Submitted by Jake Gellar-Goad on Sat, 02/09/2013 - 9:38pm
The Historic Thousands on Jones Street annual march and rally for civil rights, social & economic justice, voting rights, and progressive causes of all stripes happened today in our state capital to urge legislators, the media and the public to pay attention to these important issues near the start of this legislative session. Here is a window into that event as seen through the lens of my camera phone.
Submitted by KatyMunger on Mon, 02/04/2013 - 11:50am
Friends -- as the far right steamrolls over our state, it is more important than ever for us to show the world that not all of North Carolina is a reactionary backwater intent on living in the 1950's. This coming Saturday is a great opportunity to come together and take a stand: please, join Progress NC and many other groups (some posting here) as we support our brothers and sisters at the NAACP in this year's HKonJ march to the General Assembly. This is the year to show our strength! To join us, just show up at Shaw University in Raleigh on February 9th and look for the Progress NC banner. Trust us: you'll have a great time and you *will* feel your power. Complete flyer after the jump.
Submitted by Martha Brock on Fri, 02/01/2013 - 3:01pm
Tara Romano for the NCWU Executive Committee
Six years ago, the North Carolina NAACP began building a multi-racial, multi-issue alliance of progressive organizations in North Carolina to form the Historic Thousands on Jones Street People’s Assembly Coalition (HKonJ-PAC). The movement — made up of over 125 member organizations — will continue its anti-racist, anti-poverty and anti-war agenda with its annual march on February 9, 2013.
If anyone is wondering whether going to marches and rallies makes a difference, I think this week gives you your answer. The rally this week made all the local news stations in a pretty big way, and HKonJ is getting some national attention. This is how you shape the debate!
Submitted by Jake Gellar-Goad on Sat, 02/11/2012 - 1:54pm
I am just back from HKonJ 6. I wanted to create a place with this blog entry for people to share their experiences and photos from the march and rally. For me, it was a great event. It was really empowering to see so many people supporting equality, voting rights, raising awareness about HAVA, and social justice. I saw old friends, made new contacts, and even saw Rep. Miller there as well. What was your experience with this, or past HKonJs?
Submitted by Will McMillian on Tue, 01/10/2012 - 12:08pm
On Saturday, this February the 11th, thousands of people from all walks of life will gather for the sixth time to march through downtown Raleigh and make their voices heard. This movement is called the Historic Thousands on Jones Street, or HKonJ for short, and it celebrates the diversity of the state of North Carolina as well as protests the injustices within her borders. HKonJ has a fourteen point agenda that they believe in, which calls for, among other things, the abolishment of the death penalty, fair and diverse public schools, health care for those who can’t afford it, and protection of the rights of immigrants.
Submitted by KatyMunger on Wed, 02/09/2011 - 2:15pm
You have no doubt heard about the HKonJ march this coming Saturday. I am happy to report weather forecasts are calling for a beautiful day. I am also happy to report that a morning of sewing, cutting and pasting has whipped our 9-foot tall puppetmaster (courtesy of Paperhand Puppet Intervention) into shape and he will be leading the Democracy NC contingent at the march. This is, of course, a total homage to James, who rightfully holds the banner when it comes to all Puppermaster communiques.
Submitted by KatyMunger on Tue, 02/23/2010 - 12:06pm
Thought some of you might be interested in saving a few bucks and a few bits of the ozone layer by taking a bus to HKonJ in Raleigh this Saturday, the 27th. There are organized efforts leaving from Durham, Greenville, Greensboro and the Triad. The buses from Fayetteville are full (Go Fayetteville!) More info after the jump.
The 4th annual HK on J Coalition Rally will be held in Raleigh on Saturday, February 13th. Our friends from the Durham NAACP NC Branch are sponsoring a bus to the festivities from Durham to Raleigh leaving at 8 AM. We hope you'll be aboard!
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