Afeni Shakur Named Keynote Speaker At Trayvon Martin Foundation Retreat


Adelle Platon / May 7, 2014

​Afeni Shakur has been tapped as the keynote speaker for The Trayvon Martin Foundation’s “Circle of Mothers Empowerment Retreat.” The purpose of the weekend event is “to comfort , inspire, and empower mothers who have experienced the loss of a child due to senseless gun violence.”​

“Like myself, Afeni Shakur has had her loss played out in the public eye,” says the foundation’s founder and Trayvon’s mother, Sybrina​ Fulton, of the late Tupac’s mom. ​”​We, partnered with Lisa Nichols, will be able to impart the tools and wisdom we’ve gathered to help everyone that attends.”

The foundation was formed shortly after the 17-year-old Florida teen was shot dead on February 26, 2012 by neighborhood watch captain George Zimmerman. Its mission is to spread awareness about the impact of gun violence on the victims’ families.

​The retreat will take place May 16-18 in Weston, Florida at the Bonaventure Resort and Spa. Get more details here.​