Monthly Archives: January 2016

Great review of Vessel – see it yourself 1/28/16 in CH

Found a great review of Vessel (the Film), which we are screening in Chapel Hill on Thursday, Jan 28, 2016.  It’s a true inspiration as to what one person can do! Vessel reviewer Genevieve Koski at writes

“[D]irector Diana Whitten compresses a decade-long story into a sleek, swift 87-minute package that telegraphs the unique, turbulent history of Women On Waves. Gomperts founded Women On Waves after seeing the toll unsafe abortions have on women in countries that outlaw the procedure.”


“According to the film’s statistics, around 47,000 women die every year from unsafe abortions.”  

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Event: What is TPP? Why should we fight it?

What is the Trans-Pacific Partnership?
Why should we fight it?

The most brazen corporate grab in American history”

The Triangle TPP Working Group and UNC Student Action with Workers (SAW) invite students, faculty, staff, and community members to a “TPP Teach-In” to inform you of the concerns of this dangerous trade deal and methods of citizen mobilization against it.

Date: Feb 2, 2016
Time: 6pm-8pm
Place: The Sonja Haynes Stone Center for Black Culture and History
Address: 150 South Rd, Chapel Hill NC  27599
Room: Hitchcock Multi-purpose Room at UNC

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10th annual HK on J march and rally in Raleigh – Feb 13, 2016

Join NC NOW chapters in the 10th annual Historic Thousands on Jones St March and Rally on Saturday, Feb 13, 2016.

Gathering begins at 8:30am.  Pre-rally entertainment begins at 9:00 a.m.  March step-off is at 10am. The march will take us to the mass people’s assembly on the doorstep of the State Capitol.

Look for NOW rounds and our NC NOW banner.  You can always bring your own signs – so much to say!

Be sure to dress for the weather!

More at

Here are some pictures from last year’s HK on J.

NC NOW group before the HK on J march.
Photo Credit: Marena Groll
NC NOW’s banner at HKonJ.  Never Another Season Of Silence!
Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

Annual MLK marches in Raleigh and Durham – 1/18/16

Join NC NOW at one of the MLK marches on 1/18/16.

Raleigh will host its 36th Annual MLK march (and other events).  This year’s event is being called the “Fierce Urgency of Now” Memorial March.

Raleigh NOW is taking part in the MLK march as they do every year.  Find members at 10:40/10:45am on the Edenton side of the State Capital building in Raleigh at 1 E Edenton St, Raleigh, NC 27601.  They’ll have NOW rounds and/or the NC NOW banner. 

SAM_5182                                 Photo credit: Gailya Paliga, 2015 MLK march

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Major SCOTUS cases being heard – especially rotten Texas abortion law case


More than 100 women lawyers and other women in the legal profession told the US Supreme Court why their abortions mattered on January 6, 2016.  This was done in preparation for a major abortion case that will be heard by the US Supreme Court in March involving a Texas law that imposes TRAP law requirements on abortion clinics.  This case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Cole, is seen as a serious threat to the landmark Roe v. Wade.  

According to “More Than 100 Lawyers Tell The Supreme Court Why Their Abortions Mattered,” 1/1/16, in the Huffington Post,

“Women from virtually every corner of the legal profession told the Supreme Court on Monday why their decisions to seek abortions earlier in life meant the world to who they are today.”

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Inspiration for Roe, 2016 Roe Event

Time to be inspired!  Join us at our 2016 Roe event, Inspiration for Roe.

Chapel Hill, Durham and Raleigh NOW are screening the film Vessel, and discussing Dr. Rebecca Gomperts’ efforts to bring attention to women’s reproductive rights in countries where these rights are illegal and where informational websites are censored.


Date: January 28, 2016
Time: 6:30 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
Place: Chapel Hill Friends Meeting House,
Questions: email or call 321-663-8598
RSVP: email, call 321-663-8598

Get tickets via eventbrite, print a Vessel Roe Event Flier to share and see updates (or advertise in the program) at
Find the event on facebook at
 Inspiration for Roe on Facebook.

Brought to you by the
Chapel Hill, Raleigh and Durham chapters of NOW, the
National Organization for Women.