HARRISONBURG, VA With every step and sign, people in Harrisonburg want to make sure their voice is heard. And while they quietly walk the streets, their message is loud says organizer Trisha Leweke.
"Some are out here to pray for the martin family others are out here to see a change in the justice system," Trisha Leweke
More than a dozen people in the friendly city join in a nationwide movement as part of the justice for Trayvon 100 rallies in 100 cities. One week ago, George Zimmerman was found not guilty in the death of Trayvon. While Harrisonburg is hundreds of miles away from Sanford Florida, their rally is still important.
"If you want to see change in america you change the entire country not just the big cities but every nook and every valley," says Leweke.
During a moment of silence, the group prays for the Martin family as well as the Zimmerman family. But for Barbara Lee, she says she prays this is the last time she will fights for justice.
"This is not about equality we are past that, but I am hoping in the next year that something gets done that our young people are not fighting the same fight we are fighting today. we need change," says Barbara Lee.
To end oppression and bring justice to every community, from Harrisonburg to New York and in Sanford Florida.
"We have to learn to love and protect one another, we have lost that," says Lee.