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She Changed the World: North Carolina Women Breaking Barriers Kick-off Event

DNCR is hosting a non-partisan kick-off event for She Changed the World: NC Women Breaking Barriers on the grounds of the State Capitol September 7, 2019 from 10:00 - 3:00! There will be vendors, partner organizations, exhibitors, food trucks, performances, and a voter registration drive! Come, participate, and learn about the women of the past and present who can inspire you! This is event is free to attend and open to all.

The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment allowing women the right to vote. As part of a national campaign to commemorate this date, North Carolina’s Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (DNCR) is coordinating a campaign titled “She Changed the World: NC Women Breaking Barriers," with statewide programming running from March 2019 through November 2020!

While some American women were granted the right to vote with the 19th Amendment, many women had to continue the fight in order to exercise that right. The campaign focuses on the fight for enfranchisement and the story of North Carolina women past and present who have achieved amazing things in multiple disciplines to help make the world a better place.

Our co-hosts for this event are the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, the NC Council for Women & Youth Involvement, the African American Heritage Commission, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, American Indian Women of Proud Nations, the National Council of Negro Women, and the League of Women Voters.

When and Where

When: Saturday, Sep 7, 2019 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Cost: FREE

Organizer: NC State Capitol

Contact: Kara Deadmon kara.deadmon@ncdcr.gov; 919-715-3981

https://www.ncdcr.gov/she-changed-world-north-carolina-women-breaking-barriers-kick-event