MARK YOUR CALENDAR!
STATE of CONFLICT:
The Bill Moyers Documentary Film
Thursday, February 27, 2014
(Doors open at 6:00 PM)
At the Lord Auditorium
In the lower level of Pack Library
67 Haywood St., Downtown Asheville
Panel Discussion of Action to Follow
Common Cause/North Carolina
Asheville AAUW • Asheville PARC * Ratify ERA-NC
The Mountain People’s Assembly • Democracy-NC * Mountain Voices Alliance
Move to Amend of Buncombe County
On February 8, 2014, tens of thousands of people will gather at Shaw University on Wilmington St. between South St. and MLK Jr. Blvd. at 9:30 a.m. in downtown Raleigh. The march to Fayetteville Street will begin at 10:30 a.m., after which we will begin the mass people’s assembly on the doorstep of the State Capitol.
For the past seven years, a fusion movement has been growing in North Carolina. In 2006, the Historic Thousands on Jones St. (HKonJ) People’s Assembly Coalition was formed under the leadership of Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II and the North Carolina NAACP. It has grown to include over 150 coalition partners, including NC Women United. Each year this fusion movement comes together on the second Saturday in February to hold a mass people’s assembly to reaffirm its commitment to the 14 Point People’s Agenda and to hold lawmakers accountable to the people of North Carolina.
Don’t miss this critically important opportunity to unite and send a message: we’re moving forward, and we’re doing so together.
(from Tara Romano, President, NCWU)
North Carolina women started 2013 with a detailed research report on our status, reflecting the results of years of advocacy for policies recognizing our rights as full, valued citizens of this state. The report showed how far our advocacy had taken us, but also gaps where we could do better. Instead of using this data as a road map toward full equality for all women of North Carolina, however, many in our government and communities instead presented us with their narrow vision of womanhood – one in which we never need assistance raising our families, always have a husband to support us economically, never experience sexual/domestic violence or unplanned pregnancies, and have nothing but time on Election Day when we want to cast our ballot. [more...]
Moral March on Raleigh, Saturday, Feb. 8th