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TRAYVON MARTIN’S DEATH INSPIRES DRAMA, DIALOGUE

TerraByte coverage of the UMD Trayvon Martin Roundtable.

By Kelsey Hughes, The TerraByte

Combating systemic racism and learning from Trayvon Martin’s death were two important topics discussed at “Trayvon, Tragedy, and Traumas of the Everyday,” a forum held jointly by the American history and women’s studies departments at the University of Maryland Wednesday night.

The event was began with a performance from the School of Dance, Theater and Performing Arts that retold the story of Martin’s death and previewed how George Zimmerman’s trial might go.

Lines delivered by Christopher Lane, a freshman psychology and theater major, hinted at topics that many speakers in the forum later addressed.

“We are victims of illegality, even when smiling and silent, and Trayvon proves that,” said Lane in the role of Martin’s father. “This is just another tragic moment in America that everyone will forget.”

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