An Academy Award-winning actor and a famed stand-up comedian will attend a weekend event in Miami in remembrance of Trayvon Martin, a law firm representing the slain teen’s family has announced.
The Tallahassee-based Parks & Crump firm announced that Jamie Foxx and Cedric the Entertainer will attend the Day of Remembrance Community Peace Walk and Forum, which is being hosted by a foundation created by the teen’s parents.
The event, to start at 10 a.m. Saturday at Ives Estates Park on Northeast 16th Avenue north of Ives Dairy Road in North Miami-Dade, will focus on “motivating youth on peaceful conflict resolutions instead of gun violence,” the firm said in a statement. Sunday evening, the foundation plans to hold a remembrance dinner at the DoubleTree Miami Airport Hotel’s convention center.
Foxx won an Oscar for his role as Ray Charles in the 2004 biopic Ray, and is also a singer-songwriter and comedian. Cedric the Entertainer is famed for his stand-up comedy, as well as numerous roles in television and movies.
Trayvon was fatally shot by George Zimmerman in a Sanford townhouse community on Feb. 26. Prosecutors say Zimmerman, who is charged with second-degree murder, profiled and killed the teen. Zimmerman says he fired in self-defense. The case, which sparked protests and rallies last year, is scheduled for trial in June.