Forward Together Moral Movement - Raleigh NC - Sat. Feb 11, 2017
posted February 1, 2017 12:20 PM   RSS | iCal | +googleCal

Sat February 11 at 8:30 AM, Intersection of Wilmington and South Streets near Shaw University
118 W South St, Raleigh, NC, USA (Map & Directions)
This is the 11th annual Moral March on Raleigh. Several groups are participating including and, and many from the latest Womens March here.
From the website:

Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ People's Assembly

The Moral March on Raleigh is part of a love and justice movement. We fight for an intersectional agenda to support public education, economic sustainability, workers’ rights and livable wages, health care for all, medicaid expansion, environmental justice, equal protection under the law without regard to race, income, immigration status, gender, gender identity or sexual orientation, voting rights for all, and criminal justice.

For more information, visit

On February 11, 2017, we will gather at 8:30 a.m. in downtown Raleigh near Shaw University. The opening rally will begin at 9:00 a.m. and the march will begin at 10:00 a.m. after which we will begin the mass People’s Assembly on the doorstep of the State Capitol.
posted by yoga to Meetup (15 comments total)

I'll be up from ILM that morning, and actually trying to determine where to park. I am not super familiar with Raleigh, but I know there are quite a few parking garages.
posted by sara is disenchanted at 12:49 PM on February 1, 2017

Hey sara is disengaged, here's a map of all the parking decks in downtown Raleigh. If you want, you're welcome to come to my place & walk down with me and a few other people. It's about 1.5 miles, maybe 30ish minutes? MeMail me and I'll get you deets. :)
posted by yoga at 2:31 PM on February 1, 2017

I like this. I have a bad knee, so I have to be kind of careful about what I commit to. I want to go. I love you all.
posted by Stewriffic at 4:25 AM on February 2, 2017

I want to go, but am coming from Orange County and am concerned about the driving/parking situation. I'd be happy to drive myself to anyone who can get us there!
posted by wens at 4:36 AM on February 2, 2017

So guys Im thinking about just showing up at the Capitol Bldg & not going all the way down to Shaw. It's not that far - about 7 blocks, but I've got bad knees too. Then again, Safety in numbers & all that makes me want to stick with the crowd.

Any thoughts? Will consult w/ mrs yoga also, since she is good at strategy stuff.
posted by yoga at 5:18 AM on February 2, 2017

I will be there with some friends! We were at the women's march there and had no trouble parking in a deck nearby. The one right across the street from the Sheraton--I think it's the one on Cabarrus St on the map yoga linked.
posted by leesh at 6:18 AM on February 2, 2017 [1 favorite]

Ok here's The Plan:

Meet at 8am at Seaboard Station.

There is plenty of parking there (free!).
There are also 2 coffee/bakery shops there for drinking/eating/peeing pre-March:
Brew and
Night Kitchen

Those of us who want to walk with the main march can then walk down to Shaw University, and then walk with them back up to the Capital bldg.

Those who want to keep the walk short can stop at the Capital bldg on the way down to Shaw, and wait for the main march crowd to arrive.

When it's over, we can walk back to Seaboard and have lunch or a drink if we want. (I personally will be in the drinking category.)

R-Line bus INFO
If weather is hideous, we can hop on the free R line bus to shorten the walk.
Seaboard R line stop is here.
Shaw University is 1 block east of this stop.
Capital stops are here. And here.

New to Marching?
If you are new to marching, here are a few things to be aware of. There is also a good Lifehacker article about protest safety here.
1. The vast majority of protest marches are peaceful. I was at the Womens March here Jan 21 and there were over 20,000 people. I didn't see a single fight, arrest or injury during the whole event.
2. There may be hecklers who are not part of the March. That is ok. Ignore them. Do not engage them. Stay with the group or at least one other person.
3. Arrests are unlikely. Be polite to law enforcement officers. They are there to help us. Do what they tell you, if they tell you anything. It is fine to ask them questions. It is especially fine to thank them for their service.
4. If you don't already have it, get Signal & use it for texting. Test it out before the March. It's just like a normal texting program, but it's encrypted between people who are also using it. You can even use it with people who aren't using it, it just won't be encrypted.
5. Do NOT bring your dog. It is extremely stressful and confusing for them. I saw dozens of dogs at the Womens March that were not happy. Don't put them through that.
6. Signs & pussy hats: bring 'em if you got 'em! That reminds me...I need to buy someone a beer in exchange for making me a pussyhat...

If I missed anything, let me know.

Ok! So I'll see you Sat Feb 11 8am @ Seaboard!
posted by yoga at 6:58 AM on February 2, 2017 [2 favorites]

Oh, and you don't *have* to meetup with us at Seaboard if you want to find your own way. Didn't mean to imply that the Seaboard thing was a must.
posted by yoga at 7:49 AM on February 2, 2017

I'd love to come, but my daughter has rehearsal on Saturday mornings, which doesn't lend itself to attending marches, it seems. We may swing by the Capitol afterwards, but won't get there until after Noon, so I won't count on finding any of y'all. If her rehearsal is cancelled or changed, we will meet you at Seaboard.
posted by Rock Steady at 7:55 AM on February 2, 2017

Wish I could be there, I was hoping this could be the first time that I actually get to meet other real, live Mefites! But I'm sadly out of town that weekend. Booo...

Fonrtunately/horrifyingly unfortunately, I'm guessing there will be no shortage of protests that I can meet y'all at in the coming months...
posted by Dorinda at 10:13 AM on February 2, 2017

I got goaded into bringing an acquaintance with me so now I have no idea how my morning is going to go. I have a problem setting boundaries.
posted by sara is disenchanted at 4:01 PM on February 2, 2017

Heck yeah! I definitely going, but I have a friend visiting that weekend, so I'll be marching with them. Cheers to all of you. I'm glad there will be MeFites in attendance!
posted by aka burlap at 12:18 PM on February 7, 2017

Hey guys, I'll be there with a bunch of friends, so I may miss you in the larger crowd, but it's awesome you'll all be there.
posted by thivaia at 10:11 AM on February 10, 2017

Drove by Seaboard on the way home today. It's bigger than I thought and there are No Event Parking signs near Peace Street. I guess I'll try the back lot.
posted by kingless at 2:00 PM on February 10, 2017

Apologies guys. I walk thru Seaboard routinely & the No Events Parking signs stay up 24/7. They are primarily for discouraging using those lots for Peace College events and private wedding & party events that happen at Traine, which is in the Seaboard complex of businesses. I guess it could also be to discourage parking for protest events by the legislature a block away.

My thought was that if we were also patronizing the businesses there and there weren't that many of us, we would be fine for a few hours to park there.

Hopefully you found alternative parking solutions & were able to march. Again, sorry for the confusion.
posted by yoga at 5:22 AM on February 13, 2017

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