Category Archives: history

NOW Well-Represented at VFA Sharing Our Stories Event

NC NOW was well represented at the Veteran Feminists of America “Sharing Our Stories” event on 3/31/17.  NC NOW members from Raleigh, Durham, Charlotte, Fayetteville and the Triad area were honored. NOW was mentioned repeatedly by activists as where they learned the skills that helped them for the rest of their lives. The scholars and the historians talked about their research and discussed topics right along with the activists. It would be great to get some of their books for NC NOW’s office library.

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History of Charlotte NOW for Women’s History Month, 3/27/17

The Charlotte NOW chapter convened on July 5, 1972 and Charlotte NOW President Cindy Thomson was there. Thomson and another one of the original members of Charlotte NOW are presenting on chapter history for Women’s History Month. Thomson has stayed active with NOW all these years!  

Second Wave Feminism Marchers and Signs – Look Familiar? Photo Credit: thinglink

In February 2017, Charlotte NOW did a presentation on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, who were part of the First Feminist Wave. At this March event, Charlotte NOW will talk about the Second Wave Feminism that began in the mid-1960’s. Maybe you have a story to share. And if you are part of the Third Wave, beginning in the 1990’s, they’d love to hear from you, too.

In addition to the history program, Charlotte NOW members will elect new officers. If you are a member and wish to be more involved, e-mail cltnow at yahoo.com or join online here.

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Place: Unitarian Universalist Church; 234 N. Sharon Amity Road; Charlotte, NC 28211      

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

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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Stories of NOW from North Carolina on our 50th Anniversary

What does the National Organization for Women mean to you? And did you enjoy the conference?
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Here are a few stories from attendees at NC NOW’s state conference on October 1, 2016 where we celebrated NOW’s 50th anniversary. Our theme was “Women Making History NOW” for obvious reasons, with an excellently qualified woman on her way to the White House, an African American woman as Attorney General, and more. 
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NC NOW State Conference Logo for T-shirt. Click here to order an anniversary celebration t-shirt.

Here’s a story from a mom of high school teens who organized one of the workshops.
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“NOW meant so much to me as a young woman. Even when I was in elementary school my friend and I were so impressed with “the Women’s Lib”.

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Limited edition 50th anniversary conference t-shirt available!

Limited edition 50th anniversary t-shirt, available at the NC NOW conference.

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If you order BEFORE the conference, it costs $15.
At or after the conference it costs $20. An ad to save $5 can be found in the conference program.

These are the purple color of our Forward NOW t-shirts, Gilden brand t-shirts.

Use the 2016 t-shirt order form. Any questions, please email president@raleighnow.org.

Read more about the conference and/or register for it at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/conferences/

NC NOW State Conference is Oct 1, 2016. Save the date!

Join us in Raleigh on Saturday, Oct 1, 2016 at the NC NOW State Conference. The theme is “Women Making History NOW” – covering many exciting milestones, including 50th anniversary of the National Organization for Women, a woman being nominated for president by a prominent political party, and more! 

Serious Feminist History Available on C-Span!

The 2016 National NOW Conference celebrated the National Organization for Women’s 50th anniversary this year! 

Founding members of NOW celebrated the group’s 50th anniversary during a whole group “breakout session.” The discussion, led by several of the founders, was filmed by C-SPAN and airs on Saturday, Jul 16, 10:30pm EDT on C-SPAN3. 

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NOW Conference Panel with Muriel Fox

In case you couldn’t attend the National NOW Conference in person, and even if you did but want to revisit these She-roes! You can watch the panel in the convenience of your home. Orrrr, with friends! Let’s have a watch party on Saturday, Jul 16, at 9 or 10:00pm! Comment or email me if you’re interested.

Just a few words on Muriel Fox, second from left in picture. Muriel Fox received the ‘Woman Of Vision Award’ at the National NOW Conference. People say that the ‘Mad Men’ series could have been written about her life! 

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