THE MAINE CIVIL RIGHTS MARCH & RALLY

October 10th

 


 

7-9 AM REGISTRATION
Maine Center for the Arts

9AM - START
Maine Center for the Arts

12 PM - MARCH PICK-UP POINT
Cascade Park

1:30PM - RALLY
Paul Bunyan Park - Bangor


How to Participate

INDIVIDUALS
There are four ways you can participate:
  1. To march the entire 10 miles (from Orono to Bangor), you must fill out, sign and return the registration form.
  2. You can join the March at Cascade Park at approximately 12:00 p.m. and walk to the Rally.
  3. You can watch the March on State Street or Main Street in Bangor, and then join in for the rest of the March to Paul Bunyan Park.
  4. You can be at Paul Bunyan Park to greet the marchers and join in the Rally at 1:30 p.m.

 

ORGANIZATIONS, GROUPS OR BUSINESSES
As a participating organization, group or business, you agree to:
  • Inform your members about the March and Rally.
  • Actively promote participation of your members in the March
  • Complete and return an Organization Participation form.

 

In response to the repeal of the Civil Rights law on February 10th, Maine citizens and activists from many organizations have been meeting. Our common belief in the dignity and value of ALL citizens of the state of Maine has led us to a desire to build a coalition that moves forward an agenda of civil rights and human rights creating a safer place for all people to live and work. Our common beliefs include:

we believe in equality for ALL Maine citizens and in enactment of the repealed Civil Rights Law...

we believe in the fundamental right of freedom from all forms of violence, harassment and abuse safe home environments, safe schools, safe work places and safe communities...

we believe that all people should have equal opportunity to housing, credit, public accommodations, employment and worker's rights and benefits for themselves and their family...

and

we believe that justice is a universal concept embraced by all spiritual persons.

To this end, we will work to set an agenda that for us will build a safe home:

 

MAINE, the way life COULD be!

To get information or participation forms

CALL 1-877-CIVIL-11 (877-248-4511)

 

MARCH RULES OF THE ROAD

  • Registration for individuals is only required if you are marching the entire March from Orono to Bangor. Joining in does not require registration.
  • March and Rally facilities will be handicap-accessible.
  • Be aware of your personal physical capabilities when deciding how you will participate.
  • During the March, please direct any questions, concerns or issues to our identified Volunteer Service Corps.
  • The March and Rally will take place on October 10, 1998 -- rain or shine!
AND REMEMBER OUR GOLDEN RULE:

Do unto others as you would have them do unto you . . . and please be safe and have fun.