On Saturday February 11th 2012 members of NC HEAT gathered for Historic Thousands on Jones Street (HKonJ). This was the 6th annual march sponsored by the NAACP. Thousands came together to march for immigration rights, economic justice, worker rights, and education policy.
The youth used this as an opportunity to represent their agenda and advocate for the Justice in their communities. Students wanted to expand the scope of the Art Pope boycott. The boycott of Art Pope’s stores, which include Maxway and Roses, became a conversation point throughout the day.
NC HEAT gathered signatures and explained the connections between Art Pope and the education policy in Wake County. In addition NC HEAT members promoted their upcoming picket of Maxway on February 18th. The overall event was a success as it expanded the Art Pope boycott and brought awareness to issues impacting youth in Wake County.