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SOjourners for Abolition and Reconciliation (SOfAR)

A 300-mile Pilgrimage through eastern North Carolina

“We have come SOfAR! We have SOfAR to go!”

Join us for the start of our 2009 Pilgrimage through eastern North Carolina.

1:00 PM, Sunday, June 14, 2009

Central Prison, 1300 Western Blvd, Raleigh

Help us move North Carolina closer to:

  • Support for homicide victims’ families
  • Compassion for families of persons on death row
  • Restorative Justice that helps individuals, families and communities heal
  • Abolition of the death penalty

Last year we walked 300+ miles from Raleigh to Washington, DC. This year we will walk 300+ miles through our own eastern North Carolina. We begin at 1:00 PM on Sunday, June 14, 2009 at the site of the most homicides of any address in Raleigh in the past century – Central Prison. We will wind past sites of recent homicides in our city and the women’s death row facility and then proceed eastward out of Raleigh.

The first miles will take a slower pace so as to accommodate a wide variety of participants. It will be hot and humid, so plan accordingly. As the day progresses we will pick up the pace as we head eastward out of Raleigh. Be aware that the route and conditions will be challenging at times.

Additional information about the Pilgrimage, including the full route, event schedule and the many ways you can help will be posted on our blog and at our 2009 Pilgrimage of Remembrance calendar (opens in a new tab or window).

Contact Scott Bass at (919) 231-9752 or (910) 385-6787 - .

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