Date: Tuesday, December 23
Time: 12noon (Press Conference 11:30am)
Begins: Ebenezer United Church of Christ
734 Apple St. Burlington, NC
Concludes: First Christian United Church of Christ
415 S. Church St. Burlington, NC
Distance: 1.2 Miles
Join the marchers and lift up a voice asking for justice and equal protection under the law for all people. Join the marchers and lift up a voice for racial unity and peace in our hometown. Join the marchers and make a difference.
More details from Noah Read:
BLACK AND BROWN LIVES MATTER: MARCH FOR JUSTICE AND RACIAL UNITY
Local clergy and community groups will march in support of the national
movement to end racial disparities, focusing on our criminal justice system
Community members and coalition members of the local faith-based Partnerships to Empower People and the NAACP’s Alamance People’s Assembly will gather for a short press conference and a 1.25 mile march from Ebenezer Baptist Church to First Christian UCC in Burlington, NC.
We march in solidarity with those peaceful protesters across our nation calling for equal protection under the law. To further this goal, we support a commitment to the improvement and full enforcement of all laws prohibiting racial profiling, to the full investigation of all possible cases of excessive force in policing, and to the reversal of current trends in the militarization of local law enforcement.
We also march in support of all community members, especially members of law enforcement, who believe that the only way to avert future tragedies, remedy today’s unsustainable conditions, and heal our historic wounds is to embracing as our best hope the formidable work of building relationships across all barriers. Or as it says in the book of Isaiah, we hope to join those who
“…will rebuild the deserted ruins of your cities… (and) will be known as a rebuilder of walls and a restorer of homes.”
To that end, this event is an urgent invitation for our community to begin that work.
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When: Tuesday, December 23, 2014 Press Conference begins at 11:30 am. The March will run from 12:00 noon until 1:00 pm with a short prayer service at 1:00 pm.
Where: Press conference, March begins at Ebenezer, UCC, 734 Apple Street, Burlington, NC. March ends at First Christian Church, UCC, 415 South Church Street, Burlington, NC. Van transportation will be provided to take people from Ebenezer to First Christian. Bus transportation will be provided to return to Ebenezer from from First Christian.
Those who are unable to walk the March are encouraged to join us before the March for the 11:30 press conference and after the march at 1:00, for a brief prayer service at First Christian.
This information is also posted on the Alamance NAACP website here:
and on Facebook here:
Alamance NAACP Political Action Chair