Since the 2012 shooting death of her son, a 17-year-old high school student, Sybrina Fulton has dedicated her life to transforming family tragedy into social change. Fulton and Trayvon's father, Tracy Martin, established the Trayvon Martin Foundation, to raise awareness of how violent crime impacts families of victims, and to support and advocate for those families.
Fulton inspires audiences to educate their children about civil rights, and she has added her voice to others who speak out against violence toward children and the need for safer communities. Fulton earned a bachelor’s degree in English from Florida Memorial University and worked for the Miami-Dade County Housing Development Agency for more than two decades.
Fulton will speak at the Fieldhouse Arena on January 19, 1:30 p.m. Visit the Trayvon Martin Foundation here.
Marc Lamont Hill, author and activist, is a journalist who is frequently tapped by top news organizations for his views on everything from sexuality to politics to religion. He is a regular commentator for CNN, MSNBC and Fox News Channel. Hill also writes a column for the Philadelphia Daily News.
Hill serves as distinguished professor of African American studies at Morehouse College. He is a founding board member of My5th, a nonprofit organization dedicated to educating young people about their legal rights; Hill also works with the ACLU Drug Reform Project. He earned a doctoral degree from the University of Pennsylvania.
He is the author of “Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity” and “The Classroom and the Cell: Conversations on Black life in America,” in addition to editing several other books.
Hill will speak at the Kirkhof Center on January 21, at 4:30 p.m., Kirkhof Center, Grand River Room. Visit his website here.
Note: this program will be simulcast to the DeVos Center, Loosemore Auditorium.
Marc Lamont Hill