2019 State Conference – The Time For Justice Is NOW

There are many examples of injustice around us: women’s health being targeted, disparities in school suspensions along racial lines, women’s reports of sexual assault and harassment being discounted, treatment of migrants and immigrants, mass incarceration of minorities, underpayment for women’s work, re-segregation of our schools to name just a few.

NOW is part of the resistance, in fact, we help organize resistance! Please join us at our NC NOW State conference to learn more about injustices and what we can do about them! Join us in Charlotte on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2019, 9am-4pm.

2019 Conference Logo - The Time For Justice Is NOW

Saturday, November 9, 2019
9:00am-4:00pm (doors open at 8:30am)
First Methodist Church in Uptown Charlotte,
501 N. Tryon St., Charlotte NC

Keynote speaker: Rep. Deb Butler

Online registration has 2 parts – part 1 is to register online and sign up for workshops (first come first serve). Part 2 is to pay – either online or by printing and mailing in the NC NOW News Fall 2019 Registration form. 

#TimeForJusticeIsNOW #IWillNotYield

Hotel Information: The Fairfield Inn & Suites, Charlotte Uptown, ~$130.00, breakfast included.
Link: (updated)
: 201 S. McDowell St, Charlotte, NC 28204
Phone:  (704) 372-7550
Note: We did not reserve a block of rooms
Other options: AirBnB, email for an option.
If you prefer to stay at someone’s house, we can try to arrange that (the more notice, the better!). Email with your name, contact information (phone/email), and any allergies (food or pet) or special conditions.

Facebook event at
Flyer at TimeForJusticeNow_Flyer.

Friday Evening Event, 11/8/19, in Charlotte

We are doing an Open Mic event! Come prepared to share, or enjoy what others are doing. We can share art and antics or ideas for programs. FB event for Friday night Open Mic is at


Past conference themes and speakers

NC NOW has state conferences every year, at which we do elections for our statewide officers.  NC NOW members are also involved in regional conferences every 2 years, and in the National NOW conferences every year.

** Past NC NOW state conferences **

2018 – Women Rising Up NOW – with Raleigh NOW in Raleigh– keynote speaker is Civil Rights Attorney, Anita Earls
2017 – Mobilizing Women NOW –
with Fayetteville NOW in Fayetteville – keynote speaker NC Secretary Of State Elaine Marshall
2016 – Women Making History NOW
 – with Raleigh NOW in Raleigh – keynote speaker NC State Auditor Beth Wood

2015 – Focusing Women’s Power NOW – with Triad NOW in Winston-Salem – keynote speaker Congresswoman Alma Adams
2014 – Demand Change NOW – with Durham NOW in Chapel Hill – keynote speaker Rep. Pricey Harrison

2013 – Reclaiming NC NOW – with Fayetteville NOW in Fayetteville – Katy Munger from Progress NC
2012 – Fight Like It’s 1969!  Equality and Rights for All Women NOW! – with Charlotte NOW in Charlotte – MaryBe McMillan, Secretary of AFL-CIO NC
2011 – They say “Get Back” – We say “Fight Back!” – with Fayetteville NOW – Rep. Diane Parfitt
2010 – Hope For The Best – Work For It NOW! – with Fayetteville NOW – activist Mandy Carter
2009 – Know Your Rights NOW – with Charlotte NOW in Charlotte – Former President Rebecca Mann
2008 – Women Leading NOW – with Raleigh NOW – Senator Janet Cowell

** SE Regional Conference **

2014 – The Future of Feminism: Forward Together! with Georgia NOW in Atlanta, GA – keynote Patricia Ireland, past president of the National Organization for Women, and labor rights lawyer. 

2012 – Powerful Women Joining Forces NOW!  with NC NOW in Raleigh  – keynote Dr. Anu Kumar, VP of IPAS in Chapel Hill

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  10. Can someone tell me if there are any plans for a bus or car pooling to the national convention in Orlando the end of June ? Also, when and where will the NC state NOW convention be held ? Thank you.

  11. Norma Hedgepeth

    Is there vendor opportunity and if so how much, vendor price and deadline? Thanks.

  12. Wow it’s amazing to read about keynote speaker Events. Impressive post ……..

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