Thursday, June 19, 2014

Join the NC Justice Center for a "Moral" Month

Join us for the final Mass Moral Monday on June 23 and the Moral Movies Series

The North Carolina General Assembly is expected to pass its 2014-2015 budget in the next couple of weeks. Join us for the Mass Moral Monday on June 23, 2014 for one final celebration of "the fierce urgency of now."

As Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., said, "This is no time for apathy or complacency. This is a time for vigorous and positive action."

We feel the fierce urgency of these regressive public policy choices. And this is the time for vigorous and positive action here in North Carolina.

It's time mobilize, march, sing, and protest like never before. The North Carolina NAACP is calling on everyone to join them in Raleigh next Monday, June 23, at 5:00 p.m. on the Halifax Mall (behind the General Assembly), 16 W. Jones Street in Downtown Raleigh.

Forward Together, Not One Step Back.

The NC Justice Center is proud to be a collaborator, along with the NC NAACP and Working Films, on the Moral Movies film series, which is bringing award-winning documentaries to cities across North Carolina to jumpstart community dialogue and action on social, economic, and environmental issues.

Moral Movies take place the last week of each month through July in Wilmington, Asheville, Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Greenville, and Durham. The NC Justice Center will host all of the July screenings of the documentary Inequality for All throughout the state. 

The next round of screenings, featuring Freedom Summer, will take place on June 24th and 26th across the state. Over 10 memorable weeks in 1964, more than 700 student volunteers joined with organizers and local African Americans in an historic effort to shatter the foundations of white supremacy in Mississippi, the nation's most segregated state. The summer was marked by sustained and deadly violence, including the notorious murders of three civil rights workers, countless beatings, the burning of 35 churches, and the bombing of 70 homes and community centers. Freedom Summer highlights an overlooked but essential element of the Civil Rights Movement: the patient and long-term efforts by both outside activists and local citizens in Mississippi to organize communities and register black voters — even in the face of intimidation, physical violence and death. Watch the trailer here.

Moral Movies is a collaboration among national nonprofit Working Films (based in Wilmington), the NC NAACP, and allied organizations across the state. For the full four month schedule and more information about the series please see the Working Films blog.

Hosted by The Mountain People's Assembly
Freedom Summer: Thursday, June 26th, 7pm
Jubilee! 46 Wall St. Asheville, NC 28801

Hosted by the NC Association of Educators (NCAE)
Freedom Summer: Tuesday, June 24th, 7pm
NCAE, 301 S McDowell ST. Suite 1200, Charlotte, NC 18204
Parking is available in the lot beside the building and your parking pass will be validated

Hosted by the Durham People's Alliance
Freedom Summer: Thursday, June 26th, 7pm
Hayti Heritage Center 804 Old Fayetteville St. Durham, NC 27701

Hosted by The Beloved Community Center
Freedom Summer: Tuesday, June 24th, 6pm
International Civil Rights Center and Museum, 134 S Elm St. Greensboro, NC 27401

Hosted by Pitt County NAACP
Freedom Summer: Tuesday, June 24th, 7pm
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 131 Oakmont Dr. Greenville, NC 27858

Hosted by Action NC
Freedom Summer: Tuesday, June 24th, 7pm
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, 3313 Wade Ave. Raleigh, NC 27607

Hosted by The Black Arts Alliance and the New Hanover County NAACP
Freedom Summer: Tuesday, June 24th, 7pm
New Beginning Christian Church, 3120 Alex Trask Dr. Castle Hayne, NC 28429


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