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In 2019, pre-pandemic, NC NOW President Gailya Paliga asked NC chapters to develop projects to commemorate the upcoming 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment. In response, chapters across the state began brainstorming ways to do it, with several undertaking planning for conference-type events set for the following summer. Who knew what was to follow?
The Fayetteville Chapter of the National Organization for Women (Fayetteville NOW) celebrated Women’s Equality Day 2020 with a Virtual Program led by Roberta Waddle. The Keynote Speaker was the Honorable Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson. The program drew participants from Fayetteville, Hope Mills, Linden, Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, and other cities. Waddle and Fayetteville NOW had been highlighting at least 10 local women leaders “Women of Cumberland” on Facebook leading up to the event.
Women’s Equality Day is celebrated on August 26 to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the 19th Amendment to the United States Constitution. The 19th Amendment prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex, although women of color were still denied that right for other reasons for decades after 1920. The National Organization for Women was part of getting “Women’s Equality Day” declared with a massive protest on the 50th anniversary of adoption of the 19th amendment. Congresswoman Bella Abzug introduced the bill to get the holiday declared in 1971. The 100th anniversary leads to other questions – like what other legal protections do women need?
Fayetteville NOW invites you and your friends to join us for our virtual celebration of “Women’s Equality Day ” at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, August 26, 2020. Our keynote speaker will be the Honorable Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson, candidate for the 8th Congressional District of the US Senate. We are honoring other important women from Cumberland County also.
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.
Recent and upcoming Triad NOW events around Women’s Equality Day. Next event is August 26 at 5:30pm.
Here are some upcoming Fayetteville NOW Events – alone or in coalition with other organizations. Note especially their Women’s Equality Day Celebration on Sunday, Aug. 25. Aug 11 is the date of the Candidate’s forum for Congressional District 9 election. The election itself is 9/10/19. Please be informed and vote.
Women have planned Women’s Equality Day events around NC around August 26, 2018. Some are here and with links to more information.