Weekly Alerts

Weekly Alerts

 CARES Act Rental/Mortgage Assistance

More information at City of Greensboro Housing Services website.

I Am Woman: Step Up. Be Bold. Be You. Women's Equality Day Centennial

The Greensboro Commission on the Status of Women invites you to save the date for the Women’s Equality Day Centennial, celebrating the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, securing for women the right to vote.

The 19th Amendment was signed into the constitution as law on August 26, 1920 after a 72 year struggle. The North Carolina Congress did not ratify the 19th Amendment until 1971.

The 19th Amendment prohibited denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. Millions of women of color were denied the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. Millions of women of color were denied the right to vote and shut out at the polls.  The struggle for the right to vote continues today.  

Register today to join us on Saturday, August 22 from 9-10:30 am for a virtual celebration of women’s suffrage featuring keynote speaker Associate Justice Supreme Court of N.C. Anita Earls and Calls to Action from Greensboro City Councilwoman Marikay Abuzuaiter and Greensboro Mayor Nancy Vaughan.

New York Times - Finish the Fight

Finish the Fight: A virtual play celebrating the unsung heroes of suffrage

Tuesday, August 18th, 7 ET, Free. RSVP required.

They were tireless organizers. Tenacious fighters. And political geniuses. They were Black and Latinx. Indigenous and immigrant. Together they won women the right to vote and laid the cornerstone for gender equality in the United States. Yet their stories have rarely been told. Until now.

This August we give voice to these heroes of the suffrage movement. Be there for the premiere of this innovative new performance, and learn why their fight is far from over.

Starring
Harriett D. Foy
Zora Howard
Q’orianka Kilcher
Leah Lewis
Chelsea Rendon

Written by Ming Peiffer

 A Woman's Guide to Running for Office

Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing The World 

 Friday, August 28th,  ET. Free. Registration required.

Many barriers exist for women looking to run for office. Join us for a virtual program with comedian, actress, and activist June Diane Raphael, and Kate Black, former chief of staff at EMILY’s list in conversation with Carla Banks, City of Greensboro’s Director of Communications and Marketing, about their book “Represent: The Woman’s Guide to Running for Office and Changing The World.”

The book serves as a tool kit, road map and journal for anyone considering running for office and is laid out with examples and resources with a touch of humor.

Sponsored by the Greensboro Public Library Foundation, the Greensboro Public Library, the League of Women Voters or the Piedmont Triad, and Greensboro History Museum. 

Sisters of Mine: Hear the Voices

Sisters of Mine           

The AAUW NC commissioned a drama, Sisters of Mine; Hear the Voices, based on the suffrage movement in the USA, to be shown on Zoom on Tuesday, August 25 Tuesday at 8:00 p.m. Plan for about an hour which will include time for questions. Information and Trailer.

 

          Time - 100 Women of the Year

Time - 100 Women of the Year

For 72 years, TIME named a Man of the Year. With a few exceptions, it was almost always a man, usually a President or a Prime Minister or perhaps a titan of industry. Throughout history, these are the kinds of men who have wielded influence over the world.

In 1999, Man of the Year gave way to Person of the Year. While the name rightly changed, too often the choice was the same. With this 100 Women of the Year project, Time is spotlighting influential women who were often overshadowed. This includes women who occupied positions from which the men were often chosen, like world leaders Golda Meir and Corazon Aquino, but far more who found their influence through activism or culture. As former TIME editor-in-chief Nancy Gibbs writes, this project is an exercise in looking at the ways in which women held power due to systemic inequality. “Women,” Gibbs writes, “were wielding soft power long before the concept was defined.”