Join women’s organizations and men and women across the Triangle as we celebrate Women’s Equality Day! This day commemorates the certification of the 19th amendment to the Constitution granting women the right to vote. This occasion has been celebrated since 1973 by Presidential Proclamation after a bill introduced by Bella Abzug. The victory of “Women’s Equality Day” will be recognized at the march and rally and we are rededicating ourselves to eliminating discrimination against women. This year’s theme is “Women’s Equality Now!”
Details: Participants will gather at 9:30 AM at the Durham County Register of Deeds Office at 414 E. Main Street and march to the American Tobacco Campus on Blackwell Street. The rally will have a terrific slate of speakers, performance artists, skits, live music, children’s activities and good food from local restaurants. Sponsor organizations will have tables set up with information about their activities.
Press Conference: In conjunction with the event, there is a press conference August 24th at 10 AM at CCB Plaza at 201 Corcoran Street in Downtown Durham.
Sponsors: Action NC along with partners NARAL Pro-Choice NC, NC Women United, NC Women Matter, NC National Organization for Women (NOW), NC4ERA, NC Women Advance, NC Black Women’s RoundTable, Durham County Women’s Commission, Working America and Women NC.
Photos from previous Women’s Equality Marches in Durham