NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) - Old Dominion University students are asking people to look past the George Zimmerman not-guilty verdict and look towards the future.
In a campus meeting Wednesday evening, students focused on this question: "Where do we go from here?"
ODU's Chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council organized the event. The purpose was to bring the community together in a peaceful manner to discuss what steps can be met in the community to prevent a similar tragedy from happening again.
"What more can I do in the community?,"asked senior Christina Kanu. "What haven't I been doing that maybe I can change?"
In a complicated world, ODU students have an easy solution.
"It's a really easy answer," said one student. "We have to change ourselves first."
The Trayvon Martin case hit home for these students, many just a couple years older then he was at the time of his death.
"It's really about supporting one another," said one speaker. "It's really about going inside, changing hate and just out putting love."
Students know that change is not easy. It's a long process, but they feel the key is communication, and an event like the one Wednesday is the first step.
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