Category Archives: women

She Changed The World Chapel Hill/Durham Exhibit is Online!

Chapel Hill and Durham NOW chapters created a “She Changed the World!” exhibit to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment to the U.S. constitution. This exhibit honors 10 contemporary women from the Chapel Hill and Durham area who have changed the world through their service to their communities. 

“She Changed The World” exhibit Honorees and Organizers at opening reception on 2/29/20. Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

Each woman is honored on their own poster.  The posters premiered at an opening reception on 2/29/20 at the Chapel  Hill Library. The reception was graced by almost all of the women featured in the posters.  See photos and a summary of the reception at Ten Exceptional Local CH/Durham Women Honored by NOW (2/29/20). These posters are now available online.

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Coronavirus Exposes NC Unemployment Benefit Cruelty, Worse Burden on Women

The coronavirus is a catastrophe for low paid workers. With women filling the majority of these jobs, the tragedy of unemployment and the lack of adequate unemployment insurance will fall disproportionately on them. This includes a look at the inadequacy and callousness of NC’s current unemployment compensation.


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Ten Exceptional Local CH/Durham Women Honored by NOW (2/29/20)

Ten exceptional local women from Chapel Hill and Durham are being honored by NOW for their contributions to their communities in an exhibit which will be traveling around the area. Each woman is honored on her own poster which includes picture and story. The posters are being displayed for the first time at the opening reception on 2/29/20. This is Chapel Hill NOW and Durham NOW’s NC2020 project (for centennial commemoration of the 19th amendment). The opening reception was at the Chapel Hill Library on Saturday, 2/29/20.  Honorees attended the event and got a chance to speak.

Reception around 1pm. Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga

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Snowstorm Couldn’t Stop 21st Annual SBA Event (2/20/20)

A snowstorm couldn’t stop the Fayetteville NOW members from having their 21st annual Fayetteville NOW Susan B. Anthony event celebrating local feminists. The feminists they celebrate are usually women but have been men as well. The 2020 Susan B. Anthony Birthday Celebration event honored Sylvia Gooding Ray, founder of Center for Empowerment and Development (CEED) and former Fayetteville NOW chapter president. 

Photo Credit: Fayetteville NOW

Fayetteville NOW President Roberta Waddle said, “Sylvia was charming as was her daughter.”

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Reception for the “She Changed the World” Poster Exhibit on 2/29/20

As part of the ongoing commemoration of the ratification of the 19th amendment, the Chapel Hill and Durham chapters of NOW have collaborated to honor 10 contemporary women from the Chapel Hill and Durham area who have changed the world through their service to their communities. Each woman is honored on their own poster. The posters will be displayed for the first time at the opening reception on 2/29/20.

Chapel Hill NOW President Geraldine Richards addressing crowd at 5/21/19 Stop The Bans event she organized in Chapel Hill. Photo Credit: G Richards

 

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Women Protecting The Future Magnets

*** Coming soon ***

The Raleigh Women’s March theme makes a beautiful magnet! Can be used on car or refrigerator or wherever it will adhere. This is a 3″ x 9″ magnet. For sale until they run out. 

At this time – email president@raleighnow.org for instructions on how to get these.


21st Annual SBA Event in Fayetteville on 2/20/20

Join Fayetteville NOW for their Annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Reception on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, from 5:30pm – 7:30 pm.  The Fayetteville NOW event is honoring Sylvia Ray, founder of CEED (Center for Empowerment and Development) and former chapter president.  This is their 21st annual Susan B. Anthony birthday reception!

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Raleigh Women’s March 2020 Was Another Hit!

Thousands of women and allies, including many children, went to the 4th Annual Women’s March in Raleigh on Sunday, 1/26/20. People had signs in their hands, on their shirts, on other clothes.  Some wore pink pussy hats, even on the mild sunny day (54 in January!) The event began with a march starting at the Legislative Building (the people’s  house) and all the way around Halifax Mall, led by some of the organizers chanting. People surged in to Halifax Mall, still chanting.

Front of 4th Raleigh Women’s March, Photo Credit Greg Stewart Photography

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Upcoming Events in Early 2020 with Fayetteville NOW

Please join Fayetteville NOW with any or all of the following events including a Roe v. Wade anniversary event, an event on organizing against racism, and the 21st annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Reception event.

1. Monday, Jan. 13, 6:00 pm  Roe Event: Votes For Women and Reproductive Rights, featuring former legislator Diane Parfitt and Dr. Naveed Aziz.  Please come and bring a friend.  Cumberland County Main Library, Pate Room. 6pm-7:30pm. Fayetteville NOW event. 

See also Diane Parfitt: We need to Get Real about sex education and Dr. Naveed Aziz: He tried to wait until age 65, and Medicare, but did not make it

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Not For Ourselves Alone in CH on 11/16/19

Join Chapel Hill NOW on Saturday, November 16th, to watch and discuss part 1 of Ken Burns documentary “Not for Ourselves Alone: the Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.” Following the film, Chapel Hill NOW will lead an informal discussion of the successes and failures of these remarkable women. Most importantly, they will consider what people today can learn from their experiences that people can apply to their own activism.

Elizabeth Cady Stanton Photo Credit: Wikipedia

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