Protect Food Assistance (SNAP) Rally in Raleigh, 5/8/18

Excited about this event in Raleigh on Tuesday on saving food stamps for those who depend on them. The Farm Bill would hurt so many people.

NC NOW President Gailya Paliga is emcee. Speakers include Beth Messersmith from MomsRisingNC and Brian Kennedy II, from NC’s Budget and Tax Center. The Raging Grannies are coming with original music. Tuesday, May 8, 2018, at 11:30am. Please join us!

#EnoughIsEnough Summit Report 4/25/18, By Lori Bunton

The National Organization for Women, in conjunction with the Feminist Majority Foundation, sponsored a one – day summit and congressional briefing in DC to address sexual harassment and assault in the workplace and schools,
#EnoughIsEnough. The goal of the summit was to have speakers from all walks of life – legislators, activists, academics and survivors – explore various facets of sexual violence in workplaces and in schools. The speakers would address needed improvements in law and policy, recommendations for the most effective methods in preventing and dealing with sexual violence, and strategies to craft a more survivor-centric legal system.

The first panel was a who’s who of legal minds from national organizations! The second panel looked at state laws (see photo). The third panel was about campus safety and Title IX. The lunchtime speaker spoke about reinstating VAWA. The fourth panel focused on sexual harassment in the workplace.

Read about it here.

Great Feminist Theatre in Raleigh! (Jan/Feb 2018)

Two great feminist plays coming right up in Raleigh – “What We’re Up Against” on gender discrimination in the workplace and The Vagina Monologues (20 year anniversary!).

Equal Means Equal Showing in Smithfield, 12/4/17

The Equal Means Equal documentary is being shown in Smithfield, NC on December 4, 2017. Join NC NOW’s president for a discussion session after the film.

There are No More Excuses – EME – Aug. + Sept. 2017

Women’s Equality Day is the perfect time to get a picture of how unequal things still are for women. This documentary shows you things you may know, but also what you may not realize. Showing in August in Raleigh, Triad, Fayetteville and Asheville. On college campuses around the state in September 2017. More powerful viewing it on the big screen.

Alfonso: I came out feeling empowered..

Prof. Gene Nichol really inspired a High School student who went with NC NOW to see Nichol speak on income inequality. The student wrote a paragraph on his experience which began, “I learned so much from a man I knew so little about, that man’s name was Gene R. Nichol.” Read more here.

Update on Women’s Marches in DC and around US on 1/21/17

Update and history on Women’s March on Washington. Also, look for women’s marches in other cities in North Carolina, including Charlotte and Raleigh.

December plans for Fayetteville, Triad, Asheville and Chlt NOW chapters

December events with Fayetteville NOW, Charlotte NOW, Triad NOW and Asheville NOW. Triangle events in a separate post.

Two women’s events coming up in December in the Triangle

Join us in December with some celebrating and some reminiscing. Indoor event in Raleigh on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016, 7:30pm. Outdoor holiday parade and march in Durham on Saturday, Dec. 10, at 10am (come earlier).

Best Cake Ever! And other highlights from ERA-NC event.

The cake was exceptional, as was everything else at the ERA-NC Alliance Launch event on Equal Pay Day (4/12/16) at WFU. Press conference, panel discussion and reception included. Read about it here.