August 26 is Women’s Equality Day, which celebrates women getting the right to vote. This right was granted by the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution. It is shocking to realize that American women didn’t win the right to vote until 1920. Read more about Women’s Equality Day in Women’s Equality Day History – Right to Vote Not Enough.
This year again, women have planned Women’s Equality Day events around the state. Here are some.
1. Fayetteville NOW – Women Need the ERA! Aug. 26, 2018, 3pm-5pm
The Marches For Science were full of happy, busy people in 2017.
People at the 2017 Raleigh March For Science at Moore Square. Photo Credit: Lori Bunton
Again in 2018, citizens have the opportunity to publicly show their respect for and appreciation of Science in the face of the Trump administration’s demonstrated disdain for Science. Some cities are hosting Marches for Science this year – Raleigh and Greensboro NC on April 14, 2018 for sure. Western NC has an option in SC on April 21, 2018. Female and male scientists are featured at these events. The Raleigh March For Science includes special activities for children. We celebrate science while President Trump’s administration continues to show its disdain for Science.
Join NC NOW and other partners at the HKonJ (Historic Thousands on Jones St) march and rally. The theme is “Taking Resistance to the Ballot Box.” The event begins in front of Raleigh Memorial Auditorium. We march together to another spot for a rally.
We’ll have an NC NOW banner, NOW rounds and some signs. Feel free to bring your own and make your own statements! Dress for the weather! We’ll be there rain or shine!
8:30am: People begin gathering in front of (originally named) Raleigh Memorial Auditorium, 2 South Street, downtown Raleigh.
9:00am: Look for NOW rounds and purple NC NOW banner by the ‘water feature’ in front of the stately Raleigh Memorial Auditorium building.
9:00am: Pre-Rally/People’s Assembly
10:00am: March step-off (march begins)
The HKonJ march is followed by a big Rally/People’s Assembly
NINE Women’s March anniversary events are being planned in NC so far. These are for January 20th, 2018.
Triad – Women’s March On The Polls, 12-3pm,
Corpening Plaza, 231 W First St, Winston-Salem
Raleigh – Women’s Rally On Raleigh, 9-1, Raleigh NC.
Theme is “Women Leading The Resistance!”
Charlotte – Charlotte’s Women’s March, 10am-2pm,
First Ward Park, 301 E 7th St, Charlotte, North Carolina 28202
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 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 be reinforced with all levels of elected officials, especially Legislators (NC House and Senate), and Congress (US House and Senate). Click on the flyer below to get tickets or go directly to eventbrite.
Note: the first Advocacy 101 event we held filled up in the first 3 days it was posted (filled up in January for showing on 2/16/17)!
Did you join us at the Women’s March On Raleigh? Did you know we made 2 styles of t-shirts for the march? Bet you couldn’t see mine under my turquoise boa! Very few were available before the march (you had to individually order your own). Now, Raleigh NOW has a batch in both styles of Women’s March On Raleigh (WMOR) t-shirts available. The WMOR t-shirts cost $20.
- The sand color shirt is unisex, boxy cut, sizes from Small to 2XL.
- The white color shirt is “lady’s cut,” sizes from Small to XL. Lady’s cut runs much smaller, as you may know.
We had an unbelievable turnout at the Moral March and HKonJ Assembly on 2/11/17, in Raleigh. According to signs and songs, people are upset with NC’s leadership, and also with chaos from the whitehouse, and unfit nominees being confirmed to 45’s administration despite valid arguments against them and many protests. One example is Betsy DeVos, and Senators Burr and Tillis ignoring their constituents. Read more in “Burr and Tillis: F for Fail!”
Marchers gathered at Memorial Auditorium, at 2 E. South Street, for speeches and singing, and marched together to the end of Fayetteville St, with the State Capitol in the background.
Hats and signs! Photo Credit: Elise Paliga
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The election of Trump galvanized many people in this country to take action. As a woman, mother and grandmother, I was more than appalled that my fellow citizens could elect someone so uniquely unqualified to lead one of the largest democracies in the world. I knew that I couldn’t sit back quietly. That even though I had retired from the workforce, I could not retire from speaking truth and lifting my voice for those who couldn’t. When I learned of the plans for the Women’s March on DC; I jumped on the bandwagon along with over 500,000 and possibly a million like minded people!
View in Subway – All Going To The Women’s March, One Subway of Many! Photo Credit: Lori Bunton