More on Moral Mondays, and Joining In June 3rd
The more I learn about the way the Moral Mondays demonstrations have been organized and carried out, the more inspired and impressed I am with the integrity of the movement and actions. The Rev Dr William Barber and the NC NAACP have provided excellent leadership, supported by and in solidarity with a group of highly principled, highly diverse people. I am more and more convinced that collectively and publicly calling out in this way the injustices of recent and current activity of our state’s legislature, is advocate effectively for needed change. Perhaps even more important, is this groundswell of support which we can choose to continue offering one another regardless of the legislative climate. Despite the discriminatory constitutional amendment North Carolina passed last year, and the plentitude of regressive and unjust legislation put forward since then, I am pleasantly surprised to find myself feeling more hopeful than I have in a very long time.
I have been doing research online into the many videos, photos, and written articles and testimonies. In addition, I have reached out to two UCC congregations in Raleigh. There again I have been struck by the energy rising up for justice, and the senses of collaboration and graciousness I am finding. We who travel down from Boone have been offered overnight accommodations for the night of June 3rd in the homes of people from Community United Church of Christ and Umstead Park United Church of Christ, both in Raleigh. I am overflowing with gratitude for such kindness. At the moment, there are only 3 of us from HCUCC committed to going. The invitation to carpool down the morning of June 3rd and return to Boone sometime on June 4th is open to all, just email me (Cath Hopkins) at CathsNaturePhotos@yahoo.com
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