Join FIST at HK on J this Sat, Feb 27!
Posted by raleighfist on February 23, 2010
After being rescheduled because of the weather, the fourth annual Historic Thousands on Jones St march is on for this Saturday, February 27, 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 stick around after HKonJ for a statewide meeting about organizing for March 4 at 3pm, as well as an Open Mic/After Party at 4pm, both at Zydeco’s at 208 Wolfe St in downtown Raleigh!
Historic Thousands on Jones St. (HK on J)
Saturday, February 13 at 9:30 am
Gather in front of Estey Hall on Shaw University’s campus
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. We’re only a week away now and there is a lot to talk about to build up the events and actions already planned, and to talk about how we can sustain the movement for education and jobs after March 4.
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!