Join us for the Women’s Equality Day March and Rally on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm! We will celebrate the victories for equality that women have won and rededicate ourselves to eliminating all discrimination against women. This year’s theme is “Women Rise Up NOW!”
Participants will gather at 9:30 am at the Durham County Register of Deeds Office at 200 E Main St (also known as the Old Durham County Court House, and Durham County Court House is etched on the building). From there, we will march together to the American Tobacco Campus on Blackwell St. to enjoy a terrific rally, excellent speakers, performance artists, skits, live music bands, tabling, children’s activities and good food from local restaurants on campus. The facebook event is at https://www.facebook.com/events/1895048384066677/.
In conjunction with this event, you’re also invited to attend a press conference August 24th at 10 am at CCB Plaza in Downtown Durham, 210 Corcoran St. In addition, there is a Women’s Empowerment meeting and training scheduled August 25th at the Full Frame Theater on the American Tobacco campus at 6 pm. More information will be released soon.
“Women’s Equality Day” commemorates the certification of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting American women the right to vote in 1920. This occasion has been celebrated since 1973 by Presidential Proclamation after a bill introduced by Congresswoman Bella Abzug. The victory of “Women’s Equality Day” will be recognized at our march and rally on Saturday, August 26th, so join us then to mark this special occasion and take the opportunity to join forces to push forward on eliminating all discrimination against women.
Speakers from WomenNC, El Centro, NC Black Women’s Roundtable, Spirit House, NARAL ProChoice NC, MomsRising, Action NC, Durham County, and more.
The keynote speaker is Dr. Avis Jones-DeWeever. We also have National LGBTQ speaker Candis Cox. North Carolina powerhouses Rev. Michelle Cotton Laws and Senator Erica Smith-Ingram are speaking as well.
Entertainment by the all women band NuEpiphany, the Walltown Children’s Theater, and Pots Pans and Hands.
Read about the 2015 Women’s Equality Day march and rally at “Women’s Equality Through Time” event on 8/28/15 drew hundreds!
Action NC, NC National Organization for Women (NC NOW), WomenNC, NARAL Pro-Choice NC, NC Women United, NC ERA, NC Women Matter, NC Women AdvaNCe, NC Black Women’s Roundtable, Durham County Women’s Commission, Working America and AFL-CIO NC.