North Carolina lost a feminist warrior when our friend and lifetime NOW member Jan Allen passed away on 9/13/19. Janet Heineman Allen was a wonderful woman who donated decades of her life to working for women’s equality. She joined NOW working for the Equal Rights Amendment over 40 years ago, and continued for decades on our NC NOW board and NC NOW Political Action Committee. She went to almost every national NOW conference through at least 2015 in New Orleans. Jan co-founded Lillian’s List in 1997 to fill a need to support pro-choice progressive women who wanted to run for office. Jan chaired at least one Lillian’s List board and was also on the NC Planned Parenthood board (through Planned Parenthood’s name changes). Over the years, she was a mentor to countless women.
Jan Allen at NC NOW Conference on 10/1/16. Photo Credit: Floyd McKissick Jr
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With all of these abortion bans and other chaos, people want to know what they can do. Find organizations who take on issues that concern you, and help them. Donate, join, volunteer!
NC NOW just put an ad in the inside of the front cover of the 5/29/19 edition of the Indy! We did a donate and/or join ad with a powerful Ruth Bader Ginsburg quote.
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The Fayetteville State University (FSU) Sociology 400 class has been working with Fayetteville NOW and other organizations at FSU. As part of collaboration, the Sociology students organized a NOW Meet and Greet event at FSU on 3/29/19. Here are a summary and some pictures from the event.
Photo Credit: FSU Sociology 400 Class
In partnership on this Service Learning Partnership event were the class, Fayetteville Chapter of the National Organization for Women, the Fayetteville State University Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning, The Women’s History Month Committee, Fayetteville State University Black Feminist Scholars, and Fayetteville State University Spectrum Organization.
The Fayetteville chapter has partnered with the Office of Civic Engagement and Serving Learning at Fayetteville State University. Recently, members of NOW presented to students enrolled in SOC 400, the Sociology of Gender Roles. This is part of NOW reaching and working together with the next generation. This includes opening dialogue during class, and will include outside events, including at least one the students designed themselves.
Here are some upcoming events in Raleigh – mid January through end of February. Join us at one or all! There are 3 big march events scheduled in this one month period – MLK March, Raleigh Women’s March and Rally and the HKonJ March and Rally. Plus an important advocacy day on a topic which would be a win/win/win for all of North Carolina – Medicaid Expansion.
1. The MLK March is on Monday, Jan 21, in downtown Raleigh. Meet on the Edenton St. side of the NC Capitol in Raleigh, at 10:40am. March step-off is at 11am. There are events all that weekend, including a breakfast before the march. Join us and carry signs or banner or just join us! Going to lunch afterwards as the group does every year.
Raleigh NOW’s facebook event on the march – https://www.facebook.com/events/754196291623076/
MLK march, 13 Jan 2017
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The second annual Feminist 5k is Saturday, Jun 9, 2018. Come join us – it will be lots of fun again this year. You can run, walk or roll! Come visit the NOW table too! We may share again with ERA-NC Alliance.
NC NOW and ERA-NC Alliance table together under cover of the canopy. Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga
Register by May 28 to guarantee getting a T-shirt. I love mine from last year! If you’re a NOW member, use NCNOW as a code to get a special discount. You can always join NOW here. If you want to print the flyer out to share, get it at Feminist5k2018_flyer_rev. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Center of Wake County, this year as last. Read about last year’s event at Feminist 5k Included Wonder Woman!
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The Feminist 5k returns in 2018!
Sign up before May 9th for an early bird rate!
This is a fun run/walk/renunciation of the patriarchy.
It’s been quite a year, dealing with a federal administration in chaos, and with our own legislative leadership in NC. On the other hand, women are rising up! Joining existing organizations doing the work, like National Organization for Women, and making their own unofficial groups to make change. And the #MeToo movement has been a catalyst for long overdue recognition of how widespread Sexual Harassment is.
Women Organizing for Wilmington (WoW) is participating in the downtown Wilmington Winter Holiday Parade. They have a float and banners, too!
WoW writes, “we want women to join us in walking behind the puppet float—*WEAR A SNOWFLAKE COSTUME*. We’ll pass out candy and/or bubbles along the way, and we will have our own holiday carols to sing! This is a family event, so we’re choosing our messages in the holiday spirit of commUNITY, but we’re showing up in solidarity—all lit up!”
So join in if you can, preferably dressed up as a snowflake.
Date: Sunday, Dec 3, 2017
Place: Downtown Wilmington
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/371218883322553/
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and ideas.
Make your own Snowflake costume. The groups has ideas to share.