Islamophobia and other Oppressions Highlighted at HKonJ 2016
MERI (Movement to End Racism and Islamophobia) members and allies participated in Moral March on Raleigh or HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones Street) People’s Assembly on February 13, 2016. Muslims for Social Justice mobilized many Muslims to participate in this rally that connects anti-racism, worker rights, women rights, immigrant rights, environmental justice, anti-Islamophobia and other progressive movements. Farris Barakat, brother of Deah Barakat who was murdered along with his wife and sister-in-law in Chapel Hill in early 2015, spoke at the rally. Barakat made connection between fight against Islamophobia and anti-racism movement. Check news coverage of the rally. http://www.technicianonline.com/news/article_f1055096-d39e-11e5-a186-8356f1eaf23c.html
Jewish Voice for Peace – Triangle had a wonderful banner expressing support to BlackLivesMatter, Palestine Liberation, Anti-Islamophobia and Queer Liberation movements. Jewish Voice for Peace – Triangle has organized canvassing against Islamophobia at Triangle-based businesses.
What is HKonJ?
For the past ten years, a fusion movement has been growing in North Carolina. In 2006, the Historic Thousands on Jones St. (HKonJ) People’s Assembly Coalition was formed under the leadership of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber, II and the North Carolina NAACP. It has grown to include over 150 coalition partners. Each year this fusion movement comes together on the second Saturday in February to hold a mass people’s assembly to reaffirm its commitment to the 14 Point People’s Agenda and to hold lawmakers accountable to the people of North Carolina.
Learn more at: http://www.hkonj.com