Join the Forward Together and Moral Monday Movement for a March and Rally for Voting Rights on July 13th
Monday, July 13, 4:00-7:00pm - A mass march and rally sponsored by the NAACP will be held at Corpening Plaza, 231 W. First St. in Winston-Salem. Music will begin at 4:00pm as folks begin to gather downtown. Meet at the Fellowship between 3:30 and 4:00 pm to carpool. The March starts at 5pm. UU’s will march together. Meet on the backside of the BB&T Building (tall green building at 200 W 2nd St.) facing Corpening Plaza around 4:30pm. If you arrive after 5, look for the yellow tees!
Schedule of other Events at the Fellowship:
Schedule of other Events Elsewhere:
Thursday, July 9, 6:00pm - The film, “Ferguson: A Report from Occupied Territory,” will be shown at the Reaves Student Activity Center at Winston-Salem State University. The film shows the aftermath of the death of black teenager Michael Brown, who was shot to death by white police officer in Ferguson, Mo.
Saturday, July 11, 6-8:00pm - The Winston-Salem chapter of the NAACP will hold a welcome reception at its headquarters at 4130 Oak Ridge Drive.
Sunday, July 12, 6:00pm – An ecumenical worship service will be held at Union Baptist Church, 1200 N. Trade St. This will be a Forward Together prayer and worship service.
Monday, July 13, 8:00am - The NAACP will hold a pre-trial news conference at the Ward Federal Building, 251 Main St. The trial will be held in U.S. District Court inside that building.
Monday, July 13, 10:00am-4:00pm - A voting-rights teach-ins will be held at Goler Memorial AME Zion Church, 630 N. Patterson Ave.
- 10-10:30 - Opening & Welcome
- 10:30-noon - Session I- Voting Rights: A Moral Imperative
- 12-12:45 lunch (provided to participants)
- 12:45-1:45 - Session II- Racial Violence & Criminal (In)justice: From Selma to Charleston
- 1:45-2:45 - Session III- The Fight for Economic Justice & Living Wages
- 2:45-3:45 - Session IV- Building Coalitions to Sustain a Social Justice Movement
Click for more details from the organizers: http://www.july13marchforvotingrights.org/
From UUA President Rev. Peter Morales:
On July 13 a federal court in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, will hear arguments in N.C. NAACP v. McCrory, a case challenging that state's recently enacted voter suppression laws. Make no mistake about it: these laws are aimed at suppressing the votes of young people and people of color. Rev. Barber calls this a "full-on assault on the voting rights of minorities." I completely agree with him, and that is why I am going to Winston-Salem to stand with him on this issue.
What happens in North Carolina will have an impact on the entire nation.
In 1965, Unitarian Universalists responded to the call from the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., to go to Selma. Today what Dr. King called "the fierce urgency of now" calls us to Winston-Salem on July 13. Please join me and the Rev. Dr. William Barber, II, in this struggle for democracy.
Will you join UUA President Peter Morales and thousands of others for this historic event? Learn more and RSVP.
Note: No civil disobedience is planned. UU participants are expected to cooperate fully with NAACP marshals and the local police.
Should I RSVP?
Yes, absolutely! Even if you are not requesting home hospitality, we would like to know how many UUs to expect, and how to send you updates about the event. Please RSVP here.
Where is the UU Fellowship of Winston Salem (UUFWS)?
4055 Robinhood Rd., Winston Salem, NC 27106
What do I Bring to the March/Rally?
- Wear your STANDING ON THE SIDE OF LOVE gear
- Bring your signs & banners (no partisan signs, please)
- Bring a refillable water bottle!!
- Wear comfortable shoes!
- Ponchos or umbrellas, it can rain in the afternoon.
How long is the march?
- 10.5 blocks long – ½ mile to the Courthouse from Corpening Plaza and ½ mile back.
- optional reduced route that is 2.5 blocks long. Begin at Federal Courthouse between 5:15 & 5:30 to walk the final portion of the route
Is home hospitality or floor space at UU Fellowship available for lodging?
There is limited home hospitality available, based upon economic need. Participants may sleep in the church (bring your own sleeping bag) at no charge but need to reserve space ahead of time. There is a list of area hotels here: http://www.uuasouthernregion.org/ncvotingmarch.html
What should I do to prepare for the march?
Become familiar with the Forward Together Moral Movement! We particularly recommend the 10-minute video below on the Forward Together Moral Movement from Rev. William Barber, President of the NAACP NC, and others from the Forward Together Moral Movement channel.