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NOW marching 50 years ago

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2020 Rose Parade We Heart float

2020 marchers Rose Parade for Women;s Suffrage Centennial 

Above: The 2020 Rose Parade float  commemorating the Women's Suffrage Centennial

 

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Welcome to Sonoma County NOW

April 2024

Rose Gaffey

Rose Gaffney, Sonoma County environmental hero, 1960s
(WSCHS photo by John LeBaron)

Sonoma County NOW
April 2024 Newsletter

Contents

1. March Presentation Recording
2. CA NOW Conference
3. Save the Date--Juneteenth Celebration
4. Member Get-to-Know-You Invitation
5. Contributions
6. April Meeting Information

Hello NOW Friends!

1. March Presentation Recording

On March 18, our chapter hosted Kirstyne Lange, president of the Sonoma County NAACP branch, who gave us a presentation of a number of women who changed history for us, including Ida B. Wells, the Reverend Dr. Pauli Murray, Angela Davis, Ruby Bridges, and others. This history then segued into today's world and what the branch is actively working on in Sonoma County to combat racism wherever it is found. The recording of this is on our YouTube channel and I encourage you all to watch it as it is quite inspiring. To learn more about the NAACP and the Sonoma County branch in particular, go to their website here.

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2. CA NOW Conference

Our NOW state conference is August 10th—save the date! The theme is "Moving Forward and Igniting Change." This year the conference will be held in Santa Rosa, at the Presbyterian Church of the Roses. Many thanks to our treasurer, Elaine B. Holtz, for finding the venue! We expect people from all over the state to attend and we can use volunteers to help in the days leading up to and including the conference. The conference will be a hybrid one, though attending in-person is preferable. More details to come as well as a call for volunteers..

Proposals are in the process of being submitted. If you wish to submit a proposal (due April 8), here are the instructions from CA NOW:

  • The workshops should focus on the topics selected by the 2024 Conference Committee, which include Ending Violence Against Women, Election 2024, Equal Rights Amendment, Racial Justice, or Self-care for Activists.

  • Each workshop should have at least two presenters, and at least one be a NOW member.

  • Additionally, we encourage diverse presenters and panelists to submit a proposal summary.

  • There's still time for your voice to be heard! Click here to submit your idea and the state conference committee will make decisions as to presenters in a few weeks.

 

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3. Save the Date--Juneteenth Celebration

The 54th Annual Juneteenth Celebration will be held in the MLK Park in Santa Rosa on June 15th. To find out how to become a sponsor, please click here. This website will also give many more details about the celebration, including being a vendor or a volunteer. We hope you will attend this important festival.

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4. Member Get-to-Know-You Invitation

Calling all members! We'd love to get to know you better. We are looking for submissions to appear in the newsletter, such as a short bio, an event you wish NOW members to attend, an article you find important and think our readers would appreciate, a poem you've created, even a photo of you. Up to two submissions per member allowed at a time and these will be published at the discretion of the editor. Please send submissions to info@nowsonoma.org. Our newsletter deadline is the 25th of each month. We hope to hear from you!

To start this concept off, we have included two poems by Elaine B. Holtz. See below.

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5. Contributions

This month is a general membership meeting; while there is no presenter, if you attend, you will learn more about the inner workings of our chapter. You can help by sending in a contribution to our chapter so that we can expand our presence in Sonoma County. See below for how to contribute.

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6. April Meeting Information

This month is a general membership meeting; while there is no presenter, if you attend, you will learn more about the inner workings of our chapter. You can help by sending in a contribution to our chapter so that we can expand our presence in Sonoma County. See below for how to contribute.

April 15, 2024 Zoom Details
7:00-8:00 p.m. PDT
https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82846374496?pwd=WlA0cE5CaFczUUtqa1Nkc2tYQXkydz09
Meeting ID: 828 4637 4496        Passcode: 035853

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If you are interested in joining our board, please write to info@nowsonoma.org. We'd love to be able to do more in the county and need your skills for many different types of special projects, including planning upcoming events, particularly as we consider how we might further partner with the NAACP and other organizations.

—Amy Nykamp, President

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Women's Spaces Pledge

 

Soft Little Hands by Elaine B. Holtz

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Contributions

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April Dates

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If you are not yet a NOW member or need to renew your membership, please join our growing organization! Our chapter's ID is CA0660 and you can select it when you sign up here. If you prefer to write a check, here is a form you can clip and mail.

NOW Membership Form - Mail-in

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Visit our Sonoma County NOW site for news, links, and
information: www.nowsonoma.org

P.O. Box 6223
Santa Rosa, CA 95406

Facebook: www.facebook.com/groups/sonomacountynow
YouTube Channel of NOW Sonoma County: https://studio.youtube.com/channel/UCIgTr7_29T8COX2MNul_Q8

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Our proud Chapter

Celebrating the NOW's 50th Anniversary in Santa Rosa, CA

Above: Our Chapter celebrating the 50th Anniversary of NOW with the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, October 2016.

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August 26, 2020, the 19th Amendment Centennial and Women's Equality Day was celebrated in Sebastopol with the Women's Suffrage Banners.

City of Sebastopol Celebrates 19th Amendment Centennial and Women's Equality Day August 26, 202          City of Sebastopol Celebrates 19th Amendment Centennial and Women's Equality Day August 26, 2020

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The 2020 Rose Parade featured the We Heart float commemorating the Women's Suffrage Centennial and won the Theme Trophy. See video clip below for the passage of the float and the Women Suffragist marchers in front of KTLA cameras January 1, 2020.




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Susan B. Anthony

 

Susan B Anthony grave decorated with I Voted stickers

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 Monthly Meetings are on the 3rd Monday of every month, 7:00 - 8:30 PM. See Events page for details.

 

 

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