Monthly Archives: August 2016

Picture brings happy memories of WED past

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Some of the NC NOW Women at Women’s Equality Through Time event in Durham in 2015. Photo Credit: Sen. Floyd McKissick

The picture is from the Women’s Equality Through Time event in Durham last year. The event was organized with a coalition of organizations, including NC NOW, Action NC, NC4ERA, WomenNC. NC NOW did a skit on Women’s History Through Time which NC4ERA lead Marena Groll put together. Triangle NOW president Audrey Muck and Chapel Hill president Molly McKinney read stanzas of a Maya Angelou poem, “Phenomenal Woman,” and the rest of us walked across in front of the podium with items related to the women they announced in between the stanzas. Wendy Michener and Marena Groll got the items together for us and kept us moving. Unfortunately we’re missing Wendy and some other helpers from it.

Read about that excellent event in Durham at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2015/08/30/womens-equality-through-time-event-drew-several-hundreds/. See the poem, the famous women, and the items we used at https://northcarolinanow.files.wordpress.com/2015/08/nc-now-skit-final.pdf. This really was such a fun and invigorating event last year! 

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We started at the old courthouse and marched over to Durham Central Park. Photo Credit: Phil Fonville

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Ethelyn Holden with Sojourner Truth’s famous quote. Photo Credit: Phil Fonville

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Women’s Equality Day Celebration in Fayetteville NC (2016)

Fayetteville NOW and Quaker House join together again to celebrate Women’s Equality Day on Saturday, Aug 27, 2-4pm.

Check out Fayetteville NOW’s Facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/1603260633300044/

Read about Women’s Equality Day at http://www.nwhp.org/resources/commemorations/womens-equality-day/

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Finally women are credited for being angry about injustice!

Finally it seems women are credited for being angry about injustice, rather than vilified for it.

Cases dramatized in a new and better light: Marcia Clark’s role as lead prosecutor in 1995 O.J. Simpson case and Anita Hill testifying about sexual harassment by Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas.

“Anita Hill, a law professor once discredited for testifying against then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas, has made a comeback as a fearless example of truth and conviction in HBO’s “Confirmation” starring Kerry Washington.”

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When Marcia Clark was interviewed by Larry King about “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” she said, “They got the big issue so right that it’s painful to watch.”

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