NC NOW Prez to Present at Minority Health Conference in CH, 2/22/19

NC NOW President Gailya Paliga to do a workshop with a UNC professor on activism and advocacy in Chapel Hill on Friday, 22 February 19. Attendees will learn about organizing events – in person events with Paliga. Attendees will learn about Professor Deen Freelon’s research of online activism, specifically #BlackLivesMatter and internet trolls. 2019 marks the 40th annual Minority Health Conference with UNC, all organized by students.

2019 Raleigh Women’s March, pre-rally picture from stage. Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

Paliga is talking about steps to organizing events large and small, including examples from the 3 women’s march events in Raleigh, annual state conferences, weekly protests like Tuesdays With Tillis in Raleigh and the Women Organizing for Wilmington events, and quickly organized events like the Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall in Brevard last Monday.

What: 40th Annual Minority Health Conference, Advocacy for Change.
When: Friday, February 22, 2019
Where: William and Ida Friday Center, Chapel Hill

“Advocacy is an integral aspect of social change. This year’s theme, Advocacy for Change: Celebrating Past Successes and Planning for the Future, honors how advocacy efforts are instrumental in advancing the health of minorities. For our 40th year, we honor past activist successes and set the stage for communities to continue their work as advocates or as changemakers.”

http://minorityhealth.web.unc.edu/

Examples of different kinds of events we help organize.

Domestic Violence Awareness Town Hall in Brevard, NC on 2/18/19. Put together in less than a week. Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

ERA Advocacy Day on 1/30/19, at the NC Legislative Building, in Raleigh. Photo Credit: Mike Onnifrey

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Tuesdays With Tillis protest at Senator Tillis’ office – every week a different topic. Many regulars come out every week. Includes signs and costumes, chants and singing, and experts speaking every week. Photo Credit: Mike Eisenberg

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