Trayvon Martin’s mother talks senseless gun violence at Grambling State

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Living through her truth, Sybrina Fulton, is encouraging students she says reminds her of her son Trayvon Martin. 

The news of the teen’s killing made national headlines; sparking the conversation of racial profiling. 
Sevens later she’s now using his murder as motivation.

“I would not have known how strong I am until my son was shot down,” said Martin. 

A once Grambling Tiger, Fulton says coming to GSU brings back so many memories. 

“Just to know they want a good education and want to do the right thing and they want to be somebody,” said Fulton. 

Speaking  to students about focus, determination and life after losing Trayvon to senseless gun violence – pain she is learning to live with. 

“There was no justice the person is still walking around that killed my son,” said Martin. 

With the recent officer involved shooting in Bastrop she had this message to share with those with heavy hearts. 

“They should channel that pain and frustration they have by writing petitions, signing petitions, by marching, peaceful protest,” said Fulton. 

While she’s honored to be a part of Women’s History Month. 

She says her story is still being written and she wants others on the journey with her to continue to stand for what’s right. 

“Don’t give up, the struggle is real. People are being shot and killed every day. Just keep the fight going and keep pressing on,” said Fulton.

For more information on the Trayvon Martin Foundation, click HERE

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