Last Tuesday, clergy members of the Episcopal Church’s Diocese of California donned hoodies in front of Grace Cathedral in San Francisco to make a statement related to the Trayvon Martin case. The hoodie, one of which the 17-year-old African-American Martin was wearing the night he was shot to death by George Zimmerman, has become a symbol of the tragedy.
Sean McConnell, who does communications work for the diocese, said the photo is intended to “make a statement about generalizations that lead to young men, mostly, being victims of violence.”
Everyone in the photo is either a deacon or a priest.
The photo was organized by the Rev. Melanie Donahoe, Rector of the Church of the Epiphany in San Carlos.