Sybrina Fulton & Tracy Martin: A Conversation with Trayvon Martin’s Parents

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Sybrina Fulton & Tracy Martin: A Conversation with Trayvon Martin’s Parents

Past Event: Wednesday, February 15, 2017

At Town Hall Seattle

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Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin, told through the alternating narratives of his parents, will be published to coincide with what would have been Trayvon’s 22nd birthday on February 5th and in advance of the five-year anniversary of his tragic death, on February 26th.

A Hinge event, A Conversation with the Parents of Trayvon Martin, will include an option to purchase a ticket with the book, Rest in Power: The Enduring Life of Trayvon Martin by Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin at a discount price.

The book will be the first time that Sybrina Fulton and Tracy Martin offer the true inside story of their son’s life and struggles, his tragic death, and the transformative movement for justice and healing that grew from that tragedy, a movement that is still building around the country. The story of Travyon Martin was covered in the media, shouted out in songs and videos, and cited by the President—and his iconic photo, a teenaged boy in a hoodie gazing into the camera, was seen all over the world. But this book will take us behind the news cycle, controversies, and images to give the deeper account that only the parents can give: The story of the beautiful and complex child they lost, the grief and confusion that followed, the cruel unresponsiveness of the police and the hostility of the legal system, and how two humble, hardworking parents were powered by love for their lost child to fight against an indifferent system to make their son’s life meaningful, even in death.

Event Details

Town Hall Seattle

1119 8th Ave
Seattle, WA 98101

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Accessibility

Open Captioning is an option for people who have hearing losses, where a captioning screen displaying the words that are spoken or sung is placed on stage. To make a request for open captioning, please contact us at boxoffice@lectures.org or 206.621.2230×10. Please note: for events at Town Hall Seattle, we appreciate a two-week advance notice to allow us time to secure captioning services.

Assisted Listening Devices (ALDs) are devices that people with hearing loss use in conjunction with their hearing device (hearing aids or cochlear implants). Town Hall Seattle has a hearing loop system, so you can switch your T-coil hearing aid to telecoil to have the stage’s microphones transmitted directly to your hearing aids. To pick up a headset, check in with any Town Hall usher when you arrive.

Sign Language Interpretation is available upon request for Deaf, DeafBlind, and hard of hearing individuals. To make a request for ASL interpretation, please contact us at boxoffice@lectures.org or 206.621.2230×10. Please note: we appreciate a two-week advance notice to allow us time to secure interpretation.

Wheelchair Accessible Seating and Accessible Restrooms are available in all sections at Town Hall Seattle, which is fully accessible to ticket holders with physical mobility concerns. Guide and service dogs are also welcome. Town Hall Seattle recommends that visitors use the 8th Avenue Entrance for events in the Great Hall, and elevators with Braille signage go to all levels within the Hall. The venue has 18 all-gender restrooms, as well as ADA-accessible restrooms on the lobby and Forum level. For more details on accessibility features, click here.

We are pleased to offer these accessibility services at our venues, and they are provided at no additional cost to ticket holders. Please contact us with any questions and feedback about how we can be more accessible and inclusive. Our Patron Services Manager is available at boxoffice@lectures.org, or Monday-Thursday from 10:00am – 5:00pm, and Fridays from 10:00am – 1:00pm, at 206.621.2230×10.