NC NOW State Conference Summary – Oct 9 and 10, 2020

Summary of the 2020 NC NOW State Conference. We tried a split approach, holding some activities on Friday evening, Oct 9 and then continuing on Saturday morning, Oct 10. Our keynote speaker on Saturday was the new National NOW President, Christian Nunes. Nunes, who spoke on voting and voter suppression in this all important 2020 election, and also about her vision for NOW. This speech went with our theme of “Voting Our Future NOW!” Included here are links a recording of the Friday evening program which includes the recording of the Military #MeToo panel and to Dr. Johnson’s speech on “Racial Injustice in the Justice System For Women.”

Watch White Women Can We Talk – 55% Did What? Post Election Edition

Our “White Women, Can We Talk” event was 11/12/20 from 7:30pm EST to 9pm. Great participation and discussion. The focus of this event was looking back at the election – 55% of white women voted for Trump, 2% more than voted for him in 2016. How is that possible?! And what can we do about it? We also talked about why black and Hispanic men would vote for Trump. Next big thing in Georgia is the runoff elections for two hotly contested Senate races.

White Women, Can We Talk? The Listening Tour. On 11/12/20

Join NC NOW for “White Women, Can We Talk? The National Listening Tour” with powerhouse State leaders of the National Organization for Women (NOW). You don’t want to miss the Pandora’s Box Discussion where women of color connect with white women to become better allies.

Media Advisory: Voting Our Future NOW Conference on Oct 9-10, 2020

With a conference theme of “Voting Our Future NOW,” the North Carolina National Organization for Women (NC NOW) is joining the many organizations who have moved to virtual format to continue going forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. NC NOW is holding its first annual state conference via Zoom this Friday evening and Saturday morning. Read more about it here, and see where to register.

Fayetteville NOW president: We should examine our racial biases

Some things are better than when Jim Crow laws were in effect, but those laws had a lasting influence on the way we live. We (white people) need to carefully examine our personal attitude toward people of different races. What are our expectations when we see a person of color? Is that expectation justified? If that person were white would that expectation be the same? Would you be willing to change place with a person of color? Answering those questions should give us a basis for thinking about our biases.

NC NOW Statement on George Floyd Murder and Changes Needed

The injustice of systemic racism and discrimination must come to an end. We pledge to work individually and as a group to do whatever is necessary to support our brothers and sisters who have suffered for too long under the present system. Racial justice is a feminist issue as well as a national issue. We call for the following.

20th Annual SBA Event in Fayetteville Celebrates Police Chief

Fayetteville Police Chief Gina V. Hawkins was recognized by Fayetteville NOW for her leadership abilities during the organization’s Susan B. Anthony Birthday Celebration on Tuesday, 3/12/19. Chief Hawkins is the first woman and first minority to serve in the permanent position of police chief for Fayetteville.  

2019 Raleigh Women’s March Speakers and Quotes

Quotes from some of the speakers and performers at the 2019 Raleigh Women’s March. Such impressive speakers and would prefer to be able to capture each speech, but here are some pearls of wisdom.