1. UNEARTHED NC: An eco-minded virtual writers retreat in collaboration with Southerly Magazine.
2. NEW STORYTELLERS: We added more than a dozen first time storytellers to the writers collective. Check out the profiles of some of our storytellers here!
3. SEVEN SAFE VOTING SITES: Our seven voting safe sites were a success in Lumberton, Pembroke, Salisbury, Greensboro and Mebane with about 600 visitors across the state. The Lexington site was shut down unfairly.
4. PUBLISHING PARTNERSHIPS: Writers published related stories in national magazines like SLATE, NC Policy Watch, Scalawag Magazine, Prism Magazine and Medium.
5. EQUITY: Women AdvaNCe works to develop bold new initiatives to benefit and support North Carolina’s women and their families.
6. REPARATIONS: This year Women Advance created a Reparations Fund to help community organizations like Shatter the Silence and EcoRobeson on their journey toward 501(c)(3) status. We are urging other nonprofits to do the same.
7. VIRTUAL EVENTS:
- NC MMIW Panel – served on the panel – Hosted by The Greensboro Museum
- NC MMIW Online Rally – Co-hosted with NC MMIW
- Stories Beyond Borders – Co-hosted with Working Films
- Uniting for Positive Change – Sponsor
- ERA NC 2020 State Conference – Sponsor
Their experiences were recorded and will be provided to our partner the NC Justice Center.
We published Am I essential? One CNA’s eye opening story
9. PROFESSIONAL JOURNALISM STORIES: In collaboration with the NC Justice Center and Family Cares Coalition, Women AdvaNCe sponsored several professional journalism stories.
10. CULTURE & HERITAGE MONTH STORIES:
Here are a few examples:
Black History Month – CROWN Act
Immigrant Heritage Month – My Mother: The Surviving Immigrant
Refugee Awareness Month – Venezuela to America
Latinx Heritage Month – Mental Health and the Stigma in the Latinx Community
Native American Heritage Month – Not Like the Indians on TV
(Received the most views than any of our content in 2020).
A BIG THANKS to all of our supporters!
The Women AdvaNCe Board of Directors