Pennsylvania NOW will host it's biennial convention in Harrisburg, PA on October 23-24, 2015 at the Harrisburg Hilton. A light breakfast is included Saturday and starts at 8AM.
We kick off our Convention Friday night at 6PM with a powerful Town Hall discussion linking activists from This Stops Now Harrisburg, Women of Color Caucus, New Voices for Reproductive Justice, Keystone Progress and the National Organization for Women. Be part of resistance to racism, sexism, classism and xenophobia in our communities. Learn about overpolicing of communities of color, mass incarceration, inequality in the workplace, lack of access to the ballot and to leadership in government. The Town Hall is free and open to the public, but please RSVP through Eventbrite.
We are working on an amazing line-up of speakers for both plenaries and workshops for our Saturday Convention. We will have nine workshops covering topics such as the History of the War on Women, Closing the Gender Pay Gap, Managing Personal Finances, the Black Lives Matter Movement, the PA Agenda for Women's Health, Getting Feminists Elected and more! Join the fight to ensure access to healthcare, end violence against women, combat racism, protect reproductive rights, close the gender wage gap, and bring women into full and equal participation in politics and society. Our lunchtime keynote speakers will be David Cohen & Krysten Connon, authors of Living in the Crosshairs: The Untold Stories of Anti-Abortion Terrorism (tickets separate).
Elections for PA NOW Executive Board - President, Vice President, Secretary, Treasurer and three "At-Large" officers - will take place at this convention; come meet our new leadership. If you are interested in running for the Executive Board please email Mary Nancarrow, Elections Chair, w/ subject line "Elections."
You must be a NOW member in good standing one month prior to the election in order to vote.
Lunch at the Convention must be purchased separately.
Here is the event program with descriptions of our workshops.
For registration payment by check send check with details to PA NOW Inc., P O Box 4, Ft. Washington, PA 19034
Questions/ad rates for our event program, contact PennsylvaniaNOW@gmail.com. Updates on the Convention program are on our website: http://pennsylvanianow.org/news/2015-pennsylvania-now-convention/.
Please contact the Hilton directly to reserve your room - 1 717 237 6435 - mention you are coming for the Pennsylvania NOW Convention, "PANOW," for your discount.
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Caryn Hunt, Pennsylvania NOW
Pennsylvania NOW is the state chapter of the National Organization for Women, the largest and oldest feminist political organization in the US. Pennsylvania NOW - with 20 local chapters across the Commonwealth - takes direct action in Pennsylvania to promote equality for women.