Events List

Upcoming Event Details


Regional Lunch: 9/13 Wilmington

The Sept. 13 Southeast Regional meeting will be held in Wilmington this year, hosted by Connie Parker.

Location: Wilmington Health Access for Teens (WHAT), 4005 Oleander Dr., Wilmington, 28403 (map)

Time: 11 am – 1 pm

Speaker: Joy Grady, Executive Director of Wilmington Health Access for Teens (WHAT), will present the program on school health centers in North Carolina and adolescent health, followed by a tour of the health center.

The lunch menu for the September 13 meeting will be a combination of tomato bisque soup, salad, sandwich wraps, iced tea, and brownies/cookies for dessert. The cost for lunch will be about $15.

Regional Lunch: 10/13 Raleigh

Adam Linker, policy analyst at the NC Justice Center’s Health Access Coalition, will discuss Medicaid at the October 13th regional lunch in Raleigh. Specifically, what does it mean for NC not to expand Medicaid and what are the reasons for rejecting expansion? Is Medicaid “broken” in NC, and if so, why hasn’t it been “fixed”?

Invite colleagues and friends to join you for our lunch program and to introduce them to the Women’s Forum.

Also put on your calendars a lunch program presented by Secretary of Commerce Sharon Decker on February 23, same time and same place!

Location: 18 Seaboard, Raleigh NC 27604
Time: 11:45 am – 1 pm

Regional Lunch: 7/14 Raleigh

Chandra Taylor, attorney with the Southern Environmental Law Center (SELC) in Chapel Hill, will speak at our regional lunch in Raleigh on July 14 at 11:45 AM-1:00 PM. As usual, the lunch will be held at 18 Seaboard, Raleigh.

Regional Lunch: 5/5 Raleigh

Allison Riggs, attorney with Southern Coalition for Social Justice, will discuss pending court cases challenging redistricting and components of the voter law.

Location: 18 Seaboard, Raleigh NC 27604

Regional Lunch: 2/24 Raleigh

Superintendent of Public Instruction June Atkinson will speak at our February 24th regional lunch and update us on public education issues.

Location: 18 Seaboard, Raleigh NC 27604

North Central Region to hear from Alexandra Sirota, NC Justice Center

The North Central Region of the Women’s Forum will host one of its regular luncheons on

Monday, December 9, 2013 from 11:45 until 1:15 at
18 Seaboard restaurant in Raleigh.

Our guest presenter will be Alexandra Sirota, director of the Budget and Tax Center of the NC Justice Center. Alexandra will share with us the impressive work of the Center on Immigrants and Immigration issues in North Carolina. She will outline what informed women should know about immigration and the immigrant populations of North Carolina, the important issues to the immigrant community and what we can expect in the foreseeable future on these issues. Since the luncheon will be in the middle of the holiday season, attendees are asked to bring gifts of toiletries or a contribution check for the Women’s Shelter in Raleigh.

Contact us for more information.

Raleigh meeting with Bob Hall

On Monday, October 7 Bob Hall, Executive Director of Democracy NC, will present on the legislative report card and the impact of the new voter law. “Legislators’ Grades& What’s Next for Voting” will focus on what the NC General Assembly did in 2013 and what the election law changes mean for Women’s Forum members and the public.

The meeting will be held at 18 Seaboard Restaurant at 18 Seaboard Avenue, Suite 100, Raleigh, from 11:45 am-1:15 pm. We will order from a limited menu with separate checks.

Contact us for more information.

2014 Spring Meeting

Members and guests of the Women’s Forum are invited to join us for an evening of networking and conversation at our Recruitment Reception on Friday evening, May 16. Meet the pioneering women of the Forum and learn how you can get involved.

The meeting will continue on Saturday, May 17 with the annual business meeting, a panel discussion featuring Founding and Charter members of the Women’s Forum, and a Keynote address by retired NC Supreme Court Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson.

Fall 2013 Meeting: The State of Women

The Fall 2013 Meeting will include a simulation of poverty.

The Women’s Forum of North Carolina invites you to learn more about topical issues including North Carolina elections, voting, immigration, healthcare, economics, unemployment, poverty, and their effect on “The State of Women” at our Fall meeting on

Saturday, November 16, 2013 – 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
  • Kim Strach, NC State Board of Elections
  • Melinda Lawrence, NC Justice Center
  • NC Community Action Association with “Spent”, an online presentation, and an Interactive Poverty Simulation.
Plus: The new Boards & Commissions Report and more
Also, on Friday, November 15 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm, the Forum will have a reception to honor past and present members for their service on statewide Boards & Commissions—and preview the new Boards & Commissions report.
Members are encouraged to invite guests and share this flyer on the event. Online registration is available in the Member Center, or contact us for more information.

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NC Women’s Advocacy Day

Join other members of the NC Women United coalition at the 2013 Women’s Advocacy Day.

The NC Women United Women’s Advocacy Day is scheduled for Tuesday, April 9 at the Legislative Building in Raleigh.

This will be a tremendous opportunity to hear from experts in the field, engage with advocates and legislative allies, and learn about what the General Assembly is doing around women’s issues.

The keynote speaker will be Kim Gandy, president and CEO of the National Network to End Domestic Violence, past-president of the National Organization for Women, and one of the country’s leading feminists. Kim has been actively engaged in the passage and funding of the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) in 1994, and its reauthorization in 2000 and 2005. Her notable career has included advocacy, legislative reform and coalition building on a range of issues, including gender-based violence, poverty, economic issues, and social security. Kim also served as Vice President and general counsel for the Feminist Majority and Feminist Majority Foundation, as well as 22 years in top leadership with the National Organization for Women (NOW), including serving as President. Kim has also made hundreds of news and media appearances, including for CNN, ABC, Newsweek, NPR, Oprah, and The Colbert Report.

The event will be held at the NC Legislative Building, 16 W. Jones St., Raleigh.

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