Our friends at Vegans for Peace based in Raleigh have invited WV members to participate as they march in the 10th annual “Mass Moral March” on Saturday, February 13th. Here is the description from their Facebook event:
This Valentine’s Day weekend, let’s show North Carolina that compassion, love and kindness have no asterisks. Bring your kids, bring your dogs, and bring your proud, vegan self! We’ll meet in the McDonald’s parking lot at 105 E. South St. at 8:30 a.m. Pre-rally begins at 9:00 a.m. The actual march begins at 10:00 a.m and should conclude by noon. After the march, we’ll meet for lunch at a location yet to be determined. This will give us a chance to get to know each other better and to network. We will be marching alongside other progressive groups as part of the 10th annual “Mass Moral March.” Past marches have drawn upwards of 10,000 people. Up until now, vegans have not had a strong presence in the march. This year, we’re setting out to change that. This event offers us an opportunity to stand in solidarity with others who are fighting for basic human rights and environmental justice. At the same time, we can educate others about the plight of nonhuman animals and the devastating environmental impacts of animal agriculture. The beauty of veganism is that it addresses so many critical issues at once. Animals do not have the abilitiy to organize and march toward their own liberation. It’s up to us to be voices for the billions of animals whose screams go unheard. We will carry banners and signs with positive, peaceful messages expressing love, compassion, empathy, mercy and respect for all living beings. We will also hand out literature and invite people to join our growing community. In order to have a unified presence, we will be offering the popular black “Vegan” t-shirt for $15, which is $10 off the normal retail price. Details on ordering a shirt before the event will be provided soon.
Please invite as many people as you can. This is going to be a FUN, EXCITING and MEMORABLE event. Let’s show NC the beauty and promise of veganism! For a better understanding of what past marches have looked like, watch this video: http://www.hkonj.com/videos. This event is being organized by a new vegan-advocacy group based in Raleigh, called “Vegans for Peace.” We would love for you to join us. https://facebook.com/groups/vegansforpeace. We look forward to working with all of you who share the same vision of building a massive grassroots vegan movement here in our beautiful state!
What: Vegan Moral March
Where: 105 E South St. Raleigh, NC
When: Saturday, February 13, 8:30am
Event Link: https://facebook.com/events/142013922833997/