK and Vine

Minneapolis, MN: TBA, Monday

Montpelier, VT: State and Main Street

Nashville, TN: Downtown Courthouse

New Orleans, LA: Washington Square Park

New York, NY: Union Square

Northhampton, MA: City Hall

Oakland, CA: Oscar Grant Plaza

Newark, NJ: Market and Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA: Love Park

Phoenix, AZ: Department of Justice

Pittsburgh, PA: Freedom Corner

Portland, ME: Monument Square

Portland, OR: Peninsula Park

Poughkeepsie, NY: Mansion Square Park

Providence, RI: Central High School

Provincetown, MA: Town Hall

Rochester, NY: Liberty Pole

Salt Lake City, UT: Federal Building

San Diego, CA: City Heights, across from Mid City PD

San Francisco, CA: 4:30pm, Market and Powell

San Jose, CA: San Jose City Hall

St. Louis, MO: St. Louis Justice Center

Seattle, WA: Westlake

Springfield, MO: Downtown Square

Syracuse, NY: 2pm at Onondaga County Courthouse

Tampa, FL: Waterfront Park

Toronto: Don Jail

Vancouver, BC: Victory Square

Washington, DC: Malcolm X, Btwn 15th & 16th st NW at Euclid st NW

Wichita, KS: (5pm Monday), 21st and Hillside

No Justice in the Courts! National Action for Trayvon Martin when the Verdict Comes

We have no plans to celebrate any conviction, since all possible “legal” outcomes point squarely toward a re-imagined Jim Crow justice

A verdict is coming in the trial of George Zimmerman, for the cold-blooded murder of Trayvon Martin. We don’t know what the mostly white jury will decide, but this much we do know: there will be NO justice for Trayvon or the thousands of others like him.

Zimmerman may be acquitted, and while this would be a slap in the face, the entire trial has been a slap in the face, the media campaign to demonize this young man is a slap in the face, and the entire system of racial profiling, mass incarceration, capitalist exploitation, and police terror is a slap in the face and a punch in the gut.

Trayvon Martin stood his ground, and we applaud him, although it didn’t save his life and has been used to justify his death.

Zimmerman is certainly worthy of a murder conviction, but even this unlikely outcome doesn’t bring Trayvon back certainly does not mean an end to similar vigilante executions or the more official executions carried out daily by police. A conviction would serve as false “proof” that we are truly post-racial, that justice has been served, something we know is a brutal lie.

A manslaughter verdict would be even worse than an acquittal: the “justice” system could crow about how it had delivered the goods while Zimmerman is locked up for a couple of measly years. We have no plans to celebrate any conviction, since all possible “legal” outcomes point squarely toward a re-imagined Jim Crow justice, where only those interested in upholding a white supremacist and classist status quo will find freedom.

Thus we ask you to stand up on your block, in your community, in your city and join us in the streets at 6pm on the day of the verdict, regardless of what it is. Come to express your sorrow, your rage, and your continuing demand for justice for Trayvon and beyond.

The legal system won’t save us, as the California Hunger Strikers remind us.

The clergy won’t save us, and some are already teaming up with the police to prevent the righteous anger of the people from being expressed.

The politicians damn sure won’t save us.

Only we can save us.

A list of events on the day of the verdict can be found at:  http://TrayvonOC.wordpress.com

To connect with the Organizing Committee and plan a local event, please email: TrayvonOC@gmail.com