September 14 at 7pm Lecture at Meredith
The Lillian Parker Wallace Lecture featuring Shirin Ebadi, Nobel Peace Prize winner at Meredith College in Raleigh. See http://www.meredith.edu/calendar/ for more info.
Ebadi is an attorney and former judge who has worked passionately for the rights of the politically oppressed in Iran for over 30 years. In 2003, Ebadi was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize for her efforts for democracy and human rights, especially for the rights of women and children.
September 30 10am Pridefest in Durham
NC PrideFest in Durham. Raleigh NOW will table there.
October 14 at 9am NC NOW State Conference
NC NOW state conference will be on Saturday, Oct 14, from 9-3pm in Raleigh. We'll have a panel on reproductive rights, including Pharmacist Refusal and a panel on Immigration as a Feminist Issue. NOW VP Latifa Lyles is our keynote speaker.
October 28 at 8:30 am - 1:30 pm Women's Agenda Assembly
NC Women United (NCWU), an organization of groups that work together, is sponsoring a Wake County Women's Agenda Assembly on Saturday, Oct 28 from 8:30 to 1:30 at the NCAE (NC Association of Educators). In this forum, women from all over get together and discuss and prioritize issues that affect women. As another Raleigh NOW member summarized her experience from the 2004 Assembly,
"On November 20th, I participated in my first NC Women’s Agenda Assembly Meeting. I did not know what to expect and I was very pleasantly surprised. I learned more about the status of women in North Carolina in one morning than I could have by reading months’ worth of newspapers. The draft women’s agenda, still available at www.wakewaa2004.org, is a great resource - it summarizes the status of the four main issues discussed and makes recommendations for improvement. The goal of the meeting was to prioritize these issues, which will then be presented to the legislature by NCWU, at Women’s Advocacy Day."Posted by Admin at September 13, 2006 05:39 PM