Time Line, Logistics, & Info 4 Poor Peoples Campaign March
TIME LINE FOR THE WEEKEND
Friday, May 10, 5 P.M. to 9 P.M., COMMUNITY GET TOGETHER, Biddle St. & N. Montford Ave., Baltimore, Md 21213 – Speak Out, Music, Refreshments, Vigil with the Anthony Anderson family.
Saturday, May 11, 10 A.M. POOR PEOPLES CAMPAIGN & MARCH OFFICIALLY BEGINS
Biddle St. & N. Montford Ave., Baltimore, Md 21213
- 8:30 A.M. Volunteers needed at site
- 9:00 A.M. Vehicles and their drivers urged to gather.
- 10:00 A.M. Opening Rally
- 11:00 A.M. March Starts
We will be marching along Route 1, the historic highway that was used by the earliest civil rights leaders who desegregated restaurants and facilities along this route on their way from Baltimore to D.C. We will protest in front of the Super Walmart store with our sisters and brothers of OUR Walmart on this leg of the March.
Saturday, May 11, 8 P.M. to 11 P.M. COLLEGE PARK AREA GREETINGS! Students and community activists will be greeting walkers as they arrive at the University of Maryland, College Park, in front of fraternity and sorority row near the entrance of the campus.
There will be housing that night with students, area activists, camping and reserved motel space.
Sunday, May 12 – 10 A.M. MOTHER’S DAY MARCH, gather at 5331 Baltimore Ave., Hyattsville, Md. 20781, march into D.C. Coretta Scott King led the original Poor Peoples Campaign on this day. The women will lead this final leg of the march into Washington D.C.
On Pennsylvania Ave we will protest in front of the Justice Department to demand justice for the victims of police killings and brutality that have become an epidemic in this country. We will also be raising our voices loudly to defend voting rights and section 5.
Sunday, May 12, 3 P.M. WE ARRIVE AT FREEDOM PLAZA, 14th & Pennsylvania Ave. NW
- GREETINGS: Hear from the original civil rights leaders who launched the 1968 Poor Peoples Campaign, along with union, community, student, and occupy activists.
- PEOPLES POWER ASSEMBLY convenes at 4:30 P.M.
- Followed by music, teach-ins and discussion
Monday, May 13, 10 A.M. Meet at Freedom Plaza – Activities to be announced.
Everyone’s contribution to making history on this weekend is important. Do not feel that if you can not participate for the full 3 days that there isn’t an important role for you. Send the marchers off in Baltimore. Greet the walkers in College Park. Participate in the last leg of the March on Sunday from Hyattsville. Come to Freedom Plaza, meet and greet the walkers and attend the Peoples Power Assembly, Sunday. Walk and ride for one day or ride the entire route.
Everyone’s abilities and participation will be respected and cherished.
LOGISTICS, HOUSING, & MISCELLANOUS
IMPORTANT POINTS FOR WALKERS
- Please wear very comfortable and sturdy shoes, bring extra socks. But remember pack lightly, because you may be carrying your own gear as people, needed supplies, food and water will get first preference in vehicles.
- There will be food provided for marchers, but keep in mind that it will be group food such as bag lunches, etc., so that if you have special dietary needs make sure that you pack what you need. We will also pass many fast food restaurants on the route.
- Medics and RN’s will be available for first aide needs. Make sure you take what ever medicines you need in marked bottles. If you have special medical needs that medical staff should know, please inform them.
SUPPORT VEHICLES AND DRIVERS
You will get a special packet of instructions including a map and other pertinent information. Your role is very important and no less challenging than those walking. For most of the route you will be driving very slowly in a caravan formation behind the walkers. This takes stamina and patience. Drivers please meet at the site 9 A.M. If you know in advance that you are driving please call 410-218-4835 or email email@example.com
We are utilizing the face book event page https://www.facebook.com/events/135867173240346/?notif_t=plan_user_joined to help coordinate rides and match people up who need rides. You can also call 410-913-7712 Baltimore or in NYC 973-509-7182.
Please note that the Baltimore Mega Bus stop is not actually close to Baltimore, it is in a suburban community called White Marsh where public transportation is pretty non-existent and cabs are close to $40. Unfortunately we do not have the resources to do individual pick ups.
The Bolt bus drops people off at the Amtrak Penn Station area which is the closest public transportation to the site. The only shuttle we will be able to make is at 7:30 A.M. from the Solidarity Center at 2011 N. Charles St., Baltimore, Md 21218 (which is in walking distance from the Amtrak and Bolt bus.) The Baltimore downtown Grey Hound stop is closer than Mega Bus, but it’s not exactly inside the city either.
Please use google, map quest and other searches to check on what is feasible.
Friday night in Baltimore
- If you are interested in being housed with another activist, crashing or tenting in the Baltimore area please call 410-913-7712
Most downtown hotels are very expensive; two less expensive alternatives are:
- Motel 6, 110 North Ave. Baltimore, MD 21201 phone 410-752-2000 . This motel is in walking distance (3 blocks) to the Solidarity Center, 2011 N. Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218 (which is our center). Participants can catch a ride from this office at 7:30 A.M. (This will be the only shuttle location.)
- Baltimore International Hostel, 17 W Mulberry Street, Baltimore MD 21201
Phone (410) 576-8880 http://www.hiusa.org/baltimore $35 per person
Saturday night in College Park
- Organizers have arranged group housing at an area motel (you will be sharing rooms), camping both at the college and at a near by farm, and with local activists, based on needs and abilities. Of course, some local participants may return home for the night and return on Sunday. For details call: 410-218-4835.
Sunday & Monday in Washington D.C.
- D.C. activist housing & tenting get in touch with Peace House, organizer Feriha http://www.occupypeacehouse.org/
- The William Penn House http://williampennhouse.org/ 515 East Capitol St SE, Washington, DC 20003 Phone: 202- 543-5560 $40 per person (This hostel is close to the Capitol and it fills very quickly).
Please support the hotel workers. There is a boycott of the Baltimore downtown Sheraton.
You can check this link http://www.hotelworkersrising.org/HotelGuide/ from UNITE/HERE for other boycotted hotels
ON TO MAKING HISTORY, LET’S IGNITE A NEW MOVEMENT!
This brief outline may not answer all questions, but hopefully it is helpful. Please feel free to call 410-218-4835 or 410-500-2168. We will try our best to answer you and get back.