Join FIST for Historic Thousands on Jones St!
Posted by raleighfist on February 9, 2010
The fourth annual Historic Thousands on Jones St march is happening Saturday, February 13, 2010 in Raleigh, NC. Join FIST and other youth and student organizations at HK on J in the Youth Education and Jobs Contingent of the march, and for these events leading up to and following HK on J! Build the movement!
Join FIST and other organizations for two banner making sessions on Thursday, February 11
Banner and sign making session at the YWCA at 554 E. Hargett St. Free pizza provided by the NC Justice Center!
Chapel Hill: 7-9pm
Potluck and banner making hosted by UNC Chapel Hill student activists. Call Ben at 919-604-8167 for directions!
HK on J is a movement spearheaded by the North Carolina NAACP that unites more than 100 progressive organizations from across the state that are active in a number of different struggles–from workers rights, to the environment, civil rights, anti-death penalty work, and much more–behind a 14 point People’s Agenda. Each year, thousands of people from across the state gather in Raleigh to march in support of the People’s Agenda and for social justice. It is a powerful day of action prior to the beginning of the North Carolina General Assembly and kicks off a year of organizing around the 14 point People’s Agenda. Over the past four years since it began, the HK on J movement has helped to win many progressive reforms in North Carolina, including same day voter registration and the recognition of a union for workers at the Smithfield hog processing plant. This year’s HK on J takes on a renewed importance especially in light of the economic crisis hitting working people across the state, as well as the struggles against resegregation of public schools in Wake County, Wayne County, and Wilmington.
March with FIST and other young people from across North Carolina in the Youth Education and Jobs Contingent!
We’ll be gathering in front of Estey Hall at 9:30am on Saturday morning! Look for the banners that say, “Youth and Students Demand: Defend Public Education! A Job is a Right!”
***Right after HK on J…..
Youth Organizing Meeting to Build March 4 National Week of Action to Defend Public Education
Saturday, Feb 13 at 3pm at Zydeco (208 Wolfe St)
Join the NC March 4 Coalition, which includes organizations from across the state, to discuss plans for the March 4 week of action on campuses and in communities around North Carolina. Larry Hales, a lead national organizer for the March 4 Day of Action and a leader of NYC FIST, will be there to give a report on what March 4 will look like around the country.
Open Mic Post-HKonJ Celebration
Saturday, Feb 13, at 4pm at Zydeco
Stick around after the organizing meeting to celebrate another successful HK on J with some of the most talented artists in the movement! Hosted by Church Da Poet and Dasan Ahanu, with DJ Tylerhipnosis, and featuring lots of local performers, this is sure to be a fun and inspiring event you won’t want to miss!