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.
NC NOW, Triad NOW and ERA-NC Alliance were among the 53 organizations and businesses at the Women Breaking Barriers – at the State Capital in Raleigh on 9/7/19. This event was organized and sponsored by the NC Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (NCDNCR). It was a kick off for a series of events marking the 100 year anniversary of women winning the right to vote. The League of Women Voters helped organize the program and did a skit, among other things. There were opportunities to participate and learn about inspirational North Carolina women past and present – through speeches, skits and activities at tables on the grounds. The event ran from 10-3pm.
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.’
All four new ERA billboards are installed, and have the same great message – we have 4.2 million women living in North Carolina, but zero women have equal rights. NC NOW is proud to partner with the ERA-NC Alliance and AAUW of North Carolina on billboard campaign to promote state-wide interest in and support of ERA. We want women and men to ask what is the ERA if they don’t know already, and we want all to help get NC to ratify it! See where to find the billboards and what they look like here!
Recent and upcoming Triad NOW events around Women’s Equality Day. Next event is August 26 at 5:30pm.
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.
Women have been working to get equal rights in the United States for 170 years! Too many people don’t realize women don’t have equal rights. Why is ERA catching fire now? What will it do for women and families? How can you help? North Carolina women are pushing now and pushing hard! Learn more and join the effort! Alyssa Milano is in!
2019 Women’s March plans around NC. 4 marches and a bus! Dates vary but all are in January. Allows you opportunities to attend one or more of the women’s marches.
Listing of recent articles of interest. These were included in last email to NC NOW members.