The Alamance NAACP to Join Elon Student and Alamance County Community Leaders for a “Justice for All Rally” to Stand Together to Support the Safety and Security of Every Member of Our Community
Burlington, NC – On Saturday, December 10th, the public is invited to join Elon University student advocacy leaders, Alamance County community leaders and the Alamance NAACP, for a peaceful “Justice for All” rally at Burlington’s Historic Train Depot and Amphitheater, at 200 S. Main St, Burlington, NC.
We gather to build relationships between students and local residents for greater community unity, even as our politics at all levels have taken an ugly turn toward division, fear and hatred. We gather to stand up against discrimination and against threats to the safety and security of any member of our community.
With that goal, we will begin our rally by making posters to publically witness the real harm and hurt to local marginalized communities. Following poster-making, local student and community speakers will provide concrete ways we can help anyone who may be dealing with increased discrimination. Speakers will then issue a Call to Action. Our program will conclude with an open mic for community members to share concerns, listen and give support.
This event is free and open to the public, with public parking adjacent to the event. This is a peaceful event. Security will be provided by the Burlington Police Department. Share and invite on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/212116312568832/?notif_t=plan_admin_added¬if_id=1480700766346299.
Speakers will include:
- Barrett Brown, Alamance NAACP
- Pete Glidewell, recent candidate for US House of Representatives
- Shaher Sayed, Burlington Masjid
- Rev. Phil Hardy, Alamance People’s Assembly
- Nikki Manderico, Elon’s Asian-Pacific Islander Student Union
- Monique Swirsky, Spectrum (Elon’s Queer Straight Alliance)
- Kenneth Brown Jr., Elon’s Black Student Union
WHO: Partnership to Empower People, a working group of Elon University student advocacy leaders and Alamance County faith leaders, and the Alamance NAACP
WHAT: Justice for All Rally
WHEN: Saturday, December 10, 2016, 12:00-3:30 pm
12:00 pm – Make posters and an opportunity to organize together
1:00 pm – Speakers
2:30 pm – Call to Action
2:30 – 3:30 pm – Open mic for community members
WHERE: Historic Train Depot and Amphitheater, at 200 S. Main St, Burlington, NC
CONTACT: Monique Swirsky at 703.509.7716 or firstname.lastname@example.org