With a conference theme of “Voting Our Future NOW,” the North Carolina National Organization for Women (NC NOW) is joining the many organizations who have moved to virtual format to continue going forward during the COVID-19 pandemic. NC NOW is holding its first annual state conference via Zoom this Friday evening and Saturday morning. Read more about it here, and see where to register.
The Asheville Women’s March organizers are doing an online rally and concert on September 21, 2020 at 9:00pm to encourage voting in this all important election, to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the 19th amendment, to life up voices of organizers and to share the joy of music. They made some changes to do a tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the wake of her passing on Sep. 18.
Event report from long time Raleigh and NC NOW member Kathe Rauch for “When Women Gather: Uniting for Positive Change” which was via Zoom on 7/25/20. This was a virtual event sponsored by a coalition of groups advancing the rights of all women.
You’re invited to a free, online screening of the first part of Audrey Muck’s new docu-series, “Brazen Belles!” on Thursday, August 20th at 7:30 pm EST – it’s about women’s rights activists in South Carolina, though their experience reflects that of women across the South and the nation. Part One is about suffrage.
Coalition of NC Women’s Organizations sponsor event addressing racism in the Women’s Suffrage Movement. We are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the 19th amendment, which granted many women in the US the right to vote.
Join Fayetteville NOW for their Annual Susan B. Anthony Birthday Reception on Thursday, Feb. 20, 2020, from 5:30pm – 7:30 pm. The Fayetteville NOW event is honoring Sylvia Ray, founder of CEED (Center for Empowerment and Development) and former chapter president. This is their 21st annual Susan B. Anthony birthday reception!
Join Chapel Hill NOW on Saturday, November 16th, to watch and discuss part 1 of Ken Burns documentary “Not for Ourselves Alone: the Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony.” Following the film, Chapel Hill NOW will lead an informal discussion of the successes and failures of these remarkable women. Most importantly, they will consider what people today can learn from their experiences that people can apply to their own activism.
Fayetteville NOW did an amazing play as a Women’s Equality Day Observation event. Miss Ethelyn Baker outdid herself with a reenactment of the two day 1848 Seneca Falls Women’s Convention in New York. The first ‘day,’ the actors introduced themselves and shared their ‘sentiments.’ The second ‘day,’ they worked on and announced the ‘resolutions.’
Join us in for the re-enactment of the 1848 Women’s Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York, and the presentation of the Parade of Suffragists. The Women’s Convention is regarded as the beginning of the modern feminist movement, and the parade is to highlight profiles of feminists from the past two centuries. This play was written by Fayetteville NOW member Ethelyn Holden.
Getting ready to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, giving some, not all, women the right to vote. Look for events in 2020, commemorating the amendment (the step forward), doing some reconciliation with women of color, and seeing what else American women need.