It will be held on Tues., Aug. 13th.
A panel discussion and forum on the Trayvon Martin case has been scheduled by the Frederick County Human Relations Commission. It will take place on Tuesday evening, August 13th in the first floor hearing room of Winchester Hall. The doors will open at 5:30 PM, and forum will begin at 6:00 PM.
Trayvon Martin was a 17-year-old African-American youth who was shot and killed last year in Sanford, Florida. The shooter was George Zimmerman, who was part of a neighborhood watch. He claimed self-defense, but Martin's supporters say Zimmerman went after Martin because he was African-American.
Early this month, Zimmerman was acquitted of 3rd-degree murder and manslaughter following a trial. The verdict outraged a number of citizens. A march was held in Frederick last week in protest.
The forum is entitled "A Call to Our Community," and will focus on the incident, the outcome and the responsibility each of us has in the community, according to the HRC in a news release.
The HRC says the panel will include various members of the community who will answer questions and provide information based on the law, rules of procedure, life's experiences and legal aspects surrounding the subject matter at hand.
The Commission says the forum is open to the public and everyone is invited to attend.