North Carolina lost a feminist warrior when our friend and lifetime NOW member Jan Allen passed away on 9/13/19. Janet Heineman Allen was a wonderful woman who donated decades of her life to working for women’s equality. She joined NOW working for the Equal Rights Amendment over 40 years ago, and continued for decades on our NC NOW board and NC NOW Political Action Committee. She went to almost every national NOW conference through at least 2015 in New Orleans. Jan co-founded Lillian’s List in 1997 to fill a need to support pro-choice progressive women who wanted to run for office. Jan chaired at least one Lillian’s List board and was also on the NC Planned Parenthood board (through Planned Parenthood’s name changes). Over the years, she was a mentor to countless women.
Jan Allen at NC NOW Conference on 10/1/16. Photo Credit: Floyd McKissick Jr
The Fayetteville State University (FSU) Sociology 400 class has been working with Fayetteville NOW and other organizations at FSU. As part of collaboration, the Sociology students organized a NOW Meet and Greet event at FSU on 3/29/19. Here are a summary and some pictures from the event.
Photo Credit: FSU Sociology 400 Class
In partnership on this Service Learning Partnership event were the class, Fayetteville Chapter of the National Organization for Women, the Fayetteville State University Office of Civic Engagement and Service Learning, The Women’s History Month Committee, Fayetteville State University Black Feminist Scholars, and Fayetteville State University Spectrum Organization.
The Fayetteville chapter has partnered with the Office of Civic Engagement and Serving Learning at Fayetteville State University. Recently, members of NOW presented to students enrolled in SOC 400, the Sociology of Gender Roles. This is part of NOW reaching and working together with the next generation. This includes opening dialogue during class, and will include outside events, including at least one the students designed themselves.
The second annual Feminist 5k is Saturday, Jun 9, 2018. Come join us – it will be lots of fun again this year. You can run, walk or roll! Come visit the NOW table too! We may share again with ERA-NC Alliance.
NC NOW and ERA-NC Alliance table together under cover of the canopy. Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga
Register by May 28 to guarantee getting a T-shirt. I love mine from last year! If you’re a NOW member, use NCNOW as a code to get a special discount. You can always join NOW here. If you want to print the flyer out to share, get it at Feminist5k2018_flyer_rev. Proceeds benefit the Women’s Center of Wake County, this year as last. Read about last year’s event at Feminist 5k Included Wonder Woman!
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The Feminist 5k returns in 2018!
Sign up before May 9th for an early bird rate!
This is a fun run/walk/renunciation of the patriarchy.
It’s been quite a year, dealing with a federal administration in chaos, and with our own legislative leadership in NC. On the other hand, women are rising up! Joining existing organizations doing the work, like National Organization for Women, and making their own unofficial groups to make change. And the #MeToo movement has been a catalyst for long overdue recognition of how widespread Sexual Harassment is.
Women Organizing for Wilmington (WoW) is participating in the downtown Wilmington Winter Holiday Parade. They have a float and banners, too!
WoW writes, “we want women to join us in walking behind the puppet float—*WEAR A SNOWFLAKE COSTUME*. We’ll pass out candy and/or bubbles along the way, and we will have our own holiday carols to sing! This is a family event, so we’re choosing our messages in the holiday spirit of commUNITY, but we’re showing up in solidarity—all lit up!”
So join in if you can, preferably dressed up as a snowflake.
Date: Sunday, Dec 3, 2017
Place: Downtown Wilmington
Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/371218883322553/
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information and ideas.
Make your own Snowflake costume. The groups has ideas to share.
Charlotte NOW invites you to a fun feminist event – “Feminism Speaks: Open Mic by Charlotte NOW.”
Come share a joke, a story, a passion, a favorite reading or a song that relates to the theme of feminism! This is not just for members so invite your friends! This is not just for females because feminism affects us all! Carl McIntyre and friends will also be providing live music for us. Come join us for an evening of fun and entertainment!
2015 Women’s Equality Day March in Durham Photo Credit: Phil Fonville
Join us for the Women’s Equality Day March and Rally on Saturday, August 26, 2017, from 9:30 am to 1:00 pm! We will celebrate the victories for equality that women have won and rededicate ourselves to eliminating all discrimination against women. This year’s theme is “Women Rise Up NOW!”
Participants will gather at 9:30 am at the Durham County Register of Deeds Office at 200 E Main St (also known as the Old Durham County Court House, and Durham County Court House is etched on the building). From there, we will march together to the American Tobacco Campus on Blackwell St. to enjoy a terrific rally, excellent speakers, performance artists, skits, live music bands, tabling, children’s activities and good food from local restaurants on campus. The facebook event is at https://www.facebook.com/events/1895048384066677/.
NC NOW was proud to support the first Feminist 5k event, which included a blocked off route, and chips to keep track of time with fancy start/finish lines. Participants were invited to run/walk/roll the Feminist 5K, which began at Chavis Park in Raleigh on June 17, 2017.
Feminist 5k Halfway Point Photo Credit: Gailya Paliga
A popular and welcome outfit theme was Wonder Woman!! A group of women came in Wonder Woman outfits (red shirt with gold, short blue/white skirt), and here’s a photo of another woman with a Wonder Woman shirt and Miss North Carolina sash!