Trayvon Martin's mother making Milwaukee appearance this month

MILWAUKEE (WITI) -- FOX6 News has learned Sybrina Fulton, the mother of Trayvon Martin will be making an appearance in Milwaukee coming up on March 14th.

Trayvon Martin

Fulton will be the keynote speaker on Friday, March 14th as part of MATC's Black History Month celebration. MATC's Black Student Union and Office of Student Life are hosting their annual "Soul Food Celebration."

A reception begins at 5:30 p.m., and the program/dinner begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts at 929 N. Water Street in downtown Milwaukee.

Sybrina Fulton

Tickets for the event are $50, and benefit MATC's Black Student Union.

Trayvon Martin died during a violent confrontation in Florida with neighborhood watch coordinator George Zimmerman in 2012.

The publicity surrounding the Zimmerman shooting trial sparked national debate.

Since her son’s death, Fulton has dedicated her life to bringing about social change.

She speaks against violence toward children, and advocates for safer communities and educating children about civil rights and acceptance.

Advance tickets for the dinner will be available in Room M322 in the Main Building and S303 in the Student Center at MATC’s Downtown Milwaukee Campus, 700 W. State St.

They are also available at the Cashier Offices at MATC’s Downtown Milwaukee, Mequon, Oak Creek and West Allis campuses.

A limited number of tickets will be available at the door.

For more information, call (414) 297-6306