On March 31st Ewuare X. Osayande gave a presentation at Rutgers University on his book Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander. The event was held at the Camden campus and was sponsored by the Africana Studies Program. The event raised $1350 in book sales. All of the proceeds have been donated to the Legal Defense Fund for Marissa Alexander and the Trayvon Martin Foundation. During his talk entitled "Standing Our Ground: Resisting the State-Sanctioned Assault on Black Life," Osayande addressed the Stand Your Ground law and the role of the state. "It is not just the fact that Black people are being killed left and right that has us outraged. The issue is the state's failure to go after those that kill Black people with the same vigor they show when the victim is white. Black people were not in the streets in the thousands just because Trayvon was murdered. We were in the streets because they let his killer go the night he was murdered. Remember, it would take an entire month of protest before the state intervened and arrested Zimmerman. And to those that would now say, 'Well, Zimmerman was found not guilty,' please remember that the murderers of Emmett Till were also found 'not guilty'." Osayande went on to discuss the Marissa Alexander case. "They are now trying to lock up Marissa for 60 years! That is the same amount of time Michael Dunn received and he actually murdered someone! The racism we are living under is absolutely outrageous!" Osayande concluded his presentation reading some of the poems in the book to a packed assembly of Rutgers students, faculty, staff and the public. He encouraged students to get involved in organizations working for social justice. The event ended with a engaged question and answer period. Dr. Wayne Glasker, Associate Professor of History at Rutgers University and host of the event remarked that, "We can curse the darkness or light a candle. Every candle helps. Osayande's Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander is such a candle against the darkness." Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander is available online at Standourgroundbook.com.