Important ERA UPDATE AND ACTION! Who to contact, what to say, how to reach them!
Fayetteville NOW is part of a coalition that brought in Lecia Brooks, outreach director at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Brooks spoke about the growth of hate groups in the US to a crowd of about 75 people on 5/15/18. Brooks ended with an inspiring message.
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.
Fayetteville NOW participated in Fayetteville Technical Community Center (FTCC) Women’s Empowerment Day. The theme was “When you empower women, you empower humanity!”
Join us for the second annual Feminist 5K is Jun 8, 2018, in Raleigh. NC NOW is a co-sponsor.
Hillsborough NC in Orange County is having their own Women’s March and rally Event. They are the seventh NC city to have one on Jan 20, 2018 (to NC NOW’s knowledge). Their theme is March Into Action!!
See the latest two women’s march anniversary events in NC on Saturday, January 20, 2018! Fayetteville and Wilmington are in too!
Join us for monthly meetings where we can discuss events and actions and plan more. Note: change to date of January meeting as second Monday instead of first Tuesday due to conflicts with planning meeting.
Women Organizing for Wilmington (WoW) is participating in the downtown Wilmington Winter Holiday Parade. They have a float and banners, too! Join them in a show of women’s power! Sharing by request.
Charlotte NOW invites you to a fun feminist event – “Feminism Speaks: Open Mic by Charlotte NOW.” Come share a joke, a story, a passion, a favorite reading or a song that relates to the theme of feminism!