Bishop James Dixon travels to Sanford, Florida to join other social justice advocates including Rev. Al Sharpton of National Action Network, Marc Morial of the National Urban League and NAACP leaders.

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The purpose is to protest the killing of 17 year old Trayvon Martin. He was an unarmed youth who was gunned down by a Neighborhood Watch leader named George Zimmerman. According to ABC News reports

Bishop James Dixon, II

Be Your Brother’s Keeper Not Your Brother's Killer. A campaign introduced by Bishop Dixon to area leaders that promotes the concept of brotherhood within and across lines of race, and to discourage violence by promoting the sanctity of human life.

On Thursday, March 22, 2012, Bishop James Dixon will be traveling to Sanford, Florida to join other social justice advocates including Rev. Al Sharpton of National Action Network, Marc Morial of the National Urban League and NAACP leaders. The purpose is to protest the killing of 17 year old Trayvon Martin. He was an unarmed youth who was gunned down by neighborhood watch volunteer George Zimmerman. The youth was not armed.

According to witnesses and 911 taped statements, Trayvon posed no threat to George Zimmerman. The fact that the Sanford Police Department has not made an arrest in the case has alarmed Americans from all races and walks of life.

ABC News Story: http://abcnews.go.com/WNT/video/trayvon-martins-alleged-killer-911-calls-15957343

Bishop James Dixon was recently appointed Chairman of Religious Affairs of the Texas NAACP. He works closely with national religious and civil rights leaders, many of whom will be speaking in Sanford, Florida on Thursday.

Upon returning to Houston, Bishop Dixon will be sharing with leaders across Texas how they can lend their voices to the cause of justice and show their support for Trayvon Martin's family. He will also hold a meeting with African-American youth to help soothe the growing anxiety stemming from their fear of police.

Bishop Dixon recently introduced a new campaign to area leaders, Be Your Brother’s Keeper, Not Your Brother’s Killer. The purpose is to promote the concept of brotherhood within and across lines of race, and to discourage violence by promoting the sanctity of human life.

Bishop James Dixon will be available for comment upon request. Please contact Crystal Jackson at (713) 688-2900, ext. 224 or e-mail crystalj(at)clearsail(dot)net to arrange availability.

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