It has been my honor and my pleasure to introduce long time activist and my friend, Mandy Carter at past events. NC National Organization for Women (NOW) claims her, but her work and interests reach beyond women’s issues. Carter has spent her adult life as an activist working for women, on lesbians and gay issues, for African Americans. She works to better our lives and has founded organizations to continue and formalize work on these issues.
Carter helped establish Southerners on New Ground (SONG) in 1993, an organization that integrates people of color, immigrants, people with disabilities and working class members of the LGBT community in the South. She co-founded the National Black Justice Coalition in 2003, the only national organization focused on African-American LGBT civil rights. In 2008, Carter was a National Co-Chair for Obama Pride.
Carter has won some major awards. In addition, Carter was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize as one of the “1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005” – which recognized, made visible, and celebrated the peace work of thousands of women around the world.
In fact, Mandy Carter is such an important activist, she has her own wikipedia page! https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mandy_Carter
We are very lucky to have Carter based in Durham, North Carolina, where she remains active and involved in all of these issues. Please join us to celebrate Mandy Carter and the holidays on Dec 8 at NC Women United Holiday Party. More at https://www.facebook.com/events/1820286708248101/.