Partnering with Bend the Arc, Carolina Jews for Justice had a really fantastic press conference and vigil in Charlotte on Monday, Nov 5. We found that the messaging around values & voting against hate was very resonant with our target audience. You can see the live stream here (it has already been viewed 1,400+ times and reached over 3,000 people!). We also had two news stations covering the event.
Some big shout-outs are in order here:
- Steve Cohen, not only was the main speaker at the event and held down the Jewish voice, but was also one of the main planners that helped put the right flavor & tone on the action for Charlotte.
- Janet Ganoung, while on vacation, recruited two top notch speakers to complete our interfaith press conference. The event would not have been the same without Reverend Dr. Rodney Sadler & Naqash Choudery. She also helped get the word out quickly to our local CJJ leaders about the action.
- Meredith Cohen, who drove all the way down from Durham, operated the livestream, kept track of the loose ends, and increased our on the ground capacity just enough for us to be able to pull this off.
- Dove Kent, also coming down from Durham, was central in planning, helped us navigate our partnership with Bend the Arc on this, and choreographed/ stage managed the action.
We believe we must continue to keep up the press coverage of white nationalism, antisemitism, Islamophobia, and overall hate. These past couple weeks we've had a flurry of activity all across the state, and we are really showing why CJJ has an important part to play in NC's progressive movement.