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March 28 @ 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Be part of a group from Community UCC at Moral Monday, a gathering which allows us to support people directly effected by an array of injustices. Pastor Lacey will be walking with other clergy, and Jane Smith will meet anyone from CUCC who would like to stand together.
Moral Monday March on Raleigh
March 28, 5PM
Meet at Bicentennial Plaza, 16 W. Jones Street
The Moral Monday March on Raleigh is the North Carolina stop on the nationwide mobilization tour of the Poor People’s Campaign. The campaign is built on the recognition that five injustices (systemic racism, poverty and inequality, ecological devastation, war economy and militarism, and national morality) intersect to harm all of us, and especially poor people. In response they have identified 14 policy priorities toward a “third reconstruction” of our country. In all things, Poor People’s Campaign events center the voices of people directly effected by injustices, whether through meetings with legislators or in public gatherings like Moral Mondays.
The mobilization tour will culminate in Washington DC (August 2)) and is part of a nationwide effort to get people to the polls.
Read the principles of the Poor People’s Campaign here
How to find the CUCC group
Contact Jane Smith to let her know you plan to come and to get her cell phone number (firstname.lastname@example.org). When you arrive, call her cell phone and she will direct you to the CUCC group.
What to expect?
We’ll gather at 5PM with movement music, and start the program at 5:30PM. We’ll hear short talks from people who are living the experience of systemic injustice; they are the experts and our role is to listen attentively and cheer them on. There will be some music, too. If standing on your feet for an hour + is hard for you, consider bringing an umbrella chair. Dress for comfort and consider bringing water if it is hot. Because the Poor People’s Campaign welcomes people of any faith and no faith, you will hear people speaking and singing from their faith traditions. The Poor People’s Campaign is committed to nonviolence (read the covenant for participants here); this event is a place to bring your family, whether your children play off to the side or bring a homemade sign and listen to the talks and music.
How to get there
Consider driving to CUCC and taking the #4 bus which has a stop across Dixie Trail near the power pylon. Here is the schedule. You may find the bus easier and less expensive than parking downtown, and it is currently free! (Check that day to make sure the $1.25 exact change, one way fare hasn’t been reinstated.)
If you prefer to carpool, let Jane know and she will put you in touch with others interested in carpooling.