Ten Exceptional Local CH/Durham Women Honored by NOW (2/29/20)

Ten exceptional local women from Chapel Hill and Durham are being honored by NOW for their contributions to their communities in an exhibit which will be traveling around the area. Each woman is honored on her own poster which includes picture and story. The posters are being displayed for the first time at the opening reception on 2/29/20. This is Chapel Hill NOW and Durham NOW’s NC2020 project (for centennial commemoration of the 19th amendment). The opening reception was at the Chapel Hill Library on Saturday, 2/29/20.  Honorees attended the event and got a chance to speak.

Reception around 1pm. Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

The reception was in a large room right near the library entrance at the Chapel Hill Library on Saturday, 2/29/20, 1-4pm. The room had 12 posters total including an introductory poster on the event, 10 posters with honorees, and a poster with ideas of how others could make a difference. Five posters were on each side of room. See picture below for first 5 posters. The exhibit is moving to a lower level of the Chapel Hill Library on March 2, and remains there for a month before moving to its next home.  It will move place to place month by month throughout 2020.

Leading organizers Chapel Hill NOW President Geraldine Richards (right) and former Durham NOW President Esther Barkley (in red) with 5 of 10 posters of honorees. Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

Next is another view of part of the room.

Another view of the room Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

Lead organizers Geraldine Richards and Esther Barkley said a few words and then the honorees got to speak.

Honorees and Organizers. Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

Here are the rest of the posters on the other side of the room.

Second Set of Posters Photo Credit: Nancy Cook

Durham NOW provided the food for the event. Here is half the table of food! Wendy Michener is scooping out the punch. 

Half the table of food with Wendy Michener. Photo Credit: Nancy Cook

Durham, Chapel Hill, Raleigh and NC NOW members were among the attendees and helpers.

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