A week or so ago, my best friend, Kat, sent me a FB invite to the Minneapolis Trayvon Martin rally, and I immediately accepted – though it meant missing my tai chi class. I really didn’t know what to expect as I haven’t been to a protest in a long time – and we Minnesotans are all decorous and shit. I highly doubted things would get out of hand, but who knows when tensions are running as high as they are over the Trayvon Martin injustice?
Last night, I put on my hoodie and took pics of me looking suspicious in preparation for the rally. I headed for my best friend’s house to hitch a ride with her and her daughter, Kitten, who was attending her first rally/protest. Kitten’s eight, and I was worried about how the rally would be for her, but I think it’s important to get kids involved in social justice issues at a young age.
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