Mass Moral Monday: 

North Carolina is Our Selma!

12-13 July, 2015

Join the Forward Together and Moral Monday Movement for a March and Rally for Voting Rights.

On July 13, the Federal Court begins the trial of the historic lawsuit, N.C. NAACP v. McCrory, the voting rights case against Governor McCrory and North Carolina's voter suppression law. This law is the first and worst since the U.S Supreme Court's Shelby v. Holder decision, which gutted the Voting Rights Act of 1965, and the outcome will impact voting rights across the nation. 

UUA President Rev. Peter Morales has accepted the invitation of NAACP President Rev. William Barber to come to Winston-Salem to speak at the rally and join the march in support of the most fundamental right of our democracy, the right to vote. Unitarian Universalist ministers in NC are hoping to begin to make real the faithful pledge that Unitarian Universalists made at the 50th anniversary events in Selma this year. We stand on the shoulders of giants like Jimmie Lee Jackson, Unitarian Universalists like James Reeb and Viola Liuzzo and countless justice warriors who have gone this way before us. Let us stand on the side of love, and on the side of justice, with the NAACP of NC and all who value voting rights. 

Join us for a day of teach-ins and activities that culminates in a March for Voting Rights through downtown Winston-Salem, just like the marches in Selma 50 years ago.









Schedule:

Sunday, July 12
4:00-5:30 PM: Welcome at UU Fellowship of Winston Salem (4055 Robinhood Rd.)
6:00 PM: Ecumenical Service at Union Baptist Church (1200 Trade St.)

Monday, July 13
8:00 AM:  Press conference at US District Courthouse (251 N. Main St)
10:00 AM-4:00 PM: Teach-ins at Goler Memorial AME Zion Church (630 N. Patterson Ave.)
5:00 PM: March and Rally at Corpening Plaza



FAQS:

Note: No civil disobedience is planned. UU participants are expected to cooperate fully with NAACP marshals and the local police.  


Should I RSVP?

Yes, absolutely! Even if you are not requesting home hospitality, we would like to know how many UUs to expect, and how to send you updates about the event.


Where is the UU Fellowship of Winston Salem (UUFWS)?

4055 Robinhood Rd.

Winston Salem, NC 27106

http://uufws.org


Can my youth group participate?

Certainly! Youth groups from our congregations must comply with our Youth Safety Policy, and bring their own advisors.


Parking: UUFWS has a paved lot in front of the building and a gravel lot on the side of the building. We'll supply parking details for the march as they emerge.


Is home hospitality or floor space at UUFWS available for lodging?

There is limited home hospitality available, based upon economic need. Participants may sleep in the church (bring your own sleeping bag) at no charge. There is a list of area hotels at the bottom of this page.


What should I bring to the march?

Standing on the Side of Love gear! Wear your SSL shirts/sweatshirts and bring your SSL signs. Church Banners are welcome. Please check the weather to ensure you have packed appropriately.


What should I do to prepare for the march?

Become familiar with the Forward Together Moral Movement! We particularly recommend the 10-minute video below on the Forward Together Moral Movement from Rev. William Barber, President of the NAACP NC, and others from the Forward Together Moral Movement channel.


Note: No civil disobedience is planned. UU participants are expected to cooperate fully with NAACP marshals and the local police.  Marchers are encouraged to send the text message @SSLRaleigh to 23559 for real-time updates throughout the weekend.

Where is the UU Fellowship of Raleigh (UUFR) and how do I get there?

UU Fellowship of Raleigh
3313 Wade Avenue
Raleigh, NC 27607
www.uufr.org
Directions & Parking (Note: Parking at UUFR is extremely limited.  Shuttle vans will be available.)  Please note: No parking is available at UUFR after 9am Saturday.

I’m arriving by plane. Can I get help with transportation to/from the airport?

Some transportation to/from the airport is available. If you register for the event by 1/31, you will receive an email asking for more details regarding your needs.

Is home hospitality or floor space at UUFR available for lodging?

NO.  As of January 31, 2014 there is no more home hospitality closer than Durham or Chapel Hill (25 miles away).  Guests will have to provide their own transportation if they chose to use home hospitality there.  Floor space is available to individuals and groups at UUFR, but please bring your own bedding.  Please note: No parking is available at UUFR after 9am Saturday.

Is the Friday evening event required, or can I just come to the march on Saturday?

If you aren’t able to come to the Friday evening event, please feel free to join the Standing on the Side of Love contingent at the march. UUs will be gathering in downtown Raleigh at 400 block of S. Blount Street.

What should I bring to the march?

Standing on the Side of Love gear! Wear your SSL shirts/sweatshirts and bring your SSL signs. Wear layers and bring gloves and hats to prepare for possible chilly weather. Be sure to pack water and snacks. Church Banners are welcome. We will have SSL gear for sale at UUFR.  Please check the weather to ensure you have packed appropriately.

I have more questions about the march.

There are more answers! Be sure to check out HKonJ’s Logistics page for the march to learn more about parking downtown, accessibility options, bathrooms, and more.

What sort of food will be provided before, during, and after the march?

Marchers are strongly encouraged to bring your own water and snacks for the march, especially if you have health or dietary concerns, and are also strongly encouraged to eat breakfast, even if you normally don’t.  There is a Whole Foods and Rite Aid (open until 9pm) located 1/2 mile west of UUFR on Wade Ave.

How can I connect with other Standing on the Side of Lovers who are attending?

Be sure to join the Facebook group for the Moral March UU/SSL contingent!  Marchers are encouraged to send the text message @SSLRaleigh to 23559 for real-time updates throughout the weekend.

You can also use the hashtags #SSLMoralMarch and #MoralMarch to stay connected via social media.

How can I stay in the SSL loop while I’m in Raleigh for the march?

The UUA has set up a one-way broadcast text service for Standing on the Side of Lovers coming to Raleigh who would like to keep up-to-date on activities related to the Moral March. To join the list, text @SSLRaleigh to 23559 (USA mobile phones only. Msg & Data Rates May Apply). These will be one-way broadcast messages that provide critical information about the march activities, specific to SSL participants, including any changes in plans as we learn about them.

Note: If you have a question about one of the messages you receive, you can reply to the organizers, but you cannot text all the participants. Texts will run from Friday, Feb 7 through Sunday, Feb 9, 2014.

What should I do to prepare for the march?

Get familiar with the Forward Together Moral Movement! We particularly recommend this 10-minute video on the Forward Together Moral Movement from Rev. William Barber, President of the NAACP NC, and Bill Moyer’s January 3rd program on the Moral Mondays movement (45 minute




Hotels in downtown Winston Salem


Brookstown Inn

200 Brookstown Ave, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: (336) 725-1120


Winston-Salem Marriott

425 N Cherry St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: (336) 725-3500


Courtyard

3111 University Pkwy
Winston Salem, NC  27105

3111 University Pkwy

Winston Salem, NC  27105

Phone: (336) 727-1277


Embassy Suites Winston - Salem

460 N Cherry St, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: (336) 724-2300


The Hawthorne Inn & Conference Center

420 High St SW, Winston-Salem, NC 27101
Phone: (336) 777-3000


Holiday Inn Express Winston Salem Downtown West

110 Miller Street SW, Winston-Salem, NC 27103
Phone: (336) 721-0220


Clarion Sundance Plaza Hotel Spa & Wellness Ctr.

3050 University Pkwy, Winston-Salem, NC 27105 

Phone: (336) 723-2911 


Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Winston-Salem Downtown

125 S Main St, Winston-Salem, NC, 27101 

Phone:(‏‎855) 239-9483‎ 


Augustus T. Zevelyn Inn Bed and Breakfast

803 South Main Street, Winston-Salem, NC 27101

Phone: (336) 748-9299