Fayetteville NOW is a cosponsor of “Organizing Against Racism Groundwater Training” event on 10/19/19. This event provides an excellent opportunity to explore the root causes of racism and begin a conversation about diversity, equity and inclusion. See event flyer for how to register.
Join us for the 2019 NC NOW state conference in Charlotte NC on 11/9/19. Our theme is The Time For Justice is NOW. Rep. Deb Butler is our keynote speaker! We’ll have a full day conference on Saturday. Join us also Friday night, 11/8/19, if you can for networking and fun at dinner and Open Mic!
Explains some differences between White Supremacy and White Nationalism. Even some reporters, including from CNN and Fox News, seem to be confused. These terms are being used sometimes interchangeably with regard to the many senseless massacres in the US, including the El Paso TX and Dayton OH massacres that happened the same weekend in August 2019. But White Supremacy and White Nationalism are not the same, and the distinctions are significant.
If you have not seen this important documentary, Equal Means Equal, now is your chance! If you’ve only seen it once, you may want to see it again. It shows us the real situation of women in the United States. Very intense. We will discuss afterward.
The NCGA is targeting immigrants and forcing sheriffs to do ICE’s job and bidding in North Carolina, while the Trump Administration has moved to impose the cost of a manufactured border crisis on other countries in one move, and to completely cut off refugees in another. Rally with us against cruel chaos being caused with people’s lives in the balance.
Fayetteville Police Chief Gina V. Hawkins was recognized by Fayetteville NOW for her leadership abilities during the organization’s Susan B. Anthony Birthday Celebration on Tuesday, 3/12/19. Chief Hawkins is the first woman and first minority to serve in the permanent position of police chief for Fayetteville.
The final 2018 event of Fayetteville’s “Community Conversations Series” is a discussion with Honorable Superior Court Judge Gregory Weeks (Retired) to discuss his experiences in the justice system and discuss his perspective on racial disparities in this system.
Upcoming events with Fayetteville NOW.
Fayetteville NOW is part of a coalition that brought in Lecia Brooks, outreach director at the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Brooks spoke about the growth of hate groups in the US to a crowd of about 75 people on 5/15/18. Brooks ended with an inspiring message.
Fayetteville NOW has upcoming events in April and May which it’s doing with other organizations in Fayetteville. There is a community conversations series event in April, and the SPLC director is speaking in Fayetteville on May 15.