March for Justice Planned for Sunday

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March for Justice Planned for Sunday
Ocracoke “March for Justice” Planned for Sunday, June 28, 2020 at 5pm.

Grassroots group of island residents, Ocracoke for Justice, plans a peaceful demonstration of solidarity with the recent protests around the nation and world. 

Ocracoke is small and remote, but not removed from the important issues of these times. The community has responded to national calls for action by organizing events for the Women’s March, March for Our Lives, Moral March, and March for Families. Now we recognize the need to offer our solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. 

All are welcome to join in the March for Justice on Sunday, June 28, 2020 beginning at 5:00 p.m. The March will begin at the north end of the village near the entrance to South Point Road and move down Hwy. 12 to the Community Square. On the Community Square docks, we will spread out and practice safe social distancing while we hear from local speakers and musicians. Seating will be available at the docks so those who can’t march can join us.

Face masks and extra signs will be available at the beginning of the march for a donation. All donations will be divided among the Southern Coalition for Social Justice (Durham, NC), Carolina Justice Policy Center (Durham, NC), and Democracy North Carolina (Morrisville, NC). These organizations work with communities of color in North Carolina to support racial and economic justice, promote voter participation, provide education, and support legal aid.

Voter registration information and resource lists for other ways to help will be available at the docks.  

Please wear a facemask! We expect all participants to be respectful of Ocracoke people and property.

About Ocracoke for Justice: We are a group of Ocracoke residents committed to issues of Justice including, but not limited to: 

  • Black Lives Matter/Ending Racism,  
  • Police Accountability/Community Safety
  • LGBTQ+, Women's, Minority, Disability, Indigenous & Immigrant Rights
  • Immigration Reform/End Family Separation
  • Voter Registration 

Find out more on the Ocracoke for Justice Facebook or Instagram page. 

Contact: Echo Bennink (252) 921-0119



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