Tracy Martin to speak at 1st-ever meeting of the Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys

 

The father of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin, testifies as a defense witness in George Zimmerman trial in Seminole circuit court, July 8, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman has plead not guilty to all the charges. [Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)<noscript>&amp;lt;img width="650" height="366" src="http://thegrio.files.wordpress.com/2013/07/tracy-martin-testifies-16x9.jpg?w=650" class="attachment-single wp-post-image" alt="The father of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin, testifies as a defense witness in George Zimmerman trial in Seminole circuit court, July 8, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman has plead not guilty to all the charges. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)" /&amp;gt;</noscript>

The father of Trayvon Martin, Tracy Martin, testifies as a defense witness in George Zimmerman trial in Seminole circuit court, July 8, 2013 in Sanford, Florida. Zimmerman has been charged with second-degree murder for the 2012 shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Zimmerman has plead not guilty to all the charges. (Photo by Joe Burbank-Pool/Getty Images)

The Congressional Caucus on Black Men and Boys will be holding its first-ever meeting on Wednesday and they have lined up a special guest.

Tracy Martin, Travyon Martin’s father, is scheduled to appear today to offer opening remarks. The main topic of the meeting will focus on “The Status of Black Males: Ensuring Our Boys Mature into Strong Men.”

Martin will address this topic and will undoubtedly refer to the death of his 17-year-old son, who is the center of a firestorm that has sparked across the nation.

Other notable speakers will also be in attendance, including MSNBC host and Georgetown University professor Michael Eric Dyson , former Congressman and NAACP President Kweisi Mfume and David J. Johns, the head of the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for African Americans, according to a press release.

Each speaker is expected to address one of the three phases of growth, including childhood, teen years to manhood.

Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton and Congressman Danny Davis will lead the meeting, which comes less than a week after President Obama delivered a personal response to the nation addressing the George Zimmerman trial and the issues of race and racial profiling.

The event is will take place from 3-5 p.m. in Washington D.C.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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