Jamie Foxx appeared at the MTV Movie Awards on Sunday night wearing a T-shirt in honor of teenager Trayvon Martin and the Sandy Hook victims.

“Just a little blip just to keep our minds — not political or anything like that — just think about the children,” Foxx told MTV cameras on the red carpet before the awards ceremony. “My daughter’s here, 19 years old, so just protecting our kids that’s all,” Foxx said.

Foxx wore the Trayvon Martin t-shirt just weeks before George Zimmerman’s case goes to trial. Zimmerman, who faces a second-degree murder charge, is set to go on trial June 10.

“Before they can get their constitutional right to trial, Trayvon’s parents have to go through the ‘stand your ground’ hearing where if the judge rules in the killer’s favor, then they [the parents] never even get a jury trial by a jury of their peers so it’s so important that we stay vigilant and that we don’t forget Trayvon,” Benjamin Crump, an attorney for Martin’s parents, told Washington Watch earlier this year.

In February 2013 Foxx performed at a memorial for Martin and spoke to Washington Watch about why he was spending his energy bringing attention to this murder. Watch the video below.

UPDATE: 4/15/2013 12:47PM EST: In an earlier version of this post incorrectly identified the trial start date.

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