Please see the message below and attached regarding Women’s Equality Day.
Governor Cooper has proclaimed August 26, 2019 as Women’s Equality Day. Women’s Equality Day commemorates the passage of the 19th amendment to the U.S. Constitution granting women the right to vote. This day also calls attention to women’s continuing efforts toward full equality. The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment. As part of a national campaign to commemorate this date, North Carolina’s Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) is coordinating a campaign titled “She Changed the World: NC Women Breaking Barriers,” with statewide programming running from March 2019 through November 2020! The Kick off event will be on September 7, 2019 from 10 am to 3 pm at the NC State Capitol.
Please find attached the proclamation and pictures from yesterday’s NC Council for Women Advisory Board Meeting which featured the 2019 Women’s Equality Day Proclamation. We appreciate you sharing this information.
Also, a listing of Women’s Equality Day events in North Carolina are included below:
August 22. Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Raleigh, Raleigh. Women’s Equality Day Reception with guest speaker Mary Williams-Stover, Executive Director, NC Council for Women and Youth Development. August 22, 5:30 pm Sponsored by the League of Women’s Voters of Wake County. 3313 Wade Avenue, Raleigh, NC.
August 23. Arts of the Albemarle, Elizabeth City. Women’s Equality Dance: Grooving for the Girls. Bring the family to celebrate Women’s Equality Day. August 23, 7 – 10 p.m. $10 Children 5-12 (under 5 free). $25 12 and up. 516 E Main Street, Elizabeth City, NC.
August 25. Fayetteville. Equality Day Celebration. Re-enactment of the 1848 Women’s Convention held in Seneca Falls, New York, and the presentation of the Parade of Suffragists. Special proclamations by City of Fayetteville Major Mitch Colvin and Chair of Cumberland County Commissions Dr. Jeanette Council. August 25. 2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Cumberland County Library. 300 Maiden Lane, Fayetteville, NC. Free. https://www.facebook.com/events/headquarters-library/2019-equality-day-celebration/364395374233684/.
August 26. Caprice Bistro, Wilmington Toast 100 years of Women’s Equality. August 26, 5 – 8pm Sponsored by the League of Women’s Voters Lower Cape Fear. 10 Market Street, Wilmington, NC
August 26. Weathervane at Southern Season, Chapel Hill. Celebrate Women’s Equality: Cocktails and conversation with elected officials and candidates. August 26, 5:30 – 8pm Sponsored by the League of Women’s Voters of Orange, Durham and Chatham Counties. 201 S Estes Dr, Chapel Hill, NC.
August 27. Iron Mike Conference Center, Fort Bragg, Fayetteville. Celebrate Women’s Equality: with guest speaker Charleen McNeil. August 27, 11:45 – 1pm. 2658 Reilly Road, Fort Bragg, NC. 11:45 – 1pm.
Sent from Kathy Bryant