CNN's Soledad O'Brien leads a special town hall event about the killing of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin – that has sparked a national dialogue on race, justice and America. Tune in tonight at 8pmET on CNN – and follow the live blog below. We'll include your comments from social media, as well quotes from the show:
Thank you for tuning in tonight – watch it again at 10 p.m. ET as well. And stay tuned to CNN and CNN.com for the latest information on the case.
8:57 – "[African Americans] have typically had to force prosecutors to do what is right," says Martin.
8:54 – Soledad O'Brien and the panel are now discussing the Spike Lee RT.
8:50 – After break, we'll hear from Rev. CL Bryant and also talk about what social media meant to the Trayvon Martin case.
8:46- "Clothes are not the problem, it's the consciousness," says Roland Martin.
8:41 – Coming up, we'll discuss the hoodie – Roland Martin joins the panel.
8:39 – "What measures can be implemented so this isn't a revolving crisis?" asks a member of the studio audience.
8:36 – "Do you have to be a racist to racially profile somebody?" asks Soledad O'Brien.
8:30 – Coming up, we'll discuss racial profiling. One of the guests will be Kadiatou Diallo, the mother of Amadou Diallo.
8:27 – "My prediction is I think he's going to say that Trayvon reached for the gun," says defense attorney Jay Hebert. He was a lawyer in the first "Stand Your Ground" case.
8:24 – "He did nothing right but wake up early that day," says Sliwa of Zimmerman.
Watch a preview of Sliwa:
8:20 – Coming up after the break, Guardian Angels founder Curtis Sliwa. Hear what he thinks about the case...
8:17 – 'This is an opportunity to really look at what police departments really do,' says HLN host Jane Velez-Mitchell. "Why are they constantly focused on the victim being a black male?"
8:15 – According to show of hands in audience, almost everyone has already formed an opinion on Zimmerman's innocence or guilt. Have you?
8:09 – After the commercial break – Jane Velez-Mitchell on George Zimmerman.
8:07 – "Her parents don't want her involved in this, but she has to by law," says the Martin family lawyer Benjamin Crump of Trayvon's girlfriend.
8:03 – David Mattingly gives us at the facts we know in the case.
8:01 – "Tonight we want to take a hard look at all the aspects of the case," says Soledad O'Brien.
7:55 – The first guest on "Beyond Trayvon" is Benjamin Crump, the lawyer for Trayvon Martin's family. Tune in to see the discussion, including questions from the audience. You can follow the live blog here, use the hashtag #BeyondTrayvon and comment on the Black In America Facebook page.