University of West Georgia students marched recently to raise awareness of the death of Trayvon Martin, the Florida teenager shot and killed in February. The racially-charged case has drawn national attention. After weeks of public protests, George Zimmerman, his alleged shooter, has been charged with second-degree murder in the case.
The students wound their way around campus and listened to speakers, who gave brief remarks.
“We are all mortal. We could all be the next Trayvon Martin, just as we could all be the next Barack Obama,” Fred Curtis, the incumbent SGA president, said before leading the group in prayer.
UWG President Beheruz N. Sethna congratulated the students on their proactive effort. “We have a great democracy, but democracy is not a spectator sport,” he said.