LOCK HAVEN - There will be a candlelight vigil for Trayvon Martin in front of Russell Hall, Lock Haven University, North Fairview Street, at 8 p.m. tomorrow.
Speakers include Dr. Tara Mitchell, associate professor in LHU's psychology department; Dr. Dwayne Marshall, associate professor, criminal justice department; and Albert Jones, assistant to the president, associate director, human resources department.
Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Inc., Omega Rho chapter, organized the vigil, according to member Kirsten McLaughlin.
McLaughlin spoke on behalf of the sorority.
"We want to stand up for the injustice of the case," she said. "We want to show we care about what's happening. This can happen to anybody."
On Feb. 26, Martin, 17, was shot and killed by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman, 28, while Martin was walking home, unarmed, to his father's girlfriend's house in a gated community in Sanford, Fla.
While Zimmerman claims self-defense, a national outcry swelled from the decision of the local police not to arrest Zimmerman, causing the Justice Department in March to open an investigation.
The case has brought Florida's "Stand Your Ground" law to the forefront. The law authorizes deadly force in self-defense if they feel someone is threatening them, without requiring retreat.