It’s with much excitement that we mark one month until the mobilization to March on Wall St South and build people’s power during the Democratic National Convention! It all kicks off with the Festivaliberación on Saturday, September 1 in Charlotte, NC!
Many thousands of you from throughout the South and across the U.S. will fill the streets of Charlotte to raise an independent people’s agenda for jobs, healthcare, education, housing, against wars and incarceration, for an end to deportations of immigrants, for environmental justice, for workers rights, for women’s and LGBTQ liberation, and many more demands for justice for our communities.
Here’s a full schedule of the events and demonstrations that are planned so far:
Saturday, September 1 – Beginning at 12pm @ Area 15
A day-long festival organized by youth, student, and immigrant activists full of speakouts, teach-ins, workshops, spoken word, and a concert at night featuring Rebel Diaz and Jasiri-X!
Sunday, September 2 – Rally begins at 11am, March at 1pm @ Frazier Park
MARCH ON WALL STREET SOUTH!
Find an organizing center in your area today to come to Charlotte for the major action being planned by the Coalition to raise people’s demands for jobs and justice! We’ll march to the international headquarters of Bank of America, the eastern HQ of Wells Fargo, Duke Energy, the Time Warner Cable Arena, and the Bank of America stadium (where the DNC will be held).
Monday, September 3 – 1pm @ Wedgewood Baptist Church
Southern Workers Assembly
Join Southern unions, workers organizations, civil/human rights groups, immigrant rights groups, unemployed, young workers, women and LGBT workers, faith and community for a workers speak-out that uplifts our on-the-ground actual workers’ rights struggles in the US South! Official website here: http://southernworker.org/
Check out this video that workers with UE 150 just released about the SWA!
September 4-6 – Affinity group and other actions
As you can see, there’s a lot being planned and many ways for you to get more involved.
Here are a few ways that you can help make this mobilization a success:
1. Sign up to be an organizing center – Can you help bring folks from your area to Charlotte for the March on Wall Street South and other actions taking place around the Democratic National Convention? Let us know today! Also, find or organize an outreach event in your area, and download fliers off our site to help get the word out.
2. Make a donation! Help us open a convergence space in Charlotte! – We’re working with organizations in Charlotte and nationally to open a People’s Collective Energy Convergence Space in Charlotte for the three weeks prior to the DNC. This space will serve many functions, including making banners and other art, holding organizing meetings, plugging folks in as they arrive in Charlotte, and staging other actions in the weeks leading up to and during the DNC. Can you make a donation today and pass this appeal along to help make it happen?
3. Save the date! August 11 Coalition Meeting – The Coalition to March on Wall Street South will be holding a general organizing meeting in Charlotte on Saturday, August 11. There will be lots of important discussion at this meeting about pulling together trainings, plugging volunteers into all the various tasks to help build the march, and much more. The location is still TBA, but we’ll be posting the exact info about this meeting on our site in the days ahead. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’d like to be sent a message when the details are confirmed.
4. Attend weekly local organizing meetings in Charlotte – If you’re in the Charlotte-area, come out to our weekly organizing meetings every Monday at 7pm at the Charlotte Solidarity Center (Suite 10c at Area 15 | 514 E. 15th Street, Charlotte, NC)
We’ll be sending out and posting up more specific logistical info about the mobilization in the days and weeks ahead. Keep checking our site for updates! We’ve also recently added a housing board the website for folks to coordinate their housing needs during the demonstrations.
If you’d like to get more involved, please be sure to fill out our volunteer form on the site.
Together, we are powerful! On to the March on Wall Street South! See you in Charlotte.
Coalition to March on Wall St South
Building People’s Power at the Democratic National Convention