For up-to-date events, check the NC NOW facebook page. Facebook does events very well! Also, check local chapter pages.
Upcoming list from 5/22/19
You can find event details at: https://feminist5k.org/event-details
7/19/19-7/21/19 – National NOW Conference in Minnesota. Conferences are great opportunities to meet people and learn things. National figures are always in attendance. The highlight for me last year was meeting Women’s Rights Attorney Gloria Allred, and screening “Seeing Allred” with her doing Q&A for us. More at https://now.org/conference/
Fall 2019 – NC NOW State Conference in Charlotte. Looking at Oct 12 and Nov. 9. Do you have a preference? Do you have suggestions for a theme and/or a keynote speaker? See past conference themes and keynote speakers here.
#StopTheBans and #StopTheBansNC events around NC from 5/20/19
Women have set up rallies or protests around North Carolina and around the country for Tuesday, May 21, 2019 and Wednesday, May 22. Currently have 9 such rallies in 8 cities in NC (two in Greensboro). Asheville is doing their own on May 22. Please join us at one or more!
Prochoice signature ad delivery
Womens Marches arOUnD NC – 2019
Stop Kavanaugh Events Around NC – starting 9/4/18
The Senate Confirmation Hearings for Judge Brett Kavanaugh begin on 9/4/18. Protests are planned around the state this week, many on Tuesday, September 4th. Hope you can go to one or more of them. Also, write your US Senators – Burr and Tillis. This tells you where the rallies are and how to reach your senators.
Women’s Equality Day Events Around NC in Late August, 2018
WED events are captured on the NC NOW website, and also on the front page of a few newspapers this year!
NC NOW and Women’s Equality Day events on the cover of The Daily Record, published on 8/24/18. Column written by AlexSandra Lett. Quotes from NC NOW President Gailya Paliga, Fayetteville NOW President Sharon Johnson and Triad NOW President Audrey Muck. The article is readable at “Beyond The Right To Vote Women Strive For Economic, Social And Political Equality.“
#SaveRoe and #SaveScotus events around NC in August, 2018.
Please join us for a screening and panel discussion of Dawn Porter’s documentary Trapped on Thursday, July 26, 2018, in Raleigh. Trapped documents the dangerous effects TRAP laws (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers) have on people seeking an abortion and the medically unnecessary restrictions they place on abortion providers.
Following the screening, there will be a panel discussion, as well as an opportunity for attendees to take action to defend reproductive rights. Please join us to advocate for access to safe and medically accurate reproductive healthcare.
Details and link to facebook event at Trapped Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion, 7/26/18.
As of May 30, 2018, 37 of 38 states have ratified the Equal Rights Amendment. NC’s ERA bills are still in play. Help us get them a hearing! Join us on 6/27/18, and right now – send an email or make two calls to move the bills along!
More information at Take Action to Ratify ERA in NC, 6/27/18.
Feminist 5K – 2018
The Feminist 5k returns for 2018! This is a fun run/walk/renunciation of the patriarchy. Our favorite theme last year was Wonderwoman! Wonder what this year’s will be. Can’t wait!
Week of Activism in Washington DC! Includes #ENOUGHISENOUGH Summit on 4/25/18
Join the National Organization for Women (NOW) for a five-day event in Washington, DC, culminating with a lobby day at the Capitol on April 26. This year’s NOW Civic Days at the Capitol will take place around our Enough is Enough summit, focusing on concrete solutions to dismantle the toxic system of sexual abuse and harassment. NOW will provide training and materials to activists at our National Action Center on April 24, so they will be fully prepared to meet with their members of Congress. NOW activists will be lobbying on legislation regarding sexual assault and harassment, abortion and reproductive rights, and other pertinent bills moving through the Congress.
Highlights of the event include tours of the Capitol Visitor Center, Capitol building, and the Library of Congress on April 23, lunch with a congressional staffer on April 24, a group photo in front of the Capitol building, before the summit, on April 25, and Emerge America training for those seriously considering running for office or working on a campaign on April 27.*
Space for the Civic Days is limited. Please register today to reserve your spot.
*All events and times are subject to change. NOW is providing Civic Days training and materials at no cost to our members. All food, transportation, rooming and personal charges are the responsibility of the member. Emerge Training to be confirmed.
Protect Reproductive Healthcare!
Save Lives! 4/10/18
We are covering two of many women’s issues at the federal level. Reproductive Healthcare is under attack in America (via #HydeAmendment) and US policies threaten Reproductive Care in other countries (via the #GlobalGagRule). Tara Romano of Naral/Prochoice NC will cover #HydeAmendment, which continues to ban all federal funds, including Medicaid, from covering certain procedures in US. Amanda Murray of Population Connection will talk about the #GlobalGagRule which historically has hurt women in other countries as the US works to control what their organizations say and do. However, Trump made the global gag rule much worse than it had ever been previously. Join us to learn more!
Date: Tuesday, April 10, 2018
Place: Terry Sanford Federal Office Building, 310 New Bern Ave, Raleigh NC
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1684163465000738/
NC NOW State Conference – Oct. 21, 2017
ERA Related Events – October 2017
Includes an actual ERA-NC Alliance Retreat, and an ERA workshop at the NC NOW conference on Oct 21. See “Upcoming ERA Events – Oct 2017.”
All of the Equal Means Equal Showings
around the State (2017)!
All of the showings of the documentary Equal Means Equal are women’s Equality events! There have been many, but here I will mention ones for August and September 2017.
- the community showings around the state in August 2017. More at “There are No More Excuses – EME – Aug. + Sept. 2017.”
- the campus showings around the state in September 2017. More at “EME making rounds at NC College Campuses in Sept. 2017.”
- the special campus showing with national figures (including Ellie Smeal!). More at “Guess who is coming to Chapel Hill on 9/15/17!“
- a joint community showing sponsored by BPW-NC, AAUW-NC and NC NOW on Sept 18. More at “Equal Means Equal arrives in Cary on 9/18/17.”
Women Rise Up March and Rally in Durham for Women’s Equality Day, 2017!
A coalition of women’s organizations had a “Women Rise Up” march and rally in Durham to commemorate Women’s Equality Day on 8/26/17. Read about the event at “Women Rise Up in Durham on 8/26/17.” Read more about Women’s Equality Day at “Women’s Equality Day History – Right to Vote Not Enough.”
The Hunting Ground documentary screening on Aug 8, 2017, in Raleigh, will be followed by discussion led by one of the main subjects in the film, Annie Clark.
For more information on the film and event see “Learn about Campus Danger for Women, 8/8/17 at NCSU“. The facebook event is at https://www.facebook.com/events/435781543487421/.
Young Feminist Salon – Fayetteville NOW
Date: Saturday, July 1, 2017
Place: 669 Country Club Dr, Fayetteville NC 28301
Organized by Young Feminist Committee of Fayetteville NOW. See event announcement at “Young Feminist Salon – Fayetteville NOW – 7/1/17.” Pictures to be posted soon. If you are in Fayetteville, you really need to get connected to Fayetteville NOW president Sharon Johnson.
Many Protests of Trumpcare
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and other Republicans (completely shutting out Democrats and Independents) are planning to bring their health care bill to the floor before July 4 and there will be NO DEBATE, and NO AMENDMENTS ALLOWED. Also NO INPUT FROM THE MEDICAL COMMUNITY OR THE PUBLIC is allowed. This is outrageous and we need to let NC’s US Senators Burr and Tillis know that this is absolutely, totally unacceptable.
Senators for NC – Burr and Tillis must be told again and again how bad this would be, and how they will be held accountable. We include many ways to protest Trumpcare at “Protest Senate Trumpcare/AHCA Bill NOW!”
Includes weekly ‘Tuesday With Tillis’ protests in Raleigh, writing Tillis and Burr, and more.
issue of mass incarceration Examined
In Fayetteville, “13th”
Fayetteville NOW, continuing its efforts to improve race relations through constructive dialogue, sponsored a showing of the documentary, 13th, on Monday, June 19, 2017. Outstanding turnout at an event with many co-sponsors.
“I Love The ERA” Cookie Drop – Jun 7, 2017
Great turnout at the “I Love The ERA” Cookie Drop on Jun 7, 2017, at the NC Legislative Building. There were over 35 people there – mostly women of all ages, but also some young men. One of the ERA-NC Alliance board members celebrated her birthday at the cookie drop with her daughter, female and male grandchildren, and friends! ERA-NC Alliance is an alliance of many women’s groups and individuals who recognize the need for ERA. See “I Love The ERA” Cookie Drop Summary and Pix.
Upcoming Events for Charlotte NOW members – May to June 2017
Charlotte has become a hotbed of activity! More on May and June events with Charlotte NOW here.
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, 2017
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
This 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.”
Women Making History NOW – NC NOW State Conference on 10/1/16
Women’s Equality Day Celebration on 8/27/16
Equal Pay Day/ERA-NC Alliance Kick-off Event on 4/12/16
“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”
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.
Annual Susan B. Anthony Event on 2/25/16
Joint Durham/Chapel Hill/Raleigh Roe Event
Inspiration for Roe, 2016 Roe Event
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.
#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.
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!
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.
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.
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
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.
Anti-Trafficking Activist Training
Event Host: NC Stop Human Trafficking
June 3, 2012
4 PM to 7 PM
Temple Beth Or, Raleigh
Raleigh NOW Meeting
June 5, 2012
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 firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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*