MIAMI GARDENS — Florida Memorial University’s Humanities students will enjoy an evening with Trayvon Martin’s mother Sybrina Fulton at the 2nd Annual Humanities Scholarship Banquet on Nov. 2. The event will take place at Florida Memorial University’s Albert E. Smith Conference Center from 7-10 p.m.
Fulton, a 1997 graduate of the department, will serve as keynote speaker.
Trayvon, 17, was shot and killed February 26, 2012 during a visit to his father in Sanford. The shooter, George Zimmerman, was acquitted of second-degree murder and of manslaughter charges by a jury July 13.
Tickets are $50 per person or $400 for a table of eight. Proceeds from the banquet will be used to provide scholarships to students in the Humanities Department.
Several scholarships will be awarded to students majoring in English, Communication (Broadcast, Public Relations), Religion and Philosophy. Last year, five students were awarded $500 scholarships each.
Humanities disciplines, the heart of a liberal arts education help to build creative and critical thinking skills, and enhance knowledge of the world. The public is welcome.
For other information, contact Marilyn Ross, 305-623-1411 or Bill Jong-Ebot, 305- 626-3162.