A snowstorm couldn’t stop the Fayetteville NOW members from having their 21st annual Fayetteville NOW Susan B. Anthony event celebrating local feminists. The feminists they celebrate are usually women but have been men as well. In 2020, the event honored Sylvia Gooding Ray, founder of Center for Empowerment and Development (CEED) and former Fayetteville NOW chapter president.
As part of the ongoing commemoration of the ratification of the 19th amendment, the Chapel Hill and Durham chapters of NOW have collaborated to honor 10 contemporary women from the Chapel Hill and Durham area who have changed the world through their service to their communities. Each woman is honored on their own poster. The posters will be displayed for the first time at the opening reception on 2/29/20.
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“She Changed the World” is a collaborative project between the Chapel Hill and Durham chapters of the National Organization for Women (NOW). It is honoring 10 contemporary women from Durham and Chapel Hill, NC who have contributed to their communities through their service and activism. Here is more about the project, a reception to celebrate the opening on 2/29/20, and how you can help.
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!
Thousands of women and allies, including many children, went to the 4th Annual Women’s March in Raleigh on Sunday, 1/26/20. Most had signs on posters, on their shirts or other clothes. Some wore pink pussy hats, even on the mild sunny day (54 in January!) The event began with a march starting at the Legislative Building (the people’s house) and all the way around Halifax Mall, led by some of the organizers chanting. People surged in to Halifax Mall, still chanting!
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.
Join NOW friends for dinner and and open mic night in Charlotte, the evening before the 2019 NC NOW State Conference in Charlotte.
The keynote speaker for North Carolina NOW’s 2019 state conference is state Representative Deb Butler, who represents downtown Wilmington and parts of Brunswick County. Read about Rep. Butler here.
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.