Monday, January 23, 2017

Walk with CUCC's HKonJ delegation - Feb. 11

The Social Justice Ministry invites all of us - all ages - to this annual march hosted by the Historic Thousands on Jones St. (HKonJ) People’s Assembly Coalition, which was formed under the leadership of the NC NAACP.  CUCC will have a delegation walking with our banner.

CUCC-specific details  Want to carpool?  Meet at the Dixie Trail parking lot; we'll leave at 8:15 sharp.  Gary Smith and Sue Cottle will there to take passengers.  Want to meet there?  Call Jane Smith's cell phone (ask Jane for her phone number).

You may want to walk from the beginning (Memorial Auditorium) or, if walking is problematic, gather at the end (at the state capitol).

Plan to eat your lunch at Jersey Mike's, 2712 Hillsborough Street. CUCC's Youth Group receives a share of sales for their mission and BYC trips.  Be sure to tell the cashier you are from CUCC so they get credit.  If you can't come to the march, join the folks at Jersey Mike's to hear what happened and what follow-up action you might take.


Practice this song "You gotta put one foot in front of the other and lead with love," by Melanie DeMore so we can sing as we walk.

What is this march?
The Moral March on Raleigh is part of a love and justice movement to fight for an intersectional agenda to support public education, economic sustainability, workers’ rights and livable wages, health care for all, Medicaid expansion, environmental justice, voting rights, criminal justice reform, and equal protection under the law without regard to race, immigration status, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation.

General details
When: Saturday, February 11th at 8:30 a.m. (opening rally at 9:00, march begins at 10:00 followed by the mass People's Assembly at the doorstep of the state capitol)

Where: Gather across the street from the Raleigh Memorial Auditorium
2 East South St., Raleigh

Notes for families with younger children
This is a family-friendly gathering.  Your children will walk with people of all ages and walks of life.  They will see colorful signs and banners, participate in chants (most rated G), hear drummers, clap and dance to music, and listen to speeches.  Expect to stand still for a half hour or more in the beginning as people arrive.  The march is several blocks long and gently paced.  Then there are speeches at the terminus for the main program which lasts about an hour.  Some families decorate a wagon or stroller to help with tired legs.  Your family might want to make a sign expressing something important to you; be sure to think about how to carry it when young (or old!) arms start getting tired.