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.
Tribute to Jan Allen, a tireless advocate for women’s rights, lifetime NOW member and active board member. She helped change the face of power in NC.
Stories are powerful. Filmmaker Rebecca Cerese captured stories from people around the state who are caught in the health care coverage gap. She shared some stories on film and some she told. One of Rebecca’s storytellers came in person and her story of her daughter was heartbreaking.
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.
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.
It’s been a hard 4th of July with discoveries of more crimes against children and families, and a mockery of our country by a president who avoided armed forces. Consider what a long time NOW member wrote about how her views of Independence Day have changed. “As our nation celebrated the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence, a peculiar feeling came over me. One I’d never felt before on the 4th of July. I felt…left out. Definitely as if I was on the outside looking in.” -KRL
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.
Here are some pictures and links to media on events around the state. NOW activist spoke and were interviewed at different events. For specifics on each event, see previous post, “Find a Stop Abortion Bans Protest Near You! 5/21/19”.