The National Organization for Women (NOW) is the largest organization of feminist activists in the United States. NOW has 500,000 contributing members and 550 chapters in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.
Since its founding in 1966, NOW's goal has been to take action to bring about equality for all women. NOW works to eliminate discrimination and harassment in the workplace, schools, the justice system, and all other sectors of society; secure abortion, birth control and reproductive rights for all women; end all forms of violence against women; eradicate racism, sexism and homophobia; and promote equality and justice in our society.
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Missouri NOW 2012 State Conference
Date: Saturday, September 22, 2012
Address: Unitarian Universalist Church, 2615 Shepard Boulevard, Columbia, MO 65201-6132 (map)
Contacts: Jamie Tomek, firstname.lastname@example.org, 573-324-3668; Claire Major email@example.com, 573-489-7863
Print out receipt and bring to conference as proof of registration.
You may also mail in your registration. Your registration is due by Monday, September 17, 2012, unless you opt to register later.
To register late, please send in the registration form as normal by Monday, September 17, but we will accept your registration fee of $25 for the day or $15 per session on September 22 at the conference.
Sliding scale available, please contact Jamie Tomek (573-324-3668) or Claire Major (573-489-7863)
2012 Missouri NOW State Conference Schedule:|
Friday, September 21, 2012 - Chamber Auditorium, MU Student Center
|6:30 PM||Free March On! Documentary Screening and Discussion with Zoe Nicholson, brought to you by the MU LGBTQ Resource Center.|
| ||Download a free flyer here!|
| ||From the press release:|
MARCH ON! begins and ends with 2009 National Equality March.
The real story centers around the five featured families.
Why did they take time off work, spend money and travel to
Washington DC? What were their hopes and how did it change
MARCH ON offers the stories of two moms who made a road trip
to states where there is marriage equality and started a website~
AreWeMarried.Com a married lesbian couple from California who
are one of the 18,000 allowed to marry before Prop 8, a New York
gay couple who have been together 32 years and wrestled with
religious bigotry, a man who served in the Navy for 5 years and
was dismissed under Don't Ask, Don't Tell, and a life long activist
who has traveled this road for over 40 years.
You will see Lady Gaga, Lt. Dan Choi, Michelle Clunie, Cleve Jones,
Staceyann Chin and Cynthia Nixon. You will see the queer youth
who led the march, visit the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and
sit on the grass in front of Congress but, more importantly, you
will meet people who are courageous and inspiring, who came to
Washington DC, October 11, 2009 to demonstrate that they believe
Their stories are the reason we march. MARCH ON!
Saturday, September 22, 2012 - Columbia UU Church, 2615 Shepard Boulevard|
Our keynote speaker will be activist and NOW member Zoe Nicholson who fasted 37 days in support of the ERA at the Illinois State Capitol in 1982 and has fought ceaselessly for equality ever since. You don't want to miss her, folks!
|8:30 AM||Registration and Missouri NOW Elections and State Council Meeting|
|9:30 AM||Keynote Speaker - Zoe Nicholson|
|11:30 AM||Lunch/Presentation of
The Betty Cook Rottmann Award for Excellence in Journalism or Research on Women|
|1:00 PM||Presentation I - Holly Burgess, American Association of University Women|
|2:00 PM||Presentation II|
|3:00 PM||Wrap-Up and Raffle Announcements|
We are calling for presentation proposals for the event. Please contact Jamie Tomek (573-324-3668) or Claire Major (573-489-7863) if you would like to make a presentation at the conference.
Similarly, if you would like to set up a booth to represent your organization to Missouri's feminists, please contact Jamie Tomek (573-324-3668) or Claire Major (573-489-7863).
The Missouri NOW State Conference is open to the public.
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