Upcoming events in February and March 2017

NC NOW works with many other groups to make events happen.

With this administration in office, many protests are occurring spontaneously, and we try to post those on the NC NOW facebook page. Luckily, some marches, rallies and other events are planned in advance with enough time for us to post on our website! Here are some happening in February and March of 2017. 

Photo Credit: Kevin A. Smith

2/4/17 – No Ban, No Wall, No Fear, A Day of Action 
This is a rally in Raleigh in support of immigrants.
Date: Saturday, Feb 4, 2017
Time: Noon to 3pm
Place: Halifax Mall, next to the Legislative Office Building, in Raleigh (where many Moral Monday events are held)

See the facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/723690511142379/

Tuesday, 2/7/17 – Charlotte discussing how to affect real change after Women’s March On Charlotte and on Washington
Date: Tuesday, February 7 
Time: 5:30pm
Place: contact cltnow@yahoo.com to get details

Tuesday, 2/7/17 – Raleigh discussing how to affect real change after Women’s March On Raleigh (and On Washington)
Tuesday, February 7 

Time: 7:00pm
Place: contact president@raleighnow.org or WomensMarchOnRaleigh@gmail.com for location and contacts

womensmarchnc-logoWomen’s March On Raleigh

January-February 2017 – Democracy For Sale documentary showings
Showings around the state, including 1/31/17  in Fayetteville (where Fayetteville NOW was a cosponsor), and Feb 7 and 8 in Raleigh, Feb 8 and 9 in Charlotte, and many, many more.

See a working list of showings all over the state at http://www.workingfilms.org/democracy-for-sale-screens-across-nc/


2/11/17 – 11th annual Moral March on Raleigh & HKonJ People’s Assembly
Standing to resist the REPEAL of health care and the ROLL BACK of civil rights protections.
Date: Saturday, Feb 11, 2017
Time: 9am to 1pm?
8:30am begin gathering

     9:00am – pre-rally/people’s assembly at the corner of Wilmington and South                            Streets, near Shaw University
     10:00am – march step-off, followed by Rally/People’s Assembly 
Pre-March: Gather before march – at the corner of Wilmington and South Streets, near Shaw University
Rally: Fayetteville St, ending at Morgan St, with State Capitol in the background.

Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1859432770939243/.

Use the hashtags #WomenMobilizeNC #NoisyMajority #MoralMarch and #MoralResistance when sharing this event.

NC NOW group with hats and signs. Problems in state and nationally motivated highest attendance ever! Over 80,000 people estimated! Photo Credit: Elise Paliga
Homemade signs are the best! Issues were national (unfit cabinet choices, president) and continued anger in NC over HB2 and more. Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

2/14/17 – ERA-NC Alliance Press Conference, filing ERA bills

ERA bills are being filed in the NC House and Senate. Join us for the press conference!

Date: Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Time: 2:15pm setup/2:30pm start
Place: Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones St, Press Conference Room
More will be posted at NC4ERA, a project of NC NOW.


2/16/17 –  Advocacy 101: The Basics

“Do you want to become more politically active but are unsure of how to get started or what to do? This session is designed for you!”

Hosted by League of Women Voters-NC, NC National Organization for Women (NOW), and Business and Professional Women -NC (BPW-NC) . ACLU-NC is one of the presenters, as is NC NOW president Gailya Paliga, Political Consultant Paula Wolf, and League of Women Voters organizer Dianna Wynn.

Date:  Feb 16, 2017
Time:  6pm-8pm
Place: Unity of the Triangle, 5570 Munford Rd, Raleigh, North Carolina 27612


This Advocacy 101 event is sold out, but we are planning another in March, so please get your name on a waiting list.

2/23/17 – WomenNC Durham Local To Global Women’s Forum
Topic: Cities for the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW)
Students from North Carolina universities will be joining the Durham government to impact the lives of women and girls. Meet the WomenNC Fellows while there. 

Date: Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
Time: 6:00-9:00pm
City: Durham, NC

Note: NC NOW works with WomenNC and other partners on Cities for CEDAW
See more and get your tickets at Annual WomenNC Event

2/23/17 – Susan B. Anthony Birthday Celebration and Fundraiser

Fayetteville NOW uses these annual events as an opportunity to honor members of their community. This year, Fayetteville NOW recognizes Dr. Naveed Aziz at this year’s Susan B. Anthony birthday celebration and fundraiser. Dr. Aziz is a physician in Spring Lake, NC. She spoke about the Affordable Care Act at Fayetteville NOW’s reproductive rights forum on Jan 25, 2017, and she ran for office in 2016.

This is Fayetteville NOW’s 17th Susan B. Anthony event!

Date: Thursday, Feb 23, 2017
Time: 5:30-7:30pm
City: Fayetteville NC

See more at Fayetteville NOW: Annual Susan B Anthony Celebration on 2/23/17
Sponsorships available. 

3/1/17 – Citizens Lobby Day to End Gerrymandering!
Join us March 1 at the NC Legislature citizens lobby day and speak directly to your state representatives. Tell them why they should vote for independent redistricting. 

“A broad coalition of citizens from across the state will unite on Wednesday, March 1 at the NC Legislature (16 W. Jones Street in Raleigh). The Citizens Lobby Day is being organized by the nonpartisan NC Coalition for Lobbying & Government Reform.”

Learn more about gerrymandering at “Washington Post explanation of gerrymandering from 2015.”

Find more information and sign up at http://endgerrymanderingnow.org/lobbyday/

3/13/17 – Annual ERA-NC Alliance Meeting

Join ERA-NC Alliance and lead organizations like NC NOW as we honor Alliance members for their advocacy work for the civil rights of women and the ERA. Celebrate with us and welcome our special guest speaker. Alliance business will include elections and adoption of bylaws.

Date: Monday, 3/13/17
Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Place: Highland United Methodist Church, 1901 Ridge Road, Raleigh, NC 27607
Register at http://www.era-nc.org/2017-business-meeting/#form

3/14/17 – Women’s Advocacy Day

2017 includes another long legislative session at the NC General Assembly (NCGA), which means NC Women United and partners will be hosting Women’s Advocacy Day. Women from all over NC are welcome to join NC Women United in Raleigh to talk to their representatives in the NC House and Senate. Will include a training on how to talk to them!

Join us whether you are an expert advocate or a novice, so that you may speak with your legislators about the issues that matter to you.

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 1:00pm
Place: Begin at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Auditorium (across from the NCGA). Continue at Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones St, Press Conference Room.
Note: NC NOW is a member of NC Women United.

Find out more and sign up at http://www.ncwu.org/join-us-for-womens-advocacy-day-2017/

3/26/17 – Equal Means Equal in Durham 
Date: Sunday, Mar. 26, 2017
Time: 3pm-5pm 
Place: Pauli Murray Project, Bay 4 of the Smith Warehouse, 114 S Buchanan Blvd, Durham, NC 27708

Equal Means Equal No More Excuses

Organized by Veteran Feminists of America (VFA). 

“Historians and Feminists: An Intergenerational Conversation” will begin at 9:30 am with a keynote address by Dr. Nancy MacLean. That will be followed by three panel discussions between Second Wave activists and young historians who are studying the women’s movement.

Date: Friday, March 31
Time: 9:30am-5:00pm, followed by a dinner event (may be a separate sign up and fee).
Place: Hilton Durham Hotel near Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

More information and links to register at http://www.sharingourstories2017.org/

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