NC NOW welcomes new NOW President Christian Nunes as keynote of 2020 state conference with the theme of “Voting Our Future NOW!” More on our conference at bit.ly/justiceNC. Nunes will speak on voting and voter suppression in this all important 2020 election, and also about her vision for NOW. Online registration is here. The NC NOW State conference begins the evening of Friday, Oct 9 and continues the morning through 1pm of Saturday, Oct 10. We’ll be on Zoom to make sure everyone stays safe.
Nunes became NOW President on Aug 21, 2020. She had been NOW Vice President. Nunes is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Consultant, and a Woman-Minority Business Owner since 2006. Ms. Nunes received her BSW degree from Northern Arizona University, Master of Science from Columbia University, and Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix.
She is an active community organizer and has spoken at events such as the March for Black Women in 2018. She has chaired NOW’s Racial Justice Task Force and most recently served as NOW’s Executive Vice President. Along with her activism for mental health, Nunes also has over 20 years of experience advocating for children’s and women’s issues.
In 2006, Nunes founded a behavioral health and consulting practice where she assists social service and behavioral health companies, as well as provide direct mental health services to individuals and families. As an advocate for social justice and mental health policy, she took up the role as Chair of the Mayor’s Commission on Disability Issues and co-authored a community survey on police response to crisis. Additionally, she has worked tirelessly to elect progressive candidates to school boards and local office positions. She is often featured in media outlets including Ebony, Black Enterprise magazine, AZ News Channel 3, Yahoo News, and many more.