Posts Categorized: Promoting Diversity & Ending Racism

Meet NOW at the Women’s March and Support the ERA

Join the National Organization for Women in Washington, DC, as we march in the Women’s March to achieve equality. 2018 challenged our movement in myriad ways, but we rise, in 2019, as strong and unified as ever. Our dedication to the Women’s March and the principles of unity that it represents is unwavering. On January… Read more »

NOW’s Support For The Principles Of The Women’s March Is Unwavering, But Clarification On Leadership Is Essential

WASHINGTON – The National Organization for Women (NOW) was proud to be a sponsor of the historic Women’s March that took place following Donald Trump’s inauguration, and of the subsequent March last year.   NOW has a long history of support for grassroots actions and street protest. NOW brought 750,000 abortion rights supporters to Washington… Read more »

The 2018 Midterm: A Referendum on Bigotry and Hate

The 2018 midterm saw great victories for the Democratic Party but more importantly, for the first time in America’s history, Congress will resemble the people it has sworn to serve. The 116th Congress will include the first black representative from Massachusetts, the first Muslim woman, the first Palestinian women, the first Native American women, and… Read more »

We Stand In Solidarity With Pittsburgh, With Kentucky, And With Victims of Hate Crimes Everywhere.

WASHINGTON — The National Organization for  Women stands in solidarity with Pittsburgh’s Jewish community following the horrific attack on the Tree of Life Synagogue. Eleven worshippers were gunned down by a vicious anti-Semite who felt free to express his hatred towards Jews, even as he was being arrested.   Our sadness today makes us even… Read more »

My Chair is Made of Plastic: Black Women’s Seat at the Feminist Table – Part I

Black women have been at the forefront of advocating for progressive platforms this election season. Let’s honor their work and commitment to equality by becoming aware of the racism that exists in feminist spaces I had the fortune to attend the March for Black Women on September 29th. I went with a crowd of Black… Read more »

Why We Observe Emancipation Day

The District of Columbia celebrates April 16 as Emancipation Day.  On that day in 1862, President Abraham Lincoln signed the District of Columbia Compensated Emancipation Act, which ended slavery in Washington, D.C., freed about 3,100 slaves in the District of Columbia, reimbursed those who had legally owned them and offered the newly freed women and… Read more »

The “G” Word Isn’t for You: How “Gypsy” Erases Romani Women

By Naomi P., Communications Intern Being an ethnically ambiguous person comes with a lot of privileges; however, answering the constant questions about my identity is not one them. Like many other exoticized women, I am asked on an almost daily basis: “What are you?” and “Where are you from?” followed up with “No really, where… Read more »