Action Center For Justice will join CODEPINK Charlotte in the annual Dr. Martin Luther King Day Parade in uptown Charlotte.
Meet at 11:15 am
10th & College St, Charlotte
(CODEPINK's unit # is 75 near end of parade)
MLK Weather Contingency Plan 2008 : Parade participants and the general public are hereby alerted that in the event severe weather conditions affect the start time or cause possible event postponement of the 2008 MLK Holiday Parade, announcements will be made no later than 2:30PM on Friday, January 18th on the following radio stations:
WPEG 97.9 FM WBAV 101.9 FM
WPZS 100.9 FM WQMG 92.7 FM
A weather related announcement will also be available online on the homepage of CharlotteVibe.com.
Action Center For Justice & Medea Benjamin (CODEPINK) are both signed onto the call from the Troops Out Now Coalition to Unite on MLK Day in actions against racism.
A WAKE UP CALL:
Revive King’s Tradition of Solidarity & Struggle
MARCH AGAINST RACISM ON DR. KING’S BIRTHDAY HOLIDAY
* We Remember Sean Bell and the Jena 6/Stop the War Against the Black Community
* Stop the Raids - No Worker Is Illegal - Stop the War Against Immigrant Workers
* Stop Bulldozing Public Housing in New Orleans - Stop the Gentrification of Harlem
* It's Time for All of Us to Stand Together - Lou Dobbs Doesn’t Speak for Working People
If the true legacy, the leadership and the courage of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. is to have any real meaning for today as we approach the 40th anniversary of his martyrdom next April 4, then the King birthday holiday on January 21, 2008 must be more than an exercise in platitudes and official declarations from the White House, the State House or City Hall.
We urge you to sign on to this call for A Martin Luther King DAY MARCH AGAINST RACISM in NYC on January 21, which is the federal holiday that honor’s Dr. King’s birthday. We urge activists in other localities to initiate MLK Day marches against racism as well. Read the rest & sign onto the call at www.TroopsOutNow.org.
More from CODEPINK Charlotte:
Please come out to march in the MLK Jr Parade with CODEPINK . Bring a pink message of peace and justice to the Charlotte crowd! Drums would be wonderful.
Pink poster board signs that include quotes on peace and justice from MLK Jr. would be great! Be creative, and dress warmly. We will have a few extra signs for those who need them.
Questions? Call Maggie 704-641-9463
*Log onto www.charlottevibe.com/mlk to see PARADE ROUTE
From the Organizers of the parade:
1. FORWARD MOVEMENT MUST BE MAINTAINED AT ALL TIMES UNLESS INSTRUCTED OTHERWISE BY MLK PARADE STAFF.
2. BUSES/VANS- AFTER DROPPING OFF PARTICIPANTS PARK/VANS BUS FOR PICK UP ON MLK BLVD B/T DAVIDSON AND MCDOWELL FACING MCDOWELL STREET.
3. VEHICLES- PULL OVER TO SIDE OF ROAD AT 3 RD and DAVIDSON FACING MCDOWELL TO REMOVE DECORATIONS, ETC AND EXIT AREA.
4. THROWING AND/OR PASSING OUT ANY ITEM OF ANY TYPE IS NOT ALLOWED AT ANY TIME DURING MLK PARADE.
Action Center For Justice