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. NC’s meager unemployment compensation program is both callous and bad for the economy. The NCGA must fix these deficiencies in unemployment compensation and improve situations for women and families with laws to help them survive the pandemic and beyond.
Ten exceptional local women from Chapel Hill and Durham are being honored by NOW for their contributions to their communities in and exhibit which will be traveling around the area. 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. All but one honoree attended the event and got a chance to speak.
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. In 2020, the event honored Sylvia Gooding Ray, founder of Center for Empowerment and Development (CEED) and former Fayetteville NOW chapter president.
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.
*** 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for instructions on how to get these.
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!
Thousands of women and allies, including many children, went to the 4th Annual Women’s March in Raleigh on Sunday, 1/26/20. Most had signs on posters, on their shirts or 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!
Please join Fayetteville NOW with any or all of the following events including a Roe v. Wade anniversary event on 1/13/20, an event on organizing against racism on 1/16/20, and the 21st annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Reception event on 2/20/20.
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.
Join NOW friends for dinner and and open mic night in Charlotte, the evening before the 2019 NC NOW State Conference in Charlotte.