LOGISTICS for HKonJ 2014
What time and where do people arrive? Gather at Shaw University on South Street between Wilmington and Blount Streets at 9:30 AM on Saturday, Feb. 8. The march will begin at 10:30 AM to Jones Street outside the NC General Assembly. See map on the reverse side.
Where do buses go to drop off and pick up? Please see the map on the reverse side for drop off and pick up locations. Buses will drop off at the corner of South and Blount Street next to Shaw University. A bus captain will board the bus before anyone gets off and give information on where the bus will pick up after the march and rally. DO NOT GET OFF THE BUS UNTIL A BUS CAPTAIN HAS BOARDED THE BUS AND GIVEN INSTRUCTIONS! The buses will pick up next to the Jones Street rally. Vans can drop off at Shaw, but will park in the parking decks.
Where do people park their cars as we gather at Shaw? Please see the attached map that shows parking, mostly in decks along Wilmington Street (city lots are free on Saturday—you may have to take a ticket to enter but there is no charge).
What should I wear? Make sure to wear layers, gloves and hats to prepare for possible chilly weather. You are encouraged to wear clothes representing your organization or school! Please refrain from wearing campaign/partisan apparel.
What should I bring? Please bring any medications you need, organization banners and signs, water and other drinks and any snacks you may want.
Can we make signs representing our organization? YES! You are encouraged to bring your organization’s banner and march behind it. Signs will also be provided by HKonJ organizers on South Street at the beginning of the march. We do ask that signs not contain any vulgar or offensive language and that they focus on the issues addressed by the HKonJ 14-Point People’s Agenda (see attached flyer or website: www.hkonj.com). Persons carrying offensive or inappropriate signs will be asked to remove their signs. HKonJ is nonpartisan, so please do not bring candidate’s campaign signs!
How far is the walk from Shaw to the Capitol? Roughly one mile. It goes by fast.
Is there transportation for those that do not want to walk? Yes, trams will run continuously between South Street and Jones Street. Trams will also drop off at the parking decks.
Is there seating? Yes. There is seating reserved for seniors and people with disabilities at both locations.
Will there be restroom facilities? Yes. There will be porta-johns at both locations.
Can we sign up march participants for our organization’s contact list? Yes. We do ask that organizations share those lists with the HKonJ Steering Committee and the NC NAACP by emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can people bring along their dogs to walk? It is not recommended.
After the event, does everyone walk back to where they parked? Most people walk back, but trams are available.
For more information, call 1-866-626-2227
See you on Saturday, at 9:30 AM at Shaw University!!
Click here for the Bus Sign-In form.
Click here for the Dos and Don't for Demonstrators.
Click here for the Volunteer to be a Marshal sign-up form.
Click here for the Youth Permission form.
Click here for the Youth Medical form.