13th Movie and Discussion, by Fayetteville NOW President Sharon Johnson
Fayetteville NOW, continuing its efforts to improve race relations through constructive dialogue, sponsored a showing of the documentary, 13th, on Monday, June 19, 2017. Outstanding turnout at an event with many co-sponsors.
This documentary examines the disproportionate number of African-Americans incarcerated in the U.S. The film included interviews with prominent civil-rights activists and politicians, and examines the nation’s legacy of racism via such events as the rise of the Ku Klux Klan and the passage of Jim Crow laws in the South.
NC NOW works with many other groups to make events happen.
With this administration in office, many protests are occurring spontaneously, and we try to post those on the NC NOW facebook page. Luckily, some marches, rallies and other events are planned in advance with enough time for us to post on our website! Here are some happening in February and March of 2017.
Photo Credit: Kevin A. Smith
December is busy with some celebrating and some reminiscing. Indoor event in Raleigh on Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2016. Outdoor holiday parade and march in Durham on Saturday, Dec. 10.
Join Raleigh NOW on Tuesday, Dec. 6, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of NOW with the documentary “She’s beautiful when she’s angry,” looking at why NOW was founded. Think about how far we’ve come. On the flip side, I am sure we’ll want to discuss how far we still need to go, as shown with the presidential campaigning and election.
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December 6, 2016 – screening “She’s Beautiful When She’s Angry” and party.
“A documentary that resurrects the buried history of the outrageous, often brilliant women who founded the modern women’s movement from 1966 to 1971.” In celebration of the 50th anniversary of NOW, 1966-2016!
Place: 2912 Highwoods Blvd, Raleigh NC
Trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6sUsLn7v_wI
January 2016 – collect names and donations for the pro choice signature ad running in the Indy on Wednesday, January 25, 2016 in commemoration of the 44th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that gave women the right to control their own bodies. The Roe anniversary is January 22, 2017.
February 7, 2017 – Roe Event, most likely on the Hyde Amendment, 40th anniversary this year (Sept 30, 2016). Such a travesty. Read about it at “The Hyde Amendment Turns 40 – Let’s End It NOW!” at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2016/09/22/the-hyde-amendment-turns-40-lets-end-it-now/.
March 7, 2017 – Equal Means Equal, on women’s history and value of ERA –
Trailer at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cK9AV6Uffro
Finally it seems women are credited for being angry about injustice, rather than vilified for it.
Cases dramatized in a new and better light: Marcia Clark’s role as lead prosecutor in 1995 O.J. Simpson case and Anita Hill testifying about sexual harassment by Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas.
“Anita Hill, a law professor once discredited for testifying against then-Supreme Court Justice nominee Clarence Thomas, has made a comeback as a fearless example of truth and conviction in HBO’s “Confirmation” starring Kerry Washington.”
When Marcia Clark was interviewed by Larry King about “The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story,” she said, “They got the big issue so right that it’s painful to watch.”
We are screening ‘Trapped’ on Friday, May 6, at 7pm at WorkPlace Options (WPO), 2912 Highwoods Blvd, in Raleigh. Filmmaker Dawn Porter examines how abortion laws affect doctors, patients and clinics in different states.
Trapped is about TRAP laws – the Targetted Regulation of Abortion Providers. TRAP laws provide other ways to financially handicap and often close women’s clinics.
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Found a great review of Vessel (the Film), which we are screening in Chapel Hill on Thursday, Jan 28, 2016. It’s a true inspiration as to what one person can do! Vessel reviewer Genevieve Koski at Dissolve.com writes
“[D]irector Diana Whitten compresses a decade-long story into a sleek, swift 87-minute package that telegraphs the unique, turbulent history of Women On Waves. Gomperts founded Women On Waves after seeing the toll unsafe abortions have on women in countries that outlaw the procedure.”
“According to the film’s statistics, around 47,000 women die every year from unsafe abortions.”
Excellent documentaries to consider watching – alone or with a group. A few local NC NOW chapters plan to show “The Vessel” as the annual Roe Event on Jan. 28, 2016. CNN just showed “The Hunting Ground” nationally in the third week of November of last year. Raleigh NOW screened Generation M: Misogyny in Media and Culture in 2012.
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