NC NOW State Conference Summary – Oct 9 and 10, 2020

Summary of the 2020 NC NOW State Conference. We tried a split approach, holding some activities on Friday evening, Oct 9 and then continuing on Saturday morning, Oct 10. Our keynote speaker on Saturday was the new National NOW President, Christian Nunes. Nunes, who spoke on voting and voter suppression in this all important 2020 election, and also about her vision for NOW. This speech went with our theme of “Voting Our Future NOW!” Included here are links a recording of the Friday evening program which includes the recording of the Military #MeToo panel and to Dr. Johnson’s speech on “Racial Injustice in the Justice System For Women.”

Watch White Women Can We Talk – 55% Did What? Post Election Edition

Our “White Women, Can We Talk” event was 11/12/20 from 7:30pm EST to 9pm. Great participation and discussion. The focus of this event was looking back at the election – 55% of white women voted for Trump, 2% more than voted for him in 2016. How is that possible?! And what can we do about it? We also talked about why black and Hispanic men would vote for Trump. Next big thing in Georgia is the runoff elections for two hotly contested Senate races.

NC NOW President Speaking At Asheville NOW Women’s March – now 9/21/20

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.

Rauch: U.S. Constitution does not guarantee all citizens the right to vote. Surprised?

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.

Screening of Muck’s Brazen Belles – 8/20/20

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.

Press Release: When Women Gather: Uniting for Positive Change on 7/25/20

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.

Ten Exceptional Local CH/Durham Women Honored by NOW (2/29/20)

Ten exceptional local women from Chapel Hill and Durham are being honored by NOW for their contributions to their communities in and exhibit which will be traveling around the area. This is Chapel Hill NOW and Durham NOW’s NC2020 project (for centennial commemoration of the 19th amendment). The opening reception was at the Chapel Hill Library on Saturday, 2/29/20.  All but one honoree attended the event and got a chance to speak.