Events

Sharing Our Stories: The Second Wave Feminist Movement

Organized by Veteran Feminists of America (VFA). 

“Historians and Feminists: An Intergenerational Conversation” will begin at 9:30 am with a keynote address by Dr. Nancy MacLean. That will be followed by three panel discussions between Second Wave activists and young historians who are studying the women’s movement.

Date: Friday, March 31
Time: 9:30am-5:30pm, followed by a dinner/reception
Place: Hilton Durham Hotel near Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

More information and links to register at http://www.sharingourstories2017.org/

3/28/17 – “Advocacy 101: The Basics” – Raleigh

NC NOW is working together with League of Women Voters of Wake County, the ACLU-NC and Paula Wolf on a second presentation of Advocacy 101 training. Learn or review some basic skills for the Citizen Advocate with us on Tuesday, March 28, at the NCAE building in Raleigh. The “Do Your Job” theme must reinforced at all levels of elected officials, especially Legislators (NC House and Senate), and Congress (US House and Senate).

To get tickets go directly to eventbrite

Advocacy 101 flyer March 2017 v2

3/27/17 – History of Charlotte NOW for Women’s History Month

The Charlotte NOW chapter convened on July 5, 1972 and Cindy Thomson was there. Thomson is presenting with another woman who was there when Charlotte NOW began. Thomson has stayed active with NOW all these years.

<Picture of Cindy Thomson at National NOW Conference in Jun, 2016>

In February 2017, Charlotte NOW  had a presentation on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, who were part of the First Feminist Wave. At this event, Charlotte NOW will talk about the Second Wave that began in the mid 1960’s. Maybe you have a story to share. And if you are part of the Third Wave, beginning in the 1990’s, they’d love to hear from you, too.

In addition to our program, we will elect officers. If you are a member and wish to be more involved, e-mail cltnow at yahoo.com or join online here.

Date: Monday, March 27, 2017
Time: 7:00 to 9:00 pm
Place: Unitarian Universalist Church; 234 N. Sharon Amity Road; Charlotte, NC 28211      
RSVP: cltnow at yahoo.com

3/26/17 – Why Women Need ERA – Durham

Screening of Equal Means Equal Documentary followed by facilitated discussion. Refreshments provided. Time: 2pm-5pm. More information on flyer, below.

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3/20/17 – Dangers of Neil Gorsuch on the US Supreme Court

NC Policy Watch and Progress NC plan a press conference in front of Senator Thom Tillis’ office in Raleigh (310 New Bern Ave) on the dangers of Trump nominee Neil Gorsuch. Meanwhile NOW says take action now by calling your U.S. Senators and telling them why Gorsuch is a danger. See NOW’s Gorsuch Action Brief at http://now.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Gorsuch-Action-Brief-.pdf. See NC NOW’s writeup on Gorsuch at “Why nominee Neil Gorsuch is bad for the US Supreme Court.”

3/14/17 – Women’s Advocacy Day

2017 includes another long legislative session at the NC General Assembly (NCGA), which means NC Women United and partners will be hosting Women’s Advocacy Day. Women from all over NC are welcome to join NC Women United in Raleigh to talk to their representatives in the NC House and Senate. Will include a training on how to talk to them!

Join us whether you are an expert advocate or a novice, so that you may speak with your legislators about the issues that matter to you.

Date: Tuesday, Mar. 14, 2017
Time: 9:00am – 3:00pm
Place: Begin at North Carolina Museum of Natural Sciences Auditorium (across from the NCGA). Continue at Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones St, Press Conference Room.

Press conference at Legislative Building at 1:30pm.

Find out more and sign up at http://www.ncwu.org/join-us-for-womens-advocacy-day-2017/

2/14/17 – ERA-NC Alliance Press Conference, filing ERA bills

ERA bills are being filed in the NC House and Senate. Join us for the press conference!

Date: Tuesday, Feb 14, 2017
Time: 2:15pm setup/2:30pm start
Place: Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones St, Press Conference Room

11th Annual Moral March on Raleigh (HKonJ) – 2/11/17

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Standing to resist the REPEAL of health care and the ROLL BACK of civil rights protections.
Date: Saturday, Feb 11, 2017
Time: 9am to 1pm, 10am step-off.
Pre-March: Gather before march – at the corner of Wilmington and South Streets, near Shaw University
Rally: Fayetteville St, ending at Morgan St, with State Capitol in the background.

Facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/1859432770939243/.

No Wall, No Ban, No Fear – 2/4/17

A rally in Raleigh in support of immigrants. We helped with volunteer training, and volunteering. Pulled in by Women’s March On Raleigh friends.
Date: Saturday, Feb 4, 2017
Time: Noon to 3pm
Place: Halifax Mall, next to the Legislative Office Building, in Raleigh (where many Moral Monday events are held)See the facebook event at https://www.facebook.com/events/723690511142379/https://www.facebook.com/events/723690511142379/

Women’s March On Raleigh – 1/21/17

On Saturday, January 21, 2017, there are women’s marches across not just our nation, BUT THE WORLD!! There are 5 women’s marches around North Carolina – one in Wilmington just popped up in my facebook this week!! NC NOW has been involved with the Women’s March on Raleigh (WMOR) since the first larger meeting on Dec 13, when there were at least 50 women at the meeting, many individuals not representing organizations. The WMOR event was truly created by a multiracial, multi-religious, and multi-generational grassroots group of women.
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See our press release at Women’s March On Raleigh: Women Mobilize NC on 1/21/17 – Press Release. See the WMOR webpage here. We also have a facebook page, facebook event, and twitter handle. The list is at WMOR: Spread the Word!
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Our flyers, postcards and buttons were created and printed in Spanish and in English. Here is the English version. Gather at 10:00 a.m. at City Plaza.
wmorflyer5This march has grown like wildfire! It went from being planned for a few hundred women plus, maybe a thousand to we expect at least 2000 and may have 4000 or 5000!!! Watch some of our committee co-chairs talk about it at “Women’s march on Raleigh planned.”
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Here is one about those going to the Women’s March in Washington, at “Part rally, part protest: Women from the Triangle head to March on Washington.” Asheville NOW and Charlotte NOW organized busses from their cities to the Women’s March On Washington. They mostly did that before marches were organized in their cities. 

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Women Making History NOW – NC NOW State Conference on 10/1/16

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Full size conference flyer with keynote speaker at “Women Making History NOW“. 
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Equal Pay Day/ERA-NC Alliance Kick-off Event on 4/12/16

Please join us on Equal Pay Day, Tuesday, April 12, 2016 for the kick-off event of an alliance of women’s organizations in NC working to get the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) passed.  Our press conference, panel discussion and reception will be held at Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem.  
Our panel discussion is at 3:30pm on the topic of “Why the ERA? Why now?”  The panel will be followed by a reception, and signed copies of Jessica Neuwirth’s book, “Equal Means Equal: Why the Time for the Equal Rights Amendment Is Now” will be available.
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“She Wins We Win” with Ellie Smeal and Terry O’Neill

NC NOW and chapters hosted feminist legend Ellie Smeal (Ms. Magazine and Feminist Majority), and NOW president Terry O’Neill in North Carolina to kick off the She Wins, We Win campaign! As part of this campaign, Ellie and Terry traveled to Charlotte and Greensboro to visit college campuses, joined by local chapter presidents.  The next day we held a press conference, and rally at the NC Legislature.

Read about the rally at “Ellie Smeal and Terry O’Neill Are Coming To Raleigh on 3/3/16” 

Read about the campus visits at “Campus Visits with Ellie Smeal and Terry O’Neill in NC” 

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Fayetteville NOW opening discussions on racism

Fayetteville NOW and Quaker House in Fayetteville host another round of “Cracking The Code.” The series will run from April-June, 2016.  You can attend individual nights.

See Fayetteville NOW Hosts “Cracking The Code”

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Annual Susan B. Anthony Event on 2/25/16

See Sixteenth Annual SBA Birthday Celebration with Fayetteville NOW

Joint Durham/Chapel Hill/Raleigh Roe Event

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Inspiration for Roe, 2016 Roe Event

2016 Roe event - screening Vessel

2016 Roe v. Wade event flier – Inspiration for Roe

Sign up for tickets at Inspiration for Roe on Eventbrite.com

Find the event on facebook at Inspiration for Roe Facebook Event.

Please share the event to reach feminists –
you can print and share Vessel Roe Event Flier.

If you or your organization would like to run an ad in our event program,
please fill out this Roe Event Bulletin Form and mail by January 25, 2016.

To have a display table at the event, please fill out EventTablingForm.2016
and mail by January 25, 2016.

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#TrickorTreat, #Voting is Sweet!

Fun voting event at an early voting site in Charlotte on Halloween 2014!
Parents vote but both children and parents can enjoy the activities.

Date: 10/31/14
Time: 4-8pm
Place: Beatties Ford Road Library (library and early voting site)
Address: 2412 Beatties Ford Rd, in Charlotte, NC

Sponsored by Women Voting Our Values, National Organization for Women, Charlotte Chapter, AFL-CIO NC, and Action NC!

northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2014/10/30/vote-in-style-on-halloween-fun-voting-event-in-charlotte-103114/

For more information from NOW, contact
Charlotte NOW president, Louise Clark, at cltnow at yahoo.com, or
NC NOW president, Gailya Paliga, at 919-539-7702.

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Demand Justice for Women NOW!

NC NOW State Conference
Saturday, Oct 11, 2014
Chapel Hill Friends Meeting Building

Our theme this year is “Demand Justice for Women NOW!” Rep. Pricey Harrison is our keynote speaker. Rep. Harrison’s commitment to women and families and the right to choose, her experience in the NC General Assembly, as well as her law and activist background, go perfectly with our conference theme of exploring what changes the state made and how to get justice for women.

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Photo: Gathering at the State Capitol in Raleigh
before the Moral Monday on 6/24/13.

Our theme this year is “Demand Justice for Women NOW!” Rep. Pricey Harrison is our keynote speaker. Rep. Harrison’s commitment to women and families and the right to choose, her experience in the NC General Assembly, as well as her law and activist background, make her an excellent speaker.
Her knowledge and interest go perfectly with our conference theme of
exploring what changes the state made and how to get justice for women.

Attendees will enjoy the opportunity to connect with other women and men from chapter across the state. The day will include presentations on the ERA (which we need more and more in the face of laws that target women) and Immigration, given by chapter leaders and activist. The panel includes experts who will discuss issues surrounding legislative developments impacting Health Care, Seniors, Economic Security and Education.

Please join other feminists at our annual NC NOW state conference at the Chapel Hill Friends Meeting Building at 531 Raleigh Road in Chapel Hill, NC.

People interested in joining a NOW Chapter or learning about NOW are encouraged to attend. Refreshments will be provided at registration. Enjoy lunch with an inspiring keynote speaker. Stay with us and join our ACTION on immigration immediately following the conference!

NC NOW’s Call to conference/Fall Newsletter can be found at
https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/nc-now-fall-newslettercall-to-conference/  The cost is sliding scale for members, $35 for non-members.  There is a special student rate of $10.  You can join and attend for $40 (another special).

If you want to put a relevant ad in our conference program, use the form at https://northcarolinanow.wordpress.com/2014/08/31/use-this-form-if-youd-like-to-run-an-ad-in-our-2014-conference-bulletin/

The facebook event is at
https://www.facebook.com/events/289619067894457/

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ON TRAC NC Community Engagement Fair

June 2, 2012

Location: Bi-Centennial Mall and the front lawn of the NC General Assembly (downtown Raleigh)

11 AM to 3 PM

The fair aims to:  1) Inform the community on causes related to social and economic justice for the 99%, and to engage new members. 2) Unite a diverse range of community groups and organizations in one outreach and education event, and to strengthen alliances among 99% groups.

Groups that have confirmed participation as of 5/21/2012: NC AFL-CIO, The Green Party, Progress NC, NC Justice Center, Democracy NC, The Raleigh Action Collective (TRAC), Occupy Raleigh Outreach, Raleigh-Wake Move On Council, Croatan Earth First, and Interplay.

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Anti-Trafficking Activist Training

Event Host: NC Stop Human Trafficking

June 3, 2012

4 PM to 7 PM

Temple Beth Or, Raleigh

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Raleigh NOW Meeting

June 5, 2012

7 PM

We will discuss the events from May – tabling at OutRaleigh, the SE Regional NOW Conference, the Pots and Pans rally across from the Legislative Building (awesome fun!), the Enough Rush campaign, etc, and decide what we want to do next.  Please join us!

Contact president@raleighnow.org for more information.

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The Gathering: Women at the General Assembly

June 6, 2012

Location: Halifax Mall

Registration begins at 8 AM; Fee: $40

Although women make up more than half the population, often our voices are not heard or taken for granted when important decisions are being made that affect us and our families. There has been an unprecedented assault on women and issues that most directly affect the quality of our lives. To  combat this trend, the leadership of the North Carolina chapters of Delta Sigma Theta, Sigma Gamma Rho, Zeta Phi Beta and The Links, Inc. have joined forces to co-sponsor a historical advocacy in action event – The Gathering: Women  at the General Assembly. This extraordinary event will focus on creating ongoing legislative solutions for the communities of North Carolina. We build upon the legacy of advocacy and political activism these organizations continue to pursue. Issues to be discussed include but are not limited to education, healthcare, voter education, women’’s issues, economic development, employment, and budget cuts.

This is reported to be an abbreviated short session so timely advocacy with our elected officials will be critical. On June 6, 2012, we will descend on the capital in record numbers to make our voices heard. Registration for this event is $40.00 and is due on or before May 4, 2012. This fee includes continental breakfast, box lunch and program materials. Events will take place on the Halifax Mall and other areas around the Legislative Complex and will include networking opportunities, issues briefing, visits to legislators, and attendance at legislative meetings. Parking is available in visitor lots off Salisbury Street and Jones Street (See attached map) registration and continental breakfast will begin at 8:00 am.

This promises to be an exciting and powerful event. Please spread the word and encourage as many women as possible to join us. There is power in numbers and the women of North Carolina need to put advocacy into action. Please return the enclosed registration form no later than May 4, 2012. The form can be filled in using a computer and printed for mailing.

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Tickets: $25 (Includes Entry, 2 Big Boss Beers, & 1 Clyde Cooper’s BBQ Plate)

— Special pricing available for children! —

*Due to catering, tickets must be purchased in advance, no later than Friday, June 15th at 5pm*

 For more information and to purchase tickets visit  www.pphs.org/events or www.pphs.org/cart.

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