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Rap legend Chuck D, Trayvon Martin’s mom to speak at Cal U

Jacob Tierney
Rapper and activist Chuck D

Chuck D, the legendary founder of rap group Public Enemy, and Sybrina Fulton, mother of the late Trayvon Martin, will speak together this month at California University of Pennsylvania.

The two will be part of an April 25 panel discussion on “Social Justice, Mental Health and the Hip-hop Generation,” with psychologist Traice Webb-Bradley. The event is part of the university’s 14th annual Hip-hop Conference.

Chuck D is an acclaimed rapper, activist and producer, whose group Public Enemy is considered one of the most influential of all time.

When 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in 2012 by George Zimmerman in Florida, it ignited a national civil rights debate. Zimmerman said he shot in self-defense. A jury found him not guilty.

Since then, Fulton has been an advocate for social change and against gun violence, speaking at events around the country and establishing the Trayvon Martin Foundation in her son’s memory.

The panel begins 5:30 p.m. April 25. The discussion, and the rest of the conference, is free and open to the public.

Jacob Tierney is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jacob at 724-836-6646, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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