University of Chicago, Chicago, ILJul 13, 2013

Founding of BYP100/Rally for Trayvon

A moment of trauma can oftentimes present you with an opportunity to do something about the situation to prevent that trauma from happening again.
Charlene Carruthers, BYP100

Young black activists had gathered in Chicago to discuss organizing beyond electoral politics and were together when the verdict in George Zimmerman’s trial for shooting Trayvon Martin came down. BYP100 was born from that moment.

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