NOW is part of International Women’s Day celebrations in Raleigh and in Charlotte.
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Press For Progress in Charlotte NC
Charlotte NOW is involved in an annual event for International Women’s Day on Mar 8, Press For Progress. It is at the International House, 1817 Central Ave, Charlotte NC. Charlotte NOW is on the Charlotte International Women’s Day Committee, and told me about the upcoming event. The following is from the eventbrite listing.
You are invited to celebrate the history, contributions and achievements of women. Join us for an inspirational and motivational event to bring change to move women forward.
Women are guaranteed equal rights under the law, right? No?!!
If you have not seen this important documentary, Equal Means Equal, now is your chance! If you’ve only seen it once, you may want to see it again. It shows us the real situation of women in the United States. Very intense. We will discuss afterward.
Date: Sat. Feb. 17th, 2018
Time: 10 am to 1 pm
Place: Chapel Hill Public Library
Reservations: Appreciated, Thru Eventbrite.
Organized by Durham NOW
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10,000 -15,000 determined, compassionate, and resilient North Carolinians poured into the state capital for the Women’s Rally on Raleigh on Saturday, 1/20/18. The Raleigh event was in conjunction with events in at least 9 cities around NC, and with all these people in all these cities celebrating women’s rights and raging against bad policies, against dangerous votes, against vicious political maneuvers, against terrible tweets and against worse behavior! In Raleigh, women leading the resistance sang, recited, and spoke about voter suppression, sexual assault, domestic violence, access to affordable quality healthcare, immigrant rights, Islamophobia, LGBTQ rights, public education and more. Our rally cries rang across North Carolina: the resistance is here to stay.
Civil Rights Attorney Anita Earls on stage Photo Credit: Vicky DeGroote
Here are some quotes from our speakers and performers. See almost two hours of the event from right in front of the stage on WRAL here.
“When I hear the word justice/freedom/resistance, it makes me think about women.” – Performer Randa McNamara
“Don’t call me baby. It’s CEO, director, president. Change is coming—that’s evident.”
– MaryBe McMillan, delivering a poem that she wrote for our event! @marybemcmillan, President of the @NCStateAFLCIO
“Unfortunately it needs to be said. We are not leeches coming from shitholes.”
-Eiman Ali, @EimanAliii, on the contributions of immigrants, and the scapegoating and abuse they endure.
“We have a message for you, can’t hide in the world of #metoo.” – MaryBe McMillan
NINE Women’s March anniversary events are being planned in NC so far. These are for January 20th, 2018.
Triad – Women’s March On The Polls, 12-3pm,
Corpening Plaza, 231 W First St, Winston-Salem
Raleigh – Women’s Rally On Raleigh, 9-1, Raleigh NC.
Theme is “Women Leading The Resistance!”
Charlotte – Charlotte’s Women’s March, 10am-2pm,
First Ward Park, 301 E 7th St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
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!!
Date: January 20th, 2018
Time: 3-5 p.m.
Place: 100 E. King Street, Hillsborough NC, 27278
At the Historic Courthouse lawn and River Park Farmers Market Pavilion (East Margaret Lane)
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/284533385405088/
Organizers of this march wrote the following:
Several individuals working in collaboration have organized a local rally to be held on January 20th, 2018, from 3 to 5 p.m. This event is a “sister” march to the National Women’s March on Washington, as well as the Women’ March event being held in Raleigh, North Carolina.
Welcome the new year with hope and ACTIVISM!
1. Monday, January 1, 2018 – Celebrating 2017 as A Year Of Resistance in Wilmington
Women Organizing For Wilmington are celebrating “2017: A Year of Resistance” on Monday, Jan 1, 2018. 12 noon at 102 N. Third Street. Rain or Snow! More at https://www.facebook.com/events/944526919027672/.
2. Help with the planning of Women’s March Anniversary events around NC
Winston-Salem meets every Monday, Raleigh meets every Tuesday up to the Jan 20, 2018 marches. Contact organizers through the events. See event listing at Women’s March Anniversary Events (2018) in NC.
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Women’s march anniversary events are being planned. Some are marches, some are rallies, some may be both. These are happening on January 20th, 2018. #womenriseupnc #womensequalitydaync #womenlead #ReMarchable
Women’s March On Raleigh, 1/21/17 Photo Credit: James DeAlto
- Triad – Women’s March On The Polls, 12-3pm, Corpening Plaza, 231 W First St, Winston-Salem
- Raleigh – Women’s Rally On Raleigh, 9-1, Raleigh NC.
Theme is “Women Leading The Resistance.” This is a rally, not a march.
- Charlotte – Charlotte’s Women’s March, 10am-2pm,
First Ward Park, 301 E 7th St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
- Asheville – Anniversary Women’s March On Asheville, 11am-1pm
Roger Mcguire Green, 121 College St, Asheville, North Carolina 28801
Wilmington may be doing something in March.
Will add more as we learn about them.
13 marches were documented around NC on 1/21/2017 by Yevonne Brannon!
Next Raleigh NOW meetings. Note change for January 2018 meeting.
Date: Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017
Place: Cameron Village Library, second floor
Topics – women’s march plans, pro-choice signature ad, roe events, local protests on terrible tax bill, more.
January Meeting will be Monday, Jan 8, 2018.
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 email@example.com for more information and ideas.
Make your own Snowflake costume. The groups has ideas to share.
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! This is not just for members so invite your friends! This is not just for females because feminism affects us all! Carl McIntyre and friends will also be providing live music for us. Come join us for an evening of fun and entertainment!