On Monday, April 9, six Florida State University students made international headlines by conducting a bold act of civil disobedience: blocking the doors of the police department that failed to jail George Zimmerman in the killing of Trayvon Martin.
This edition of the podcast, we talk with one of the students who participated in the action, Michael Sampson of Dream Defenders, about the Trayvon Martin case, the climate for people of color in Florida and youth organizing in the state. Also mentioned this program are the US Human Rights Network’s petition campaign, social media friends/allies and getting connected with People Of Color Organize.
Music this go-around features Trayvon Martin dedications by Mista F.A.B. and Reef the Lost Cauze, as well as a history lesson via Michelle Shocked. Some classic backgrounds courtesy of Wu Tang Clan and Mobb Deep wrap it up.
- POCO Podcast: Ajamu Baraka on Trayvon Martin, Race, Class and Movements
- Action Today: Trayvon Martin Murder Anniversary
- Call for a National Plan of Action on Racial Justice is also a Call to Build a Movement
- Oakland: Self-Respect and Community Self-Defense Forum
- Trayvon Martin and the Need for an Independent Human Rights Movement