Public university to pay $3,500 for ‘hoodies up’ speech from Trayvon Martin personal injury lawyer

Public university to pay $3,500 for ‘hoodies up’ speech from Trayvon Martin personal injury lawyer
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Close to four years after George Zimmerman killed Trayvon Martin in 2012, and over two years after Zimmerman was acquitted in a criminal trial, an attorney for Martin’s family is still cashing in on the case with speaking engagements.

Later this week, on Sept. 10, attorney Jasmine Rand will deliver a lecture entitled “I Am Trayvon Martin: Hoodies Up” at the taxpayer-funded University of Georgia, reports The College Fix.

Rand will receive $3,500 for her speech, a school spokeswoman indicated.
The personal injury lawyer appears to have a standard “Hoodies Up” spiel that involves the “use of the media to further a social justice cause” and her “experience as a professor that encouraged her students to work side by side on her case and launch what became an international movement.

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