Gender Equality

#RunForJustice

Siobhan Kenney is a trail runner living in Truckee, CA. Inspired by the nation-wide Black Lives Matter protests that erupted in the wake of George Floyd’s murder, she decided to use her passion for running to raise money for racial justice initiatives with a #RunForJustice. During the entire month of June, she matched her daily …

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Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry

Laundry Day Workshop – Saturday, February 1, 2-4 PM – Levine Museum of the New South As women*, our voices are often silenced. Airing Out the “Dirty” Laundry is an ongoing community art movement that responds to this silencing by creating opportunities for women (cis women, trans women, women identifying, and non-binary people) to share …

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Women Like Us

From Sally Colón-Petree, Producer/Director, Dream On Productions, LLC: Saturday, April 14th at 7:30pm at Phillips Place Stadium I’m excited to be returning to Charlotte for another fantastic screening of the Women Like Us Documentary followed by a Q&A. I have to say, Charlotte has remained one of my favorite places to show this film!  I’ve met some extraordinary women who …

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NC Democrats announce new candidates

And they’re almost all women. BY WILL DORAN.  News & Observer The wave of women signing up to run for political office has hit North Carolina. State Democrats spent Monday announcing nine new candidates – including six women – in their 2018 effort to break Republicans’ veto-proof majority in the state legislature. Rep. Darren Jackson, …

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Charlotte Women’s “Firsts”

by Mary Hopper. Charlotte Women’s March congratulates Vi Lyles on her mayoral election and sincerely thanks outgoing mayor Jennifer Roberts for her service.   With Lyles’ election, she becomes Charlotte’s first female African American mayor.     CWM takes a look back at some other “firsts” for women elected to City Council. Mayor-elect Lyles As …

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Charlotte Pride March August 27th

Join us next weekend to celebrate Charlotte Pride with Planned Parenthood South Atlantic! Planned Parenthood is built on the fundamental belief that each individual has a basic right to self-determination. What better way to show our support and inclusion of the local LGBTQ community than to be out in full-force at the NC Pride Parade in Charlotte?   …

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Legislative Calls Week 6.5

1. Express your outrage at Donald Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord by calling your U.S. Senators and Representatives. President Trump made this decision despite overwhelming opposition: a majority of American voters support the agreement and nearly every country in the world—195 in total—have signed the landmark accord. Elon Musk has resigned …

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Inside Your (Legislative) Body

Welcome to week 10 of Inside Your Legislative Body. Just weeks after the Senate unveiled their anti-women’s health budget earlier this month, the NC House introduced their budget, which will make it even harder for the women of North Carolina to receive expert medical care. State Budget Update Earlier this month, the Senate budget saw …

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“I Am Jazz” May 18th

Charlotte Mecklenburg Library, Time Out Youth, Equality NC, PFLAG Charlotte, and HRC Charlotte present: I AM JAZZ Community Book Reading & Discussion Thursday, May 18, 2017, from 4 to 5 p.m. West Boulevard Library branch, 2157 West Boulevard, Charlotte, NC. The critically acclaimed book, I Am Jazz — a children’s picture book by transgender teen and HRC Foundation Youth …

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Marchers Win Courage Award

by Jeva Lange, TheWeek.com.  Photo: Getty Images. The estimated 3 to 4 million Americans who participated in January’s anti-Trump Women’s March are being honored with a major prize from PEN America, The Associated Press reports. The PEN/Toni and James C. Goodale Freedom of Expression Courage Award is going to the “Women’s March” for “galvaniz[ing] a potent global …

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Women in Social Change March 30th

Breaking Bread – March 30, 2017 Levine Museum is launching a Breaking Bread dinner and dialogue series where conversations around challenging community issues will be facilitated over a hearty dinner served family style. PURCHASE A SERIES TICKET FOR $65 BY CALLING 704-333-1887 EXT. 241 Women in Social Change: The Issues, the March, the Movement March …

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