Today, NAACP of North Carolina dispensed notices across the airwaves and social media alerting that there is now to be a 10th session of the meeting of persons who reject the increasingly punitive and abusive government of North Carolina.Monday at 5pm in the Raleigh Durham area. Issues such as education, women’s health and issues for the poor have surfaced repeatedly in these protests.
The NAACP just finished it’s national conference in DC ensconced in the powerful title: “We Shall Not Be Moved” and here is a Mavis Staple link for that deep spiritual http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dbOQhyuKifw. Listen to those lyrics and hear the refrain in the following information.
Below find a series of videos from actively involved persons in the NC area, who have chosen to share their voices and concerns. 10th Moral Monday is slated to meet in the capitol city. Plans are under way to address both the issues of the protest, but to continue to make collective longterm plans to address the onslaught of legislative misjudgment. More videos are available on the web, this is merely a sampling to quickly show concerns.
‘ “We” Is the most important word in the social justice vocabulary. The issue is not what we can’t do, but what we CAN do when we stand together. With an upsurge in racism/hate crimes, criminalization of young black males, insensitivity to the poor, educational genocide, and the moral/economic cost of a war, we must STAND together now like never before.’
REV. William BARBER’S II BLOG http://www.naacpnc.org/
Meet Rev. Barber II http://prospect.org/article/man-behind-moral-mondays
This Duke professor is a United Methodist Minister and an 8th generation North Carolinian. Note that he speaks out ” All of my family are ministers, and in that we are preparers of the breech, shares of the gospel, freer of the captive.” http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xWWR9geLYkg Alan Jackson http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLNmNZZ8aT4 reinforces standing together on the promised of God.
Rev Barber’s son, William Barber III is a noted student protester http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UgmwkPNgMx8
Raleigh Durham area physician speaks out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDf4mZTsryQ
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hUeq2f7GZjM Multiple Duke University staff dialogue preceding some of the recent crashes the State of North Carolina has been hit with by it’s own legislature. NC law notes that even if the Governor doesn’t sign the bill, in 10 days it automatically rolls to completion, unless specific alternative actions are taken.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93LnGAXL9Y0 Area Presbyterian minister speaks out “whatever you do to the least of these you have done to me”
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=93LnGAXL9Y0 Duke University Public Policy professor one of many arrested explores policy issue from personal and professional role.
Here is a fairly long college level lecture that is a clear explanation of how policy develops and is enacted. The level of inaction, lack of understanding and overall apathy makes many citizen situations like Texas and North Carolina very vulnerable.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5YiZ-Tk3kmM “Write your congressman? Heck a lot of people don’t even vote.”
Led by the initial actions of the NAACP, many people of many faiths and many nations have increasingly gathered to protest the problems given them by their government. Systems induced traumas.