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Registration opens for talk by Sybrina Fulton, mother of Trayvon Martin

On Nov. 4, students organized 75 Days 'til MLK, unveiling the theme for Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration events at Penn State as “Keep Moving Forward."  Credit: Patrick Mansell / Penn StateCreative Commons

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Registration is now open for the January talk by Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, who has been speaking against violence in the wake of the teen's death. 

The event is free, but registration is required. 

Fulton will speak at 6 p.m. Jan. 18 in Schwab Auditorium as part of the Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration's annual Evening Celebration. 

Martin was fatally shot by a neighborhood watch volunteer in 2012. His mother has become a speaker against violence and an advocate for building better, safer communities for all. 

Other upcoming Martin Luther King Day events on the University Park campus include:

Forum on Black Affairs' annual MLK banquet on Jan. 15 at The Penn Stater Conference Center Hotel.  

  • MLK Day of Service, which will mobilize volunteers to celebrate King’s legacy with projects throughout the community on Jan. 18.
  • Leaders of Social Justice Poster Series, featuring student research, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 20 in the HUB-Robeson Center.
  • Speak for Peace, a reception and oratorical contest from 7 to 9 p.m. Jan. 21 in Heritage Hall, HUB.  

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Last Updated January 15, 2016