Deborah A. Culp
“Forward ever, backwards never!” Just a slight taste of what will take place on February 11, 2012, in the capitol of North Carolina – Raleigh, NC. HKONJ6, is the acronym for the Historic Thousands on Jones Street Assembly. “A Movement not a moment” not only signifies the purpose, it remains an actuality.
HKNOJ6 will be the 6th annual historic thousands on Jones Street. Countless supporters will begin assembling at 9:30 am and will start marching at 10:30 am. The meet up takes place at Shaw University on South St., in Raleigh, NC. National NAACP President Dr. Benjamin Jealous, will attend this “Save the date” event along with other national and local dignitaries HKONJ6-PAC (People’s Action Coalition) represents well over 120 partner organizations that support the March and HKONJ6 as a whole.
The HKONJ6 14 point agenda includes, but is not limited to: 1. All children need high quality well funded, diverse public schools, 2. Livable wages for low income workers, 3. Health care for all, 4. Redress “ugly chapters” in NC history” The 1898 overthrow of Wilmington, NC government; the sterilization of the poor-mainly Black women from 1947 to 1977; the Greensboro, NC Ku Klux Klan Massacre of 1979, 5. Same day voting and public finance of elections. 6. Lift every HBCU, 7.Document/Redress 200 years of state discrimination in hiring/contracting, 8.Provide affordable housing and stop consumer abuse 9.Abolish racially biased death penalty& mandatory sentencing, 10. Promote environmental justice, 11. Collective bargaining for public employees, 12. Protect the rights of immigrants, 13.Organize, strengthen and provide funding for our Civil Rights enforcement agencies and strengthen our statutes now and 14. Bring our Troops home from Iraq.
Everyone who has breath is encouraged to join this historic event and the literal “thousands who will be marching for justice.”
A quote from the esteemed Reverend-Dr. William Barber II, NC NAACP President:
‘We’ is the most important word in the social justice vocabulary. The issue is not what we can’t do, but what we CAN do when we stand together. With an upsurge in racism/hate crimes, criminalization of young black males, insensitivity to the poor, educational genocide, and the moral/economic cost of a war, we must STAND together now like never before.’
For additional information call NC NAACP at: 1-866-626-2227 or go online: www.HKONJ6.com