Saturday, April 14 @ 9am
Charlotte School of Law
(2145 Suttle Avenue, Charotte, NC)
Just a few days after the anniversary of the assassination of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., organizers, freedom fighters and movement leaders from around the country will be participating in a National Organizing Conference to challenge the Wall Street of the South and the two corporate parties. Dr. King demanded “A Job or an Income for All” and stood with striking sanitation workers. In that legacy of struggle for social and economic justice, the Coalition to Protest at the DNC will meet and organize.
The national response to the murder of Trayvon Martin has revealed the pent-up outrage at long standing issues of racism, police terror, mass unemployment & mass incarceration, and endless cuts to programs people need to survive, while hypocritically funding endless wars, bailing out the big banks, and failing to prosecute any of the Wall Street Banksters who caused this economic crisis. In this spirit we will organize.
Delegations from across the country will be joining us on April 14, including activists from:
May 1st Coalition for Worker and Immigrant Rights in New York City
Occupy Wall Street
SCLC (Southern Christian Leadership Conference), Baltimore Chapter
Moratorium Now! from Detroit, MI
Students for a Democratic Society chapters
The Occupy 4 Jobs Network
United 4 the Dream, Charlotte
Occupy Atlanta, Occupy Asheville, Occupy Durham, Occupy Greensboro, Occupy Winston-Salem, Occupy Chapel Hill, Occupy Raleigh, Occupy Columbia, Occupy Charlotte + more
The Bill of Rights Defense Committee
The National Lawyers Guild
+ many more!
The Organizing Conference will be an opportunity to discuss what issues will be bringing people to the streets of Charlotte in September, to discuss what kinds of actions we want to organize before and during the convention, and how to use the demonstrations to continue to build the movement for justice, peace, and equality. We’ll also be joined by organizers from the Coalition to March on the RNC and the NC Coalition to Challenge Corporate Power who will be sharing plans and preparations for protests against Bank of America in Charlotte and the Republican National Convention in Tampa, FL.
Below, please find some options for hotels in the area, and keep checking back for more updates as they’re available.
Residence Inn Charlotte Uptown – From $109.00 per room/$164.00 for a 2 bedroom suite
Distance from venue: 1.3 miles
404 S. Mint Street · Charlotte, NC 28202 – Phone: 704-340-4000
Super 8 Charlotte Downtown Area – from $49.99 per night
Distance from venue: 3.2 miles
505 Clanton Rd, I77 S Exit 7, Charlotte, NC 28217 – Phone: 704-523-1404
Springhill Suites Charlotte Airport – from $89.00 per night
Distance from Venue: 3.7 miles
3055 Scott Futrell Drive · Charlotte, NC 28208 - Phone: 704-405-6061