When: Saturday, September 7th; 10:00am-3:00pm (rain or shine)
Where: State Capitol grounds downtown Raleigh
The League of Women Voters is a co-host for the 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 event is free to attend and open to all.
The League’s portion of the event that day will include:
Remarks by Jo Nicholas, LWVNC president, during the opening ceremony
Voter registration & membership recruitment at the League tent all day
Gertrude Weil character re-enactment on stage by LWV-Moore members (Weil was the founder of the League of Women Voters of North Carolina.)
Remarks on stage by Dianna Wynn, LWV-Wake President
The year 2020 marks the 100th anniversary of the passage of the 19th amendment allowing women the right to vote. 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 “She Changed the World” 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.
The co-hosts for this event are the the League of Women Voters, 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, and the National Council of Negro Women.
Parking Near the Capitol
There are several nearby parking lots/decks as well as metered street parking. The closest parking lot to the Capitol is on Wilmington Street between Edenton and Jones Streets. (The lot is behind the NC Museum of History.) For information on parking in downtown Raleigh go to https://www.downtownraleigh.org/getting-around/parking.