The end of the beginning
Moral Mondays have been going strong since the first Moral Monday on April 29, 2013.
There have been twelve waves of protests since then, at which thousands of North Carolinians have assembled on Halifax Mall, many hundreds have packed the rotunda of the state house, and almost 1,000 people – including state AFL-CIO president James Andrews – have been arrested by the leaders of the North Carolina General Assembly for daring to be disobedient in the face of injustice.
Now that the legislature has adjourned until May 2014, Moral Mondays are about to go statewide. But not before one last massive gathering in Raleigh on July 29th and a march on the Old North State Capitol!
What: Moral Monday 13
When: July 29 at 5:00 pm – march to the Capitol at 5:30 pm
Where: Halifax Mall (the great lawn behind the legislative building, 16 West Jones Street, Raleigh, NC 27601)
Here’s the flyer for Moral Monday 13:
Mountain Moral Monday is August 5th
On Monday August 5 from 5-6:30 p.m., a coalition of Western North Carolina groups will host Mountain Moral Monday, a non-partisan event to highlight the abuse of power and cruel policies coming out of the N.C. statehouse.
The event will take place at Pack Square Park and will feature Rev. Dr. William Barber, President of the NC NAACP, the grassroots leader responsible for shining a national spotlight on what the New York Times has called “The Decline of North Carolina.”
What: Mountain Moral Monday
When: August 5 at 5:00 pm
Where: Pack Square Park, downtown Asheville (in front of Buncombe County Courthouse and City Hall)
Follow this event online at http://www.mountainmoralmonday.com/.