March for Our Lives Raleigh

Amazing march and rally today in Raleigh, North Carolina joining students movement “March for Our Lives” across the nation. Estimated 13,000 came out today to march from downtown Raleigh to Halifax Mall for a rally and speaker’s event. The March for Our Lives Raleigh event was led by teen leaders Lauren Smith and Amber Mitchell along with three local activism groups who organized this inspiring event today – Carolina Peace Center, Indivisible Triangle Daily Call For Action and Mom’s Demand Action for Gun Sense. It was a great honor for Carolina Peace Center to be part of this event.

Media:  https://www.facebook.com/ABC11/videos/10155882343237550/?fref=mentions

March for Our Lives rallies around the globe

▪️ Washington, D.C.▪️ New York City▪️ London▪️ Amsterdam▪️ Houston▪️ RaleighOver 800 cities around the globe are beginning to line up for #MarchforOurLives http://cbsn.ws/2G1GNMr

Posted by CBS News on Saturday, March 24, 2018

 

March Into Action 2018 – Women’s March

Women’s March Hillsborough-Orange County, North Carolina
#WomenPower

The women’s rally “March into Action 2018” was held today in Hillsborough. It was bursting at the seams with women (and men) from all walks of life that came together to celebrate our diversity and reaffirm our collective voice to denounce the policies from this administration that are affecting marginalised communities.

Fatma Wasel, from Carolina Peace Center, spoke powerfully about the inhumane and unjust Muslim Travel Ban which has directly impacted her own life and that of her children in Yemen and here at home. America is a country of refugees and immigrants,” Fatma shared, “we have to promote equity and equality for all women.”

Fatma’s daughter read a beautiful poem at the end of her mother’s speech that rejoiced in a spirit of humanity and inclusiveness for all.

Latarndra Strong from Hate Free Schools Coalition spoke about people activism efforts and others getting involved. Tom Stevens, the Mayor, Pat Clayton, the president of NAACP of Orange Country, Rev. Patty Henneman, Nicole Duarte and prominent women speakers spoke at the event.

Great work by Heather Joy of Carolina Peace Center in coordinating with the organizers. Wonderful turnout with musical band and march in the end. Power to all the women worldwide. Great work by the organizers. Shoulder to shoulder together.

Media: http://www.heraldsun.com/news/local/counties/orange-county/article195803044.html#emlnl=Morning_Newsletter