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Sybrina Fulton

Friday, February 28, 2014
6:00pm – 8:00pm

Storrs Campus
Student Union Ballroom

African American Cultural Center’s 45th Anniversary Black and Gold Celebration Event

Sybrina Fulton, Trayvon Martin’s Mother, will be the keynote speaker at the H. Fred Simons African American Cultural Center’s 45th Anniversary Black and Gold Celebration Event being held on Friday, February 282014, at 6:00pm, in the Student Union Ballroom.

Sybrina Fulton is dedicating her life to transforming family tragedy into social change. Since the death of her 17 year old son, Trayvon Martin, during the violent confrontation in 2012, Fulton has become an inspiring spokesperson for parents and concerned citizens across the country.

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.

This event is a WRAAP event being cosponsored by the UConn Cultural Centers and other UConn Departments.

Admission Fee: Free

Contact:

Ronke Stallings ronke.stallings@uconn.edu

African American Cultural Center, Women's Center, Rainbow Center

African American Cultural Center (primary), Asian American Cultural Center, Honors Program, Puerto Rican Latin American Cultural Center, Rainbow Center, UConn Master Calendar, Women's Center

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