Date(s) - Feb 9 2013
9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Please join Occupy Winston-Salem will be joining hundreds of other local residents as we attend the 7th Annual Historic Thousands on Jones St in Raleigh!
Buses: Winston-Salem: Do you want to ride the bus? Leaving East Winston Food Lion Shopping Center at 7:00am on Feb. 9th. We will return by 4:00pm. Snacks will be provided. Please RSVP for your free seat by Feb. 2nd. Contact Linda Sutton at 870-2168 (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Wayne Patterson at 995-3072 (email@example.com. Food Lion address is 1499 New Walkertown Rd. http://goo.gl/maps/xIoZl
Occupy WS Carpool: There may be a carpool heading to Raleigh please check back on Fri! However we recommend the bus for the most reliable bet! Please RSVP above!
The seventh annual Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ) People’s Assembly will be held February 9, 2013. Convene at 9:30 at Shaw University and March at 10:30 to the NC General Assembly on Jones Street.
HKonJ is a movement of more than 140 partnering organizations, who will be gathering by the thousands for its 7th Annual Mass Mobilization (HKonJ7), downtown Raleigh on February 9; Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II, President of the North Carolina NAACP State Conference, serves as the HKonJ Convener and will be amongst several civil and human rights moral leaders who will present during the assembly.
The HKonJ assembly will consist of African-Americans, Latinos, Whites, Native Americans, Asians, the young, the not-so-young, and all others who wish to unite and collaborate with a beautifully diverse coalition of caring individuals; The HKonJ Coalition will assemble on Saturday, February 9th, at 9:30 a.m. in front of Shaw University on South Street. Accommodations will be made for those who are unable to participate in the march which will lead to Jones Street where the North Carolina General Assembly is located (The General Assembly drafts and legislates the state laws of North Carolina).
There are more than 1.7 million people living in poverty in North Carolina today, 580,000 of them 17 and under; yet many politicians are seeking to cut more and more assistance rather than use a moral and fair approach to solving budget challenges. To those who are poverty-stricken, underprivileged, and already struggling with poor health conditions, certain budget cuts could be a matter of life or death. Therefore, this year’s mass mobilization will serve as a rallying cry from “We the People” to ensure we go “Forward Together, Not One Step Back” on a mission to once and for all reduce poverty and turn back the tide of economic injustices.
Centered around a 14-Point People’s Agenda, HKonJ is an ongoing movement which effectively works, organizes, and strategically serves the local and state communities 365 days a year.