Rallies on behalf of slain Florida teenager Trayvon Martin have taken place in cities across America, including in Cleveland late last week.
A rally has been scheduled for Akron this week.
The NAACP's Akron chapter and other community groups area are organizing the event Tuesday night at 5:30 at Hawkins Plaza in Akron.
NAACP Akron chapter president Ophelia Averitt says that they expect a decent turnout, particularly from area churches.
"The pastors and all have promised me that they would have some parishoners there, some of their members, friends and all of that," Averitt tells AkronNewsNow.com, "and I asked them to also come themselves if they could."
Averitt says that in a brief time between discussions with AkronNewsNow over this weekend, 25 people already confirmed their attendence.
Averitt says locals have been sending support to those in Florida via messages and calls, but says she thinks it's time for those in Akron to show support in the Martin case by getting together in person.
The Akron NAACP chapter president says it's time for people to get involved.
"We must do something. We have to," Averitt tells AkronNewsNow.com. "This is something in which the world has looked at, and we just need to be aware that it could never happen in our area, should never happen.
Averitt says young people should take home a message from the rally.
"I'm hoping that we will take this message home to the children," Averitt says, "take this message wherever they go and wherever they see the need to step in and help others if you can. Don't wait until it happens to you."
Averitt says crowds will gather Tuesday night in the parking lot near Henry's Acme in the Hawkins Plaza.