Hollywood celebrities continue to use their star power, to voice their concern over the tragic death of the late Trayvon Martin.
This week, California-based I AM READY Foundation, spearheaded by founder Jason Lee, announced the launch of www.FORTRAYVON.org and its #ForTrayvon social media campaign, rallying widespread national support for social justice to “Unite One Million People for Change.” Reportedly, the goal of the campaign is to directly benefit The Trayvon Martin Foundation and assist in creating awareness of how violent crimes impact families of the victims and provide much-needed support for those families, in light of the fatal shooting of 17-year-old.
During the Zimmerman trial, the Trayvon Martin “I Am Peace” T-shirt was created to honor the memory of the slain 17 year old. Longtime Trayvon Martin advocate Jamie Foxx wore the t-shirt to the 2013 BET Awards, later saying,
“Trayvon will live in our hearts forever. We will make sure that he did not die in vain.”
The Trayvon Martin “I AM PEACE” T-shirt is available for sale on www.FORTRAYVON.org, with proceeds supporting the Trayvon Martin and I AM READY foundations. Celebrities Meagan Good, Kym Whitley, Dawn Richard, Chris Brown, Mehcad Brooks and more have taken a stand by wearing the shirt. Youth across the country will be encouraged to become Campaign Ambassadors by promoting the campaign via their social networks and empowering others with its message of peace, equality, and active community stewardship. To equip youth with entrepreneurship, Ambassadors will be given the opportunity to participate in the Network of Untapped Entrepreneurs (NUE). NUE will offer Youth Ambassadors opportunities to learn about, make and manage money through social online and mobile entrepreneurship. To participate in the campaign or become a Youth Ambassador, please visit www.FORTRAYVON.org.