Traverse City Record-Eagle

Michigan

December 2, 2012

Michigan in Brief: 12/02/2012

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The award is to be given today during Central United Methodist Church's 8th Annual Peace and Justice Banquet at the Detroit Marriott inside the Renaissance Center downtown.

George Zimmerman faces trial in the February 2012 slaying of Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla. Zimmerman has pleaded not guilty and said the shooting was in self-defense.

Leadership Conference of Women Religious president Florence Deacon and deceased labor activist Ethel Schwartz also will be honored at the banquet in Detroit. "The New Jim Crow" author Michelle Alexander will speak at the banquet.

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