Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin, will give the commencement speech at Benedict College’s winter graduation.
The historically black college chose Fulton because of her activism after her 17-year-old unarmed son was shot and killed by George Zimmerman in 2012, according to a press release.
Fulton’s activism has focused on the creation and leadership of several anti-gun violence groups including the Trayvon Martin Foundation and the Circle of Mothers. In 2017, she co-authored a documentary series about her son called “Rest In Power, The Trayvon Martin Story,” which was produced by Jay-Z, according to the release.
“Sybrina is a model of grace and strength,” Benedict College President Roslyn Clark Artis said in a statement. “Because of her passion and dedication ‘we are all Trayvon’ and demand social justice for our sons.”
Commencement will be Saturday, Dec. 15, at 9 a.m. in the Benjamin E. Mays Human Resources Center Arena, according to the release.