I've joined in some marches with these students, and they have been powerful. If you're someone who has ever said, the next generation really needs to take up the mantle of fighting for justice, then you're someone who needs to be here to show support for their efforts to do just that. Here's the information on the event from a NC NAACP e-blast.
Moral Monday 18 To Be Led By Youth
Monday, September 16, 2013 at 4:30 PM
First Baptist Church, 101 S. Wilmington St. Raleigh
RALEIGH - On Monday, September 16th, 2013 the NC NAACP Youth & College Division along with other youth organizations including NC Student Power Union, the Youth Organizing Institute, Common Cause and NC Vote Defenders will come together with adult allies in the Forward Together Movement to demand that NC Governor Pat McCrory stop the attacks on student voting rights and public education.
They will meet at First Baptist Church, 101 S. Wilmington St. in downtown Raleigh, at 4:30 PM and walk around the Governor's Mansion at 5:30 PM following a rally led by young people.
In the past the youth-led events were often on "Witness Wednesdays" which were an off-shoot of Moral Mondays. Here's a shot from the N&O of one of those events.
Young people have always been an active and important part of the Forward Together Movement," said Dr. Barber. "As school begins across the state, they will continue to organize and build this movement in response to the immoral and unconstitutional attacks on student voting rights and public education. This is a Movement, not a moment!