2016 Conference Draft Agenda

8:30 – 9:00 am Registration and Credentialing
9:00 –   9:30 am Opening Plenary (Site logistics, Welcome, Business)
9:30 – 10:30 am How NC Laws Impact Women Panel – Moderator Gailya Paliga

        •    Economic Security  – Marion Johnson (NC Justice Center)
        •    Reproductive Health Access  –  Shana Broders (Clinic Escort) 
        •    Status of Education  –  Dr. Yevonne Brannon (Public Schools First NC)
        •    Legislative Report and Lawsuit Summary – Robin Davis (NC NOW)

10:30 – 11:00 am Break and ‘Life for Women in 1966’ activity – Lori Bunton
11:00 – 12:00 pm Our Time Is NOW: The Equal Rights Amendment –
Marena Groll, Roberta Madden, Toni Morris, Audrey Muck

History of the fight for women’s rights, history of Women of Color in the movement for Women’s Rights, and the current status of ERA, including special plans for introduction of the ERA in the NC General Assembly in 2017 and work to be done on the congressional level. We’ll also highlight the work of the new ERA-NC Alliance organization, of which NC NOW is a member.

12:00 – 1:30 pm Lunch/Keynote Speaker (State Auditor Beth Wood)
1:30 – 2:00 pm NC NOW Election, break, silent auction
2:00 – 2:15 pm Reflection on NOW’s 50th anniversary – Gailya Paliga
2:15 – 3:15 pm Workshops, including one from the group of community
activists who got
 Wildin Acosta out of jail, one on racism.
3:15 – 3:30 pm Break and Artistic Presentation – Mandy Carter/Pauli Murray Project
3:30 – 4:00 pm Closing Plenary and auction results

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