JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- A packed house for a topic packed full of emotion.
"That could have been any of us. That could have been someone's son. Doesn't even matter the race at this point," student Tiffany Tucker said.
Tucker is talking about Trayvon Martin. Since his death, there's been confusion and anger in the black community.
"We all had the same response; that we needed to bring the students together to discuss where they are," Dr. Marie Fossett-Snow said.
The panel discussion was re-coined "Standing Our Ground." It included attorneys, students and reprsentatives from the American Civil Liberties Union and the Southern Christian Leadership Conference.
Middle school students even sat in and learned about the controversial defense Zimmerman tried to use.
"We have that opportunity to make that difference in those laws that are changing as well," student Theotis White-Hampton said.
As the choir came forth, and the summit wrapped up, leaders encouraged the crowd to think wisely, trust God and make a difference where they are.
"Growing up as a black man, you have to be your own man. Don't follow. Lead by example," White-Hampton advised.
EWC administrators say they'll continue to have events and discussions for as long as needed.